This recipe is a Dawnkey specialty. It is salty, savory goodness and was part of our New York “at home dining” repertoire. To be honest, this chicken and garlic pasta were actually the only two things we ever made at home.
Not only is this recipe super easy, it is also super healthy and super fast. Toss this bad-boy on the stove and serve it on top of a bed of arugula with Dawnkey’s Lemon Garlic Dressing, top with some flakey parmesan cheese (or grilled onions in this case) and call it a day. Seriously, it’s that easy. Continue reading →
It isn’t very often that I come across a recipe so good that I literally have to brag about it. This however, is one worth bragging about. The minute I put my fork down, I texted my mom to tell her. I just had to tell someone.
As you might have picked up on this blog, Chefanie Wambach and I both like to create healthy meals. I have to be in a bikini in a few weeks which means my meals these days are full of salads and low calorie options. But that gets old, which is why I am always on the search to pack in the most flavor with the least amount of calories. This recipe does the trick. It is like your favorite bar snack, cleaned up a bit. It is spicy and creamy and has all the flavors you expect from chicken wings minus all the calories and fat. The whole salad will only cost you 250 calories. Success!
Last week we were in Vegas for my dad’s 60th birthday. We had a blast. It was so much to be with my whole family. On his birthday we went to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he got to race some really fast cars that you only see in movies like James Bond or Fast & Furious. As a car lover he couldn’t have enjoyed it more. If your dad, husband, boyfriend, brother, friend or anyone for that matter is into cars, this is definitely a great gift.
The last day we were there we ate at the Mirage pool bar and they had a B.L.A.S.T salad. It’s like a BLT but with shrimp and avocado. As you probably gathered by now if you read this blog, I LOVE SHRIMP. I didn’t end up ordering it, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I made it the other night and it is good to the last bite.
We have really been trying to watch what we eat in our house so I made it a light version. I only used 1 slice of bacon and tossed it in a light vinaigrette. The creamy avocados mixed with smokiness of the bacon and the crunchiness of the shrimp was a real hit! And best of all it was only 240 calories. Score! I can’t wait to make it again.
If you read this blog or know me you might come to realize that I am obsessed with shrimp, and the truth is, you are right. Seafood in general is my protein of choice. But shrimp – shrimp is high up there.
It is easily available at all super markets and it is ridiculously low in calories, which makes it the ideal diet food. But beyond the health benefits I think the texture (if done right) is what gets me. Plump, juicy, and kissed pink, shrimp has my heart. It also lends itself well to most cuisines.
This salad is filled with goodies and can be easily adjusted to your liking. The whole salad comes in at about 300 calories. Que Rico! Continue reading →
I can’t lie, I have a thing for Indian Casinos. There is one called River Rock in Sonoma County about an hour and a half North of San Francisco. One day after losing a little money on video poker, Jason and I stumbled upon this great little pizzeria in Geyserville, (a cute little wine town in Sonoma County) called Diavolo. It is a salumeria and they cure their own meats and make a mean thin crust pizza. As it is wine country you know the food is going to be good. But this place far exceeded my expectations. I love it and if I get married in Wine Country I would want my Friday night rehearsal dinner at this place. :)
This recipe is my take on a salad we had at Diavolo. It is hearty and can be served as an appetizer or a full meal. If you read The Chefanies on a regular basis you know that Chefanie Wambach and I are obsessed with beets. We also have a tendency to like this Italian grain. This is one tasty salad!