What’s been going on in my kitchen….Posted: January 25, 2011
I’ve been tossing around in my head for a long time how I can cook healthier so that Matt & I can eat healthier, which may or may not lead to losing some weight in the process. I feel like I’m in the process of weeding out the things in the kitchen that don’t fit into the choices I’d like to be making for us now…. aka a huge tub of margarine. HA! No, but seriously, I’m trying to take a fresh look on things, and rid ourselves as much processed stuff as possible. I’m not to the point of thinking I need everything organic (yet) but am definitely trying to make better choices for us.
A couple of recipes lately that I’ve tried, and LOVED…. they aren’t mine so I’ll just link to ’em 🙂
Slow Cooked Pernil … This Puerto Rican Pork made GREAT leftovers!
Cuban Style Black Beans … I served these with the pork, and some simple rice cooked in chicken broth with a little onion & garlic & tomato paste.
Cuban Sandwich Quesadillas… these basically rocked my world!!!!! Seriously. Amazing.
Other things I’ve been up to include sub-ing shredded cheese for Velveeta in an old soup recipe and baking with white whole wheat flour… oh & I bought some flax for the first time. We’ll see how the hubs likes it!
Up this week to try to a lowfat Baked Banana Oatmeal
and this Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
It’s been kinda fun to try a bunch of new stuff lately! Though, Matt has been super busy so I admit that it has NOT been fun having to do a lot of the dishes!