Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

If you couldn’t tell by the proliferation of pork, we don’t eat chicken that often. And, I rarely eat boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Yes, they are great high protein sources (hence, their popularity with body builders and fitness competitors), but they are generally meh in the taste department. Enter, the chicken roulade. Chicken breast becomes … Continue reading

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Another big hit at the recent pot luck were AK’s chicken lettuce wraps. When she sent me the recipe she noted, “A wok and a food processor make this recipe quick and easy, but you can also use a regular saute pan and chop all your veggies by hand.” (I don’t have a wok…but I … Continue reading

Banana-Walnut Cream Tarts

Banana-Walnut Cream Tarts

Yet another fancy dessert from Becky B. sure to impress both WLC participants and others. Becky says, “I think this one may have been my favorite in its deceptive quality to look almost like the real thing and be just as delicious!” Enjoy! Banana-Walnut Cream Tart Adapted from Rawmazing Desserts by Susan Powers Makes: 4-6 … Continue reading

My Kitchen Helper

Oh hey there, who’s this? This little fur-face is an ever-present kitchen “helper,” always willing to find scraps, help clean out bowls…i.e., constantly underfoot, but super cute. Today, however, Maggie’s looking particularly pitiful, her gaze intently fixed on the stove. “What’s that aroma?” you say? Well, your canine sense are working well, because I’m making … Continue reading

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Another tasty cupcake treat from Becky B. She notes, “The secret is the cherry extract…it’s what gives it the punch!” These were Michael’s favorite at the potluck, and were a big hit with everyone except our resident chocolate hater (yeah, I don’t understand, either). See how you like them! Cherry Bomb Cupcakes Adapted from Raw & … Continue reading

German Chocolate Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Remember the impressive cinnamon apple pear pecan tartlets and carrot apple cupcakes? Well, our resident nurse-Air Force officer by day, caterer by…weekend? (I don’t know how she finds time for this!) is back! We had another potluck, and Becky B. brought out all the stops: 3 new desserts PLUS some make-ahead pork and mango lettuce wraps. … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts Hash

Brussels Sprouts Hash

I think there is a general set of dishes that can be appropriately labeled a “hash.” Typically they incorporate previously cooked meat in chopped form + potatoes. Granted, the general expansion of brunching and places like Hash House A Go Go suggests this term is somewhat more expansive, and I use the term “hash” as … Continue reading

A Whole Life Challenge Super Bowl

A Whole Life Challenge Super Bowl

By some miracle, I know what day the Super Bowl is this year. Which means, I have enough advance notice to give you some WLC-approved Super Bowl snack ideas. Because, let’s be honest, whether you’re a football fanatic, are just in it for the commercials, or are only there to hang out with friends, food … Continue reading

Freezer Fudge

During last year’s Whole Life Challenge, one of our athletes brought this fudge to our midpoint potluck. There is nothing like the promise of dessert to make people mid-challenge go CRAZY. No one wanted pork chops, pineapple chorizo meatballs, or butternut squash soup when something as seemingly forbidden as fudge was on the table. Most … Continue reading

Butternut Squash & Red Onions with Tahini

Butternut Squash & Red Onions with Tahini

Dinner party to attend? In-laws to impress? Just enjoy delicious food? Make. This. Dish. Don’t have lots of prep time? No problem, make your veggies ahead of time and serve at room temperature. Your guests don’t like it? Unlikely, but, who cares! It tastes great the next day. This is a simple dish of roasted … Continue reading