Monthly archives: May, 2014

Clean Thai Peanut Chicken and Sesame Shiritake Noodles

Clean Thai Peanut Chicken and Sesame Shiritake Noodles

So I’m still eating clean.  For now.  And I feel fantastic!  I’ve lost a little bit of weight and a lot of inches.  It probably helps that I cut out all my weaknesses (wine and cheese were the hardest), but so far, I’ve had wonderful self control.  I even fed my children pizza and ice

Mexican Street Corn Salad

The concept of Mexican street corn blows my mind.  Who would actually think that mayonnaise would be good on a hot ear of corn?  Oh but it is.  So traditionally for Mexican street corn, you take a fresh ear of corn that has been cooked, slather it with mayonnaise, roll it in parmesan cheese and

Grilled Cookie Butter and Bacon Sandwich

What’s not to love about cookie butter?  I first discovered Trader Joe’s Crunchy Cookie Butter a couple of years ago when I lived in Washington State.  When I got the monthly flyer, I thought hmm…I wonder what this tastes like?  So I tried it.  And I was hooked.  I actually had to resort to hiding

Clean Blueberry-Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds fascinate me.  The ability to change from a hard little seed to a gelatinous tapioca-like blob in a matter of minutes is somewhat alarming.  Yet somehow they don’t taste bad and can actually be beneficial to your health!  So I did a little research on chia seeds because they fascinate me so much

Clean Banana Meusli Muffins

So I’m still eating clean…and I thought I would share a muffin I made the other day that was incredibly satisfying!  Now as you all know, I like to bake.  But I don’t necessarily like to eat what I bake, so normally I bake it and give most of it away.  Well, not these muffins.

Clean Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

I’m doing another “clean” post today.  This one is about cauliflower.  The one vegetable KB hates.  I think he hates it because he thinks it has no flavor.  And he’s right.  Which makes it so much more fun to play with because you can add whatever kind of flavor you want!  Since I gave up

Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Confession time: I like to bake.  I like to bake when I get stressed out – and normally I send the results in to work with KB after just a little taste.  I suppose that’s really not the best thing to do around weigh in time though, but it’s better than having it around the

Clean Curried Tofu and Vegetables with Shirataki Noodles

I’ve been eating clean for the past week – meaning no carbs, no sugar, no caffeine and no alcohol.  So for those of you that know me and read this blog, you know how hard that is for me!  It’s actually been great!  I feel good and I’m eating more – which is weird.  Anyways,

Caribbean Rum Braised Beef Short Ribs with Coconut Rice

Short ribs are probably one of my favorite things to make because the active preparation time is so low and they roast in the oven for a long time and the results are sublime!  They’re also incredibly decadent and I can only make them once in a while.  But boy – what a show stopper!

Croque Monsieur

I love hot sandwiches.  I like them more than cold sandwiches.   There’s something about a hot sandwich with melted gooey cheese and crispy bread that is extra yummy!  So the other day, I was thinking about hot sandwiches and thought about a hot sandwich with a cool name – Croque Monsieur.  A croque monsieur