Remember the other night when I really wanted to share with you the post about our dinner? Thanks for holding out on me, because I think you will find it worth it. I present…
Healthy Fried Green Tomatoes
These were a hit in my family, and hopefully you’ll take a half an hour out of your summer and give them a try, too. For the record, I stress again that they were a hit because Greg did not like tomatoes at all when I met him. So much so, I couldn’t hold them down when I was pregnant with Evan. And I love tomatoes, y’all. (Have you met my other kid who plants cherry tomatoes just so she can eat them all summer long?) So trust me on the tomatoes. Here’s what I need you to do.
Today’s post comes from Jennifer of Firecracker, and is part of a special day of shenanigans from other Pittsburgh Bloggers. You can see my post over on Firecracker, where I am sharing my “Top 5 Places Along the Pittsburgh Marathon Course”.
This week, the cold has been on. I meal planned and set my sights on some recipes I’ve been meaning to make for my family. One of the recipes was Turkey Meatloaf; however, I didn’t actually prep the meatloaf for plopping in the Crock Pot and actually cooking.
With the new year, I am trying to get better at meal planning for not only me, but the family. That means actually taking time to sit down and plan our week.
This week, that plan included some pinned recipes. Today, I’m going to share one with you that I Becky’d up.
Thanks to Chili’s and the on-set of summer weather, I sort of have an obsessions with mangoes, avocado, tomatoes, freshness. The restaurant captures it all well in their Mango-Chile Chicken, and I wanted to give a homemade version of the deliciousness in Mango Chili Salsa a try myself.
Today’s post comes from Emily of fooding with Emily, and is part of a special day of shenanigans from other Pittsburgh Bloggers. You can see my post over on Red Pen Mama, where I talk about motivation.
I have quite the hate-hate relationships with diets. I hate going on them. I hate fat-free, ill tasting dishes. I love to exercise (OK, I hate getting up, making myself go to the gym, I’m OK when I get there, I hate sweating, I hate feeling exhausted, but when I’m all done I LOVE IT – so I only ‘love’ exercising when I’m done). Trying to be healthy means exercising and eating healthy(er). I’ve had my fair share of yo-yo diets and none of them sticking. But the one thing that has stuck is eating well and just move. Indulge from time to time. I will eat my cake! Just not every day. I will have chocolate! Just not every day. I will eat my brussel sprouts! I actually really like brussel sprouts. Like a lot. Probably more than one should. If I had to pick between chocolate and the sprouts, I’d pick sprouts hand down. I know, I’m weird. I would trade you my chocolate cake for your brussel sprouts and feel like I was the winner of that trade.
I’ve found this one recipe that is not only on the healthier side, but it’s QUICK. I love cooking, but sometimes when I am just tired on a Tuesday night, I’d rather pick up the phone and order a pizza. This recipe is my new saving grace. It’s nothing terribly fancy so it will please most picky eaters. It’s also tasty. I can’t get enough of it. I found it on Cooking Light and was blown away. That magazine has had it’s fair share of ‘meh’ in my experience. But since I have subscribed last year, I’ve been SOLD. And I’m sold again with this dish.
The Googlers have spoken. I swear that every.single.day someone searches the interwebs for “light and fluffy egg casserole” and they come across my ‘lil page. I mean, I personally love the recipe, so I don’t blame them. They’ve spoken, and I’m going to answer. It’s time to start sharing some recipes with you more often!
Last week while at BlogMob, I got to taste the delicious Harvest Stew (recipe above) that was being demonstrated to patrons. It smelled AMAZING and tasted even better.
On Monday night, we made this for dinner. Yup, I cooked collards and didn’t do a bad job of it.
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