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Cooking Healthy For Me: The Power of the Cheez-Itz! Broccoli and White Cheddar Mac & Cheese « The Craving Chronicles. Mac & cheese.

Broccoli and White Cheddar Mac & Cheese « The Craving Chronicles

Oh how I love mac & cheese. It’s one of my favorite foods on the planet (besides chocolate). Whenever it’s cold outside or I need some comfort or I’m hungry or it’s a day that ends in ‘y’, I turn to mac & cheese. I’ve had to impose mac & cheese limits on myself to keep from eating it every day of the week. I love it so much I would run away with mac & cheese and never look back. Can you believe that until maybe 3 or 4 years ago I’d never cooked anything other than the boxed kind? Let me be clear: This is stove-top mac & cheese. It’s perfectly delicious and satisfying comfort food that will solve all your problems and bring about world peace. OK maybe not that last part, but it’s definitely delicious. Printable Recipe Serves 2-4 as a main dish, 4-6 as a side Buy blocks of cheese and grate it yourself. Ingredients Directions Microwave broccoli florets in a large, microwave safe bowl according to package instructions until tender (usually 4-5 minutes).

Easy Parmesan Knots. Broccoli & Leek Breakfast Casserole. Broccoli & Leek Breakfast Casserole by Rebecca Feb 14th, 2011 // Breakfast, Recipes, Veggie Friendly Before I had kids my weekend routine went something like this: Sleep in until 10.

Broccoli & Leek Breakfast Casserole

Laze about until noon. Change out of PJs at 12:15. Meet friends for brunch around 1pm. I may have given up weekend chillaxing, but one thing I’ll never give up is brunch. My kid finds my puns hilarious (Only a few more years until they will be so embarrassing that he’ll be afraid to have anyone over). Broccoli & Leek Breakfast Casserole Prep Time: 25 mins Cooking Time: 45 mins Ingredients: 8 cups Challah bread cubes (1 inch cubes) 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched 1 leek, halved and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 4 eggs 6 egg whites 1 1/2 cups lowfat or non-fat milk 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil salt & pepper Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Garlic Butter Rolls › shutterbean. For those of you who swoon over garlic twisty bread but can’t bring yourself to order whole pizza to make the delivery worthwhile, this one’s for you!

Garlic Butter Rolls › shutterbean

They are scrumptious! Dip some in marinara or serve them with a salad and pasta! You could also eat them alone, directly from your kitchen counter. No one will know. Promise. Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup. Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup Soup and Stew | 48 comments This is one of those recipes that I’m going to tell you if you think you don’t like cauliflower: TRY AGAIN.

Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup

That’s right. No wimping out on this one. This Creamy Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup is incredible. Unlike other Cream of Cauliflower soup recipes, the flavor of this soup recipe is greatly enhanced with the rich, subtle flavor of roasted garlic. Food Pyramid Submissions. Crispy Potato Roast Recipe. Hey Guys!

Crispy Potato Roast Recipe

So…it’s still really hot out…wtf! I’m totally ready for fall…forget this, “I just don’t want summer to end” BS…I’m OVER IT! Okay, I apologize for being aggressive right there, but man does this weather make me grumpy. There are a few things that get my mood up during weather like this: 1) My Dog (always) 2) Frequent Fro-Yo and Hawaiian Ice trips with the boyfriend 3) This Roasted Onion Dip. Remember when you were a kid and sleepovers were still the best thing ever? If you are willing to brave a hot kitchen for about an hour (woof, I know), this dip is totally worth it and a delicious treat to help keep you cool (once you’re sitting and enjoying it) and leave you feeling guilt-less afterwards!

Xx Jenny Roasted Onion Dip Serves 5 to 6 Ingredients: 2 large sweet onions, quartered 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup sour cream. GILI ISLAND DELIGHT. The Gilis Islands are a dreamy paradise, just a boat ride away from Bali.


On this little Indonesian archipelago, there is not a motorized vehicle in sight, only cidomo - funky horse-drawn buggies. Yes, on Gili Trawangan you can find backpackers smoking weed, flirting, and hanging out. Or like us, you can escape to the sleepy side of the island where there is nothing to do but snorkel with sea turtles, read novels, have bonfires on the beach, and watch epic sunsets. I think Gili T is my new happy place. I've noticed that travel to remote spots often means sacrificing good eats. Dishy Goodness: Easy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese.

If you need a last-minute dish to bring to a barbecue or holiday get-together, here's a simple but really delicious side that will please everyone.

Dishy Goodness: Easy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

I have made this recipe more than a few times, and I tried it once as a gluten-free dish by using Ancient Harvest Quinoa Elbow Pasta. I haven't been diagnosed as being allergic to gluten, but Mr. DG seems to feel better without it in his diet, so I gave the quinoa macaroni a try. The texture is pretty close to wheat-based pasta when eaten fresh, but upon reheating, the macaroni became a little unpleasant to chew.

It was a bit off-putting for me. The recipe is by Alton Brown, and every time I've made this, I've gotten rave reviews. One last tip is to use good quality, extra-sharp cheddar for this dish. I recommend doubling the recipe. Gather your ingredients first.