Grilled Mini Peppers

grilled peppers on the plate

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter. Grilled peppers are one of the easiest side dishes to pull together. Not only are they full of flavor, but they also add an element of vibrant color to […]

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Portion Control and A Typical Dinner (What’s On Your Plate?)

Orange-Ginger Marinated Chicken

Years ago my friend Christina, a nutrition science major, told me that half your plate should be fruits and vegetables. That stuck with me. And while I don’t always adhere to that rule, I try to. Loving salads helps. Pictured is a typical dinner plate for me: a large portion of salad, covering about half […]

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The Ice-Blended Mocha & Tips for an At-Home Date Night

ice blended mocha date night

Hubs and I have been married for 16 years. We met in 1992. I was a sophomore in college and thin and could eat anything. He was older, athletic, and very conscious about what he ate. I corrupted him. I’m not sure what did it first…. the bacon and avocado thrown onto a turkey sandwich, […]

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Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Roasting vegetables in olive oil and garlic gives them a delicious depth of flavor. And this recipe is amazingly easy to prepare. I used broccoli, cauliflower, and red pepper, but you could add onion, beans, peas, carrots, eggplant, zucchini, squash, or tomatoes. Anything that is growing in your garden is a great candidate for roasting. […]

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Buffalo Chicken Wraps with Blue Cheese Dressing

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

The Buffalo Chicken Salad was so good that I decided to put it into a wrap. Wraps are easily portable and not as heavy as sandwiches, making them light fare for hot nights. Hubs grilled up a batch of Buffalo Chicken Breasts that I had marinated while I assembled lettuce, chopped tomatoes, tortillas, and a […]

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3 Delicious Ways to Create a Welcoming Atmosphere

SuperBowl 4

It’s one thing to create a welcoming atmosphere when you’ve invited guests over, but it is quite another thing to do so for our families, for our husbands, those that we see everyday. I confess that it is all too easy to make extra special efforts for other people, instead of for those that I […]

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Tossed Salad with Peperoncinis & Feta & an Easy Way to Dress a Salad

Tossed Salad with Feta anad Pepperoncinis

Salads are a fresh and flavorful way to get your veggies. I love them in any number of ways. But, easy is at the top of the list. Creating a good salad does not take a lot of work or complex ingredients. In fact, provided that you have a few flavor ingredients like olive oil, […]

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More Meals Fit for a King

Earlier this week I shared some strategies that I use to make meals more appealing to the men in my life. Meanwhile, my friends, Mandi, JessieLeigh, Amy, and Tara, shared some of their own tips for making great meals for their sweet hubbies. Mandi shared several recipes, including Chicken Quesadillas, Crab Dip, Chicken Parmesan Bake, […]

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Win Organic Rolled Oats from Tropical Traditions

oats

Oats are a regular staple in our house. In fact, I think we probably eat them every day. Whether it is homemade instant oatmeal packets, oatmeal, homemade granola bars, or granola, oats are a daily part of our good eating. They are more filling than other cereals, giving us a stick-to-yer-ribs start on the day. […]

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A Wedge Salad, Karl Strauss, & What’s On Your Plate?

karl strauss

As I’ve mentioned before, hubs and I are on a hunt for good, local restaurants in San Diego. We don’t expect the world on a platter, but we’re looking for quality and we’re looking for local. We’ve tried a number of bigger chain restaurants over the last few months and have walked away poor and […]

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