Browsing Archive: July, 2011

All About Orange

Posted by Bree Marsh on Thursday, July 28, 2011,
First up......Best Ever Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

i created this recipe a long time ago!  i usually don't follow it exactly. 
there are a few differences in this pic....light green bibb lettuce instead of arugula, mozzarella instead of goat cheese, golden raisins instead of purple raisins, and no chicken on top.  here, you can really use whatever you got on hand.  the main ingredient, the butternut squash, is the star!  so try to keep that in!

this recipe...Sweet Potato Cakes...was inspire...
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From botched to brilliantly beautiful!

Posted by Bree Marsh on Tuesday, July 26, 2011,
before you get too impressed by this blog, check out a previous one with a similar recipe that went horribly wrong!
Botched Borscht

New recipe...
6-7 small or 3-4 large red beets, peeled and cut in half if small, cut in quarters if large
2.5 cups water
2 cups chicken or veg stock
12oz (1.5 cups) low-fat (or fat-free) sour cream
4oz (1/2 cup) plain kefir or greek yogurt
2 tbsp sugar, honey, or agave nectar
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp white wine vinegar
1-2 tsp salt, start with one tsp, taste, and then add ...

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better baba ganoush?

Posted by Bree Marsh on Monday, July 25, 2011,
i would say no...different?...well, a little...still good?...oh yea!


revised version...

2 small or 1 large eggplant, cut ends off, keep skin on, cut into 2 inch chunks

½ onion, peel and cut in chunks just as eggplant

3 garlic cloves, smashed a little and peeled

1 yellow pepper, cut in chunks just as eggplant

3 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)

Juice from one lemon

1/4 cup stock, veg or chicken

1/2 cup brown rice (dry)

1/2 cup shelled edamame, fresh or...

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Hash to a higher level

Posted by Bree Marsh on Thursday, July 21, 2011,
here is the original

here is the revamp....

2 tbsp olive oil, divided 1 and 1

½ onion, small dice

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 small long green pepper or half of a medium green bell pepper, seeds removed, small dice

1 jalapeno (optional), ribs and seeds removed, minced

12oz potato, I used Yukon Golds, small dice, keep peel on

½ tsp salt

4 cups kale, roughly chopped

½ cup stock, veggie or chicken

4 eggs


2oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated (optional)

heat 1 tbsp oil in large cas...

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Week of recipe redux

Posted by Bree Marsh on Wednesday, July 20, 2011,
i received a lot of advice about the food "blahness" i have been experiencing lately!  thanks to all for the inspiration.  one suggestion was to go back and redo or revamp some old that is the plan for the next week or so.

first up, a revamped roasted sweet and spicy slaw
before i give you the revised recipe, i have to say, i liked it better the first time, but this version is still VERY good!  i think it is smart to show how you can substitute ingredients and still have an amazing...
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Banana "ice cream" and chocolate sauce

Posted by Bree Marsh on Monday, July 18, 2011,


so, first off, i have to give credit where credit is due for this one!.....i occasionally check Oh She Glows blog, which led me to THIS BLOG, which is where i got the idea.

super easy.....
2 frozen bananas.....before freezing, PEEL, break up into bite sized pieces and place on foil or in tupperware container, no need to cover.  i would freeze them before they become too ripe, because i believe this process works well due to the high starch...
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Posted by Bree Marsh on Wednesday, July 13, 2011,
the last few weeks have definitely been a struggle for me nutrition wise.  for a number of reasons....
1) busy busy busy!  i do have time here and there to plan out my weekly menus, BUT i have been finding other stuff to do to fill those time slots.  it all comes down to priorities!  and lately, meal planning hasn't been at the top of my list.  however, after years of practice, i must say it is easier to plan the day before or just throw things together to create a complete dense meal 1-2 hour...
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Sweet and hot eggplant and lentil stir-fry

Posted by Bree Marsh on Monday, July 11, 2011,

Had a busy, but fun weekend.  Taught my Super Circuit class at Athens Personal Fitness Saturday morning, then a hike at the Botanical Gardens with Jane, then Ryan's parents came for a short visit and i made CHICKEN IN MUSTARD for dinner, thanks to Jane for the recipe and the awesome Le Creuset pot to make it in....Ryan loved it, i didn't get a great read from his parents, but they said they enjoyed it, then Sunday, it was prep and cook all day for my muffin orders....i had some labor intensiv...
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Pea shoot and tarragon rice salad...

Posted by Bree Marsh on Saturday, July 9, 2011,
topped with simple seared salmon.....some of the best salmon i have ever had!

my apologies, but i really don't have the exact weights/measurements for some of the ingredients in this dish, but will do the best i can.  for the rice salad...
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup rice, i used brown basmati
1 tbsp fresh tarragon* leaves, dried may work too, just use less
2 cups loosely packed pea shoots, rough chop
2 yellow plum tomatoes, small dice, red would work too
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine...

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Throwing stuff together, part 2

Posted by Bree Marsh on Thursday, July 7, 2011,
it has been a rough week food wise!  last night i actually had frozen breaded tilapia and box mac n cheese!  i did have an arugula salad with it however, so something was on the dense side!  tuesday night, i threw stuff together without a plan again.  chicken, corn, edamame, and herbs. 

6-8 oz chicken breast, cut in bite-sized chunks
2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs like thyme and rosemary
2 tbsp olive oil

2 ears fresh corn, kernels cut off
1.5 cups shelled edamame, frozen or fresh
1/4 cup s...

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Throwing stuff together, part 1

Posted by Bree Marsh on Monday, July 4, 2011,
after a long weekend of hiking, camping, and road racing (ryan did the Peachtree), we came home to a not-so-full fridge and no plans for dinner for monday and tuesday nights.  i also cannot get to the grocery store until wednesday morning because i am super busy at work tomorrow making up for the 4th.  i did have a few veggies left in the drawer, some protein in the freezer, tons of condiments on the shelves.  i also made a big portion of farro last week.  so....this is what i came up with......
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Sweet corn soup & slow roasted salmon

Posted by Bree Marsh on Friday, July 1, 2011,

6 ears of fresh corn, yellow or white, husks and silk removed, kernels cut off cob*
1 small spicy pepper, ribs and seeds removed, small dice
1/2 onion, small dice
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
10 or so thyme sprigs, leaves stripped off**
2 cups stock
Bay leaf (optional)
1/2 cup low-fat or fat-free sour cream

8oz salmon fillet, i got mine at Shiraz here in Athens, which got it directly from is Columbia River King Salmon
1 tbsp olive oil
sprinkle of kosher salt
sprinkle of fresh crack...

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