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May 28, 2010 7:13 am 
Updated: May 31, 2010 8:27 pm
Memorial Day: Remember, but have that BBQ! I spent four years as an active duty Marine. It was four years of extremes and intensity, of moments that I count as some of the best and worst in my life. This time of year, my email fills with forwards from well-meaning friends decrying the… MORE
May 27, 2010 5:27 am 
Updated: May 28, 2010 7:11 am
Shrimp Taco with Avocado Salsa Verde I've written before about our Wednesday night smile meals and our attempt to introduce our son to eating fish. We've had no success and have decided to not push as hard for fear of turning him totally off something we hope he will some day come to… MORE
May 26, 2010 5:13 am 
Updated: May 26, 2010 6:44 pm
Chili-Garlic Stir Fry Stir fry is a fantastic weeknight dish. It's quick and easy to make with what you have available, can be wonderfully tasty, and using lots of veggies makes it both filling and nutritious. For me, I love coming up with different sauces to use with it. In… MORE
May 25, 2010 5:15 am 
Updated: May 25, 2010 8:40 am
Pasta Salad with Balsamic and Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette You would think it was already July here in East-Central Illinois. The temperatures are reaching into the 90s and the humidity doesn't seem to be far behind. I knew I wanted to do a pasta salad with lots of fresh… MORE
May 24, 2010 5:31 am 
Updated: May 26, 2010 10:44 am
Cooks Illustrated Pork Tostadas I finally go around to reading my March/April issue of Cooks Illustrated on a business trip last week. (I know, I'm way behind in my reading.) One of the recipes, Crisp Pork Tostadas, really caught my imagination. Knowing that I had two pounds of… MORE
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May 19, 2010 8:38 pm 
Updated: May 24, 2010 5:29 am
Chipotle-Mango BBQ Pork Chops Nancy and I grow jalapenos in our garden and I smoke many of them to be canned in adobo. I love the smokey heat of chipotle and, when I say Guy Fieri's recipe for Chipotle-Mango BBQ Sauce, knew I'd have to make my own version. His original… MORE
May 19, 2010 8:21 am 
Updated: May 19, 2010 5:52 pm
Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade I love tapenades; salty, earthy, and this one is bright with the sweetness of red peppers. They're also incredibly easy to make and stick in the fridge to be part of a healthy snack or as part of a healthy meal. I this case, I put it on some whole… 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
May 13, 2010 4:57 am 
Updated: May 16, 2010 7:42 pm
Mushroom-Swiss Hamburger Pie I have been playing with this recipe in my mind for awhile now and finally got around to making it. The idea was to combine the flavors of a mushroom-Swiss burgers and meatloaf, and to do it in a healthy way. I'm really happy with how it turned out.… MORE
May 12, 2010 5:58 am 
Updated: May 12, 2010 8:36 am
Smashed Green Onion Potatoes I made this dish to go with Chicken-Spinach Roulade with Blackberry-Ancho Sauce. I didn't publish it at the same time because both dishes were so good that I didn't want them to detract from each other. I'll put it this way, all three of us went back 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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