Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chicken Tinga

This chicken tinga makes a great taco or enchilada filling, and it’s so easy to make. I usually make it with leftover rotisserie chicken — homemade that is, not the sodium-filled birds you get in stores. If you don’t have … Continue reading

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Yummy Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

The Costco sample lady got me again! This time it was with High Liner tortilla crusted tilapia. I have to admit that I reluctantly tried the sample, because I’ve just not been too impressed with tilapia in the past. It’s … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy in Monterey County

Eating healthy on the road takes some discipline, and sometimes a bit of creativity; however when you’re on somebody else’s itinerary it takes a little extra effort. Such is the case many times in my travels — I have no choice … Continue reading

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Chicken Gyros

Since I’m now making my own pita bread, I thought it would only be fitting to make some chicken gyros. This is a pretty basic recipe, and since it makes six servings, I freeze the leftovers. It makes for a … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Strata

I’ve never really made egg strata before, because the recipes all seemed very high in calories. But as I was browsing through a cookbook at the Creekside Inn in Guerneville, I happened across one that – with a few adaptations … Continue reading

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Fresh Choice is Back…Kind of

I used to love going to the Fresh Choice in Modesto. They had a wonderful salad bar, and the location was perfect for us. Then one day we drove up and found the lights out and the furniture cleared away. … Continue reading

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Sweet Mustard Salmon – Two Ways

This recipe works well with just about any sweet mustard, but I use Murphy’s Gold Strike mustard (which is also lower in sodium). I also found that I could ditch the mustard and brown sugar and instead use some of  … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Pita Bread

When Charles said I should make my own pita bread, I actually laughed. After all, why would I make something that I can easily pick up at the supermarket? But then when I had a disappointing pita experience I decided … Continue reading

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Fresh Choice is Back…Kind of

I used to love going to the Fresh Choice in Modesto. They had a wonderful salad bar, and the location was perfect for us. Then one day we drove up and found the lights out and the furniture cleared away. … Continue reading

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Sizzler’s Salad Bar Rocks

I just love a good salad bar, but since Fresh Choice closed its doors it’s been tough going on the salad bar front. I did try Home Town Buffet, which was a huge mistake. For a buffet they have a … Continue reading

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