Weekend Food Prep–Baked Italian Turkey Meatballs

I choose to not eat red meat, so I’m often replacing ground beef or pork with ground turkey. The downsides to substituting turkey in recipes with red meat are twofold–first, the ground turkey seems to be wetter, making it harder to use the Maillard reaction to increase the wonderful umami flavor of browned meats. Secondly,Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Baked Italian Turkey Meatballs”

Weekend Food Prep–How NOT to make a Coconut Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

I like to think that my regular readers appreciate that on Saturdays when it comes to recipe time, I get straight to the point. I give you a little background, and then get on with the recipe. It’s my intent to give you what you want without all the unnecessary fluff of exposition so commonContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–How NOT to make a Coconut Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting”

Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread

I like bread, but I don’t eat it terribly often. So, like a lot of other baked goods, I make it in bulk, slice it up, and store it in my freezer. This recipe makes 3 moderately-sized loaves of delicious sandwich bread. The pumpkin adds color and with the long fermentation time, there’s a niceContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread”

Weekend Food Prep–Ideas for Protein at Breakfast

Sufficient protein is a “big rock,” one of those pieces of the puzzle that can help us make meaningful improvements to the healthfulness of our diets and towards improving our physiques, if that’s a goal. This recent video by Jeff Nippard talks about how much protein might be best if we’re trying to build orContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Ideas for Protein at Breakfast”

Weekend Food Prep–Broccoli Tomato and Feta Egg Bake

This is a variation on this breakfast egg custard. I love a little strong cheese with eggs and this is delicious with feta, and the tomatoes add a lovely bit of acidity to balance out the flavors. Broccoli Tomato and Feta Egg Bake one. Preheat the oven to 350oF, two. Use 1-2 tsp. softened butterContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Broccoli Tomato and Feta Egg Bake”

Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week

Well, the blog is just about a year old, and I’ve shared most of my favorite regular recipes with all of you! As I create new recipes, I will be sure to share them here, but in the meantime, there’s lots of good stuff in the archives that I’d love to highlight. Here’s what I’mContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week”

Weekend Food Prep–Chicken Breasts with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes

Well, I made this one up on the fly one night, and it’s damn delicious! I wanted something new to eat, tired of the same flavors over and over again. So, I added sundried tomatoes to the shopping list and created something around their lovely, luscious flavor. It is common to serve sundried tomatoes withContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chicken Breasts with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes”

Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding”

My go-to snack these last few months has been cottage cheese with fruit. I like that it is a satisfying combination of protein and produce, my preferred combination for my mini-meal between lunch and dinner. It’s satisfying enough to keep me going, even when I have evening meetings or lifting after work, but is lowContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding””

Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles

Prepandemic, some friends and I had a monthly brunch tradition. We’d find a restaurant with delicious food and meet up once a month to catch up and stay connected. During the pandemic, once vaccinations were available and we had a clue about what was safeish to do, we began having brunch at one our homes.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles”

Weekend Food Prep–Quick Masaman-Style Curry Sauce

I love Masaman Curry, but the way it is usually served in Thai restaurants, with large quantities of that delicious, rich sauce, makes it a special occasion food for me. I created this recipe to give me that wonderful flavor without totally throwing off my eating away from my preferences for the day. This wouldContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Quick Masaman-Style Curry Sauce”