Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Generally Speaking, I'm Not a "Foodie."

Foodie = A person that spends a keen amount of attention and energy on knowing the ingredients of food, the proper preparation of food, and finds great enjoyment in top-notch ingredients and exemplary preparation. A foodie is not necessarily a food snob, only enjoying delicacies and/or food items difficult to obtain and/or expensive foods; though, that is a variety of foodie.

I don't hate to cook. I don't love to cook. On weekends and when I have time, I do enjoy it. Of course given my choice between spending an hour being creative, or spending an hour cooking, I'll pick creative 99 times out of 100.

I end up cooking 4-5 nights a week, we spend 1 night out and another night or 2 eating sandwiches, or leftovers. On those cooking nights, I'll go really easy at least 1 or 2 times. When I'm in the mood to cook something just a bit above reheating - I've found the perfect recipe site for our family - SkinnyTaste.com.

You can find out more about Gina and her blog here -in short, Gina creates amazing, weight friendly recipes and shares them with the world. For those of you doing weight watchers, she includes the point value. While we are not really watching our weight right now, we're watching other things, like sodium, fat, preservatives, all things that you don't find much of in Gina's creations.

And everything - literally EVERYTHING - I've tried from her site, we've loved. Love to the point of fighting over the left overs.

Here are our favorites:

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
- Wow, these were so good! I ate them in the lettuce wraps, my husband had them in tortillas. We both loved them. I've made turkey taco's before just using the seasoning packet and didn't care for them, but these were amazing!

Lighter Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Seriously, best mac and cheese. EVER. Not best light mac and cheese, best mac and cheese. EVER. PERIOD. I used broccoli instead of spinach. And then I refused to let my husband take any for lunches, the left overs were mine, all mine!!! The following week I made a batch simply for lunches, it wasn't part of our weekly meals, it was simply my lunch all week.

Pasta with Bolognese Sauce
If my husband had tried to take all the left overs he would have been sleeping on the sofa, for a long long time. This sauce was amazing. Seriously, amazing. Next time, I'm making a double batch so I have more to freeze.

I could go on and on and on. Every recipe I've tried, we've loved. And I've got a list a mile long of ones that I can't wait to try. This week, we're having 3 of her meals, 1 we've tried before, 2 new.

So while I may not be a foodie, I don't have to be because Gina is, and she shares her creations with us on her amazing blog!

If you've tried any of Gina's recipes, I'd love to know your favorites.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking to her site. I'm always looking for quick, healthy and EASY meals to make!


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