Posts Tagged ‘dieting’

One of the trickiest parts of weight loss is figuring out (1) how many calories your body burns every day just by you existing and (2) how many calories you should eat to lose weight. Over the past year, I spent no small amount of time looking for a good formula to help me answer […]


Whether you’re on a low-carb diet, or a low-calorie one, you have the power to make it easier or more difficult for yourself. One thing I’ve found on this journey so far is that some people set out to sabotage their own efforts at dieting and find excuses for doing so. The reasons people might […]


For the last several weeks, I’ve been tinkering with this recipe and making it our own. Besides the gargantuan portion size of this recipe, I get to serve it in adorable 14 oz. red stoneware ramekins [see below]. I found these little beauties at Target for $10 per pair – one of the best purchases […]


Okay, so you’ve been wondering why I haven’t posted in ages. You have every right to ask. Truth is, Peter started working 10 hour days, which means a 4 day work week. I followed suit. As you can imagine, a 10 hour day does not leave much energy for blogging. So where have you been […]


Arroz Con Pollo

08Mar10

I’d been looking around for a workable, mostly authentic Mexican recipe for us. Hindrance: We lack the space, tools, and cookware necessary to make many truly authentic Mexican meals. This recipe is as close as I’ve gotten, and in my opinion, it’s about as close as you’ll get from a typical American kitchen. What makes […]


Whoooooo boy. I have got a treat for you. When I first saw this recipe, I had my doubts. For one thing, I knew I’d need to make modifications to bring out the flavor of the chicken and herbs. For another, while rice is a suitable addition to this meal, I felt that a good […]


I want to share a special recipe with you. Cream-based soups are a cornerstone of my comfort-food diet. When I realized that the time had come to get serious about eating healthier and dropping some pounds – for the sake of longevity, if nothing else – I despaired over the loss of three things: cheese, […]