Green Eggs and Ham…

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In honor of Charlotte’s favorite book, which I probably read 100 times a day at least, I had a huge hankering for HAM this week. Usually Nick owns the big meat roasting category, but since he has been swamped at work, I decided to attempt my first ham solo, and it was a success! They are actually shockingly easy, and the best part is, you can prep it all ahead of time while the little one naps.  Continue reading “Green Eggs and Ham…”

Teriyaki Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps….

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Happy Monday everyone! This little concoction was quickly made up today in my head while at the grocery store, but I must say it turned out great. I’ve been trying to crock pot once a week lately to ensure we have one easy cooking night, usually on Mondays when we are pretty beat. I’ve been really into pulled meats, so went with my usual chicken and sweet marinade route. This time I chose teriyaki sauce and honey as the base of the sauce, and topped the dish with fresh, crunchy veggies and chopped peanuts. The extra crunch was perfectly paired with fresh lettuce, which (because it’s lettuce),  you don’t even feel guilty while eating about 5 wraps 🙂 Continue reading “Teriyaki Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps….”

A Healthier Take On Eggplant Parm…

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Usually I avoid more complex dishes during the week, and save them for the weekends, but man was I having an eggplant parm craving. And like most food cravings, once it’s in my mind, I just can’t let it go. So this was our first attempt of making a healthier/faster version of the dish, and I must say, it turned out amazing! I actually prefer this lighter style, vs the heavier baked dish you usually see smothered in cheese, leaving you super full at the end. The big secret here is lightly coating the eggplant with flour and breadcrumbs. We use panko to save on calories, and skip mozzarella all together. Instead we garnish at the end with grated parmesan and light red sauce.
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Breakfast Cake to Fuel the Baby…

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I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last post. I know I have really dropped the ball on this blog lately, especially during the crazy holiday months; it was certainly put on the back burner. Hopefully this new year brings new recipe inspirations and plenty of  blogging before the craziness that will be surfacing in June, when we add one more babe to this circus!

Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m totally not a sweets person, and crave mainly salty things. But dear lord, something has taken over me recently and I crave dessert nightly. I’ve been wanting to make some sort of sweeter breakfast loaf for months now, but never got around to it. However, with a big snowfall hitting NYC  yesterday, this was the perfect excuse to attempt baking. I still admit, I’m not a fan of baking. Who really likes to measure things? As you’ve probably noticed, most of my recipes are a “dash of this and that”. So I sort of winged this, but it turned out amazing, and the best thing is, you can make it as healthy or non healthy as you want. Now the goal will be to only have 1 slice a day (not the entire loaf).

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