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Lemon Basil Chicken and Vegetables on Couscous

Lemon Basil Chicken and Vegetables

Lemon basil chicken and vegetables is easy to make, simple and utilizes rustic flavors with spring and summer vegetables that can be harvested right from the garden. I’ve adapted this recipe in The Essential WW Freestyle Cookbook from a similar kebab recipe, but I generally don’t like to mess with kebabs and not to mention […]

Noob News

Potted Garden Week 1

I’m about a month late making this post. I’ve been meaning to chronicle my garden from week to week just to share and to also monitor growth and record experiences. So, here goes: I don’t have much of a yard, and what little yard I do have is indiscriminately mowed by massive machines once a […]


A Tale of Two Meatloafs

So I decided to give Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen: 100 Of My Favourite Easy Recipes another shot and make another of his recipes. Even though I wasn’t a big fan of his Coconut Crusted Chicken it did taste better leftover. The flavors blended and relaxed a bit, and the coconut no longer had that burnt […]


Spicy Asian Noodles

Regretably, it’s been a really long time since my last post. I work full time, odd second shift hours, which means I’m not home to make dinner. When I am home to make dinner I usually make pizza. I think I’m making the transition to first shift hours though, which means I’ll be home to […]


Vegetarian Lasagna

I say first attempt because this is just a simple something I threw together for dinner last night. The only thing that doesn’t make this a vegan lasagna is the cheese, and of that I think I used a little too much. Prep work involved in this lasagna was the cooking of the pasta, which […]


Tunisian Sweet Potato Stew

Much to the chagrin of Jen and Lily, I occasionally enjoy a Moroccan/North African dish. It’s something about the earthiness of the individual ingredients combining to create new and surprising flavors. Even the color of the food comes in beautiful earth tones. And besides, who doesn’t love couscous? Earf Tone Spices! I think it’s the […]


Penne al Forno

My family and I are switching to a vegetarian, whole foods diet for health and weight-loss purposes. I’m pretty excited about it, and it’s amazing to me how much food I eat during a sitting because it’s low density calories and high fiber. All of it is very low fat, very low cholesterol and packed […]

Jamie Oliver Meatballs and Pasta

Jamie Oliver’s Meatballs and Pasta

So, I’ve been on a Jamie Oliver kick lately, and with meatballs being my second favorite food ever (second to lasagna), I had to give Jamie Oliver’s Meatballs and Pasta a try. I had heard of Jamie Oliver only through the school lunch program he was trying to improve in Huntington WV, I believe. I […]

Baking, Desserts

Melt Organic Spread

A few months ago I was picked to check out some Melt buttery, organic spread, and here I am today doing it again. I love this stuff! I’ve tried using it with daily cooking and baking as well as just a topping or spread for vegetables or toast or whatever. This time around I did […]