One Pan Orzo Chicken and Vegetables

I came up with this recipe during tough food times. Its simple and plain and yet rich and decadent. You get just enough fat from the boneless and skinless chicken thigh that the Orzo becomes creamy much like Risotto. Simple enough to throw it in a pan, add water and salt, turn up the heat, add the Orzo and Veggies in just…

Vanilla Latte Brownie

The Vanilla Latte Brownie I’m a girl that needs chocolate. And sometimes nothing will do but a chocolate cake. But this brownie is the perfect middle ground. It’s a cakey light full of rich deep chocolate flavor lightened with just enough frappe vanilla essence. The core of the recipe is from Ina Garten’s “Outrageous Brownie”…

Chicken Wings the deep-fried healthy way?

Originally posted on The Meal Matters Most:
Chicken Wings from Brick House Tavern (Photo credit: powerplantop) I had a challenge on Twitter yesterday about whether I’d be eating (and I think buying a round of) chicken wings in the name of health. Ok, I’ll take that challenge. Can chicken wings be healthy? Or at least let’s say less unhealthy?…

Light on Olive oil Basil Pesto

Lemon Basil Pesto A friend of mine wanted me to make a pesto with less olive oil, traditional Pesto is made with a good helping of olive oil (see an Italian Grandmother’s recipe, my typical type recipe), but here is a version she claims is the best she’s ever had. Enjoy!