Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day Two hundred and nine

Whole grain penne in chicken ragu (recipe: Rachel Ray mag) with shredded carrot, pureed green veggies, and marsala wine.

Dinner: Whole grain penne in chicken ragu, steamed vegetable medley, and sliced oranges.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Day Two hundred and eight

Lunch: Chicken salad on whole wheat potato bread with diced apples and celery, steamed carrots (leftover from last night's dinner), and strawberries.

Dinner: Breakfast for dinner: Pumpkin challah french toast, scrambled cheddar spinach eggs, and cantaloupe.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day Two hundred and seven

Cauliflower puree (three heads of cauliflower, which are now in the freezer. Once they're solid I'll pop these out of the tins and into a ziploc freezer bag. They'll go into rice, sauces, tacos, etc). The funniest part was when my younger daughter saw the puree in the colorful silicon muffin cups- she actually ate one with a spoon, as it apparently gave off a cupcake vibe.

Tilapia with asparagus, carrots, and orange slices (recipe: Parents mag). Each portion cooks in its own package of own parchment paper- it was cute enough to get the girls to the table so they could see what dinner was inside their "presents."

Dinner: Tilapia with asparagus, carrots, and orange slices; wild rice pilaf with cauliflower puree; cauliflower; and sliced apples and blueberries.

Day Two hundred and six

Breakfast: Oatmeal with chunks of apple, and blue agave. Halfway through her bowl, my little one decided she didn't like apples, so I pureed her apple chunks in the food processor and mixed it back into her oatmeal. Voila.

Sloppy joes (with pureed green veggies and cauliflower) on whole grain sandwich thins, with steamed carrots, and fruit salad.  Here's the recipe.

Day Two hundred and five

Easter Dinner: At my parents, and I didn't have to cook a thing, so no pictures here! Great meal, but nothing for which I can take credit. ;)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day Two hundred and four

Dinner: Crunchy chicken with rice and green beans (recipe: Rachel Ray) and strawberries. This recipe used a ciabatta role (made into crumbs in the food processor) as the coating for this tasty chicken. Yum.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day Two hundred and three

Breakfast: Crepes (whole grain) with nutella and fresh strawberries (recipe: Sneaky Chef).

Dinner: Three bean turkey chili (recipe:, and made by my husband).

Dinner: Cornbread (whole grain, with pureed cauliflower; Recipe: Sneaky Chef).

Friday, April 22, 2011

Day Two hundred and two

Sparkly Easter eggs.

Breakfast: Pear apricot oatmeal (recipe: Real Simple).

The Fruitman (aka my husband playing with the fruit bowl while waiting for dinner).

Dinner: Prime rib, mashed potatoes, cauliflower gratin (with pureed yellow squash; Recipe: Sneaky Chef), asparagus, and a pina colada.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day Two hundred and one

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, apple crumb (from Dysons in Kingston), and cantaloupe.

Lunch: Pizza on whole grain sandwich thins, with spinach and fresh mozzarella.

Dinner: Chicken matzo ball soup.

Dinner: Potato latkes with sour cream and applesauce.

Day Two hundred

Two hundred days of food blogging... Margaritas for everyone!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day One hundred and ninety-nine

Breakfast: Blueberry muffins (half whole wheat), with scrambled spinach cheese eggs (with egg whites), and cantaloupe.

Day One hundred and ninety-eight

Dinner: Cream cheese chicken over egg noodles (crockpot; Recipe: Make it Fast, Cook it Slow), fresh broccoli, and cantaloupe.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day One hundred and ninety-seven

Dinner: Using a recipe from called, "Fettuccine with sweet pepper cream sauce," I modified this to meet the tastes of my family. I followed the recipe fairly closely, but added chicken, fresh green beans, and omitted the cayenne pepper. I served it over whole grain spaghetti, alongside strawberries, and it was awesome. Kudos to my friend Julie for sharing this recipe with me!

Day One hundred and ninety-six

Dinner: Using a recipe from "Real Simple" called, "White bean soup with andouille and collards," I made this dinner. It's a crockpot recipe, and I altered it to the tastes of my family. The end result was red and white beans, chicken apple sausage, and baby spinach.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day One hundred and ninety-five

The incredible tower of waffles. These are whole grain pumpkin waffles, and there were 21 to be exact. Four of them are missing from this photo, as we'd already eaten breakfast when I took it. These waffles have been divided into four packages that are now sitting in my freezer, and will allow my waffle iron to hibernate for quite a while.

Breakfast: Waffles, scrambled cheese eggs (with extra egg whites), and cantaloupe.

Dinner: Leftover medley from the weekend.

Day One hundred and ninety-four

Picnic lunch at the park: French bread, sliced chicken, fresh mozzarella, cheddar cheese, strawberries, steamed carrots, sliced apple, and (missing from the picture) yesterday's whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookies.

Dinner: Turkey cheese burgers on whole grain sandwich thins, bruscetta, green beans, and cantaloupe.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day One hundred and ninety-three

Lots of cooking in our house today...

Breakfast: Pear apricot oatmeal (recipe: Real Simple)

Before: Pizza dough (half whole wheat)

After: Risen dough

Pizza one: Half buffalo chicken pizza, half pizza marghertia, with fresh mozzarella

Pizza two: Chicken spinach alfredo with fresh mozzarella

Dinner: Homemade pizza, cantaloupe, and steamed veggies

Whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookies

Day One hundred and ninety-two

Dinner: Chicken and black bean salsa soup (crockpot; Recipe: Make it Fast, Cook it Slow), cantaloupe, and green beans. This is one of my favorite recipes in the "Make it Fast" book, and is always even better when eaten as leftovers the next day!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day One hundred and ninety-one

Strawberry-banana bread (whole wheat). I've made this before with blueberries or chocolate chips, but never strawberries. However, we had a carton getting soft, so I chopped and threw them in. The extra loaf will go in the freezer.

Broccoli and cheese quiche, in a whole wheat crust.

Brunch for dinner: Quiche, strawberry-banana bread, and fruit salad.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day One hundred and ninety

Dinner: Chicken tacos (seasoned ground chicken breast, black beans, shredded yellow squash, diced tomatoes, and corn) with light cheddar and sour cream, baby spinach, and canteloupe. This picture is awful, but there wasn't much I could do about it. The taco shell cracked and fell over, and that was that.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day One hundred and eighty-nine

Breakfast: Strawberry pineapple banana smoothies (with vanilla yogurt).

Dinner: Family dinner for my grandfather's 91st birthday- no cooking!

Day One hundred and eighty-eight

Lunch: Sliced deli-turkey and cheese melted on challah bread, baby spinach, and sliced strawberries.

Dinner: Pizza out with friends

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day One hundred and eighty-seven

Vanilla yogurt. About to go into the cooler for six hours, ala Frugal Girl's method.

Dinner: Four-cheese tortellini with fresh spinach in a light alfredo sauce, broccoli and cauliflower, and fresh pineapple.

And dinner for the meat-eater: Some kind of steak with a horseradish sauce, tortellini, vegetables, pineapple.

Day One hundred and eighty-six

Breakfast: Pumpkin maple oatmeal. I had some leftover pureed pumpkin from something I'd made last week (what was it?!?) and it seemed perfect for a chilly morning's breakfast.

Dinner: Leftover medley-- we had enough leftover baked ziti, oriental express, and chinese food to make another meal. Thank you!!