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Turkish Kebobs – Clean Eating

Lentil Veggie Burger – Clean Eating

Aloo Gobi (Indian Potato and Cauliflower) – Clean Eating

Mediterranean Veggie Burger

Mexican Style Stuffed Bell Peppers – Clean Eating

Caraway Pork – Clean Eating

Belgium Waffles with Sour Cherry Sauce – Clean Eating

Beef Bourguignon – Clean Eating

Mango BBQ Pulled Chicken and Spicey Shredded Beed Tacos – Clean Eating

Hummus, Beet & Feta Wrap – Clean Eating

Harvest Pumpkin Pancakes – With Bacon Apple Topping – Clean Eating

Broccoli Pea Soup – Clean Eating

Nutmeg-Infused Pumpkin Bread – Clean Eating

Nutmeg-Infused Pumpkin Bread Photo: Edward Pond By Nancy S. Hughes Serves: 16 Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total time: 3 hours, 5 minutes INGREDIENTS: Olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup 100% apple juice 1/2 cup dried apple juice-sweetened cranberries 1 3/4 cups white whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup maple sugar flakes 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 […]

Blueberry Crumble Muffins – Clean Eating

Blueberry Crumble Muffins Photo: Ryan Szulc By Julie O’Hara Serves: 12 Makes: 12 muffins Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total time: 50 minutes You Save: 148 Calories, 8 g Total Fat, 3 g Saturated Fat, 16 g Sugars INGREDIENTS: 2 cups plus 3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour, divided (TRY: King Arthur Flour White Whole Wheat) 2/3 cup plus 3 tbsp organic evaporated […]

Zucchini and Apple Pancake – Clean Eating

Belgium Waffles with Sour Cherry Sauce – Clean Eating

French Toast with Dark Cherry Topping- Clean Eating

French Toast with Dark Cherry Topping Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden By Nancy S. Hughes Serves: 4 Hands-on time: 11 minutes Total time: 17 minutes INGREDIENTS: TOPPING 4 oz frozen dark sweet cherries, thawed and quartered 4 dried apricot halves, diced 1 tsp orange zest 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 to 2 packets stevia 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek-style […]

Multigrain Waffles with Caramelized Bananas – Clean Eating

Multigrain Waffles with Caramelized Bananas Photo: Gregory James, Food Stylist: Jessica Colley By Julie O’Hara Serves: 7 Makes: Makes 7 regular waffles (7 1/2 inches round each) Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total time: 40 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup spelt flour 1/2 cup medium or fine ground cornmeal 2 tbsp Sucanat 1 tsp baking powder […]

Hummus & Tuna Salad Sandwiches – Barefoot Contessa

I saw this on food network and it made me actually want to eat Tuna. Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten 2010, Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?, All Rights Reserved Total Time: 3 hr 25 min Prep: 25 min Inactive: 3 hr Yield:6 sandwiches Level:Easy   Ingredients 14 ounces jarred or canned Italian tuna in […]

Baked Falafel Pitas with Yogurt Feta Sauce – Clean Eating

Baked Falafel Pitas with Yogurt Feta Sauce Photo: Gibson & Smith By Julie O’Hara Serves: 4 Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total time: 40 minutes INGREDIENTS: Olive oil cooking spray 1 15-oz BPA-free can unsalted chickpeas, drained and rinsed (TRY: Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans) 1/2 large red onion, chopped 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro (leaves and thin […]

Clean Eating – Pizza Crusts


Turkey Zucchini Burger with Tahini Sauce – Clean Eating

Turkey Zucchini Burger with Tahini Sauce I had never added zucchini to a ground turkey meat when making turkey burgers before this recipe. The turkey patties turned out moist and delicious. I loaded up mine with cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and a simple whipped Greek Yogurt sauce consisting of 2% Fage Greek Yogurt, some grated cucumber, […]

Chickpea Tagine – Clean Eating

Chickpea Tagine – Clean Eating I tried this recipe and LOVE IT! It goes great with couscous and makes a great leftover dish. Also a great way to get your vegetables.    

