Posted in April 2010

Chipotle Vegetarian Burrito

Easy dinner. We grabbed a couple burritos at Chipotle. I ordered the Vegetarian Burrito with black beans, cilantro-lime rice, grilled veggies, pico de gallo mild salsa, and a heaping scoop of the BEST guacamole (possibly ever… okay maybe top 5). Next time I will order some hot salsa as well to amp up the heat … Continue reading

Orange Chicken

I’ve got a whole day of food pics today. I’m going to start with dinner and go backwards. As promised in my last post, here is a pic of my new microplane! I used it not one, but two days in a row. Yesterday to grate ginger root, and today to zest a lemon. For dinner, … Continue reading

Weekend in Pictures (of food!)

I have to say that taking pictures of my food definitely makes me more conscientious of what I eat! Clearly I’ve learned that weekends are where I pretty much fail slip when it comes to healthy eating. I try to be ‘good’ during week but tend to eat out and have some drinks on the … Continue reading

Broccoli-Ham Macaroni

Comfort food! But “lighter” comfort food. I made this recipe, Broccoli-Ham Macaroni, featured in an article about “lightened up” dishes, which was in the Apr/May ’10 issue of Taste of Home. The dish contains a head of broccoli, sweet red pepper, onion, fresh parsley, ham, and the cheese sauce is skim milk thickened with a … Continue reading

Tortellini Soup

For tonight’s dinner, Tortellini Soup was on the menu. So, don’t laugh, but I didn’t understand why it was actually called Holiday Tortellini Soup; why “holiday”? But ahhhh, now I see. Check out these colors: Also had a mini loaf of my new fave take ‘n bake breads. Meijer didn’t have any of the Asiago … Continue reading

Grillin’ and Chillin’

Since we moved into our house last October, we haven’t really had a chance to enjoy our yard and our deck yet. Tonight though, we tried out our new grill for the first time. We thought burgers might be a good place to start! We still don’t have any deck furniture but we made a … Continue reading

Red Wine Smoothie…. yes….

So… clearly I have had a minor obsession with smoothies lately. But tonight I had an epiphany!! What if I added WINE to my smoothie? Genius! (Yes..it’s Monday… don’t judge me…). Strawberries, Blueberries, Mango, ice and Merlot! (will definitely add sugar next time [would have this time if I weren't too lazy to walk downstairs...!]). … Continue reading

4 Bean Chili

This is the vegetarian version of our usual ‘top-secret’ (or maybe not..) chili recipe, catering to my recent desire to cut more meat out of my diet, and it took some convincing, but carnivorous Tom eventually obliged my request. (The normal recipe, in addition to fewer beans, also has 1 lb of ground beef and 0.5 lbs … Continue reading