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Lasagna Bruschetta

Lasagna Bruschetta

Posted by Anthony on January 20, 2015 in Appetizer


Serves: 4

Time: 20 min

Difficulty: Easy

I’ve mentioned before that my wife and I have become big fans of trying new types of “bruschetta” for our meals. Last night we decided to pair an entrée salad with some Lasagna Bruschetta — a concoction I devised a few months ago to use up some leftover pasta fixings. The thing I absolutely love about Lasagna Bruschetta is that it’s super-flexible. You can use a different types of cheese, fillings, and bread based on what you have on hand and/or your own personal taste. The recipe here uses low-fat cottage cheese and veggies for a healthy, vegetarian-friendly dish.

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Heart-Healthy Minestrone Soup

Heart-Healthy Minestrone Soup

Posted by Anthony on January 18, 2015 in Soup


Serves: 6-8

Time: 50 min

Difficulty: Easy

I’ve been on a big soup kick lately. And on a relaxing Sunday afternoon (especially during another Michigan winter), there’s something especially comforting about making a fresh batch of homemade soup. I’ve made a variety of soups already, but today I tackled a heart-healthy homemade Minestrone for the first time, and boy was it delicious. It proved to be a perfect addition to a side salad for the first course of our dinner of Lasagna Rolls. And since it was my first time making Minestrone, I am also able to check off another recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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Healthier Three-Cheese Shells and Cheese

Healthier Three-Cheese Shells and Cheese

Posted by Anthony on January 16, 2015 in Entree


Serves: 6

Time: 45 min

Difficulty: Easy

For tonight’s dinner, I decided to do another new recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge, and tackle a healthified version of “Mac and Cheese”. After scouring around for various recipes, I landed on a recipe for Three-Cheese Macaroni at the Food Network website. I made a couple slight modifications to the recipe, and the end result was a rich and creamy dish, perfect for a chilly winter evening.

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Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Posted by Anthony on January 10, 2015 in Snack


Serves: 16 (2 tbsp. per serving)

Time: 25 min (active); 20 min (inactive);

Difficulty: Easy

After making two new recipes for my 50 in 15 Challenge for breakfast, I felt even more adventurous this afternoon — enough so to tackle homemade peanut butter. I can in no way claim this as my own, as I found a recipe for Wok Fried Peanut Butter on Alton Brown’s website. Being a big fan of Alton Brown and all the science and information he presents, I’m always trusting of his recipes. So I decided to give his Wok Fried Peanut Butter a shot, making a couple slight modifications including adding a bit more honey than originally called for, as well as making the final peanut butter creamy rather than chunky. Wouldn’t you know it, even with my modifications, I couldn’t be happier with the results!

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Individual Breakfast Quiche

Individual Breakfast Quiche

Posted by Anthony on January 10, 2015 in Breakfast


Serves: 4

Time: 50 min

Difficulty: Easy

Having started today by making a healthier version of cinnamon rolls for breakfast, I also decided to pair the cinnamon rolls with a light and healthy breakfast quiche. I’ve made a variety of quiches and frittatas in the past, but this morning, decided to do smaller, individual-sized quiches. The best part of doing individual quiches is that you can add in whatever fillings you want based on everyone’s personal preference. (I chose to use broccoli florets and diced tomatoes this morning.) And since this was the first time I tackled individual quiches, it was yet another good addition to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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