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Sep. 12, 2010 9:03 pm 
Traditional eggplant Parmesan was the first dish I can remember making, many years ago, and having one of those "WOW" moments. I absolutely loved the layered flavors of the crispy fried eggplant, creamy cheese and a spicy sauce. That said, and despite being made with eggplant, tr MORE
 
 
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Aug. 9, 2010 8:17 am 
Updated: Aug. 9, 2010 2:34 pm
Home gardens, farmers' markets and grocery stores are bursting with fresh vegetables this time of year. You can find countless varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, peppers both hot and sweet, and much more. All this produce makes now the best time of year for MORE
 
 
Aug. 1, 2010 8:58 pm 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2010 7:13 pm
A quick personal note to start, thanks to everyone who has offered there support to us following my son's motorcycle accident. The bone breaks were pretty bad, he'll be spending the next three months on crutches, but he is on the mend. We're all starting to get back into our routines and MORE
 
 
Jun. 15, 2010 5:19 am 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2010 1:06 pm
Meatless Monday: Asparagus-Mushroom Cannelloni Nancy and I picked up a goat's milk ricotta from Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery during our most recent visit to Urbana's Market at the Square and I knew I wanted to find something special to do with it. The first thing that came to… MORE
 
 
Jun. 3, 2010 6:04 am 
Updated: Jun. 10, 2010 7:00 am
Our local Urbana Market on the Square had some beautiful kale this last weekend and I snapped some of it up with no idea what I would do with it. As Nancy, Quinn and I left the market, we talked about our finds and what we would do with them. In addition to the kale, we had gotten turnips, MORE
 
 
May 16, 2010 7:47 pm 
Updated: May 17, 2010 1:00 am
Meatless Monday: Spicy Mushroom Ragu Pasta is a wonderful, quick and easy weeknight meal. Topped with a ragu, it's also a little bit of heaven. Technically, a ragu is a meat sauce. But it doesn't have to be. In fact, pasta and ragu is a perfect meal for Meatless … MORE
 
 
Apr. 22, 2010 5:14 am 
Savory Herbed Polenta with Diablo Marinara and Turkey Meatballs I first tried out polenta on Nancy and Quinn awhile ago. I liked it, but got one of those "it's okay" responses from Nancy and Quinn. I gave them creamy polenta, firm polenta, baked polenta, the same response. So, … MORE
 
 
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Apr. 13, 2010 5:26 am 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2010 4:57 pm
Lemon Asparagus Linguine Earlier today, Weight Watchers tweeted a recipe for "Lemon Pasta." It looked good and seemed perfect for a "Meatless Monday." Don't know what Meatless Monday is? Let me explain. Meatless Mondays date back to World War I when citizens were encouraged to… MORE
 
 
Apr. 7, 2010 4:56 am 
Updated: Apr. 8, 2010 5:33 am
Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic/Honey Vinaigrette A few months back I was in San Francisco for work and got a chance to visit the Ferry Building. I browsed the many food shops there and had lunch at the Slanted Door. If you have any interest in food at all and are in… MORE
 
 
Mar. 30, 2010 5:17 am 
Updated: Mar. 30, 2010 8:44 am
Rustic Asparagus Primavera with Fontina and Parmesan Be sure to check out the giveaway I'm doing. You could win a coupon for a free 4-pack of Yoplus or Yoplus light, an on-the-go lunch container with utensils, an insulated lunch bag, and a pedometer. In addition to… MORE
 
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Fight the Fat Foodie

Home Town
West Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Living In
Champaign, Illinois, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet

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Gardening, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting

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I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
 
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