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Savory Breakfast Bruschetta

Savory Breakfast Bruschetta

Posted by Anthony on January 24, 2015 in Breakfast


Serves: 4

Time: 30 min

Difficulty: Easy

Some mornings, we all just feel like changing it up a bit for breakfast. For instance, rather than just doing simple scrambled eggs with a side of toast, why not combine the two and make a healthy, savory breakfast bruschetta? It’s ridiculously easy to prepare, and really doesn’t take that much longer. And the result is a delicious, healthy, and attractive breakfast item that can be eaten without utensils.

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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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