Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

The only way I’ve tried sweet potatoes ever is at a restaurant where they served fried sweet potato fries…and I’ve only had that once. Other than that I’ve avoided it like the plague because I thought I would hate it. But, as I’ve turned a corner in my health and exercise this year, I’m revisiting…

How was your weekend?

I spent a portion of my Saturday volunteering for the Illinois Restaurant Association’s Pro-Start program. What is Pro-Start? It’s an organization that mentors Chicago area high school students who are interesting in the hospitality field – whether it is going to culinary school, restaurant management, etc.. This past weekend was a culinary cooking competition and…

Jerk chicken over egg noodles with roasted cauliflower

The dinner I made the other night turned out so good – and I didn’t think it would be that great, so I didn’t even take a picture of it! I love jerk chicken flavoring – and I know that you can make your own rub, but I usually get this one at the store:…

Koo-Dohz!

Last week I mentioned how I am wearing a weight loss motivational bracelet called Koo-dohz. I started the week out great and continued to have a great weekend. My twin sister Biz is doing this with me and for the next month we are going to see how far we can get. One of the…

Who wants to try Nasoya Pasta Zero?

Many years ago – I was super exited when I saw there were noodles out there that were almost calorie free. My excitement about being able to eat “pasta” every day – in stir fry’s, spaghetti and meatballs, etc… I couldn’t believe it could be true….then I tasted them. Ummmm….it kind of tasted like eating…

A surprisingly great soup! Turkey Kielbasa vegetable soup

I’ve made this soup twice already and it is so easy and quick to make for a weeknight dinner. I frequently buy turkey kielbasa, but if I were to just feature that with sides, I would have to buy two packages to fill my family up. So I came up with this soup to make…