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Mar. 16, 2010 5:03 pm 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2010 7:19 am
Quick Pita Pizza Sometimes, you're just in a hurry. On Saturday, Quinn had a Art School at the University of Illinois, I was packing for a work trip, and later, we finally went to see Avatar (great movie). It was nearly 7 p.m. by the time we got home and we hadn't even planned, MORE
 
 
Mar. 14, 2010 9:31 pm 
Updated: Mar. 16, 2010 5:02 pm
An Homage to Traditional Lasagna Quinn will be off visiting his grandparents for his birthday, so we held his birthday celebration early this year. As is our tradition, I asked him what he wanted for dinner on his birthday. He asked for lasagna, which made me laugh a little… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 1, 2010 8:17 am 
Cooking with Chef Tony Mantuano I have generally tried to focus this blog on light cooking. But when this opportunity I couldn't not go and I couldn't not write about it. For my day job, I work for the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. As part of my job,… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 26, 2010 6:51 am 
This recipe came about after one of those days spent thinking about stuff in the fridge that I needed to use soon or it would go bad. I have to say, I couldn't have been happier with how it turned out. The sauce was tangy and sharp, mellow by my standards for spice, but just right… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 10, 2010 8:07 am 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2010 8:11 pm
Victory is Mine! Chicken Piccata and Mushroom-Pea Risotto   You would think risotto would be a relatively easy dish to make--a little Arborio rice, chicken broth, some veggies and Parmesan. Put it all together and get a creamy delicious side dish or main course. Not for me! I… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2010 4:45 am 
Pigs in a Blanket All Grown Up   Don't forget to vote for your choice in my blog logo giveaway. Your vote puts you in the running to win your won custom-made logo. And now to my pigs in a blanket, all grown up and gone healthy.How on Earth did I come up with that? On Sundays, I do MORE
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2010 6:49 pm 
Updated: Jan. 30, 2010 7:17 am
Pizza 3-Ways Part 3: Greek with Feta   Before I get into this delicious low-fat, low-calorie pizza, I'm going to do something I don't do very often and write about  my personal life. My son Quinn, as some of you know, has a form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome. There are MORE
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2010 6:21 am 
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010 8:47 pm
Pizza 3-Ways Part 2: Roasted Garlic Sauce Veggie Part two of our pizza 3-ways is a veggie. There's something about a veggie pizza, the brilliant color, the crunch in every bite, the wonderful mixture of flavors. With this version, I add a wonderful roasted garlic sauce, Nancy's… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 26, 2010 8:21 pm 
Updated: Jan. 28, 2010 6:17 am
Pizza 3-Ways Part 1 Pizza and healthy don't usually go together. But, for the next several days, I'm going to give you three very different, but all healthy, versions of our favorite movie-night chow. First up is traditional pepperoni with red sauce and mozzarella. Tomorrow, a… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 25, 2010 8:15 am 
Rustic Ragu with Fontina Taste, texture and appearance, the triad of a great meal. Getting all of them can be tough. Simmering veggies to draw out all their flavor can turn them to mush. The plan for this dish was to create a depth of flavor by using a combination of minced… MORE
 
 
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Fight the Fat Foodie

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West Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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Champaign, Illinois, USA

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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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