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Tag: vegetables

Budgeted Eats Recipe: Roasted eggplant and red pepper spread

Feeding two of us, I can still find it hard to buy just the right amount of produce. My concerns when buying produce are will we eat it all before it goes bad and what will I make with it so that we’re not eating the same thing. Eggplant is a tricky vegetable because our […]

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Recipe: Squash Soup

Last December, I had been experimenting with soup because that’s comfort in winters in New England. I mean, really, soup is just comfort anyway. I had played with Broccoli Cheddar soup that had been inspired by Panera, except I was really trying to not give myself a stomach ache.  The recipe was a hit and […]

Recipe: Grilled Chicken Wrap with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

Last weekend we bought a bag of avocados and while I am all for eating half an avocado with a meal, I’ve also wanted to find some new recipes. I found a number that looked intriguing, but many were salads. I’m not anti-salad, I freaking love salad, but I also really love sandwiches and this […]

A week in review – week 3 of the reverse diet

Yesterday marked the last day of my third week reversing my diet since the Cutler Classic. To say this week was easy would be a lie, but to say it was hard would be a stretch too. At the beginning of the week I was traveling for work. Just like prep, I researched what was […]

Recipe: sweet pumpkin spice butternut squash

Sweet potatoes, pumpkins and squash are essentially relatives, so why not treat them similarly? I understand that many squashes have distinct flavors such as acorn squash being a little more nutty, but butternut squash I believe has a lot of diversity. I’m going out on a limb to say that I think there are two […]

Spaghetti squash two ways

Update: While I was in the weight loss phase of my journey and into competition prep, I eliminated grains that didn’t keep me full. Part of this was because they didn’t keep me full and the other part was to moderate my carbohydrate intake. During this time, I focused on increasing vegetables as a source […]