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Feb 9, 2013

Browned Cabbage Rolls

I’ve decided to make my fantastic cabbage rolls for my next video. It’s one of my best dinner recipes which I learned from my dad who made this traditional Polish dish all the time. My favorite way to serve them is browned in a little olive oil with a dollop of sour cream on the side. My Polish cabbage rolls video should be up in the next couple of weeks. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Browned Cabbage Rolls

Feb 8, 2013

Foodies from afar

I’ve had the most fun seeing where my website visitors are located. Besides all of the U.S. and Canada, other visitors have been from England, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, Greece, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Russia, Argentina, Egypt, Poland, Malaysia, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, Phillipines, Portugal, Barbados, India, Japan, India, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Bermuda, Syria, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Morocco, Macedonia, Malta, Nigeria, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Trinidad, and Panama.  Look what the Internet can do! Thanks to everyone for visiting!

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Feb 7, 2013

What should I post next?

Has anybody tried my recipes yet? How did they turn out? Send me some feedback!  I’m trying to decide what to post next…

 

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Feb 7, 2013

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon PotatoesI made chicken cutlets tonight with Greek lemon potatoes. How much do you love Greek food? My stepmom is Greek and I grew up loving this healthy recipe. Greeks use lots of olive oil, oregano, and lemons. So these potatoes are roasted in lemon juice and chicken stock with onion, garlic, and spices… and heart-healthy olive oil of course. These tender potatoes are so lemony and delicious my mouth is still watering. I took this quick snap shot tonight. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Feb 6, 2013

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Feb 5, 2013

My marinated pork tenderloin dinner

Marinated Pork Tenderoin

Show some love to the pork tenderloin! It’s one of the leanest (and cheapest) meats around and it cooks really quickly. It’s always tender as long as you don’t overcook it, so a meat thermometer is very useful here. My marinated pork tenderloin comes out so tender and flavorful and this easy recipe takes very little work. Everything cooks in the oven at the same time… in 30 minutes! I love all-in-one meals and besides the good-eatin’ combo of spiced up pork and roasted veggies, the leftover pork slices up into some awesome sandwiches! – Jenny Jones

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Feb 4, 2013

Homemade pizza is the best!

PizzaMroom_8884I made pizza last night for the Super Bowl – Denis likes mushrooms and I like plain so… half & half. And we both like a crispy crust, one that crackles when you slice the pie. My favorite crust comes from using a pizza stone and wooden peel but you can also get a great crispy crust with one of those special pizza pans with holes. You can see how it works in my healthy Pepperoni Pizza video. Click here to see it.

Feb 2, 2013

Claire wants an easy dish for 30 people

Jenny, What easy dish can I make in advance for about 30 people and serve out of a chafing dish? If you’re in the mood, por favor…..

My Response…

I have an idea that should be pretty easy and would survive well in a chafing dish: Pesto bowties with chicken. Chicken is cooked ahead or store-bought rotisserie, cut into bite-size pieces. Pesto can be made days ahead (there’s a recipe in my book but Butoni makes a good one if store bought). Day of, you only have to cook the pasta & stir in the pesto & chicken. Keep some extra pesto or olive oil if it starts to look dry. Add parmesan or serve it on the side. (This is making me hungry!)

Feb 1, 2013

Healthy snack ideas for Super Bowl

GuacamoleHere are some other ideas (besides my awesome nachos!) for some healthy Super Bowl snacks:

1. Instead of those high fat sour cream dips, try guacamole. My easy recipe is 1 avocado, 1/4 cup each diced jalapeno pepper & onion, 1 tsp. lime juice, salt & pepper. Avocadoes provide heart-healthy fat and lutein to protect your eyes.

2. Another super healthy dip is  bean dip. Beans have protein, fiber & calcium plus you can spice them up like crazy. I make a black bean dip by sauteeing onion, garlic, jalapeno & red pepper. Then add drained canned black beans, reduced fat jack cheese, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, cumin, salt & pepper, and fresh cilantro. Puree.

3. Instead of chicken wings, try crispy baked chicken fingers. Pound chicken breast flat and slice into strips. Dip into seasoned flour, then egg whites, then seasoned bread crumbs. (whatever seasonings you like) Bake on a greased pan at 450 for 15 minutes, turning once. Egg whites make them super crispy!

4. Can nachos actually be healthy meals? My recipe is healthy enough to have for dinner!

Have fun on Super Bowl Sunday! 🙂

Jan 31, 2013

The secret to great potato pancakes

PotPanck_8837Whenever I order potato pancakes at a restaurant, they’re so greasy I can’t eat them. So naturally, I had to find a way to make my own healthy potato pancakes. After a few attempts I finally made some on Tuesday that turned out great with very little oil. The trick for me was draining the potatoes well but saving the starch and using a cast iron skillet. Finally… healthy potato pancakes! I’ll be posting the easy recipe soon.