Blog Profile / GreenLiteBites


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Filed Under:Food & Drink / Recipes
Posts on Regator:525
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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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Raw Beet and Apple Salad

THIS SALAD IS AMAZING! I’m sorry but it totally warrants some excitement. I made it the other day and I couldn’t believe how yummy it was. Raw beets… I’m on a kick! I’ve had a couple of beets in the fridge for a couple weeks and I’m in a use-them-now-or-never situation. Show More Summary

Smooth Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie With a Secret Frozen Ingredient

Once I announced I was working with the California Avocado Commission I found myself fielding lots of avocado questions. Everything from how to cut them to how store them but the most common topic involved managing their ripeness. Avocados are like banana or mangoes, they will ripen on your counter in a few days. Show More Summary

Crispy Skinned, Citrus Roasted Chicken

After getting back from an AMAZING trip to New Orleans with The Husband I was ready to hit my kitchen running. I love eating out but nothing beats a home-cooked meal. I defrosted a small whole chicken for a few hours in a sink full of...Show More Summary

Ground Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili

Since canceling my CSA membership I’ve been trying to visit a local farm store for every other grocery shopping trip. This way I’m buying a bit more locally while reducing the amount of processed food in the house because it just isn’t available at those places. The farm store near me is great for not only produce but poultry. Show More Summary

Fish Tacos With Avocado-Lime Dressing

This is my first official post for the California Avocado Commission but, you know, I’ve been going a little avocado crazy in these parts since they sent me that case. My mission this month was to California-ize a recipe using avocado. Show More Summary

Yummy Brownies Made With Avocado and Dates!

I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t make them myself, and even then I needed like a million people to try them to validate it — I made a healthy, TASTY brownie! Yeah, yeah, “healthy” is super subjective, but these brownies are made with lots of accepted “healthy” ingredients like avocados, oats, almonds and cocoa powder. Show More Summary

Avocado and Tomato Salad With Sunflower Seeds

I have some big, exciting news! For the next few months I’ll be working with the California Avocado Commission and posting at least 1 avocado idea a month now through October. However, when someone sends you this many avocados how do...Show More Summary

Banana-Flax Breakfast Cake

After Ryan declared his love of banana bread I decided I would start to experiment with a new homemade version. You guys know me, I love seeing how many healthy things I can squish into the things my kids will actually eat, like pancakes. With a few overripe bananas in hand I went to work, never thinking I would actually succeed on the first try. Show More Summary

Black Bean and Beet Burgers

Last week I bought a few fresh beets just ’cause. I like reacting to what’s in season and on sale at the grocery store because it forces me to think outside the box a bit. And that’s exactly what happened with these beets. I was trying to figure out a fun lunch when I spied them in the produce drawer. Show More Summary

Overnight Kale and Blueberry Salad With Feta and Sunflower Seeds

I’m happy to announce this shall be my last phone-photographed post! I splurged and got a new camera! It’s a Nikon D5300 and I LOVE it. I had a Canon before so I’m still learning the controls. I do miss the set-up of my Canon Rebel but this baby has WiFi and it’s really awesome. Show More Summary

Mushroom and Zucchini Soup With Northern Beans

The inspiration for this soup came from the strangest place. A few weeks ago I was helping my mom at a hospital and I grabbed a quick lunch in the cafeteria. They had a “mozzarella soup,” which was basically a thick broth-based soupShow More Summary

Simple Chocolate Oatmeal

Oatmeal and I have been on quite a journey. I outlined it in this post a few years ago so I won’t revisit it all. Old-fashioned and steel-cut oats are both staple pantry items for me, but I’ve been eating them less and less for breakfast. Show More Summary

Kale Salad With Leftover Pork, Dried Cranberries and Sage Maple Dressing

So guys… my camera broke and I am distraught! I have Canon EOS Rebel T1i. It was the first “real camera” bought years ago specifically to take photos for this blog. Before then I was just using a standard point and click and now I’mShow More Summary

Chipotle Beef and Butternut Bake

I love when simple ideas come together and this one totally did. I still have leftovers in the fridge yet I can’t wait to make this dish again! Let me back up. First, I bought a butternut squash this week knowing I would be snowed in for a few days. Show More Summary

10-Grain Power Breakfast

I ran out of eggs this weekend and because of a nasty ice storm, I didn’t make it to the store for my typical weekly shopping trip. The kids are also off school — AGAIN — but that’s another story. After the gym and getting the kids all...Show More Summary

Garbanzo and Pea Soup With Ginger-Carrot Broth

When I’m sick all I crave is soup. Maybe it’s because I’m dehydrated or maybe it was my mom’s “cure all” of  homemade chicken noodle soup as a child that made an impression on me. Either way when I’m feeling under the weather, soup is...Show More Summary

Pan-fried Pork Chops With Roasted Butternut Squash Puree

I am the only person in my household who likes pureed butternut squash. I can kind of get Ryan to eat it in fry form. I can sort of get Evan to eat a roasted cube or two. I can NOT get The Husband to stop making faces when he sees it. Show More Summary

Kid-Friendly Chicken Chili

I’m doing it! I’m slowly converting my chili-hating 9-year-old into a chili-loving fan! First it was a simple ground turkey chili with corn. Last week he tried it hesitantly and ate it for dinner declaring it wasn’t his favorite butShow More Summary

Roasted Cauliflower Head, aka The Pufferfish Method

I’ve seen this floating around the old interwebs for sometime but it was Alan and Carla who inspired me to finally give it a try. The idea is simple: smear on some flavor and roast the whole head of cauliflower at once. That’s it. That’s all. I love when something this easy comes that THAT good. Show More Summary

Simple Almond-Oat Cookies

I’ve been on a mission to find something I can eat at 5:30 am on my way to the gym. I tried the oatmeal thing, the PB on toast thing, even roasted sweet potatoes, but nothing really hit the spot or was easy enough to prepare that I’d...Show More Summary

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