Healthy Meal: Chipotle Cashew Chicken with Brown Rice and Spinach Salad

Last night, my roommate came home right when I was finishing up dinner, so I ended up talking to her instead of posting my recipe. that means today, you get two recipes! (And maybe a few more as well, since I have a couple recipes that I cooked and took pictures of but neglected to post). This recipe springs from me wanting to use up some fridge leftovers. I had chicken (from another recipe, to be posted soon), red peppers {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Oven "Fried" Pork Chop and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

It’s rare for me to not think about food for most of the day. I usually am dreaming about what I’m going to have for dinner. However, at 6 PM today, I had forgotten to think about dinner at all, and was browsing Food Network trying to think what I was in the mood for. I was kind of in the mood for fried chicken, but I knew I only had a HUGE breast in the freezer that was really {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Pork Chop with Mushroom-Onion Pan Gravy

Last night while at the gym, I got a call from a friend that I was to be at her apartment, way up in Morningside Heights, fed, dressed, and ready to go out… all in an hour. It normally takes me that long just to shower, dry my hair, and get dressed, so I needed to make something that would be ridiculously fast, and also ridiculously low calorie because of the drinking I’d be doing later. This recipe fit the {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Pork Chops with Cran-Apple Sauce, Scallion Potatoes, and Snap Peas

I first made this recipe last summer, and really liked it. When pork chops went on sale at Gristedes, I figured I’d try the recipe again and post it here for you all to enjoy as well :) Recipe notes for the pork chop and sauce:I used a pretty big pork chop (6 oz instead of the standard 4), because I was really hungry. I grilled it on my Foreman instead of pan searing it, which meant no oil was {Read More}

Quick Tagine-Style Chicken with Green Pepper and Tomato Salad

I’ve had this recipe saved for a while, and never gotten around to making it. Today I had some chicken and some cilantro that was going bad, so I thought this would be a good fit. After picking up some prunes, I was good to go.Chicken recipe notes:I used 1/2 tbsp of oil, and 6 oz chicken. I kept the rest of the recipe as-is, just cut down for one serving. Salad recipe notes:You definitely don’t need that much oil {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Asparagus

I started out by adapting a Food Network recipe for Pork Chops with Wild Mushrooms, but honestly, I made so many changes that the recipe really isn’t the same. And so I present to you my own quick and easy version. Recipe notes for the asparagus: Preheat your oven to 450. Trim the asparagus (I had about 12 stalks) by holding it in two hands and bending them till they break – this is a foolproof way to get rid {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Champagne Chicken and Baby Beluga Lentil Salad

When I was at Trader Joe’s yesterday, the sample of the day was black beluga lentils on a bed of lettuce, with a balsamic vinaigrette on top. I thought it was delicious, and grabbed a bag of the beluga lentils so I could try making it myself. While I was trying to decide what to pair with it, my mom sent me a link to some recipes from French Women Don’t Get Fat (I had read the book several times {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Blueberry-Onion Sauced Pork Tenderloin

When I bought those pork cutlets and was looking for something to do with them and cherries, I first started by looking for pork and fruit. This is one of the things that came up, and it looked great, so I saved it for later. Usually when I save things for later it means, oh, never, or at least a few months later. This one I pulled out immediately though, and I’m glad I did. As you can see from {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Pork Chops with Brandied Cherry Sauce and Zucchini with Walnuts

As I mentioned in my post this morning on grapes and how expensive they were, my roommate has a ton of cherries she wants used up. I also picked up some pork cutlets yesterday on a whim, because they were on sale for really cheap. Finally, I have some zucchini and yellow squash that’s going bad in the fridge. The solution? Plugged “cherries pork zucchini” into the search engine at Food Network, and found this recipe. I love that search {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Greek Meatballs in White Wine Sauce and Baked Gigante Beans

I’ve had these recipes in my online Food Network recipe box, and today I had ground turkey to use up, so I figured it was the perfect excuse! However, I wasn’t that impressed. Yeah, the pictures kind of suck too. I didn’t really take the time to pretty up the meatballs because I couldn’t figure out how once they had started falling apart. The beans look decent though, and you can also see the Greek salad I made to go {Read More}