Tender Pork Loin and Tomato Couscous

My husband's plate.

It was a last minute decision to stay in for dinner, and therefore to skip the grocery store. I had the double challenge of coming up with something quick, requiring little effort, whilst having the ingredients on hand.. that would make for a nice Sunday night. I managed surprisingly well. Sorry, not gonna be the […]

Eastern Light Oyster Stew

Plump buttery oysters in a creamy broth.

Brrr-rrr-rrr!  Are you cold?  I am freaking freezing!  Therefore, I’ve been on a soup kick!   I tried my hand at lightening up an oyster stew recipe, and I was very pleased with the result.  Warmed my tummy, it did! Ingredients 16 oz oysters shucked with liquor retained 4 cup fat free half & half […]

Seared Tuna with Wasabi Butter Sauce

My man's plate. Yum!

Been promising to get back to some healthier recipes. Being short on time, and needing to eat healthier this holiday season, I turned to my old friend RecipeZaar and found this recipe for Seared Ahi Tuna Glazed With Wasabi Butter.  Of course, I made a couple of changes… mostly born from lack of time and […]

Protein Mocha – A Warm Breakfast for Crisp Mornings!

Did you skip breakfast this morning?  You know better than that!  Skipping breakfast is the worst worst worst thing you can do.  While you may think it’s wise just to not consume calories, since you’re not hungry anyway, skipping breakfast monkeys with your blood sugar for the rest of the day.  It plummets… it peaks… […]

Slow Cooked Curry Chicken

My husband's dinner is smiling at you.

Just a quick drive-by to share one of the easiest recipes I have in my recipe cache.  This is truly one of my “go to” recipes, and it is very tasty for being so simple. Ingredients 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 2/3 c Miracle Whip Light 1 (10 3/4 oz) can Healthy Request Cream of […]

Slow Cooked Thanksgiving

Prepped for the pot.

This year, it will be just my husband and me at home on Thanksgiving.  I love tradition, and I have every intention of making it a festive day full of turkey, belching, and football.  However, since we have a more formal Thanksgiving dinner planned for early December, I don’t want to do the entire routine […]

Baked Eggs Florentine

Sssssmoky saute.

There is a fairly new brunchery in Annapolis called Eggcellence. We’ve been curious when walking past it a time or two, but we’re never in town early enough to go inside.  I will now make a point of going in the near future. As I was flipping through What’s Up? Annapolis magazine, I ran across […]

Spicy Blackberry Turkey Cutlets

Fresh out of the oven.

This is one of those easy yet tasty recipes that people will think you worked hard at making. Ingredients 1 pound turkey breast cutlets, boneless, skinless 3/4 c sugar free blackberry preserves (I use Polaner) 1/2 c reduced carb ketchup or regular ketchup 2 tbsp red wine vinegar (I use Pompeian) 1 tsp worcestershire sauce […]

Chewy Chocolate Protein Bars

Mix the wet stuff with the dry stuff, bake and you're off to the races!

This is another super-chocolate recipe that is dense and filling. They’re not quite as heavenly as brownies, but if you want to cram your face full of chocolate and protein… this is a very suitable replacement, in my opinion. They’re not calorie cheap. However, they’re low in net carbs and sugar, and they’re fairly high […]

Jalapeno Heaven

A cheese party with pepper confetti!

Cheesy and spicy and everything nice-y!  If you love cheese and eggs, then this is guaranteed to please.  Jalapeno Heaven is one of the few recipes in which I use white flour.  There is only 1/2 cup across the entire recipe, which brings the total carb count to about 6g per serving. Ingredients 1 lb. […]