First time making artisan bread!

I’ve made several types of breads before, but never the artisan bread from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. It was on the cover of this Month’s Cooking Club of America. Once I saw it, I knew it was time to see if I could do it. The one thing I wasn’t anticipating is…

My pancake experiment

I normally don’t make pancakes during the week, but I didn’t have a ton of stuff by the end of the week to make something deluxe. I had a package of pancake mix, and according to the box 1/4 cup of the pancake mix was only 180 calories. I was wondering what I could add…

Asiago Pesto Cheese bread

This bread is so easy to make! It’s less than 5 minutes hands on, waiting for it to rise while you go about your weekend chores and the next thing you know, its time to bake! This recipe comes from the 2000 Cooking Light Cookbook. I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve made dozens and dozens…

Chocolate Covered Chocolate Chip cookie dough balls

This isn’t a usual healthy eating recipe that I normally post, but after seeing it on several blogs I couldn’t stop thinking about them and had to try it! This recipe seems to be sweeping the blogosphere right now, so when I saw it, I knew I was going to make it. Last week I…

Roasted red pepper + veggies soup

It’s been a dreary, rainy weekend here in Chicago-land, so what better thing to do than make a big pot of soup. This is also a great way to use up veggies you didn’t use during the week. Also, my daughter Claire has been sick the last few days, with a fever and sore throat,…

My new favorite breakfast + winner of prize pack!

Thanks to those of you who left comments the last two days for a chance to win a prize from Mom’s Best Natural Cereals. The winner is…..Dave from Year on the Grill!!! I’ll e-mail you Dave to get your address! ******** Ok, I made this kind of crazy breakfast the last 2 days, but I…

Pearl Barley + Product Review

This is another first for me. I’ve never tried pearl barley before, but ended up picking some up from the store over the weekend. You don’t have to buy this brand, any grocery store sells this near the rice, dried beans, lentils. And the best part is? It’s super cheap! It does take a long…

Clean Eating

That’s my bowl of cereal on top of the magazine! I set it on top to take a picture and it looked like it was the cover :). I never have just one kind of cereal when I make it. Today’s was Fiber One, Raisin bran, Kashi go lean crunch and a banana with blueberries….

Salad club, stir fry, new favorite salad dressing

Salad club was spectacular this week! I had spinach, carrots, edamame, black beans, sunflower seeds, grapes, peppers, onion, some croutons, red and green cabbage. It took me almost my whole lunch to eat this! For those of you who don’t know, I started a salad club at my office. Anyone who wants to come brings…

Roasted Chick Peas

I decided to make a batch of these again since I’ve had a few cans of chick peas (garbanzo beans) in my pantry for a while. They are so easy to make! Ingredients: 2 cans chick peas, drained and rinsed and patted dry 2 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1…