Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool)

I don’t know how many times my dad told me that story. For most of his life, he’s worked for Italians. There was this one night when he got invited to a “traditional” family reunion. Italians being what they are, there was food at that reunion. Loads of food. Traditional Italian Food! So my dad […]

Healthy Hamburger and Fries

Healthy? Hell yeah! Well, except for maybe the bun… I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s almost impossible to find a decent hamburger bun that is made with whole grains. At least, it is around here. So I settled for this “enriched” plain flour Italian bun. The only real healthy alternative was packaged buns made […]

Quick Chicken and Leftover Veggie Pasta

I had some leftover Roasted Cauliflower, as well as a few slices of Aubergines, so I decided to use them in a quick pasta dish. While my pasta was cooking, I diced a chicken breast, cut a few florets out of my broccoli and sliced up a handful of mushrooms. Then I quickly browned the […]

Hazelnut Crusted Pangasius Fillet

This is what was on the menu tonight. It was my first time eating Pangasius and I have to say that it is going on my list of regulars. It has a very subtle taste and its flesh is very soft, almost creamy, yet it holds very well together. The subtle taste of hazelnuts went […]

Banana, Date and Walnut Muffins

As part of my Protein Bar Replacement Experiment, I really like to make those to bring to work as an afternoon snack. They contain no sugar whatsoever, other than that from the whey protein and fruits. Their taste is really good, but still, I’m not 100% satisfied with the results that I am getting. Still, […]

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

I recently happened to fall on a recipe for Oatmeal Protein Pancakes on the Net. I didn’t keep the link, but it was extremely easy to memorize, so I decided to give them a try this morning. Well, I am sold. The texture is good and moist, with a little bit of a crunch coming […]

Walnut Crusted Chicken Fingers

I love chicken fingers. Really, I do! I got inspired this week by a recipe I found on the Net, which used walnuts and whole wheat flour to bread the fingers. I pretty much replicated what I remembered of that recipe, but it wasn’t what I would call a success. I think it still needs […]

Teriyaki Experience – Home Made Version

This has got to be my favorite food to eat when spending a day at the mall. So simple, so quick, so full of flavor, so affordable and so very healthy (when you go easy on the teriyaki sauce, that is!). I recently decided to try my hand at duplicating the “experience” at home. I […]

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Salad

Tonight I tried another of Kevin’s recipes. Unfortunately, I think I really messed that one up. I must’ve misunderstood the lemon part, for I find the only thing you could taste, really, was lemon. My understanding was that the recipe says to use the juice and zest of one whole lemon. I felt it was […]

Haddock Filet and Ratatouille Vertical Style

This was an experimentation. I got the inspiration while at a restaurant the other day, although their version was simply stacked aubergine with a balsamic reduction and bocconcini cheese. I wanted to try it, but figured it would be absolutely drenched in oil, so I figured I would make my own version at home. Then […]

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Tonight I decided to try this recipe from Kevin over at Closet Cooking.  I have to admit that while making it, I was pretty skeptical at one point. Mind you, I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, so I was a bit afraid that I had messed it up. For instance, I didn’t cook the quinoa […]

Seafood Pizza

You probably guessed by now that home made pizza is one of my favorite foods and one that I will have on a regular basis. I think that as long as your crust is made with whole grains, that you keep the toppings healthy and that you go easy on the cheese (go low fat […]

Coquilles St-Jacques

I love Coquilles St-Jacques. It’s definitely right up there on my top 50 list (didn’t I say that not long ago about something else?) Anyhow, I really do love that dish, but don’t find it to be extremely healthy, with the usual bechamel and wine, butter and cream that goes in them, so I tried […]

Peasant Soup

My daughter made this tonight while I was out visiting my dad. When I got home, she was all desperate and said she had ruined it, that it tasted like dish water. She always does that, but her food is always super good. I just thought it smelled incredibly good when I stepped in the […]