Carolyn Cooks “The Perfect Chicken”

August 17, 2012

I never wanted to be one of those bloggers who just comes and goes as she pleases, caring not who she leaves forlorn in her absence. I also never wanted to be one of those bloggers who reappears and either (1) acts like she wasn’t gone for 3 months or (2) apologizes profusely only to […]

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Tips & Tricks for Tastier Oven Fries

May 20, 2012

One of my most common junk food cravings is french fries. My personal fast food faves when it comes to fries are Chick-fil-a (duh), McDonalds, and Five Guys. Each are uniquely fabulous and addictive and if eating them is wrong then I don’t want to be right. Unfortunately my “fast food french fries eaten” to […]

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Artichoke Chicken

May 14, 2012

  Source: via Carolyn on Pinterest   For weeks I’ve been eying this recipe on Pinterest. The recipe from SugarLaws (pretty much my blog idol) calls for mayo and cheese. Yum! But could I really make a healthy meal with two ingredients that are so prominent on most diets’ DNE (Do Not Eat) Lists? […]

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Day 23: How To Organize Your Recipes

April 23, 2012

I’ve been idolizing my cousin, Martha, since at least the age of 15. I think it started around the time that “crunk” and “word up” were linguistically popular. One thing we never agreed on was how “crunk” was spelled, but I defer to her judgment on all other great philosophical questions.¬† It’s a big job […]

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Day 20: Shrimp Ceviche Salad

April 20, 2012

This recipe for Shrimp Ceviche was passed along to me by Katy and is adapted from Simply Recipes. ¬†During a training session earlier this week I handed her a piece of paper, a pen, and the latest copy of Cooking Light and told her to make me a grocery list. Actually, that isn’t even entirely […]

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Day 9: Pan Seared Tuna on Sauteed Spinach & Mushrooms

April 9, 2012

When I got to work this morning I had an email about an urgent project. In healthcare IT, people tend to mark every project as urgent, ASAP, and due yesterday. I suppose that is probably true in most fields. I like to take advantage of this trend and mark clearly unimportant emails as urgent. I […]

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Day 2: Two New Recipes

April 2, 2012
Day 2 Dinner

An essential part of The 24 Day Challenge is eating an appropriate amount of protein (at least 10 grams at each lunch and dinner) and limiting carbs (max of 30 grams at lunch and dinner). For dinner they even suggest that you eat only a lean meat and vegetables (starches don’t count!). I’m a bit […]

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