Frilling blogs: Skinnytaste


This week, I needed some quick, easy, healthy and new recipes, so I headed over to Skinnytaste, which has been my go-to food blog since last summer when a good friend let me in on the secret! I love it because all the recipes I have tried so far have been tasty, the blog is easy to navigate and all of the nutritional information and weight watchers points are provided for every recipe. To top it all off, she also has plenty of options for people with dietary allergies or preferences, such as myself!

Here’s what I’m making this week. All photos are via the Skinnytaste blog:

Baked Chicken with Dijon and Lime

I made this one already, and it was so easy and full of flavor. I used the leftovers to make delicious chicken sandwiches for lunch the next day! Yum!

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

I also made these already. Roasted veggies of any kind are my favorite so I knew these would be a win from the get-go!

Spaghetti with Creamy Butternut Leek Parmesan Sauce

I haven’t tried this one yet, but the recipe looks so easy. Plus, I love anything with sautéed leeks. I have my brown rice spaghetti noodles ready to make this meal gluten free.

Dairy-Free Lemon Pudding

The main ingredient of this recipe is cauliflower! We eat cauliflower a lot of different ways around here (as a substitute for pasta, potatoes, etc.). Plus, I love any kind of citrus treat. I’ll let you know how this turns out!

What are your favorite food blogs? Have you tried anything from Skinnytaste before? Do you have any recommendations for us?

March 7, 2013 8:00 AM | Comments | Categories: Food, Recipes | Tags: , , , ,

Frilling, in a hurry, no-meat-eats


Sometimes I’m just BUSY. I’m working on two master’s degrees, you see, on top of completing 32-36 (unpaid) hours a week at my current internship. So, I’m not too frilled about it, but sometimes I have to resort to FROZEN FOOD. 

That said, here are my favorite no-meat, frozen-food, dinner-time treats:

From left to right: Amy’s Indian Dinners, Field Roast Sausages that I like to crumble and cook with Back to Nature’s Stroganoff Pasta Mix, California Pizza Kitchen’s Roasted Peppers with Fontina Cheese Pizza, and Alexia’s Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Morning Star’s Spicy Black Bean Burger.

While these are all great for FROZEN food, I’ve had a better week than that. So far I’ve made Spinach Enchiladas and Southwestern Falafels, and a delicious cabbage salad is awaiting me in the near future. 

What are you eating this week?

- Aurelia

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.