Archive | January, 2014

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

28 Jan

Cream of Cauliflower soup with chicken, mushrooms and green onions. 

#BrideDiet- home made chicken stock, low fat milk, no potatoes, flour or butter.  This was awesome!


Tempura Cod with Veggies

27 Jan

Tempura fried cod filet with roasted tomatoes over creamed spinach with mushrooms and onions.

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

27 Jan

#BrideDiet- made from fresh kiwi, frozen strawberries, skim milk and orange juice this is a great breakfast full of vitamins and good carbs.

Stuffed Mushrooms

27 Jan

Spinach and Artichoke stuffed baby Portabellas with bubbly mozzarella

#BrideDiet-  I used yogurt instead of mayo for the mixture and low fat mozzerella on top!

Zucchini Chips

23 Jan

Baked sliced zucchini with salt

#BrideDiet a cup of these little guys taste like potato chips and have only… 20 CALORIES!  They’re amazing.

Slice a whole zucchini with a mandoline,  spray a cookie sheet and place evenly, spray the tops and sprinkle with just a little salt (they shrink, so if you put a normal amount of salt on them they will turn out salty). Bake at 225 for about an hour  and fifteen minutes or until they are crunchy and awesome.

Buffalo Chicken Boats

23 Jan

Romaine lettuce boats with buffalo chicken, tomatoes, red onion, avocado and crumbled blue cheese

#BrideDiet the avocado is healthy fat and buffalo sauce has no calories. The only slightly bad ingredient is the blue cheese, but just a little bit!

Brussels Sprout Pizza

21 Jan

Crunchy pizza with garlic olive oil topped with sauteed brussels sprouts and shallots cooked in bacon grease, with bacon too and Italian cheeses!

I think this is the best thing I’ve ever made.

not so much with the #BrideDiet…

Tempura Asparagus

21 Jan

Tempura Fried Asparagus

NOT #BrideDiet

For the tempura batter- combine equal parts of flour and lemonlime soda water.   Fry the asapargus in 350 degree oil until  light golden brown, they’ll brown up a bit after you take them out of the pan and put them on a paper towel to drain the oil.

I wish i would have made a sriracha mayo to tip them in!

Turkey Zucchini Lasagna

13 Jan

2Lasagna made with sliced zucchini, turkey meat sauce, sauteed mushrooms and cheeses!

#BrideDiet-  the sauce is made from ground turkey, beef bouillon, red wine, fresh tomatoes, tomato paste and seasoning- nothing bad there!  The mushrooms are sauteed with a little butter substitute and seasoning.  I only did one layer of riccotta cheese- with part skim and low fat parm.  The top layer is the only negative-  low fat mozzarella cheese and fresh parm.

Turkey Meatloaf with Veggies

10 Jan

Turkey and Mushroom Meatloaf with Mashed Cauliflower, roasted Brussle Sprouts and Mushrooms and Onions sauteed in red wine and veal demi glace.

#BrideDiet – no carbs in the meatloaf-  only ground turkey, diced mushrooms and onions, powdered parm, eggs and seasoning.  Mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes! No carbs!  And yummy fresh veggies.

Sriracha Yogurt Brushed Cod with Zoodles and Roasted Tomatoes

9 Jan

Broiled cod brushed with a yogurt- sriracha- soy glaze.  With garlic zoodles and roasted tomatoes.

#BrideDiet-  no butter or oil,  used a cool kitchen tool to cut the zucchini into noodle shapes!  Sauted the zoodles with garlic and roasted the tomatoes with cooking spray.

Chicken with Buffalo Cauliflower

9 Jan



Pan seared chicken with roasted brussle sprouts and buffalo coated cauliflower!

#BrideDiet – cooked the chicken with cooking spray  and seasoning,  used spray for the sprouts.  The cauliflower is roasted and then brushed with buffalo sauce and broiled til crispy.

Veggie Stuffed Chicken

7 Jan


Baked chicken cutlets stuffed with asparagus, sauteed mushrooms and topped with  mozzarella cheese

#BrideDiet –   part  skim mozzarella, cooking spray, no butter or oil

Salmon with Avocado Cream

7 Jan

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Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Cream

#BrideDiet – no rice!    I used spray instead of olive oil and skim milk to make the avocado cream!

Thanksgiving Pies

7 Jan


Home Made Pies-  brown sugar apple and spiced pumpkin

Cod over Risotto

7 Jan

photo (1)Broiled marinated cod over shallot risotto and burssle sprouts cooked in bacon grease with Parmesan.

Scallops with Sriracha Beurre Blanc

7 Jan

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Hard pan seared large scallops topped with sriracha and shallot beurre blanc over asparagus and tomato orzo.

Fruit Tart

7 Jan

Sugar Cookie crust with Cool Whip and Cream Cheese topped with fruit