Category: Food (Page 2)

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

The first time I heard of chia seed pudding, I was at the local Le Pain Quotidien. It was presented in this cute little mason jar with berries and was incredibly delicious and incredibly expensive. I can’t remember how much it was — I think it was either $6 or $9 — but I remember that it was more than I would’ve wanted to pay. I researched recipes online and…

Recipe: Pasta with Bacon and Leeks

Last month, I received the Bacon Issue of The Food Network Magazine. I try to eat healthy, but there are just some things that you can’t get away from. Bacon is one of them. This Pasta with Bacon and Leeks recipe is easy and quick, and something that the whole family will love. First, I cook the bacon using the easiest method I know. I use about half the strips for this recipe and…

Healthy Yogurt and Fruit Smoothie with Chia Seeds

For the past several months, my husband and I have been making our own healthy smoothies in the morning. It’s really quite easy, and I’m sure you have the ingredients in your refrigerator already. The new addition that I’ve added to my yogurt and fruit smoothies are chia seeds. My base ingredients for my yogurt and fruit smoothie are Almond Milk, Stonyfield Greek Yogurt, and a mixture of frozen berries…

Recipe: Baked Kale Chips

So, oil-pulling is so 2014, and kale is so…2013? Not in this household. Instead of going out and spending $8 on ready-made kale chips, we spend about $4 on a bunch of a kale and make our own baked kale chips with this quick recipe. It’s so easy and the flavors are that much better when it’s homemade. It’s as easy as chopping up some kale leaves in a bowl…

Roasted Vegetable and Steak Salad by the Food Network Magazine

The weather is (hopefully) turning, which means  warm weather is coming, which means we’re all wanting to lose those lingering 5 pounds. (Why does it always seem to be five FIVE pounds?!) Anyway, I just got The Food Network’s Bacon Issue, which I definitely perused but had to put down. Instead, I rounded up their 2012 “Light Issue” and found their Roasted Vegetable and Steak Salad, which looked pretty simple…

Easy Pan-Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans Recipe {Real Simple}

On Sundays, I like to make a home made dinner, something that my full-time working mom was able to do almost every night of the week, but I try for Sundays (well, and maybe a couple other days during the week, too). I have a bunch of pins on my “Main Entrees” Pinterest Board, but this is the pin that I go to all. the. time. It’s Real Simple magazine’s Pan-Roasted…

Easy Weeknight Meal: Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket Recipe (from Food Network Mag)

I was not compensated for this post in any way. All opinions expressed are mine. Now that I am home a bit more (I still work out of home, but I have a bit more flexibility), I want to be able to serve home-cooked meals to the family. Of course, me being at home to actually cook a home-cooked meal is tough since I am shuttling the kids from one…

Dinner Party Menu: Spanish Supper (from Food Network Magazine)

I was not compensated in any way for this post. All opinions expressed are mine. Or of my guests.  We are trying to get back into entertaining and having friends over for an intimate dinner party—with kids. The Hubby and I take turns inviting friends over. He’s in charge of the wine and beer and I’m in charge of the dinner party menu. Last weekend, friends of ours and their…

{Guest Post} Meatless Monday Recipe: One-Pot Wonderful Pasta with Broccoli

We’re big fans of keeping at least one day a week meatless in the mom a la mode household. And our go-to dish is often Pasta with Broccoli. What makes this dish a winner? The vitamin-packed, simple ingredients.  The one pot, start-to-finish cooking process.  It’s versatility.  The list goes on… I often liken Pasta with Broccoli to the “little black dress” because it can literally be dressed up, dressed down…

Healthy Kids Snack: Apple and Peanut Butter “Cookies”

When my girls come off the camp bus at 5 p.m., they are so hungry, but because it is so close to dinner time, I tend to put out healthy kid’s snacks like carrots and humus, grapes, and cherries. Another snack favorite is the very easily made Apple and Peanut Butter “Cookies”: 1) Thinly sliced whole apples 2) Peanut butter frosting (or you can use any nut spread) 3) If…