Radicchio Frittata

Radicchio Fritatta
Radicchio Fritatta

A few weeks ago, Menu-Masters.com, requested a guest post. The website emails weekly recipes and a shopping list to hurried individuals. There are menu plans for the unrestricted, vegetarians and gluten-aware diets. When thinking of what to contribute to Menu-Masters.com, I decided to write about the weekday breakfast. In addition, my thoughts are about crisp radicchio leaves and devising savory recipes with it. One such recipe, a Radicchio Frittata, came to mind. Enjoying this savory egg dish on a weekday is quite possible when meals are planned ahead. When packed and stored right, it’s enjoyed throughout the week. It’s an extravagant (and easy on the budget) recipe. If bacon is omitted, it’s a “Meatless Monday” dish. Visit Menu.Masters.com to read the guest post or get the recipe… Read more

Serving Roasted Asparagus and Lemon Chicken Pasta at a Vegetarian Potluck

Roasted Asparagus Lemon Pasta
Roasted Asparagus Lemon Pasta

Learned about a last minute invitation to a potluck on the same day as the event.  Luckily, it was in the morning, but the week’s menu was already planned. Our dinner became a gift to the host. When we arrived, it was discovered it was a vegetarian affair. Needless to say, this dish had all the sinful pleasures: cream, chicken and cheese.  The roasted asparagus and the fresh herbs were the only honest ingredients. It was also the first empty bowl amid the other righteous dishes.

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Traveling Light: Road Trip Picnic

Road Trip Picnic
Road Trip Picnic

Road trips are fun rides. However, when traveling, healthier food becomes less available the further one drives away from their city limits. Lucrative profits demonstrate how fast food services are a make believe needed commodity, for many people don’t mind eating food derivatives. Recently, the fast food industry has expanded their menus to include healthier food. The quality of ingredients and questions about their source continues my mistrust. With that reason, creating a road trip picnic is fun. It’s a lusciously inexpensive way to eat well. Quite possibly, its more relaxing to pull over at a park or a picnic area than to stand in a hectic line among frenzy, nerve-wracking patrons who are wary of sharing smaller spaces on wheels. In addition to creating a unique menu, food options are less greasy, healthier and easier to digest. It’s makes a huge difference between driving under the influence of a heavier versus a lighter fare.

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Oscar’s Dinner 2010: The Glamorous Way to Building an Immune System

Thai Curry Shrimp with Roasted Eggplant over Brown Rice & Bosc Pear Avocado Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette
Thai Curry Shrimp with Roasted Eggplant over Brown Rice & Bosc Pear Avocado Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

On the day of the Oscar Awards, the boyfriend woke up with plenty of coughs. A menu was quickly planned to fight his cold during the glamorous event. A spicy and citrusy meal that is full of vitamin C was created. Hopefully, the dishes will build his immune system, and I’ll stay healthy and happy. Read more

20.10. Relaunch {Jan. 3 to Jan. 9}

20.10. Relaunch {Jan. 3 to Jan. 9}

Every new year begins with new resolutions of determination. My resolutions are the same every year. I relaunch my body into a solid running machine. And, my mental state goes from trying to be holiday bright to genuinely happy. Envisioning the feeling of a runner’s high encourages me to run nine miles a week. All my body requires is 30 to 40 minutes a day of extensive physical action. If I do it now, I’ll be a happy young lady in her 90s going on 25-years old (actually, I think 35 is another perfect age, but I digress from the main topic).

Every January starts off as a challenge. My running starts in the gym because of the cold air. Besides the interior sweaty smells, running on a treadmill is akin to a hamster playing on a the wheel going no where. When early mornings start the days with 50°C in the spring, I return outside for a refreshing run toward the rising sun that will briefly warm the rest of the day. Running into the summer months with a svelte body, I sweat out impurities in soaring temperatures. Besides weight control, I run to maintain a healthy mental state of being. My thinking becomes more rational and positive. A runner’s high enables me to fly high above any problem. Around September, I gradually stop running in favor of eating fall’s starchy sweets. By November my mental high plummets into negativity. The holiday buoys my sinking mentality with a few extra pounds, in exchange for my favorite treats. And, every new year, I gradually return the extra weight and allow my thoughts to climb back into a runner’s high. 20.10. Relaunch. Now.

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