Banana Souffle with Dark Chocolate

The two secrets to indulging in delicious desserts while not being ridiculously unhealthy are to make a terribly bland-but-healthy version or only eat a sliver of the original delicious version. Not this time! These banana souffles come out rather sizable and satisfying, yet have very few calories.  They even have a some nutritious elements from… Continue reading Banana Souffle with Dark Chocolate

Easy Sesame Green Beans

Tired of boring old vegetables? While I hate smothering vegetables in butter and salt or cheese sauces, I can understand why people are drawn to such methods.  As much as I love broccoli or green beans, they can get pretty repetitive and bland after awhile.  So, I wanted something a little different, but not so… Continue reading Easy Sesame Green Beans

Sage and Sprouts with Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I do my best to keep my promises. So, as promised last time, here is the short, simple recipe for what to do with all that homemade sweet potato-whole wheat gnocchi you just made.  Simple, healthy, enjoyable!  What more could you ask for? The Recipe Ingredients 1/2 Homemade Sweet Potato-Whole Wheat Gnocchi recipe 1 lb… Continue reading Sage and Sprouts with Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Exploration of “Happily Ever After”: Learning from The Office’s Jim and Pam

It is ironic when a sitcom is more realistic than any reality TV show.  The US-version of The Office ended its run last week, and even though it is [hopefully] pretty rare to find a boss like Michael Scott or Andy Bernard, and it is [sadly] pretty rare to find a coworker as creative or dedicated… Continue reading Exploration of “Happily Ever After”: Learning from The Office’s Jim and Pam

Homemade Sweet Potato-Whole Wheat Gnocchi

Is gnocchi considered pasta? It seems to be sold in the same section as pasta at grocery stores, but I am not sure.  I am wondering, because as a general rule, I am not a huge pasta fan.  Sure, I eat it and enjoy it every once in awhile, and I grew up with fairly… Continue reading Homemade Sweet Potato-Whole Wheat Gnocchi

Where We Ended Up: Turkey Run State Park

  It was someone’s birthday… So we packed a picnic and headed to the park.  We were both inexperienced in charcoal-fire building, but after about 10 gallons of lighter fluid, several bent and snapped matches, and initially suffocating the charcoal briquettes in soot, we succeeded in grilling hamburgers! As soon as the hamburgers finished, it… Continue reading Where We Ended Up: Turkey Run State Park