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What I’m Eating | Grilled Plums with Spiced Greek Yogurt

July 4, 2011


After returning from my Costco run this weekend, I realized I had to start thinking of creative ways to get rid of the 4 lbs. of plums I purchased (seemed like a good idea at the time).  I could have made some type of plum sauce, but since it’s July 4th weekend, something just had […]

USDA Dumps Food Pyramid for Younger, More Curvaceous Figure

June 7, 2011


The USDA has recently released it’s new concept, the food plate, to replace the iconic food pyramid it introduced in 1992 (and modified in 2005).  At its release, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack criticized the food pyramid for being “too complex to serve as a quick and easy guide for American families” – I completely agree, […]

What I’m Eating | Farfalle con Asparagi

May 29, 2011


I recently helped a friend pack up his apartment for a move and let him stay at my place because we had taken apart all of his furniture.  The next morning his mother picked him up and bestowed upon me a giant bag of food and other items they wouldn’t be bringing to his new […]

What I’m Eating | Balsamic Tiger Blood Chicken

March 6, 2011


In honor of what was apparently National Charlie Sheen Week, I decided to make a dish powerful enough to fuel an F-18, bro.  The flavors, I might add, were a “winning” combination.  Okay, I’m done. Ingredients: 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (the marinade can support another) 1/3 cup, plus 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 26th, 2011

February 26, 2011


Good morning!  Here is this week’s selected health news (*spoiler* I hope you’re eating a big bowl of whole grains as you read this): More evidence for alcohol’s cardiovascular benefits: I had to start out with everyone’s favorite – alcohol.  Once again, researchers have concluded that consumption of alcohol in moderation is associated with a […]

What I’m Eating | Easy Homemade Pasta

February 23, 2011


Who doesn’t love fresh pasta?  Don’t be intimidated by the thought of making your own at home – it’s simple and requires nothing you don’t already have in the house.  It can be done in about an hour, start to finish, and the result is well worth the effort. Ingredients: 2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour, […]

What I’m Eating | Bright & Creamy Basil-Lime Guacamole

February 17, 2011


I had a bag of my favorite Trader Joe’s tortilla chips in the pantry, and a few perfectly ripe avocados.  I also got out of class early yesterday.  As far as I’m concerned, that’s the perfect storm for some homemade guacamole! To be honest, the recipe I originally came up with involved toasted walnuts, but […]