I double dog dare *you* to eat healthy breakfasts with us

I’ve been on Noom since January, and I’ve lost 56 pounds. Yup, it’s pretty great. I’ve hit a plateau, though, and my Noom coach recommended changing up my breakfasts. I got buy-in from Snuggles, who is a breakfast evangelist, to go with a Family Plan on this one. This week, we are trying five new,Continue reading “I double dog dare *you* to eat healthy breakfasts with us”

French Onion Dip Chicken with Parmesan Zucchini and Tomatoes

Here’s the thing Home Chef is helping me feel more confident about my abilities in the kitchen. It’s teaching me things about method, texture, and color, that are improving our dinner time experiences. This week I successfully sautéed zucchini and tomatoes. With Home Chef’s pre-portioned parmesan and crackers, I created a vegetable dish with aContinue reading “French Onion Dip Chicken with Parmesan Zucchini and Tomatoes”

Roasted Red Pepper and Crispy Chickpea Salad

This was the first entrée salad from Home Chef that we tried and we enjoyed it. Once again, it was a 5-minute, no cook meal. I’ve been spending an hour or two most Sunday afternoons for the past two years chopping veggies. I bag them for lunches, mix them to pour over spinach for quickContinue reading “Roasted Red Pepper and Crispy Chickpea Salad”

Smoky BBQ Chicken Rice Bowl

Our latest meal delivery adventure was a “Fast and Fresh” option from Home Chef: a rice bowl with jalapeno ranch and cheddar. It took 10 minutes to put together and only required a microwave for prep – no chopping, baking, or sautéing. As you’ve realized, then, a meal with chicken and 10 minutes prep meansContinue reading “Smoky BBQ Chicken Rice Bowl”

18: I am the Snake Lady Librarian

I graduated in Detroit on a sunny, May day with hubby and my mother in attendance. I bought a new coral dress for the occasion, we got hubby a matching tie, and I got a wrist corsage. Aunt Charlotte did indeed haul three cakes from Lake Erie for the family party. She also did theContinue reading “18: I am the Snake Lady Librarian”

Cooking Marathons with Dragons

I really value this outlet and I appreciate everyone who has been following my spiritual journey, but right now I’m taking a break and I’d like to talk about some of my other adventures. Kittens! For one thing. And I have others. One of these are the cooking marathons that Dragon and I engage in.Continue reading “Cooking Marathons with Dragons”