Blender waffles

My waffle maker made a rare appearance this weekend! I haven’t used it in probably 6 months. I was reminded of a recipe I made last year, and it didn’t disappoint. This recipe is adapted from Spark People I ended up sauteing a banana in about 2 tsp. of sugar to make a nice carmelized…

Breakfast stir fry?

Have you ever woken up and decided you don’t really feel like a “breakfasty” kind of meal. No pancakes, no oatmeal, no cereal, I want something different! So, this is what I made for my breakfast: 1 cup cooked quinoa sugar snap peas red onion, diced 1 egg, which I “fried” in Pam cooking spray…

New smoothie

When I went to the store last weekend, I found in the freezer section all sorts of flavors of Goya Brand Fruit Pulps. Flavors like papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, etc… For each 1/2 cup its only 39 calories. So I picked up the passion fruit and decided to make a fantastic smoothie with it: Ingredients…

Healthy Banana Bread + Give-a-Way!

I adapted this recipe from “Eat Better America”. I LOVE banana bread, and like Christina, we always have bananas in our freezer! The one thing I did change was instead of walnuts, I added chocolate chips. I also used Nevella, which is a new brand of sugar free sweetener on the market. I did however…

Sofrito!

Look at how beautiful that is. Up until yesterday, I had no idea what sofrito was. I bought a container of what I thought was green salsa, and upon getting home, I actually read the label/ It is green pepper, red pepper, onion, garlic, culantro, cilantro and tomatoes all diced up super fine. What is…

Sweet & Spicy Stir Fry + Mystery fruit!

I had worked up an appetite for lunch today. I spent like 4 hours deep cleaning. I even pulled out my oven and cleaned under/behind that…yuck! Since I hadn’t gone the store yet, I was thinking about what to make with what little I had on hand. Since I love stir fry’s so much, I…

Kicked up noodle soup

First of all, when I got into work yesterday, I had this nice big blue canvas bag on my desk, and I immediately knew what it was. Pirates Booty!!! It was filled with big and small bags of Pirates booty! The boyfriend of a co-worker of mine does marketing for that company. He brought samples…

Food Finds

As much as I love making foods from scratch, let’s face it, life sometimes gets in the way and you need stuff on hand as a healthy back up. While I was at the store the other day, I picked up a few things I wanted to share with you. This organic soup company has…

Mmmmm…..chili

Chili is usually reserved for my husband to make. It’s his specialty, but usually we do that on Super Bowl, or on Halloween. I never really thought about making it during the week. I was looking through a huge binder of recipes I’ve clipped out over the years and saw a recipe for Turkey and…

Easy Chicken Parm

My sister always cooks chicken parm all the time, but I rarely think of it, but tonight it sounded really good! I cooked Whole Wheat angel hair pasta, I had a jar of Barilla garlic flavored tomato sauce, I had some chicken tenders in the freezer. I cooked the pasta, and set it aside. In…