JENNILACEY's SparkPeople Blog JENNILACEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Recipes deserving of honourable mention I missed a few meals I've had over the last few days that deserve some tribute. ... <BR> <BR> I wanted to share my other use for the lemon mushroom sauce I used in my pickerel dinner. This is my salmon pasta with lemon mushroom sauce. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I added asparagus not in my original recipe: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2606367 </link> <BR> <BR> Since I've discovered how... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:31:32 EST Couscous, check! Couscous has been on my bucket list of foods to try for some time. I picked up a box of whole wheat couscous on Friday's grocery trip and decided to give it a whirl. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to cook. All you do is boil some water, add your couscous, put the lid on and remove from heat, then let it sit for 5 minutes. Fluff it up with a fork, that's it! It turned out way better than any of my quinoa exploits. To be honest, I like it a whole lot better too. It has a pleasing ... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:06:51 EST Dinner Last Night: Pickerel in a Lemon Mushroom Sauce Growing up surrounded by the Great Lakes, it's not a wonder I grew up eating pickerel and perch. My grandparents and dad were really into fishing and our freezers were always stocked full. I spent the better part of my childhood trolling for pickerel. My grandmother and I used to even customize our lures with nail polish. Our lucky lures were a sickly, neon lime green and a deep plum purple. <BR> <BR> Pickerel was always battered, perch was always breaded. I decided to venture out and experi... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:06:06 EST My favourite condiment... Pumpkin and PB! Ever try mixing pumpkin puree with some natural peanut butter? It truly is a winning combination. It's strange... I've never been a pumpkin pie person. It's one of those things I want to love because let's face it, pumpkin pie looks and smells amazing. I'm always tempted to try a slice for Thanksgiving but then I taste it and meh, it's just not my cup of tea. <BR> <BR> It was quite a surprise when I tried pumpkin puree for the first time and actually... liked it! I started with muffins and b... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:36:48 EST My Newest Overnight Oatmeal Creation <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lemon Raspberry and Banana Coconut! <BR> <BR> You're going to see a lot of these if you're following my blogs. Overnight oatmeal (or refrigerator oats) are my favourite breakfast "dessert". I rarely ever eat anything else for breakfast since I discovered overnight oatmeal. There's no better way to start your day than with a dessert parfait that's guilt free and full of goodies. Now a lot of people use chia seeds ... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:53:14 EST My First Blog! How I Became a Foodie. In August 2012 I joined Sparkpeople; overweight and bordering on obese, out of shape, depressed and cooking anything that was premade for me. My idea of cooking from scratch was wrapping up some pasta sauce, shredded cheese, canned pineapple and mushrooms, ham lunchmeat in a Pillsbury Cressant Roll.... mmmmm pizza. <BR> <BR> It's been a little over a year now and I got my butt in gear. I lost 45 lbs, got fit and have tried hundreds of recipes, even creating a few of my own. Cooking has beco... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:32:36 EST