Chickpea Salad

This recipe is derived from the Summery Chickpea Salad recipe from Cooking Light’s website. Servings: 4 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $1.00 Ingredients: 1 pint grape tomatoes 1 (15 – 16oz) can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans 1/2 large cucumber 1/4 large red onion 1/3 cup of garden herbs (original … More Chickpea Salad

Citrus Quinoa

This recipe is derived from the Chicken with Citrus Sauce and Quinoa recipe from Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2015 cookbook. Servings: 2 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $1.00 Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups water 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa 1 1/2 tsp vegetable bouillon 1/3 cup fresh cilantro 1/4 cup … More Citrus Quinoa

Cilantro Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

This recipe is derived from the Cilantro Burgers with Sriracha Mayo recipe from the Cooking Light website as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge. Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $2.25 / burger Chef’s Note: How have I not posted this recipe before?  I honestly thought I had. … More Cilantro Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

Biweekly Check In

Let’s be honest.  I’m crap at doing these weekly check-ins on a weekly basis, so we’ll just aim for biweekly for a while and hope we’re still not disappointed.  Though I will hold on to my disappointment in myself with a tight grasp this week, as my progress on the trail is abysmal.  A reoccurring … More Biweekly Check In

Weekly Check-In

I left my Bluetooth speaker in Coloradooooooo.  Sounds like a bad country song, right?  Still, I have to admit, the price of admission was worth it.  But since I have yet to replace it, my podcast enjoyment has been slim pickings.  While I don’t have a breakout listen this week (or last week), here are … More Weekly Check-In

Trail Check In

Holy hand grenades, it’s teetering on close to a month since my last check in.  Boy, have I gotten lazy.  You guys need to nag me more!  I need more motivation.  Not to finish the trail – I have actually had a surprisingly high amount of motivation there – but to update about it to … More Trail Check In

Cream of Leek Soup

This recipe is derived from the Cream of Leek Soup recipe from the All-New Complete Cooking Light Cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge. Servings: 2 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $3.00 / plate Chef’s Note: When I started adding salt at the end, I worried … More Cream of Leek Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches

This recipe is derived from the Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches recipe from the All-New Complete Cooking Light Cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge. Servings: 4 Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $1.50 / plate Ingredients: 1/2 seedless English cucumber 1 (7-oz) bottle roasted red bell … More Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches

White Mac and Cheese

This recipe is derived from the Two-Cheese Mac and Cheese recipe from the Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2014 cookbook as part of my 2017 A Year of Cooking Light Challenge Servings: 6 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Approximate Cost per Serving: $0.75 / plate Chef’s Note: The hubby and I agree, this is one of … More White Mac and Cheese

Check-In

Well, it’s been more than a week, but I’m here and still kicking (even if the force behind my kicks has weakened).  It’s been tireless nights of work and exhaustion, but I think I’ve passed the zenith for the season.  An old childhood injury (thanks to the numerous organized sports I played and quit) flared … More Check-In