My dinner staple: Lentils, Rice and Cheese

If you want to know what recipe I repeat most often, it's lentils, rice and cheese.  This recipe never lets me down.  It's easy to make, hits your macros and is VERY filling for a low calorie count.  I make this when I am not feeling creative, or in this case, not able to eat [...]

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Getting better…progress

I've been getting better, slowly but surely.  I'm now back to doing 10,000 steps (Slowly, not at my usual pace).  I'm also doing some gentle yoga.  Here's the routine if you ever need one: I keep lots of different yoga routines in a playlist on YouTube.  Five Parks Yoga and Fightmaster Yoga are my two favorites.  [...]

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Pumpkin Marinara Sauce

One thing that I don't do with my cooking, if you haven't noticed already, is cook with pasta.  There are two reasons: I am gluten-free and the calories aren't worth it.  Pasta, either gluten-free or not is about 200 calories per cup.  No nutritional value.  Luckily, Tony and I don't crave pasta at all.  That's [...]

An non-standard version of Spanish Paella

I was inspired to try modifying a paella dish recently.  I was flipping through my Better Homes and Gardens recipe e-mail and came across their Pork and Butternut Squash Paella.  I thought, I love pork and butternut squash and both are healthy to begin with.  But I also wanted to challenge myself to use something [...]

Beef, Brown Rice and Mushroom Soup

Looking through my pile of recipes, this one caught my attention.  What's not to love about a soup with beef, brown rice and mushrooms?  The original recipe from Very Well uses some high sodium ingredients like canned mushrooms and reduced sodium beef broth.  Yep, reduced sodium beef broth is still too much sodium for a [...]