Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Adventures in Cooking

True story. I do not cook. Like anything. At all. I love food,  I just think it tastes better when someone else cooks it. Since the arrival of our new house guest, going out to dinner every night is not an option. I have decided I am going to take up cooking and you are going to have to deal with me being overly excited about cooking basic things. 

I just got the Skinny Taste Cookbook. I like it because it is easy for a beginner and obviously it is health conscious. Skinny its he name of the game these days. 

One of my favorite recipes are the Make-Ahead Western Omelet "Muffins".
These are great to make at the beginning of the week and stick in the fridge. 
6 large eggs
6 large egg whites
3 ounces sliced ham(finely chopped)
2 ounces of swiss cheese, chopped
1/2 cup of chopped red peppers
1/4 cup of chopped scallion. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a standard 12 cup muffin tin with oil. 

Beat the eggs and egg whites in a bowl. Add salt and pepper. Mix in the ham, cheese, peppers and scallions. Pour 1/4 cup of egg mixture into each cup. 

Bake until eggs set, 20-24 minutes. 

Another gadget that has been a game changer is the Paderno vegetable spiral slicer. Pinterest told me if I want to be skinny I need to be eating zucchini noodles. Zoodles. I broke down and ordered the slicer thinking it was going to be just a waste of money and take up precious cabinet space. We tested it out this week and I am obsessed. Zoodles are surprisingly tasty and easy. 


  1. Yes to both!! Last night we had the Mongolian Beef from Skinnytaste and this past weekend we had the baked potato soup (made with cauliflower). Both were delicious! I have that same paderno.

  2. Love making both! I've been cooking out of 100 Days of Real Food a lot lately, and I feel the same about their recipes. Big batches of pumpkin muffins (Muffins that are healthy? Yes please!) and freezable soups have made for easy grab & go meals! (I have no baby excuse...just lazy...)

  3. Her recipes are awesome! I have also gotten into the habit of putting half of a meal in the freezer when I make dinner- the easiest way of doing "freezer meals" that I've run into yet, and it sure feels good to just grab and heat a week or so later.

  4. I want to try some zoodles (mainly because I love their name)! I go through phases in my cooking joy (winter, yay, summer, no way :) ).