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Food Journal – March

March 1: Breakfast: Steal Cut Oats Lunch: Chicken Marinara with Cheese and Spinach Ravioli Dinner: Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill, Chopped Salad, and Basmati rice Exercise: 45 minute bike March 2: Breakfast: Steal Cut Oats Lunch: leftover El Pollo Inka with salad Dinner: Pad Thai and egg rolls Exercise: 45 minute bike March 3: Breakfast:Steal Cut […]

Cinnamon Toast

I used to have this as an after-school snack as a kid.  I forgot all about it until we saw a commercial for the cereal.  My parents didn’t buy sugary cereals when I was growing up, so this was our homemade alternative. Note: the pictures are four servings, but the recipe below is for one […]

Corned Beef Sandwich

Corned beef sandwiches are one of my favorites, especially with fresh corned beef leftover from St. Patrick’s Day. Ingredients   2 slices sandwich bread – rye recommended 2 slices leftover corned beef 1 slice swiss cheese 1 slice vidalia onion 1/4 c shredded cabbage 1 T thousand island dressing Toast bread. Spread dressing over both sides […]

St Patrick’s Day Chocolate Mint layer ca

Chocolate mint cake is the perfect end to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. The mint flavor is light and compliments the chocolate.  You can add more if you like a stronger mint flavor. In addition to the delightful flavor, the colorful layers will impress your guests.   Ingredients 1 […]

Rainbow Fruit Platter

Fun way to include fruit into your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.   Ingredients 2 lb. strawberries – stems removed and cut into bit sized pieces 5 tangerines – pealed and separated 1 pineapple- peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces 6 kiwis-  peeled and sliced 6 oz. blueberries- rinsed and dried 12 oz. Cottage cheese […]

Irish Coleslaw

20 servings The recipe below is for a large group and will easily serve 20-25 people. As opposed to mayonnaise-based coleslaw, this one is a sweet, honey-based coleslaw with fruit flavors.  The apple cider vinegar, apples, raisins and honey add sweetness to the cabbage and onions. This is a great compliment to corned beef either […]

Irish Potato Salad

24 servings As written, this recipe is for a potluck and will serve 24 people.  Unlike regular potato salad, Irish potato salad is less saucy and the potatoes are more mashed rather than cubed. To make this salad, I like to use a plastic masher that has diamond pattern instead of cutting the potatoes. This is […]

Zucchini Noodles

This is a nice light side for any main dish.  The zucchini strings don’t have the strength of regular noodles but they can still twirl around a fork.   Ingredients 2 zucchini 1/2 c parmesan cheese 1T butter 1/2t garlic powder Using a peeler, cut the zucchini into strings.  Cut the strings every once in […]

Crab Salad with Rice Noodles

This is a cold salad. I enjoyed this as a lunch on a hot day.  But you could serve warm. Ingredients 1 – 16 oz. package imitation crab 1 rib of celery, chopped 1 green onion, chopped 2 cups rice noodles 2 T cocktail sauce   Cook rice noodles as directed:  Bring water to boil.  […]

Slow Cooker Corner Beef

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about corned beef and all the dishes to make with the leftovers. Corned Beef comes in Flat Cut and Point Cut.  The point cut is less expensive, and contains more fat, but if cooked correctly the finished product will be juicy […]