Might not be pretty…but it IS pretty good!

OLD-FASHIONED GLAZED MEATLOAF (First…let me apologize for the hunk ‘o meatloaf-on-a-plate.  Good grief.   I had served dinner to Hon and he ooed and awed over it so I then felt like I should have taken a photo so I could post the recipe.  That was all that was left.   Don’t worry.  It’s really,…

Love That Quinoa Burger!

QUINOA BURGER So yummy!  If you want a change of pace that’s meat-free, yet full of protein, fiber, and very filling…this might be for you. I like it with Tzatziki on top (my recipe is in this post), or  a little “fry sauce” (what some drive-ins call that wonderful mayo/ketchup combo), and with a thick…

Add a little Beautiful to your dinner!

CITRUS-GLAZED SALMON WITH AVOCADO SALSA Impress someone with very little effort with this gorgeousness!  Fast and easy this dish has the lightest flavors, but they all work to make it spicy-sweet and the salmon buttery-smooth.  If you can, using fresh salmon with this is the best. (The only reason my salsa looks sooooo gorgeous is…

Take out? Not.

ORANGE CHICKEN In case you thought this was a thing of the past…think again!  No sugar added, high in protein, fill-you-up goodness that will stand up to the restaurant stuff any day of the week. A pot of Jasmine rice for your family and a crisp green salad with toasted almonds is all you need….

Deviled Eggs…yet another way

SOUTHWEST DEVILED EGGS I mean, really…can you have too many deviled eggs?!  This is on old recipe that I’ve made for a long time and love.  How spicy depends on your taste, but when the snack attack comes around, you’ll be ready with a plate of these in the fridge. ~~~~     10 hard-boiled…

Dinner for Your Love…

TILAPIA VERA CRUZ ASPARAGUS WITH CITRUS MAYO This dish is simple but full of flavor.  Soft, spicy fish and crisp-tender asparagus with a tangy sauce.  A nice special occasion meal that’s beautiful and impressive! ~~~~     Vegetable cooking spray 1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen tilapia, thawed if frozen One 14-ounce can diced tomatoes…

New Year…back on track…how about some protein?!

MY FAVORITE EGG SALAD Super simple…Plain Jane, no frills. This is the egg salad that I keep in the fridge to wrap in lettuce leaves or to eat with a spoon out of a bowl.  Nothing fancy.  You probably have a favorite way of making yours…this is mine. One secret that makes it super quick…

Meatball Stew – protein packed and easy

MEATBALL STEW Need a quick supper? Fix this dish and even the pickiest eaters in the house will gobble it up. Toss a crunchy salad full of dark greens and colorful red and yellow peppers, radishes, some purple onion slices, and deep black olives. Dowse it with a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar…sprinkle…

Green is beautiful!

CREAMY GARLIC & EDAMAME SOUP This soup will bring a little Spring to your dreary winter! Fresh and bright with low-carb, high-protein edamame and fragrant, creamy garlic…add a bag of protein crisps and you’ve got a gourmet lunch. ~~~~   2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, peeled 2 bay leaves 4 cups shelled edamame,…

Italian Herbed Meatloaf…

ITALIAN HERBED MEATLOAF This smells so homey-good while baking! For the family: in the same oven I put some chunky potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkled with grated parmesan, salt and pepper, a dash of garlic powder. Stir occasionally and roast until golden and crisp. Whip up a green salad…

A little different – a lotta good

TUNA SALAD with EGG & CARROTS I have no idea what’s up with the neon carrots.   Just super healthy, I guess!  Anyway… Wrap this quick and flavorful salad in a crunchy lettuce leaf and grab a bag of your favorite Soy Chips for a fast and nutritious lunch. ~~~~   Two 6-ounce cans solid…