Note on Vegetarian/Vegan labels

The recipes labeled Vegetarian and/or Vegan may have references to animal products.

The animal products referred to are an optional protein source for omnivores, but not required for the actual recipe.

October 8, 2013

Easy Mediterranean Inspired Lettuce Wraps

I've put off posting this because I accidentally formatted the SD card with the photos. But then thought, it's been so long since I posted a recipe... I'll update it next time I make these and take photos.


    8 large iceberg lettuce leaves
    2 Tbsp coconut oil
    1 Tbsp garlic, minced
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (approx. 575 gr), finely chopped
    1 Tbsp Garam Masala
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1 Tbsp sumac
    1/4 tsp garlic salt


Rinse and pat dry lettuce leaves. Set aside.
Heat coconut oil in large skillet on med-high heat. Add garlic and onion. Sauté until edges of onion brown.
Reduce heat to medium. Add chicken and spices. Cover. Stir occasionally until chicken fully cooked.
Place 1/8 mix into each lettuce leaf. Roll and serve.

Optional, melt soft goat cheese in microwave and use as a sauce.

Serves 8
1 wrap per serving
Calories - 126.0
Carbohydrates - 2.2g
Sugars - 0.3g
Fiber - 0.6g
Fat - 5.4g
Saturated Fat - 3.5g
Cholesterol - 44.5mg
Protein - 16.7g
Sodium - 70.6mg

April 10, 2012


Powerful words from a blogger, called Yoovie.

"We are none of us disposable, invisible or less valuable than any other woman on this damn planet.


Read the whole thing.

February 29, 2012

Poor Man's Beef Stroganoff

Poor Man's Beef Stroganoff, with tri-colored rotini and peas.
1 lb ground beef, lean
200 g mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lg. onion. diced (approx. 135 g)
1-1/4 c. cream of mushroom soup, low sodium (1 can)
2 Tbsp Worcesteshire sauce
1/2 c. nonfat milk
1/2 c. sour cream, reduced fat

Brown ground beef with onions and mushrooms over med-high heat until cooked thoroughly (~10 minutes). Drain.

Reduce heat to medium. Add soup, Worcesteshire sauce, and milk, mixing well. Continue to cook for 5-10 minutes or until the "sauce" is the consistency you like.
Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream.

Serve over noodles, rice, or biscuits.

Preparation Note - Start the rice, or water for noodles, at the same time as the meat. The water, if noodles, should come to a boil at around the same time you drain the meat. Add the noodles at that time and they should be done all at the same time.

Serves 4
Per serving - 1 cup and a smidge
Calories - 290.1
Carbohydrates - 13.6g
Sugars - 3.9g
Fiber - 1.5g
Fat - 13.4g
Saturated Fat - 5.3g
Cholesterol - 80.5mg
Protein - 28.9g
Sodium - 446.1mg

p.s. Yes, that is a full sized plate. It's a huge serving.

Asics Gls Running Shoes - Women (Google Affiliate Ad)

February 23, 2012

CrockPot Spaghetti Sauce

Crockpot/Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce w/ 3oz (from dry) spaghetti
noodles, freshly grated parmesan cheese, & garlic bread

21 oz lean ground beef
12 oz. chicken sausage
3 - 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, no salt added
3 - 14.5 oz cans tomato sauce, no salt added
2 med. (or 1 lg) onion, chopped
3 Tbsp garlic, minced
4 c. mushrooms, sliced (approx. 434g)
2 c. bell pepper, diced (approx. 195g)
5 Tbsp oregano, dried
3 Tbsp basil, dried
1 tsp bay leaf, ground (or 3 whole bay leafs broken in half)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, ground

Brown ground beef and sausage in a large skillet. While the meat is browning, chop vegetables, stirring meat occasionally.

When beef and sausage are done, drain off the fat and toss meat, vegetables, spices, and tomato sauce into a slow cooker. Stir to mix ingredients evenly.

Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.

Number of Servings: 20
Serving Size: 1 cup  (approx. 243g)

Calories - 159.0
Carbohydrates - 10.5g
Sugars - 4.4g
Fiber - 2.8g
Fat - 7.4g
Saturated Fat - 2.7g
Cholesterol - 42.5mg
Protein - 12.7g
Sodium - 164.3mg

February 22, 2012

Lack of recipe posts

Folks, I apologize for the lack of recipes lately... I've not been happy with the photographs of the last few recipes I've created and have temporarily switched my focus to improving my food photography. I'm happy to say it's coming along nicely and you will see new, healthy & yummy recipes in the near future.

In the meantime, let me plug my photography site and general creative side site. :)

Also, please note that this blog has a new URL, The blogspot URL will automatically forward you here, but if I move to a new blog host, will always get you there.