Grilled Fish Taco – Clean Eating

Ginger Pear Turkey Patty- Clean Eating

Beef Chickpea Curry Wrap – Clean Eating

Slow Cooker Southwestern Stuffed Flank Steak – Clean Eating

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Tamale – Clean Eating

Gita Make Indian Food Using Parampara Paneer Kadhai Spice Mix Trial

I found this video while digging in the depths of the “Sort Me” folder on my hard drive. This was one of my early food video projects. I thought I had lost it and was glad to see it again. If for nothing else, the exotic chill lounge background music makes this video fun to […]

What to do with left over chicken?

Chicken is one of the healthiest options among all meat/protein options and there are tons of different ways to prepare it. The challenge with baked chicken is that leftovers can be quite dry and unsavory. I admit,I am guilty of not eating leftover chicken for this very reason. As a personal resolution I decided to […]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken – Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce

  While at the grocery store one day, I came across a new item on display. It was the Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce Collection. Since there was a special deal for two, I grabbed the Moroccan Chicken and the Applewood Pulled Pork. Thanks to the good shelf life, I was able to use the Moroccan […]

Turkey Chili Part II AKA Chili Fail Redemtion

I was making my turkey chili recipe when I realized that I had made a mistake. Instead of browning the turkey meat separately, I added it to the onion, tomato, and spices mixture. This resulted in a more liquid chili that resembled more of what you would expect from hot dog chili, somewhere between hearty […]

Pulled Pork Recipe – Solita Style

What to do with Pork Shoulder This recipe can be prepared using the Boston Butt or Picnic Butt (shoulder) of the pork. This is one of my favorite applications for pork shoulder from Babes in the Woods Simply cut a medium size onion into a large cast iron dutch oven. Pierce the meat and insert […]

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Recipe –

Back Story While searching for slow cooker recipes, I came across this one for butter chicken. The ingredients sound just right, so I had this recipe shelved on November 1, 2012 and didn’t actually try to make it until July 2013. I followed the recipe mostly. Changes included Shan Butter Chicken Spice Mix Real tomato […]

Solita Makes – Pork Jowl

We had purchased pork jowl (also known as pork cheek) from Babes in the Woods but didn’t really know what to do with it. I started to research different methods of preparing pork jowl and collected different recipes on another post called What to do with Pork Jowel? We decided to try it Italian style. […]

Shane Makes Lasagna

It’s Shane’s turn to cook and we can’t wait! Especially since this recipe calls for ground pork. And we just so happen to have some delicious ground pork from Babe’s in the Woods that is going to set this lasagna out on a whole ‘nother level! Shane combined ready made tomato sauce with here own seasonings and […]

Sunset Wine Pairing – 2011 Laroche Chardonnay de la Chevaliere, Languedoc, with Biscuit-topped chicken potpies

              Background The doorbell rang and a signature was required! Hurray! The delivery came for June came! We were just discussing how we should each take turns making hot meals when I signed up to make this recipe next! Only, it became more of  Solita thing which is always […]

Best Meatloaf Recipe – Alton Brown

This is my favorite meatloaf recipe!   This is by far the most delicious meatloaf I have ever  had.  I am taking a screenshot of this recipe since I can’t chance ever losing it! We found the recipe while watching an episode of Alton Brown’s Good Eats.   Recipe     Video on YouTube   […]

Sunset Wine Pairing – 2009 Baileyana Firepeak Cuvee Chardonnay with Halibut Packets with Coconut Almond Rice

It has been a busy few weeks with all the fun and chaos that make up this wonderful life that we live! It is time to take a breath and enjoy another one of our Sunset Wine Pairings. I consulted Chef Sol, and he agrees that our next pairing should be with one of the […]

Arnab Returns! – Special Dinner with Arnab

Arnab Returns! Our favorite bachelor Arnab returned after months out of being out of the country for work. He returned last week and wanted to prepare a special dinner for his return. For this special dinner we prepared Prime Rib with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Garlic and Artichoke Fettuccine, Spinach and Arugula salad with Champagne Dressing.  Harris […]

