BARLEY/LEEK SOUP WITH PAN-SEARED SHRIMP

Kicked up my lunch to a satisfying and nutritious notch. Went with one of autumn’s popular vegetables, leeks. These sweet and subtle flavors were excellent to pair with barley. Did it my way by adding other fresh/pantry ingredients like: onions carrot celery veggie bouillon cube salt/black pepper dried oregano fresh thyme veggie broth After sauteing…

OLE! OLE! IT’S TACO FRIDAY OVER HERE!

My taste buds were on high alert for this one. Lunch was super-delicious.  Stuffed some crunchy taco shells with mouth-watering left-over turkey chili. Topped my crunchy ones with diced: nature’s butter (Hass avocado) vine-ripe tomatoes Garnished turkey chili tacos with flat-leaf parsley I had on hand. And of course, for me, tacos are not tacos…

IT’S A TACO FRIDAY! #TURKEY CHILI!

Still rocking my turkey chili. Used up my mouth-watering treat in a few crunchy taco shells. Topped with the spicy poultry with diced avocado, vine-ripe tomatoes, and cool sour cream. Garnished with chopped Italian parsley. Once again, my palate and I  were transported to a happy place.

ROASTED SWEET POTATO/CHICKEN SALAD

So glad that I went with the culinary ride. Hopped outside the box and decided to take my yams to another level. Cubed, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled those nutrient packed foods with cinnamon, a pinch  of salt, and powdered ginger. Placed them on foiled baking sheet and baked at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for…

ROASTED GRAPES/BROCCOLI CHICKEN SANDWICH

Wasn’t happy with the seeds in my grapes. Thought I had bought the seedless version. Decided to roast them and oh what deliciousness. Those little seeds became quite crispy and more edible. As the high heat caught them in the oven, they took on a limp-like appearance. It was such a culinary joy to partake…

PROTEIN-PACKED LUNCH #HARD-BOILED EGGS

Wanted a quick, easy, and satisfying dish for lunch. Decided on hard-boiled eggs on a bed of garlic asparagus. Paired same with servings of summer’s sweet/juicy tomatoes and creamy avocado. Made sure to  sprinkle  with black pepper and pinch of salt. With a few crispy whole-wheat crackers (not in pic) on side, lunch was served.

SEARED SALMON WITH MANGO SALSA

Felt like I was transported to a tropical paradise for lunch. My palate and I couldn’t wait to devour a sweet, tart and mouth-watering serving of mango salsa. My protein of choice was heart-healthy salmon. This omega acid fish was seared on both sides in a drizzle of olive oil. Then a lime-butter sauce was…

ANGEL HAIR AND CORNED BEEF IN A CAN

When hunger calls and I’m  too weary to cook a huge meal, it’s imperative that I go with what I have in-house. And that was what I did. Delivery couldn’t have done a swifter move. Had a slice of corned beef (may have  been Libby’s brand) securely wrapped in saran wrap and foil in freezer….

CINCO DE MAYO TREATS #CORN FRITTERS

Lunch was quite a delicious treat. With the help of some crispy and sweet corn (canned) and other pantry ingredients, I was able to whip up a savory and slightly sweet corn fritters. With a drizzle of canola oil in a skillet, my corn fritters were cooked and crispy brown on both sides. Served them…

A PROTEIN/OMEGA FATTY ACID DISH OVER ASPARAGUS SPEARS

It was quite a filling lunch this afternoon. Paired some hard-boiled eggs with warm sardines and onions along with nature’s butter (avocado). Served same on a bed of garlic-flavored asparagus spears. Added a few whole grain crackers on the side (not in pic). I was happy and satiated.

IT’S A WRAP #TORTILLA SCRAMBLED WRAPS

Trying my utmost best to maintain a fine balance. Thus, for breakfast, I went the whole grain route. I did so by employing the aid of Mexican tortilla wraps. These wraps are loaded with about 9 grams of fiber which was music to my ears as I like to incorporate as much fiber in my…

ODD COMPANIONS? #SAUTEED CABBAGE/KALE WITH HARD-BOILED EGGS

It’s not often that I pair these food items. However, my palate was in a strange mood; so I rolled with the ‘punches’. Moreover, I just wanted to use up some left-over sautéed cabbage and kale I had cooked a couple of days ago. There was no way I was going toss. After all, that…