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2013 Don’t “Weight” For a Resolution

2013 Don’t “Weight” For a Resolution

I recently learned about a blog with recipes that are healthy and tasty.  For those that are interested in changing the way you eat, but don’t want to sacrifice flavor, take a look at http://www.skinnytaste.com/ After learning about Skinny Taste I decided to look for other healthy […]

New Blog Idea

New Blog Idea

I just had a (what I call) brilliant idea about foodieengineer.com. I’m not sure if its just because I am at my alma mater for a week and am reminiscing about all of the great experiences I had here. But I want to share great […]

Hurricane Irene Meals

Hurricane Irene Meals

Can I just say….”Thank God for Gas Appliances” .

Living in NJ I just knew that mother nature would not interfere with my life like when I lived in Oklahoma (tornadoes), or my family in LA (earthquakes).  However, on Tuesday we experience an earthquake and last night we experience Irene..the hurricane.  So I decide to take it in stride and get ready to hunker down and ride out the storm, after all where would I go?  Being a foodie, my first thought after learning of the impending hurricane is… what will I eat?

The list went like this:

homemade pizza

soup with stuff from the freezer

chicken parm.

With Bootcamp workouts restarting on Monday, I wanted to be mindful of the calories in the hurricane shut in list.

The pizza came out great, it was my first time what a wonder 8 ingredients can create:

5 cups of flour

1.5 cups of water

1 package of yeast

1.5 tsp salt

crushed tomatoes and 3 garlic cloves

fresh basil leaves

My pizza turned out so good.


After the power went out this morning I decided to cook a very comforting soup.  I wasn’t sure when the power would come back on, so I decided to cook as much as I could in a pot, I started with a turkey leg (smoked) and then carrots, and then found fresh corn that I had taken off the cob and frozen, spinach, lima beans, and finally green peas.  Oh and I added some pasta for a healthy carb.

Hurricane Irene Soup

The best recipes are the simplest.


The chicken parm will be coming soon

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