Monthly Archives: March 2011

Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Goat Cheese Sauce

It’s been a busy week or so, and I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen. What little I’ve cooked has been things I’ve made before. I was also camping for a few days, and really don’t cook then – … Continue reading

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Black Bean Soup with Pan-Fried Plantains

My race is over, so I’m back to my normal eating habits. The last time I made lentil soup,  a friend mentioned that it reminded him of a black bean soup that I’d made years ago, but had long-since lost … Continue reading

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Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese

This has to be one of my favorite recipes.  It’s easy to make, pretty-much fool-proof, and the leftovers freeze well. I’ve done nothing to make this recipe healthy (unless you count using 1% milk – but that’s what I have … Continue reading

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Pasta with Rapini and Pancetta

I received some beautiful rapini (broccoli rabe) in my vegetable box this week, and have been looking forward to using it.  I decided to take a break today and use it in a simple, really satisfying lunch. It required very … Continue reading

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Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, Avocado, and Balsamic

I’m going to run my first half-marathon in almost 10 years this Sunday. While I’ve enjoyed training for it, this week I’ve discovered my real reward for all of the hard work and miles that I’ve put into my training: … Continue reading

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Tropical Black Bean Salad

I’ve been really good about making my dinner preparations from Thursday and Friday night pay off for me. I used leftover mango salsa and tomatillo sauce for shrimp tacos, then used guacamole from the shrimp tacos in my “BLTG” (bacon, … Continue reading

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Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Guacamole

I know it’s crazy to think about making healthy improvements to a BLT – it’s a BLT for goodness sake – but that’s where I found myself today. I’d gone for a long run and wanted to reward myself with … Continue reading

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Tequila-Lime Shrimp Tacos with Assorted Toppings

Last night I made roasted chicken with tomatillo-poblano sauce again. I wanted to change things up a bit, so I also made mango salsa to go with it. I think both the poblano sauce and the salsa are a little … Continue reading

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Winter Greens Salad with Fig-Citrus Vinaigrette

One of my latest food-related revelations is that fresh salads aren’t just a summer-time pleasure.  I’ve received a lot of greens in my local CSA veggie box over the past few weeks, and that’s encouraged me to put together a … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken Breast with Tomatillo-Poblano Sauce and Sauteed Chard

I don’t cook with chicken very often – for whatever reason, I always associate it with bland, “eat it only for my health” meals. In fact, when I find a chicken recipe that looks good, I typically substitute pork tenderloin. … Continue reading

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