January 2015

Baked Lemon Chicken, Tri-Color Angel Hair

New Year’s Diet Making You Hangry?

…I’ve got just the thing for that. If you’re like me (and the thousands of Americans) who suddenly felt the need to crash diet come January 1, you’re probably starting to lose willpower at this point, as your round-the-clock stomach pains have manifested into feelings of irritability and anger, making you lash out at people for no apparent reason. The truth this, I don’t like my hangry self, and neither do the other drivers on the road. So I devised a simple, satisfying dish that won’t wreak havoc of your FitBit calorie counter. I calculated an estimated 800 calories per plate, which isn’t terrible considering that this is a “treat” for us Resolution Dieters – baked chicken is better than fried, olive oil is a good fat for the heart, and you can substitute a healthier pasta option if you like (eg, veggie-fortified, spaghetti squash). And the best part is – it has a CARB and BUTTER.

Baked Parmesan Chicken With Lemony Tri-Color Angel Hair

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Cheesy skillet potatoes

Cheesy Skillet Potatoes With Poblano Peppers and Butternut Squash

Many of my recipes are inspired by two questions: (1) I don’t feel like shopping – what’s in the pantry and (2) I want to eat now – what can I cook quickly? This recipe is extremely versatile, lending itself well to whatever you have on hand, and if you follow my time-saving tips, you’ll have a delicious, hearty side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in no time.

Cheesy Skillet Potatoes With Poblano Peppers and Butternut Squash

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