Category: Gettin’ Skinny

Zesty Fresh Tomato Black Bean Salsa

A mouth pleaser that’s bursting with fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, and savory beans. Use this salsa as a dip for chips, or a topper for tacos, tortillas, baked fish and chicken.  You can dial down or up the heat factor…

Mushroom Egg and Cheese Brunch Burrito for One

Brunch Burrito

In the mood for a little sumthin’, just for one? I whipped this burrito up for brunch. If you’ve got a morning-after-the-night-before visitor, double the recipe and serve it in bed with a handful of fresh strawberries or a few…

Chicken Mushroom and Onion Pot Stickers

Potstickers with Soy and Wine Dipping Sauce

I love pot stickers, love, LOVE, love them.  I love them AMOST as much as I love sushi and sushi makes me moan in a manner unbefitting of a lady.  I swear there lives deep inside my soul an Asian…

Zucchini Bikini Soup

Zucchini Bikini Soup

It’s a thrifty meal that’s not only satisfying but exceptionally low in calories.  If you start making healthy choices NOW, you’ll be ready come summer to slip into that itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini. Splash of Olive Oil 1 Large…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mug Cake for One

Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf Mug Cake for One

This mini cake baked in the microwave takes nearly no time at all and very few ingredients. I’ve made it with less sugar and oil than most yet it’s still moist and sweet. It’s only a slightly sinful treat for…

Fragrant Pho Soup with Beef

Pho Soup

This is my version of a Vietnamese concoction that’s a do-it-yourself feast where diners add their own garnishes to a spicy meat broth.  This soup has a complicated mix of sweet and savory spices that’s beyond invigorating.  It’s a bowlful…

Bella’s Stacked Tortilla

Mexican Beauty

Bella in Spanish means pretty and my stacked warm tortillas are so pretty that you ALMOST don’t want to eat them. Yes, I said almost. But you will! We feast first with our eyes… 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil 2 Cloves…

Manhattan Red Clam Chowder

Manhattan Bridge

When I was little, red clam chowder was the only soup I remember. It came out of a can. I loved it! My grown-up version is, I dare say, much better. Besides being delicious, it’s very easy on the waistline.…

Not Doc Seuss’s Green Egg Omelet

Mesclun Lettuce Mix

At this time of year, I have an abundance of greens growing in my plot…Swiss Chard, Assorted Lettuces, and Mustard Greens. One of my quickest, healthiest, and easiest ways to enjoy them is by shredding them into an omelet. It’s…