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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 […]

Beef Stir-Fry with Avocado Salad

Photo from FitnessMagazine.Com

Since it’s January, and thinking about a healthier lifestyle, I Googled a few new ideas for low-calorie dinners. I found a cool one at FitnessMagazine.Com. What grabbed my attention to this recipe is the chili powder. I thought it would be an interesting addition to the stir-fry, and it was. The […]

Vermont Cheddar & Ale Soup

This recipe came to me by a friend a few months ago. My apologizes but I can’t remember who.

It’s easy, but takes a little time. You can’t just toss in all the ingredients and call it a day. It must be layered in with each layer having it’s time to stew.

There is plenty. […]

Baked Beer Burgers and Burnt Balls

Here it is, 2012, and I haven’t posted since October. It’s been a busy few months. So, I’m pushing myself to get this recipe out there since it was a good one.

On New Years Eve, I had the Boy’s parents down for dinner and celebrations. I’ve always been told, […]

Soups On! Guinness Onion Soup

Pittsburgh fall weather today = 80 degrees and blue skies. I opened the windows and started cooking for soup season. I’m stuffing my freezer full of different soups so I can pull-out a bowl when I need some comfort from the cold.

As many know, I like beer, and I cook with beer quite […]

What’s for dinner? Barbecue Pulled Chicken

A Slow Cooker Meal

I made this Thursday night after work. I tossed it into the slow cooker around 7 PM, and it was done at 10:30 – just in time for bed. Then all I had to do today was toss the buns into the toaster and heat the chicken in the microwave […]

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 […]

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

PREPARATION

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 […]