Moonwinks and Skillets

Howdy!

It sure has been a gloomy week. But I heard rumors of 70+ degree weather this weekend. I can handle that! Yesterday I tried out a new (to me) café located just up the street from my office, in the modest village of Dixboro, called Moonwinks. The parking lot and inside were bustling, but we were able to order, receive our food and find seats in no time flat.

Wraps are one of my favorite things. I wish more restaurants served wraps! I has happy to see a nice little selection of them on Moonwinks’ menu, and I chose the Tuna Wrap, served on a Flatout wrap (another favorite of mine!!!) with “homemade albacore tuna salad (mixed w/ celery & onions), swiss cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, spicy mayo “ (description from their menu). I loved the big meaty bites of albacore tuna, and also appreciated that the tuna wasn’t overdressed in mayo – just enough!

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It was pretty cute inside – nice warm, cozy colors.

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The desserts looked pretty unreal. My fellow luncher ordered a slice of cake to go – how good does this look!? Nom!

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I couldn’t resist something sweet for dessert, so I opted for a Caribbean Cruise smoothie with mango, blueberries, banana, and orange juice.

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Potato Ham Skillet

Recipe from Comfort Food Diet Cookbook

Dinner was pretty tasty last night too. I made another recipe from my Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. That book is infallible – everything I’ve made from it has been delicious!

For this skillet dish, I made layers:

  • sliced redskin potatoes, seasoned with salt and pepper, atop melted butter
  • scallions
  • green and red bell peppers
  • diced cooked ham – then repeat the layers one more time

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After I layered the ingredients, I covered and let the dish cook over medium heat for 15 minutes before pouring whisked egg atop the skillet (3 eggs + 2 extra egg whites), and let cook another 3-4 minutes before sprinkling cheddar cheese on top, and letting cook for a final 3-4 minutes.

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Check this out:

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Yes, please. If you use reduced-fat cheddar and egg substitute, one serving (which would be one-sixth of the dish) has 189 calories. Which means I didn’t feel bad about having a few servings. Smile

Potato Ham Skillet Rating: 8.5/10

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Sesame Broccoli

Recipe from Comfort Food Diet Cookbook

On the side I prepared an oddly-paired, but nevertheless tasty broccoli dish – also from the Comfort Food Diet Cookbook! I steamed organic broccoli and then drizzled this mixture on top before serving:

  • soy sauce (reduced-sodium)
  • toasted sesame oil (I used this in place of EVOO)
  • balsamic vinegar
  • honey

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On top of the broccoli I sprinkled sesame seeds that I lightly toasted in a skillet. See the difference between toasted (red bowl) and the untoasted seeds (orange bowl)?

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Today I just made Crispy Tenders, salad, and packaged black bean and sweet potato mixture for dinner – so nothing too blogworthy.

Runner Wannabe

I went for another C25K run this evening in my new shoes – they worked out well! There is some oddly-placed cushioning beneath my toes which might take some getting used to, but all in all they were quite comfy and I did not have any foot pain after running like I had the last few times in my old shoes. I was actually looking forward to getting out and running today – so glad the rain held off.

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2 thoughts on “Moonwinks and Skillets

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