Monthly Archives: December 2011

Marco Island

John and I are getting settled here in Marco Island and I’ll start posting again on January 1. Here’s to a new year of successful healthy eating!

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Pan roasted chicken breast, rutabaga/potato mash, green beans, and snow peas with carrots

Thank goodness it’s Chicken Monday again! After all the eating and drinking of the Christmas weekend, it is so comforting to eat plainly. Way back on January 1, 2011 after returning from France and Spain, I felt the same way. … Continue reading

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Our traditional Christmas breakfast

Yesterday was Christmas eve and there is nothing to report that would fit with the title of this blog. Maybe I might call what we did yesterday “grazing heavy.” For instance, one of our dishes was lasagna made in cupcake … Continue reading

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Whole wheat spaghetti with shrimp, mushrooms, onions and snow peas

Last chance before the eat-a-thon to have a decent dinner. I really like this dinner. The sauce is really more like a brodo made from chicken stock and a little of the pasta water. I haven’t bought snow peas in … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin with farro and Brussels sprouts

It’s the Wednesday before Christmas and we are trying to eat reasonably. John and I both know that come Saturday we will be in the midst of an eating extravaganza. Saturday we celebrate Pilat Eve which incorporates the foods of … Continue reading

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Veal scallopine with farfalle

When you are on a diet it is hard to find a dinner that everyone will like. Sometimes you just figure that it would be easier to eat out. The other night when Jonathan was visiting, it seemed like a … Continue reading

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Pan roasted chicken with potato/squash mash and mixed vegetables

Chicken Monday again! Since we are starting eat-down mode due to our upcoming trip, we tried to use bits and pieces of stuff we have in the refrigerator. We had leftover butternut squash and one potato so I cooked the … Continue reading

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