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Apr. 30, 2010 5:29 am 
Updated: May 3, 2010 4:38 am
Garlic Ginger Stir Fry One of the keys to living a healthy lifestyle or to losing weight is to have a couple of fall-back meals for those situations when time is short and you're tempted to make an unhealthy choice, whether it's doing take-out or some kind of high-fat processed… MORE
Apr. 29, 2010 5:25 am 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2010 5:22 am
Pulled Pork Pizza Today, we finalize our pulled pork trifecta! After smoking a pork shoulder, we used the leftovers to make pretty traditional pulled pork sandwiches. Then, we took it another step further and made pulled pork enchiladas. Now, we take a big leap with pulled pork MORE
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Apr. 28, 2010 5:21 am 
Updated: Apr. 28, 2010 6:05 pm
Pulled Pork Enchiladas   You know you've got a hit when everyone goes back for seconds! That's what happened when I served this dish. This dish is a take on my Turkey Enchiladas. Instead of turkey I used some of the leftover pulled pork from the weekend. I also added… MORE
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Apr. 27, 2010 4:58 am 
All-Around Spice Rub and Smoked Pork Shoulder We all want flavor in our food. Unfortunately, it is very common for individuals, food manufacturers and restaurants rely on salt and fat for flavor. Instead of relying on those, look for spices, herbs and cooking methods that… MORE
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Apr. 23, 2010 5:23 am 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2010 2:34 pm
Mediterranean Spice Chicken Pita with Hummus, Tomato Relish, Spicy Yogurt Sauce and Feta I've obviously been on a bit of a chickpea kick lately. This will be the last one for awhile, I promise. This came from looking at all my leftovers and trying how best to use them. I… 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. 21, 2010 6:12 am 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2010 5:38 am
Chickpeas 3-ways part 3: Baked Falafel with Spicy Yogurt Sauce According to Wikipedia, falafel "is a fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans. Falafel is usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flat bread known as lafa. The… MORE
Apr. 20, 2010 4:56 am 
Chickpeas 3-ways Part 2: Chickepea Salad Yesterday, I posted a Mediterranean Spiced Chicken with Hummus and Tomato Relish. It was part of a fun little project to serve chickpeas three different ways on the same plate. Today, is part 2, a Chickpea salad. I really liked both the MORE
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Apr. 19, 2010 5:35 am 
Last week I wrote about hummus and how versatile it is. One of the ways I use it is as a bed for a Mediterranean Spiced Chicken. The hummus adds a creamy texture and mild flavor to counter the spice rub on the chicken. I topped it all with a fresh tomato relish to round it out.I like to… MORE
Apr. 16, 2010 6:06 am 
Updated: Apr. 19, 2010 5:33 am
Lightened Roasted Red Pepper Hummus I can still remember the very first time I had hummus. It was not something an Iowa kid saw growing up in the 60s and 70s. I had taken my first full-time newspaper reporting job with a paper near Chicago. And one of my coworkers invited Nancy… MORE
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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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