First blog for a first time blogger
Feb. 20, 2012 9:16 am
Updated: Mar. 6, 2012 6:36 am
Warning!!** I am in no way, shape or form a writer and this blog is an attempt to journal my cooking and kitchen experiences.
I really enjoy to cook (but hate to clean up after) and I would love to work towards cooking healthier. I need to lose like 50lbs and exercise is not consistent in my life. I love going to the farmers
market, but that too is a little inconvenient for me. I have a small veggie garden and I am getting used to using the vegetables out of there and doing some seasonal cooking. I planted it last year and learned a lot about gardening and seasonal cooking...
I mean how many ways can you prepare a cucumber!? I will be expanding the garden this year and plan on documenting a little of that as well.
I also try and coupon as much as possible, so my weekly menu is often based off of what meat and produce is on sale. I live in central Florida where coupon rules seem to be different than everywhere else in the country... No extreme
couponing shows for me! I also have just my husband and myself to worry about and only one fridge (and no microwave) this deters me from stockpiling items on sale and cooking like crazy for a month’s worth of food and freezing it. I don’t think that either
of those things are a bad way to plan ahead and save money, I just don’t think they are for me.
Today’s topic - Lets pick some tried and true (and healthier) recipes!
Today I decided to start building a "go to" menu for healthier cooking recipes instead of having my weekly breakdown in the produce isle at my local Publix.
All the recipes are from this site. I have tried each of these recipes and return to them again and again.
My alltime favorite!
Salsa Chicken!! :)
Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs
Chicken with Garlic, Basil and Parsley
Asian Beef with Snowpeas
Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Apricot Ginger Glaze
Mushroom Pork Chops
As far as sides- I usually make a roasted veggie (broccoli and asparagus are my favorites) or some type of garden salad.
There are also a few mahi mahi dishes I prepare but dont have recipes for. I will add them as I make them in the future. :)
As I experiment with other healthier recipes, I intend to grow this list dramatically. I look forward to posting again soon.