Alas, one of my all time favorite slow cooker meals. The truth is, you cannot have too many slow cooker meals. Sometimes I wonder if I should have more slow cookers than pans. Hmmm…If only they were smaller. Anyhow, this is a tasty meal to change up the pace from the same ol’ grilled chicken … Continue reading "Slow Cooker Pork with Apples and Carrots"
Mexican Lime Chicken Stew Okay fine, there are no tortillas in this recipe. But what else do you call it?! This is why I love this meal. Sometimes life surprises you..and sometimes that surprise is your boyfriend giving you a ring. (Wahoo!!) And when life flip turns upside down (yes I just quoted the Fresh Prince of Bel Air)…well … Continue reading "Mexican Lime Chicken Stew"
The first installment of the Holiday “Recipe Reduction” series! This casserole dish cuts calories by using reduced fat mayo, cream of mushroom, and 2% cheeses. Oh…AND it doesn’t have any rice! The alternative option to a traditional broccoli and rice casserole. I made this along side a baked chicken breast and there were no leftovers! … Continue reading "Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole"
Okay, if you haven’t tried this classic slow cooker recipe…it’s darn well time. I recommend using a pork tenderloin because it’s so lean. It will be a little more difficult to shred because of this, but it’s worth it to save on fat calories. Choose a low sugar barbecue sauce (less than 6 grams per … Continue reading "Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork"
Let’s all be honest for a moment and talk about eating eggs for breakfast every day. You thinking what I’m thinking? Yah. It gets OLD. Fast. This recipe is one of my all time favorites for changing up the breakfast monotony. I’m fairly certain I give this recipe out to clients multiple times per week. Here’s … Continue reading "Mushroom & Swiss Egg Cups"
Yes, chili week was over a couple weeks ago. But that doesn’t mean I’ll stop eating it! This is one of the fastest and most flavorful chili recipes EVER…wellllll at least that I’ve made thus far. Challenges welcomed. Perfect scenario for this meal: it’s a rainy/dreary/overcast kind of day and you decide at the last … Continue reading "20 Minute Taco Chili"
I have become a big fan of something I call “warm tomato relish.” And no, there aren’t any pickles, Marie. The first time I tried this recipe was last year after reading the America’s Test Kitchen 30 Minute Suppers cookbook. Yes, I did just admit that I read cookbooks for pleasure. You’re welcome. I made a handful … Continue reading "Warm Tomato Relish with Chicken Breast"
Fresh rosemary is one of my favorite herbs to cook with. The aromatics are addictive! This recipe is incredibly simple, but smells as good as it tastes. It’s almost fancy-pantsy….sometimes I feel like it’s a special occasion! The steak is great on it’s own, but I did serve it with one of my favorite tricks … Continue reading "Rosemary Sirloin Steak"
To quote the famous Rachael Ray, “YUMMO!” This is one of my all time favorite crockpot meals. First of all, I just said the magic word crockpot. Yes, I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with this beautiful cooking mechanism. You noticed? Secondly, the meal is as delicious as it is simple. If I see a … Continue reading "Slow Cooker Pork with Apples & Carrots"
Pumpkin Chili Bariatric Surgery patients can never have too many chili recipes. It’s such a wonderful way to get good protein in but while enjoying so many flavor profiles! This chili is yet another big flavor change bringing in the Fall flavor of Pumpkin. The canned pumpkin itself doesn’t have much flavor so use it … Continue reading "Pumpkin Chili"