Monday, November 19, 2018

Bagel Me Not

Gosh knows I love a good everything bagel! They have been the staple of my weekend morning breakfast for years. In the spirit of good health I've switched things up a bit lately. The bagels I desire weigh in at 300 calories before adding toppings. By using a healthier bread (Trader Joe's California Style Sprouted Wheat) the calorie count starts at 90. The breakfast below features whipped cream cheese, tomatoes, capers, lox and everything bagel seasoning. It comes in under 200 calories total if I use restraint on the cream cheese. The globs of cream cheese I shovel in my pie hole after sandwich making do count! You can add lots of vegetables like cucumber. onion, zucchini and spinach without bumping up the calories. Don't stack it too high or the veg might abandon ship before hitting the mouth.
breakfast sandwich

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

MOD Pizza

Have not had many blog posts lately, been hanging out on Instagram mostly. Trying to eat healthy and on a budget excludes a lot of restaurant meals. We stumbled upon a new restaurant in town that has been open for months but stayed under our radar. MOD Pizza (made on demand)  is staffed with friendly people and  loads of fresh ingredients to make custom pizzas and salads. We very much enjoyed a sizable pizza and enormous salad with leftovers to take home,  all for under $20. MOD pizza is a chain and available in several states. Lisa was in charge at our Novato branch. She makes a mean pie! Check it out!
MOD Pizza Vintage Oaks Novato

MOD Pizza custom salad

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Instagram Ready

A simple toast/tartine for breakfast. Mostly healthy, beautiful and easy to make. All ready for Instagram!
Instagram Ready Breakfast

Oroweat Russian Rye
 TJ's whipped cream cheese
TJ.s mini heirloom tomatoes
TJ.s Pastrami style smoked salmon
 Fresh basil
TJ's Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Monday, April 10, 2017

Playing With Food

Food photo fun!
photo capture April 3, 2017 Amtrak Coast Starlight Dining Car
Photo effect Prisma Filter

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Polenta for Breakfast

Avril made an updated version of what she had as a child, "fried mush." We had polenta last night as a side dish with chicken. The leftover was spread in a square dish and refrigerated. Today she cut the solid polenta and sautéed in olive oil and butter. When caramelized she plated, the now soft center polenta, with a honey drizzle and chiffonade of basil. Breakfast is served!  
Fried Polenta with Honey and Basil

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Pho Ramen Mash Up

It is pouring rain and the skies are grey. This is a soup day if there ever was one. I scoured the pantry and came across a packet of Pho broth mix that I had purchased many moons ago. There is always some ramen noodles hanging out, so I put the two together with some roast beef, basil, lime and left over veg. Yummy!
Pho Ramen 

Monday, January 09, 2017

No Meat Monday

Field Roast Grain Meat Taco
My son is now committed to a meat free diet. He made these tacos from Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Grain Meat. Damn good food!