Kale Chips

Kale chips have been all the rage of the blog world of late. Seems everyone is just raving about how wonderful they are.

I was skeptical.

When I am craving a chip, I want something crisp and salty. I’ve tried my own “chips” before – apple, sweet potato, etc. – without much luck. No matter how long I cook them, they always seem to come out on the mushy side. And while these experiments rarely taste bad, they certainly don’t satisfy a chip craving. (more…)

16 July 2012. Healthy Living, Just Enough, Recipes/Reviews. Leave a comment.

Chocolate Raspberry Shake

Around 9:30 p.m., I got hungry which is unusual. Probably had something to do with all the apartment cleaning that was going on around here. And I was craving something sweet which was even more unusual. I thought about stuffing a few dates with some feta and calling it a night, but that just didn’t sound all that appealing. Neither did a banana with nut butter. I wanted a milkshake. (more…)

11 May 2012. Healthy Living, Just Enough, Recipes/Reviews. Leave a comment.

Sweet Potato Egg Boats

Farmers’ markets are beautiful and dangerous places. I love all the fresh, local, seasonal produce and am frequently overcome with an urge to buy everything I see. That’s how I ended up with a bag full of sweet potatoes. They weren’t on the list and I had no real plan of what I’d do with them, but I just couldn’t resist.

When this happens (which it always does), I turn to Pinterest and Food Gawker for ideas. These sites have saved many innocent vegetables from certain decay in depths of my refrigerator. (more…)

29 April 2012. Just Enough, Recipes/Reviews. Leave a comment.

Daily Eats: February 16

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk + ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Carrot, banana, & peanut butter oatmeal

Lunch:

  • Spaghetti squash with tuna, cabbage, apple, & olive oil
  • Mini Triscuits

Dinner:

  • Scrambled egg, egg whites, broccoli, cream cheese, & salsa

Snacks:

  • Thai green tea
  • African Autumn herbal red tea
  • Greek yogurt with raspberry-pomegrante fruit spread & peanuts
  • Carrots
  • Peanut butter
  • Mini cheesecake

17 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

Daily Eats: February 15

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk + ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Zucchini & banana oatmeal

Lunch:

  • Bareburger – ½ turkey burger, no bun
  • French fries

Dinner:

  • Spaghetti squash with tuna, cabbage, apple, & olive oil

Snacks:

  • Thai green tea
  • African Autumn herbal red tea
  • ½ banana (the other half was in my oatmeal)
  • Greek yogurt with raspberry-pomegrante fruit spread & peanuts
  • Carrots, celery, rice cakes, & peanut butter
  • Mint tea
  • Chamomile tea

16 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

Daily Eats: February 14

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk + ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Peanut butter & banana oatmeal

Lunch:

  • ½ whole wheat pita stuffed with tuna, broccoli, apples, cheddar, mustard, & Greek yogurt
  • Carrots

Dinner:

  • Bareburger – ½ turkey burger, no bun
  • French fries

Snacks:

  • Chai spiced roasted chickpeas
  • Thai green tea
  • African Autumn herbal red tea
  • Peanuts
  • Honey tangerine
  • Apple slices (½ apple)
  • Peanut butter cupcake

15 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

Daily Eats: February 13

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk
  • Carrot cake oatmeal

Lunch:

  • Leftover pizza

Dinner:

  • ½ whole wheat pita stuffed with tuna, broccoli, apples, cheddar, mustard, & Greek yogurt

Snacks:

  • Thai green tea
  • African Autumn herbal red tea
  • Baby carrots
  • Blackberries
  • Honey tangerine
  • Peanuts

14 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

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