Steak Fajitas!

This is by far the easiest and quickest dinner ever!  I saw a recipe from www.menshealth.com that had very few ingredients, but that I could double to make for my family.  Here’s the ingredients to serve 4 12 ounces flank steak 1 medium onion, sliced 1 green and 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips…

Steel cut oats

  I just tried these for the first time this morning.  I heard on an Oprah show where she had Dr. Oz on that he suggested this as a fabulous way to start your day.  What is steel cut oats?  It is unrefined oats that are cut with steel into these tiny little nuggets.  It’s…

Muffin of the Week

I have to laugh every time I do this.  I have an idea about making something and I will find a recipe and start to throw ingredients in the bowl and realize I have no business making this recipe because I don’t have 75% of the ingredients!  This was the case last night as I…

Orzo Spinach Salad

I love orzo!  There are so many great recipes you can make with it.  Yesterday I was trying to think of a side dish to make with it.  I have made different variations and depending on what I have in the kitchen, that’s what goes in.  This is what I made yesteray and it turned…

Beef Stew, Rachel Ray style, in 30 minutes or less!

    I love beef stew!  It is so hearty and wonderful.  I have a super easy recipe, which I have posted before, but this time I made it the Rachel Ray way and made it in under 30 minutes.  I mentioned that my power was out for several days due to a storm, and…

Weigh in Wednesday – stayed exactly the same!

I couldn’t go to my regular meeting again this week, because I had a work conflict, but according to my scale at home, I was exactly the same as I was last week!  I always think that is so weird when that happens, especially when you eat different things, and do different exercises, that at…

Good lunch

99% of the time, I bring my own food to work.  Whether its leftovers, or a wrap, of stir fry that I make.  But, I have had now power the last two days at my house due to a storm in the Chicago-land area.  A few hundred thousand people lost power, so I don’t feel…

Quinoa

Not many people have heard of quinoa, or even tried it.  I didn’t try it until about 6 months ago.  I kept reading in health and fitness magazines about the health benefits of it, so I finally decided to try it.  I sometimes don’t have luck finding it in the grocery store.  I have purchased…

Should you get a food scale??

In my opinion, yes.  I use one every single day to weigh cereal, chicken breasts, uncooked pasta, so I know I have one serving, grapes, apples, bagels, bread, etc…  I use a scale so I can keep tabs on my portions, but to also make sure I’m getting all that I can too.  I don’t…

Simple summer lunch

I love weekends because I can spend more time in the kitchen and try more recipes.  It was a busy weekend, kids sleeping over, one of my kids going to a sleep-over, play dates etc…so by 1:15 today I still hadn’t had lunch, I was trying to think of something easy to make but also…