Roasted Veggies with Chipotle Cream Sauce (and Snausages)

Okay, the dining room is painted.  Totally off-white and fresh and lovely.  Unfortunately, there is still plastic-covered furniture and painter’s tape and all sorts of things that don’t work for a big reveal photo. So instead, let’s think about food for a few minutes.  Last week, in the week-o-veggies, I tried a few recipes from…

Focus on Vitameatavegamins

I almost always start my recipe search for the week with the meat for each meal.  It’s usually a good technique, because you can do approximately 50 trillion things with chicken.  Not all of them go with green beans.  And honestly, I would rather be hemmed in by a delicious pecan-crusted piece of chicken than…

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple and Avocado Dressing

I picked out a few too many recipes last week, which is just fine by me.  It means I don’t have to go grocery shopping until Tuesday instead of Monday this week.  I love procrastinating!  It also means that we had Giada’s Grilled Salmon with Pineapple and Avocado Dressing last night.  Mmm.  And for lunch…

Ropa Vieja with Cauliflower Rice

To be completely honest, I’ve never cooked this recipe for Ropa Vieja.  But I have consumed it, which makes me a qualified recommender.  I was reminded exactly how delicious this particular Ropa Vieja is while visiting a friend this weekend.  It’s on her menu for the week, and it was immediately added to ours as…

Kale and Quinoa Salad

I hereby grudgingly admit that I don’t like kale.  Yes, it’s supposed to be fantastic for you, and “everybody’s doing it.”  But I think it has too much texture for a lettuce substitute, and I’m just not quite on board with this particular healthy food trend. That said, I have found that kale works really…

(Swirly) Crustless Quiche!

It’s going to be an interesting week full of night shifts for one of us, day shifts for the other.  For me, that means trying to make good, healthy food to get us through our respective challenges.  That also means that if I feel the need to eat a candy bar at work, I’m getting…

Late Night Asian Turkey Cabbage Cups

Yesterday was a long day.  It wasn’t necessarily bad, but it started with me forgetting to drink coffee.  The day continued along relatively bump-free for a while.  Then came the headache.  It was a big honkin’ headache. When work finally came to a close, I found my way home for a quick yoga session and…