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Korean Kalbi, Spicy Potatoes, plus Make Ahead Tips
Thursday, October 07, 2010      1 comments

This month on the Culinary Artists Spark team, our lovely hostess Thinronna asked, "Looking for ideas for cooking for 1 or 2...or 3". www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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No One Can Make You Feel Inferior
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      5 comments

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt I've been doing a lot of quiet reflection lately about weight issues that are so common with women. In my youth, I always thought I was fat. Looking back at old... Read more
Spring Rolls, Take Two
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      5 comments

I screwed up my spring rolls that were supposed to go with my pork spare ribs for dinner last night. This blog is a correction. I just bought a new wok, so I decided to make Asian inspired dishes this week to take it for a test run. I wan... Read more
Homemade Chinese Takeout - Pork Spare Ribs
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      7 comments

In today's Spark episode of "Cathy's Kitchen" we're making more Chinese "takeout" at home. Today's recipe: Pork Spare Ribs. If you're interested, the recipe is here: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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Healthy Stir-Fry in a Snap
Monday, October 04, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday, I wrote "The Sunday Sous Chef" where I explained how I do all my veggie/fruit prep work on the weekend when I have time. When I want to make something during the week, I just throw it in a pan and go. You can read more about it here... Read more
The Sunday Sous Chef
Sunday, October 03, 2010      9 comments

One of the most important keys to my weight loss and maintenance is making home cooked meals. I work 40-50 hours a week at a full time job, so I understand all too well the feeling of, "I'm too tired to cook. Maybe I should order a pizza". ... Read more
Essential Kitchen Tools for a Busy Life
Thursday, September 30, 2010      8 comments

One of the most common themes on the message boards is, "I'm so busy with work/school/kids, and I don't have a lot of money. I don't know how to cook well. How can I make meals at home?" Many of us still have the image of a home cooked me... Read more
Jerk Chicken in a Crockpot
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      4 comments

I just got back from a birthday vacation and I'm totally inspired by Caribbean food. This is why I love to travel. I love tasting FOOD! Since I've started to feel more confident with my cooking skills, one of my favorite hobbies is trying to ... Read more
Iron Chef Spark: Battle Eggplant Final Judging
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      4 comments

For the final results round of "Fiance bought eggplant From Costco and there's more eggplant than I know what to do with - HELP" edition of Iron Chef Spark, we have the following dishes. Dish #1: Grilled Eggplant with goat cheese tomato ter... Read more
Iron Chef Spark: Ratatouille
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      1 comments

For the final entry in this "What the heck am I going to do with all this eggplant?" edition of Iron Chef Spark, we have: Ratatouille! I was planning on making it for dinner last night, but I had to work late, so I didn't get organized. I ... Read more
Iron Chef Spark: Eggplant Involtini
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      7 comments

I'm going to have to short cut the final two recipes. I'm heading out of town this evening, so I've got to move fast! On Monday night, I served an Eggplant Involtini as a side dish to rosemary-lemon chicken on a bed of spaghetti carbonara.... Read more
Iron Chef Spark: Battle Eggplant! Tasting Round
Monday, September 20, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday was the prep round for the Iron Chef Spark, home edition. I did the prep work for 3 dishes for this week for Battle Eggplant: Roast Eggplant and Red Pepper Terrine; Involtini di Melanzane; and Chicken Ratatouille. I made the Eggplant... Read more
Iron Chef Spark: Battle Eggplant! Preparation Round
Sunday, September 19, 2010      6 comments

I just joined the "Culinary Artists" spark team. I'm not a professional chef, I just play a wannabe semi-gourmet at home! I love food, and I love a challenge. We just bought a Le Creuset terrine, and my fiance wanted me to make moussaka f... Read more
Best Friends in Love
Thursday, September 16, 2010      6 comments

I'm 35 years old, and I have more relationship baggage than will fit on an airplane without a surcharge. My failed relationships really boiled down to one thing - lack of self esteem. I got involved with some really bad men just because th... Read more
Going My Own Way: Rice
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      9 comments

A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog post titled "Making Your Own Success Story". It was basically about listening to advice about health, but making your own decisions. I'm doing that with advice about rice. For the longest time, die... Read more

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