Food for Thought: Ham, Zucchini, and Gruyere Frittata

I have a confession: my true culinary love is baking. That’s right, I REALLLLLLLY like making cookies, pies, cupcakes you name it. If only they didn’t have any calories!!! Anyways, when it comes to baking there is one woman who I hold above all others. One name that rings loud and clear, say it with me, MARTHA STEWART! I love Martha so much, I named my mixer after her… Image<— This is Martha.¬†The day I got Martha for Christmas from my parents was easily one of the happiest moments of my life. I kid you not.. I just sat there balling my eyes out shaking the box.. there’s a video somewhere maybe it will resurface to bring you Christmas cheer in a few months.

At any rate.. Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Gnocchi Chicken Minestrone

I don’t know how the rest of you feel about soup, but personally I’ve never considered it a meal. Typically I find it doesn’t fill me up, just kind of holds me over for an hour or two until I can get to some real food. Let me just say : THIS SOUP IS DIFFERENT!!! This soup is by far and away the greatest soup I have ever eaten, hands down!

My mom made this soup for me when I got home from the hospital.. some might say it was so delicious because it was made with extra mom love and also the first thing I had eaten in 5 days. So I thought I would try to make it to see if it was as good the second time around.. I’m pleased to report, IT WAS!

Enough of the jibber jabber, here’s the recipe (pssst: just click the title to find it):

GNOCCHI CHICKEN MINESTRONE

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You’re looking at a pot full of homemade life sustaining meal worth soup that has at least 8 servings in the recipe! Tons of veggies, good amount of protein.. reheats nicely in the microwave.

Ladies and gentleman: START YOUR APPETITES

Food for Thought: Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken

Let’s be clear, I’ve tried to workout and be healthy many times in the past. I think at one point or another I’ve had a gym membership to every club imaginable. Sometimes I even got some okay results, however, they never lasted. It was all short term gain. It really all boils down to this, you can’t change just your diet or just your physical activity: THEY ARE A PACKAGE DEAL. I know, super annoying to hear that.. but I need to come to terms with the fact that working out a bunch doesn’t mean you can magically eat whatever you want and still get the results you’re looking for.

That being said, I’ve given myself an additional mission to share with you some recipes that I’m trying. Foods that taste good, fill you up, are decently low in calories and high in protein.

Behold..

THAI PEANUT NOODLES WITH CHICKEN

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This was super easy to make, and relatively fast about 25 minutes start to finish (Click the title above the pic to get to the recipe). My boyfriend practically licked the bowl, so for healthy food I’d say this recipe is a winner!

Try it out, let me know what you think!