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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. 25, 2010 5:24 am 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2010 6:39 am
Pork Chops with Blackberry Port Sauce   I love pork chops. I love fruit with pork chops. The most common fruit accompaniment for pork is apple, but I  wanted to try something a little different. I considered apricots (I love them too), but thought they are too sweet. After… MORE
 
 
Feb. 24, 2010 5:15 am 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2010 5:16 am
Cookies for Breakfast!   On Sunday, I was following my regular meal planning routine. I usually start by going through the grocery store ads and using what's on sale to help inspire me. I didn't find much. I stewed and started flipping through cookbooks and the piles of recipes… MORE
 
 
Feb. 23, 2010 5:58 am 
Updated: Feb. 23, 2010 9:07 am
Braised Beef Provencale   I recently used herbs de Provence for the first time and fell in love with the flavor. So, of course, I began looking for other ways to work it into meals. This was a great dish for it. The roast beef, braised with fennel, tomato, carrots and onion,… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 22, 2010 4:57 am 
Updated: Feb. 24, 2010 5:12 am
Chicken and Goat Cheese Quesadilla   I did another cooking demonstration last Saturday for Weight Watcher's in Champaign. They asked to demonstrate one of their recipes and then one of mine. I did their version of this recipe from their Weight Watchers Healthy Cooking Basics… MORE
 
 
Feb. 19, 2010 7:00 am 
Mushroom-Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Sauce Roulade comes from French and means "to roll." Most often, it is some kind of meat surrounding vegetables or cheese. For this dish, I wanted to use turkey breast. That meant the stuffing had to be something that would not overpower the… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 18, 2010 5:20 am 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010 1:07 pm
Sriracha Brisket with Pecorino Potatoes   There are few things I love more than a good slow-smoked beef brisket. For a "major" birthday a few years ago, Nancy told me she just wanted to hold a big party and invite all our friends to come. Her wish is my command (I am a… MORE
 
 
Feb. 17, 2010 5:28 am 
Updated: Feb. 17, 2010 12:08 pm
Bien Mardi Gras with Gumbo   My son, Quinn, is studying French in High School. Tonight, the Monticello High School French Club held a wonderful Mardis Gras pot luck. His French teacher, Madame Bryant, asked that we bring a gumbo. I had never made a gumbo before. I made as healthy MORE
 
 
Feb. 15, 2010 5:11 am 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2010 5:12 am
Valentine's Dinner: Steak and Cilantro Scallops   For Valentine's Day this year, we decided to stay in and cook. She loves scallops, I love spicy, so we decided to go with a pan seared scallop dusted in chili pepper with a lime-jalapeno sauce. I've never made scallops myself,… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 12, 2010 5:46 am 
What's better than a buger? A Chipotle-Salsa Burger!   When I was starting my weight loss journey, I was worried about having to give up the food I love. I have to admit that high on that list was a juicy burger (thus the need for the weight loss). One of the things I loved about 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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Intermediate

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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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