Pork Wellington

We purchased a pork tenderloin from “Babes in the Woods” and explored various options for preparing it for our Sunday night dinner (See post What to do with Pork Tenderloin). My search for different recipes led me back to the Food Network’s “Good Eats!” In Season 13 Episode 4 -“Tender is the Pork,” Alton Brown demonstrates […]

What to do with Pork Tenderloin

Recently we had a drop off from our favorite piggies from Babes in the Woods. This time, we got the Pork Tenderloin. I have NEVER made pork tenderloin but am up to the challenge. Here is a list of recipes and video tutorials on how to make pork tenderloin   1) Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin […]

Sunset Wine Pairing – Zocker Gruner Veitliner, with Shortcut Chicken Cassoulet

The white wine selections have all been delicious so far. However, we did not prepare the recommended pairing menus because they all called for seafood items which are a cause for food allergy concerns in my household. The Zocker Gruner Vietliner came with a recipe card was for Cassoulet  which made me instantly excited, because I immediately […]

Shephards Pie

  This is my absolute favorite recipe for Shephards Pie. It works with just about any kind of ground meat. You can hit the easy button by adding store made mashed potatoes. I like mine with French’s Fried Onions on top. DELICIOUS!

Sunset Wine Club – Rhiannon Red Wine Blend – Paired with Red Wine and Onion Braised Brisket

  Background Another delicious Sunset Wine Pairing Dinner! After a successful first attempt with the Ancient Peaks Merlot – Spiced Lamb Chop Meal , we set out for another pairing meal, this time using the Rhiannon Red Wine Blend. The wine came with a recipe card pairing suggestion which included (Click on names for full recipe […]

Sunset Wines – Ancient Peaks Merlot – Special Lamb Chop Dinner Pairing

 Background For Christmas 2012, one of our favorite gifts came from parents where we  received two bottles of wine each month from the Sunset Win Club. Every month the UPS man would come with a package requiring a signature. The package contained a featured red and white wine along with a recipe card for a […]

Turkey Meatball Recipe

Background This recipe is a variation of Giada De Laurentiis “Mini Turkey Meatball” recipe. The ingredients and measurements are the same as she suggests.  My version deviates after the pan fry/browning process because I didn’t want my meatballs to be cooked in marinara sauce.  I was concerned that sauteing the meatballs for 5 minutes wasn’t enough […]

Gita’s Favorite Turkey Chili & Chili Mac (Redeption)

        I have a turkey chili recipe that has been a hit for years. I tried to make chili mac for the first time, and was advised not to cook the pasta before putting it into the chili, which ended up as an epic fail! Today, I have an opportunity to redeem […]

Tater Tot Casserole

I found this simple recipe in a fall magazine and had to try it! It was so simple, and so delicious!  

Slow Cooker Chicken & Vegetables

Back Story Whole chicken can be a healthy, deliciousl and economical food when prepared correctly. I was exploring healthy options for  whole chicken and came across a recipe for Baked Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe – This recipe inspired a casual yet special Sunday night chicken dinner with friends. The original plan was to follow the recipe, […]

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe –

This is a fantastic recipe for those cold days when you want a hot home cooked meal but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. For a 5 1/2 lb Pot Roast, the recipe suggests 8 hours for the slow cooking time. It is a great “set it and forget it” recipe. […]

Braised Pork with Turnips and Apples

Braised Beef with Caramelized Onion and Greens Chiffonade – Clean Eating Magazine Recipe

Braised Lamb Shank – Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Recipe Coming Soon!

Party Wing Chicken Biryani – by

Recipe Coming Soon!                      

Gita’s Super Ground Turkey Chili – by

Ingredients 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1 lb. Ground Turkey Meat 2-3 Links Jalapeno or Spicy Chorizo Sausage (optional) 1 can Dark Red Kidney Beans (Drained and Washed) 1 can Black Beans (Drained and Washed) 1 Onion chopped 2 large tomatoes 4 Jalepeno Peppers 2 cups water 2 McCormick Chili Spices Packs 2 Tablespoons Cumin Powder […]

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