Monday, July 13, 2015

Paddington Bear Orange Marmalade Chicken

My kids love the movie Paddington bear.  I've never heard them giggle so much at one movie.

Paddington's favorite food, of course, is Orange Marmalade.  You can imagine the children's delight when tonight's menu was Orange Marmalade Chicken!

This meal was categorized as "superfast" which is what I'm in desperate need of currently. Due to deciding to take on full time work, I'm literally losing sleep at night trying to determine how 40 hours a week of employment is going to work with the family.  Most importantly, I'm sweating bullets about how I'm going to have fresh, easy dinners that are healthy for this little brood of mine.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dairy-free berry pancakes

I was dubious, but we needed some pancakes without diary for my little dude, and here is what we created.  I also wanted to avoid any milk substitutes (like almond or coconut milk), and was happy to use margarine (but I used Smart Balance, and it worked fine!)  So, this was the recipe for our little family.

If you were really having a good morning in the kitchen, you could whip up some honey butter to go with these bad boys, for even more of a delight!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cam's Churry

Have you ever come home from a day of work and your husband has cooked you a meal?

This is what happened to me on Tuesday night.  Arrived home to find vegetable and chicken delight awaiting, all mixed together into a sea of chili, tomato, black bean, chipotle flavor...

Attempting to please the entire family my hubby included shrimp for Alex, black olives for Molly, and loads of vegetables for me...

Friday, November 7, 2014

Honey Butter

3 ingredients... butter, honey, powdered sugar... How can you go wrong??? You simply can't. 


Add the honey butter with the light cornbread straight out of the oven


Friday, October 31, 2014

Light Cornbread Muffins with Honey Butter

Mmmmm, can you say honey butter.  

Yes, the cornbread muffins are "light" and absolutely must be eaten any time there is chili in the house, but forget about that...  

gimme more of that honey butter
 (oh, and can I please announce to the world that my 8 year old son, Alex, took the above picture... I know, amazing!).  

Clearly, my daughter was reaching for more of those muffins, too, but little does she know the secret is in the honey butter. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Black Bean and Olive Balls with a Dash of Basil

I have a balls story.

Not the delicious, black bean and olive ball sort of story that you may expect from a food blog, but more the sort of balls-that-boys-have story. And just so we're not too distracted with olive ball pictues while I'm recanting boy balls stories, here are some black bean and olive patties, too, that are equally delicious as their ball counterparts.

Angie's Balls Story
On occasion, I work in acute care as a physical therapist.  This past weekend, one of my patients, who was quite sick, managed to get out of bed, walk to the door, and sit back in the bedside chair.  Yay for him... so many health benefits.  At the end of our treatment session, however, he calmly says to me "Can you grab my testicles?"

Excuse me?

Monday, January 6, 2014

Creamy Ethiopian Lentils


That's my starting weight.  I just signed up to loose 10% of my weight in 2 weeks... JOKING... 10% of my weight in 6 months time... that is 14 pounds by July 1st, by my calculations.  That's gonna be hard... this is what my daughter thinks about that...

(Don't you love that photo... she knows how to celebrate and enjoy life!  And no, I'm not biased) But losing that weight is not as hard as these mothers are suffering due to their teenage sons. My friend made this ad.  Hilarious.

Back to 138.4.  If I eat more of this delicious dish, I should be on track to meeting my target weight loss goal.