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My New Favorite Breakfast

My New Favorite Breakfast

My favorite breakfast has a new look. Many of the original elements remain — eggs, onions, spiciness, and salty pork products never get old — but I’ve moved on to something a little different. This is a breeze to make ahead and reheat and is easily doubled, tripled, etc. with minimal additional effort. Even better, simple … Continue reading

Recent Obsessions

Recent Obsessions

I’m in a rut–a delicious, delicious rut. While meandering the aisles of Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago, I picked up a jar of ghee and a spice grinder labeled “South African Smoke.” It is a simple blend of smoked paprika flakes, sea salt, garlic, and basil. One taste, and I was hooked! Much like … Continue reading

Sonda’s Mexican Chicken

Sonda’s Mexican Chicken

We had a fabulous potluck at the gym last week where everyone shared their cooking creations. Every dish was WLC compliant AND delicious; our athletes are also great chefs! One of the dishes was a “Mexican chicken” dish from Sonda. She shared the recipe with me, as well as the following tip: I love buying … Continue reading

Crockpot Adventures: Spare Ribs

Crockpot Adventures: Spare Ribs

Like a total crazy person, I signed up for a MOOC (massive-open online course) to learn some new computer programming skills. It’s been challenging and quite fun, but the midterms have been scheduled over time periods where I have to take them on the weekend, which seriously cuts into my food preparation time. (Those MIT jokesters say … Continue reading

Paleo Meatloaf

Like many comfort foods, meatloaf is delicious, but not that photogenic (hence, no pictures). But, it is super easy to throw together and bake! With little food in our refrigerator and minimal time to prep due to the gym’s November 1 opening, this was a time saver to pre-prep and then throw in the oven … Continue reading

Italian Egg Bake

Italian Egg Bake

Spaghetti squash…not just for faux noodles anymore! We’ve been getting a lot of spaghetti squash and spinach in our produce box lately, and this was a way to break beyond our normal ways of eating them. Like any casserole, it would be amenable to using up odds and ends of whatever you have in your … Continue reading

Sunday Soup: Turkey Sausage, Potato, & Spinach

Sunday Soup: Turkey Sausage, Potato, & Spinach

A few years ago I fell in love with Smitten Kitchen’s sweet potato and sausage soup. The soft sweet potatoes, slight spice of the chewy chorizo, and slippery spinach swimming in brothy goodness make it the perfect comfort food for those days when you just can’t seem to shake off the chill from outside. More … Continue reading

Afghan/Indian Fusion Beef Stew

Afghan/Indian Fusion Beef Stew

Over the past year or so, I’ve become increasingly gutsy in the kitchen. Not that I’m exactly a risk-taker, pairing weird and inventive flavors together, but I no longer freeze with anxiety and crippling indecision when faced with the daunting task of going off recipe. Sometimes, I even fancy myself quite accomplished, and get into … Continue reading