While dog sitting last weekend, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful, bright kitchen that was in the house. As you probably know, the kitchen at my house is dark, old, and completely lacking any natural light, making my photos very…blegh. I also bought a new macro lens and am so excited to start bringing you […]
I would say that I’m not a very competitive person. Bragging about how good you are at something and winning is the stuff of daydreams. But bragging and then losing is pretty humiliating to experience and watch others go through. With that said, at my 8-5 cube job, we had a chili cook-off and for […]
I’m not a vegetarian, nor do I ever plan on becoming one. However, there’s something really nice about sitting down to a big plate of vegetables for dinner.
I’m excited to tell you about what I had for dinner tonight. It was really good. I used to hate mushrooms and I’m so thankful I love them now because without them, this dish just wouldn’t be the same. Cut up some onion and toss it in a hot, greased pan along with some salt. […]
Ugh, life is so much better when you’re not picky about food! Used to hate mushrooms, now I love them. If you love mushrooms, this soup is for YOU. I also found a great new method to soup-making! Stay tuned.
So instead of being responsible and doing errands this past Saturday, I grilled outside on a beautiful Spring day. This is what I did… BTW, I believe a grill should be a staple for all poor people. You can put just about anything on the grill with no added fat or sauces and it tastes […]
Couscous is quickly becoming a favorite side dish/starch these days. It’s so light & fluffy, takes no time at all to make, and is actually pretty nutritious. It’s got plenty of protein, fiber, vitamin B and fiber (if you get the whole grain kind). It’s a perfect addition to any kind of stew like I’ve made here.
I’m not sure you can really mess up a dish with mushrooms, onions, bacon and balsamic vinegar. I ended up being so impressed with the flavor, I didn’t actually serve it with any starch at all. It’d be good with pasta if you want, or just serve with bread too. Mmmm…. Start with about 2 […]
Ok, don’t get mad at me. When you think “healthy”, you probably don’t think pasta. That’s okay, I’m on the same page. But see… the thing is, sometimes “healthy” is a little…well, relative. Is a bowl of pasta better than a Big Mac, fries and a Coke? Yeah, I think so. Sometimes to me, “healthy” […]
There are 100 ways to skin a cat, and there are 100 ways to make potato soup; and this is my way. If, like me, it’s the middle of summer in the South, you may be thinking soup sounds gross. Well don’t freak- you’re not bathing in it.
Ever had chorizo? It’s a spicy mexican sausage that you can get at just about any grocery store or Latin market…well, in the South you can, anyway. I recommend the pork sausage instead of the beef variety. You might be thinking, “Hey you, sausage isn’t healthy.” Yeah well… it’s not super healthy, per se, but […]
I think I can safely say that one of my “comfort foods” is anything with tomato sauce and chicken. I know, I’m so adventurous, right? So look, I’m using ingredients here that you may not think are that cheap. Some recipes I have are cheaper than others, and this is on the higher end of […]
Ummm yeah, this was as good as it looks. This beast of an Asian dish was ridiculously easy to prepare, but does take a little vegetable-cutting time, FYI. Feel free to add any meat and any other veggie you want. Oh, and this makes about 2 servings. Go ahead and start making a few servings […]
This meal was ridiculous. The flavor was out of this world. It’s like beef stew on crack. It took quite a while to cook so if you’re in a hurry to get in and out of the kitchen, this is not the meal for you. However, perfect for sticking it in the oven before church […]
If I remember correctly, after taking the first bite of this I proclaimed, “OH SNAP.” Thus concludes my introduction to this dish. Start with some chicken legs or whatever cut you want. I just got a killer deal on these. Rinse and dry the pieces. Also, go ahead and get your rice cookin’! Drop them […]
Here’s a painfully easy little ditty for those nights you get home from work and just want a nice, simple, homestyle meal without any fancy flavors. Don’t get me wrong, it was super tasty and tasted like something my grandmother would make for me. So cut up about 1/2 small onion and start boiling your […]
Here’s a fancy shmancy little meal to impress that special someone. In my case, that special someone was myself, but whatever. So, cut up a potato, toss it in a splash of olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary, and space the pieces out on a pan. Heat the oven to broil and stick it in. […]
I hated mushrooms for the first 23 years of my life, until my friend Lindsay sauteed some portobellos in balsamic vinegar and garlic and put it on some french bread. I was suddenly hooked! Here’s a version that’s quick and yummy, and even if you’re a mushroom hater like I was, try it anyway! These […]
I’ve been noticing a boring trend in my recipes I’m posting- some kind of meat with sauce over starch. Booooring. That’s largely due to the fact that I’m still unemployed (only for a little while longer) and well, the task of going grocery shopping tends to be low on my priority list. However, this is […]
I said on my Facebook status that I literally had to walk away from this so as to not eat the entire pot. Wow, this was so yummy. I never knew how much I would like these flavors together, and I am a better person now that I love mushrooms. By the way, I don’t […]
You don’t even know how much I love Texas Pete hot sauce. The other day I wanted fatty, greasy, crunchy, Texas Pete & butter covered hot wings, but that doesn’t really qualify for this site. So this is my way of satisfying my hot sauce desires, Broke and Healthy style. Cut up 1/2 chicken breast […]
Here’s a great “I’m Starving!” meal to throw together for just yourself or for the whole family. If you have a thick spaghetti or yaki soba noodles you can use that to look a little more like real lo mein, but I used whatever pasta I had, which was penne whole wheat. This is a cheap […]
Yeah, I’m not gonna’ lie- this is all one big experiment. I plan to improve the recipe by trying again and hopefully hearing some advice from you all who feel like experimenting too! I don’t mind buying veggie burgers, but they still have ingredients that I have no idea where they came from like protein […]
Would I be correct in assuming that most of us don’t have the time first thing in the morning to make ourselves a huge breakfast? When I work full time, I barely have enough time to brush my teeth in the morning, let alone make breakfast. Last month I wrote about eating fruit for breakfast, which […]
Some recipes are for shock and awe. This one’s for convenience and taste. But hey, we’ve all been there- you’re driving home from work and all you want is a big fat Taco Hell burrito with no beans and extra baja sauce with a Dr. Pepper. Or is that just me…. Anyway, here’s a quickie […]
I’m pretty stinkin’ excited to show you what I made for myself last night. Sometimes “healthy” can be relative, and this is not the kind of meal you should eat every day. However, it’s amazingly tasty, it will impress your in-laws without a lot of work, and is substantially less fattening than the nasty greasy […]
I’ll be honest, there are few things out there that I think are better withOUT meat. For me, chilli is one of them. This recipe really doesn’t need meat in my humble opinion. However, if you choose to add some, try adding something more interesting than ground beef. Try kielbasa, chicken, or ground turkey. Watered […]
I finally charged my “real” camera batteries, but not before I took these iPhone pics of this dish. Sorry about it, but I didn’t have time and hey, I’ve got a life too! . . . who am I kidding… I’m always kinda excited to post these yummy meals because I want you to experience […]
While some of you may be completely happy with a full plate of freshly sauteed veggies, I understand your hesitation in making this a full meal. You’re welcome to use this as a side item, but I challenge you to try to eat a simple plate of hot veggies for lunch or dinner and see […]
For those of you that whine about not being able to cook, this dish is for you. Let me break this down for you people (ahem, bachelors!) who think this looks too hard. Oh, and if you’re wondering if this was yummy, let’s just say my plate was clean before the movie previews were even […]