Lemony Chicken and Orzo

This recipe has everything I love going for it. It’s low fat, super high protein, delicious, and comes together easily in 30 minutes or less. It’s very protein dense if you follow the original recipe, but I’ve been known to keep the chicken ratio where it is (have you seen chicken breasts in the grocery […]

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken and Fried Rice

I have to admit, my luck is a bit hit or miss when it comes to trying to reproduce Asian recipes that I see on Pinterest. Sometimes things that look awesome on camera turn out tasting like an abomination that ends up in the garbage can, pin deleted never to be seen again (I’m looking […]

Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

Even though dietary fat isn’t an issue for me (since I malabsorb 60% of my fat intake), other members of my family who live here aren’t quite so lucky. This recipe, which I started making over a year ago, is a good compromise – virtually all of the flavor of a more rich tuna noodle […]

Tacos al Pastor with Salsa Verde and Mexican Rice

Remember how yesterday I mentioned that I had a bunch of pineapple salsa left after making the grilled salmon. Knowing how delicious the combination of Al Pastor and pineapple is from many meals at Los Guachos, I decided to use some of the leftover salsa as a condiment on tacos. We got the al Pastor […]

Chicken Sate Wraps

Every experienced cook has several tricks up his/her sleeve, and one of my shortcuts is to buy a rotisserie chicken (dirt cheap at Costco for a huge bird!), and then use the meat as a base of several dishes. Usually it ends up as a part of a soup or pasta dish, so when I […]

Beefy Tomato Pasta Soup

If you’re in the mood for soup (to warm you up on an icy winter day, natch) but not in the mood for an expensive, time consuming, heavy stew, then consider this super simple (and budget conscious) soup that is a hit with kids and adults alike. We like to make it a bit healthier […]

Broccoli and Cheese Crustless Quiche

Call it what you want – a frittata, a crustless quiche, but in the end it’s all the same thing – a fancy schmancy omelet with stuff in it. This particular recipe is especially good. Broccoli and Cheese are one of those combinations that are made for each other (although I used Romesco cauliflower in […]

First Look: Yagööt

I’ve been hearing about the Pinkberry (aka “Crackberry”) craze on the West coast for years – a frozen yogurt that is more tangy than sweet, topped with super fresh fruit toppings. I was never sure if it would be something that I would like, but it is definitely something that I’ve been wanting to try. […]