Tag Archive: Garlic

Minestrone Soup

Growing up I hated sandwiches. Weird, I know! I actually didn’t discover a sandwich I liked until I married my hubby and he made me a delicious sandwich with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. And of course, now I’m addicted to Tomato, Basil, and Mozzerella Sandwiches, so I guess I’m a poster-child for trying new things even when you previously …

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Slow Cooker Chili

Well, I’ve done it! I’ve perfected my vegan slow cooker chili recipe. 🙂 Yesterday my family celebrated our annual holiday – Thanksmas! As the name implies, it is a cross between Thanksgiving and Christmas. (The name also implies that my family is extremely cheesy. I won’t argue with you there.) I was hosting, but due …

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Green Chili Scalloped Potatoes

First of all, I want to send out a big thank you to all of the folks that have been talking about this site on your Facebook pages, blogs, and forums! Thank you for helping to spread the word – you rock! 🙂

Today’s new P90x recipe is a tasty twist on scalloped potatoes. It …

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Homemade Olive Hummus and Pita

This was one of my more ambitious projects. I made this hummus completely from scratch, even to the point of starting with dried beans that I soaked overnight. After that time-consuming process was through, I decided that I never wanted to wait overnight for my food again! (You know me – lazy and impatient! 😉 …

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Healthy Mac and Cheese!

Woot!!! 🙂

Did you ever think you’d get yummy comfort food like this during P90x?! 🙂 I always thought “healthy mac and cheese” was an oxymoron – but this recipe creates a scrumptious ooey gooey baked mac and cheese that I would eat any day of the week, even without P90x…now I’ll never go back!

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Burnt Green Beans

No, this was not a mistake – I really did burn my green beans on purpose! This is my famous recipe, one that is requested by family at the holidays. Over the years as I’ve made green beans, I’ve noticed that the burned beans were the tastiest ones, so each time …

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Lemon Steamed Broccoli

This is an easy, flavorful way to prepare broccoli. Neither my hubby nor I are fans of vegis, overall, but when you’re trying to pack in P90x vegetable servings, they’re a must! lol. This steamed broccoli recipe we don’t mind too much. (Such high praise, I know! lol) Sometimes …

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Mini Pizzas with Xed Pizza Sauce

I was super excited the other day when I found turkey pepperoni at the store. As you can imagine, visions of pizza creations went dancing through my head! Here’s the first one. =)

Ingredients for Xed Pizza Sauce:

1 Roma tomato 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 1/8 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. red pepper …

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Mediterranean Mushrooms and Garlic Chicken

Shhh, here’s my favorite P90x cooking secret: mushrooms are an excellent substitute for pasta! I just take my favorite pasta recipes, and if my hubby has already had his carb for the day, I put mushrooms in where the pasta would normally be. This healthy Mediterranean recipe is a perfect example. …

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Spinach Pesto

One of the hardest parts of the first phase of P90x (or any low-carb diet, for that matter) is that you end up missing complex flavors. Sauces tend to be the first thing to go. This pesto is the antidote to that!!

Ingredients for Pesto Sauce: 1 cup spinach 1 cup fresh basil 1 clove …

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BBQ Meatballs

I made some meatballs today for two of my husband’s protein servings. It was a nice change!

Ingredients:

1 lb very lean ground beef (I get 4% fat) or ground turkey Worchestershire (to taste) Garlic salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) 1/4 cup BBQ sauce

Heat a skillet over medium heat. …

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