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Leek Risotto


It’s my first risotto and Chef Gordon Ramsay would be proud. It’s very easy. I guess after watching all the donkeys on Hell’s Kitchen screw it up, I’ve been very, very afraid. Psht, nothing to it.

I was inspired by Special K’s low-cal version, but as always, I changed the recipe to be […]

A healthier new me

It’s been four months since my initial start to a better me. One week from today, I will be running my first 5k. Over the past four months, I’ve not only increased my running speed and distance, I’ve increased in my strength training, and yoga performance. I’ve lost over 40 pounds and I’m now in […]

Couch to 5k Last Week


This week was my last week of the NHS Couch to 5k training podcast. I’m running at 2.9 miles this week. Not quite 3.1, but close. So I don’t give up all my training over the past 2.5 months, I’m making a plan to continue to run three days […]

Sunday Dinner

I made this wonderful dinner for the Boy’s brother and the bro’s wife. We had a nice visit while breaking bread – only I didn’t serve bread – not while dieting. I might not try this on a weekday (after work) type of dinner, but it was easy to prepare and doesn’t take long […]

Couch to 5k Week 8

Day 1. Running at 5.0 for 2.68 miles. I didn’t use the incline this time. I actually think the runs are easier around 4PM than 6AM. Unfortunately, I’m not always home at 4. I really wasn’t in the mood to run today, but of course it got easier as I did it. I kept thinking, […]

Chicken and Creamy Basil Sauce with Baked Peaches

Chicken with Creamy Basil Sauce (low-calorie)

INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts iodized sea salt and cracked pepper to taste 2 Tbsp cornstarch 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 large shallots, finely chopped 1 ¾ cup fat-free, no MSG, reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 (6oz) plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 package […]

Beef Bulgogi

INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound flank steak, thinly sliced into strips 2 Tbsp and 1 ½ tsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp and ¾ tsp of sugar (I use Truvia) 1 bunch of green onions, chopped 4 gloves of garlic 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 1 Tbsp sesame oil ¼ tsp ground pepper


Mix everything together […]

Paprika Braised Chicken

Photo by Glen Green

INGREDIENTS 3-4 Chicken Breasts (skinless and boneless) 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups finely diced onions Pinch of sugar (substitute with Truvia) 1 cup diced red bell pepper 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons sweet paprika ½ teaspoon ground red […]

Couch to 5k Week 7

Day 1. I had an event on campus the past two days, therefore, I didn’t run until Monday evening. British Laura said we will no longer be doing intervals of walking and running. After my five minute warm-up walk, it’s straight running. I ran 2.50 miles today. After my warm-up, I felt great. At the […]

Photo of the Day

Broiled Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa, Steamed Veges and Bhutanese Red Rice all for 345 calories. Yummy!