Tasty Chopped Moroccan Salad

Tasty and nutritious, this unique Moroccan Salad is flavored with curry and lime.  Delicious as a complete dinner salad or as a side salad.

Moroccan Salad Last month my husband and I took a really fun road trip!  We drove all the way from Wisconsin out to Seattle to visit our daughter and son-in-law.  About 5000 miles in all!

We made lots of really fun stops along the way–at places like Badlands and Yellowstone National Park.  And we got to spend a few fun days visiting in Seattle.  Follow my Instagram for the upcoming travel reels if you’re interested!

Now one of the food highlights of the trip was a Moroccan Salad they served us.  From the restaurant Green and the Grain in Minneapolis by way of the So Glad You Liked It blog, they changed it slightly and I changed it a little more.

Their addition was some chicken, which was great for making it a complete dinner salad.  Then I swapped out the couscous for healthier wheat berries and omitted the pita chips for some additional carb reduction.  Finally, I used pistachios instead of sliced almonds to add back some crunch in place of the pita chips.  Read more

Hearty White Whole Wheat Biscuits

White Whole Wheat Biscuits are just as tasty as the original but made with whole grain.  Quick and easy, mix them up in no time, while your coffee brews!

White Whole Wheat Biscuits

Carbs take a lot of abuse.  Which is why I decided to try making biscuits from scratch using white whole wheat flour.  As nutritious as regular whole wheat (see below), it has a lighter flavor which is perfect!

Now, it had been a while since I made homemade biscuits–and I’d forgotten how doable it was. Just mix up in a food processor, knead a couple times, cut, and bake! Easy-peasy! 

Of course no sooner did I have this done than I spotted a NEJM report about the health benefits of whole grain.  “The highest dietary fiber intake was associated with a 15% to 31% reduction in mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD), colorectal cancer, and type 2 diabetes… Higher whole grain intake provided similar benefits, while a low-glycemic-index diet did not.”  

Sounds good to me!  Read more

Tasty Homemade Fudgesicle

Creamy, chocolatey and frosty, a Homemade Fudgesicle is a delicious summer dessert or snack. And so easy to make at home!

Homemade Fudgesicle

Okay guys.  I admit it took me a few tries to get this right. 

You see, I’m from Wisconsin–and we’re picky about our ice cream.  And while technically this isn’t ice cream, it’s still a frozen dairy product.  And that means I’m not giving you a bar of ice crystals.   Not a chance.

So four tries later, I think it’s creamy and delicious. Yes, it’s not quite as light as the commercial fudgesicle.  But then I don’t use any ingredients that you can’t identify without a degree in food chemistry!  

I’ll take it!    Read more

Grilled BBQ Chicken

Flavorful, economical, and easy, Grilled BBQ Chicken is a perfect summer alternative to steaks and burgers. And it works in the oven too!

Grilled BBQ Chicken

I still remember when I figured out how easy it was to make Grilled BBQ Chicken.  I was newly moved to my first grown up apartment and one of my splurges was a small charcoal grill. 

Pretty soon I was happily indulging in char-broiled meat dishes like Carne Asada Burger and Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak.  Then, to broaden my repertoire, I slathered BBQ sauce on some chicken I was grilling.  And I was in heaven! 

Pretty soon it was a regular on my summer menu.  And even high on the list of things to serve to friends!

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