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Eat This: Lose Weight – Smokin’ Turkey Chili

Once again, my slow cooker came to the rescue.  Here’s how it went down… …We invited a few friends to come on over for an easy, breezy, informal “hang out.”  (Do people say that any more?) I ran to the […]

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Cooking Up a Healthy Storm: Christmas Carrot Risotto

Greetings Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  Last week, we were invited to a dinner party at a friend’s house.  Nice, yes?  Always!!! Most of the time when I ask, “What shall I bring,” my dear, sweet friend […]

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Thanksgiving: Best Leftover Sandwiches Ever!!!

Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor (that’s me), whip up 4 amazingly delicious and artfully presented turkey sandwiches. The Day-After Thanksgiving Our Lady of Weight Loss approved Sandwich Recipes! TURKEY BACON CLUB. NO joke! Use fat-free mayo […]

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Dysfunctional Chef: Mexican Chili Corn Pie

I totally blew the fat cells from everyone’s mind when I delivered this incredibly tasty and beautiful Mexican Chili Corn Pie to the table. In other words, it looks as good as it tastes and visa versa!  Try it, you’ll love […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Warning–One Must Hard Boil Their Eggs Correctly!

While perusing and cruising the vast world of food and recipes, I stumbled upon one recipe that warned, “One must hard boil their eggs correctly.” Correctly?  You mean you don’t just boil them?  It’s more complicated than that??? My head […]

Eat This – Totally Satisfying: Caramelized Onion Tart

A friend unexpectedly rolled into town just in time to lunch with us.  It was kind of funny, because lunch was a “happening,” which is seldom the case. Generally speaking, it’s every man-for-himself, catch-as-catch-can, you-are-on-your-own-buddy.  For whatever reason, the mood […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Sweet Potato Salad

Last night, we went to a small gathering; a dinner party. Big fun! Aside from the 5 yum food, the great conversation, giggles, chortles and belly laughs, we climbed up onto the roof and looked down on Tucson. What a […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Pickled Eggs the Easy Way

Do you love pickled foods? I do! Pickled beets, pickled beans, pickled cucumbers a.k.a. pickles, and pickled eggs! Love the taste and the color! That pickled red is amazing, is it not?   In fact, I’m wondering why there’s no crayon […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cucumber Noodles and Feta Salad

If you want to lose weight, be healthy and glow happy, then eat more vegetables.  It’s a simple as that.  This morning I “cooked” up a batch of Cucumber Noodles and Feta Salad.  I don’t know how long it’s going […]

Eat This : Lose Weight – A Lip-Smackin’ Side of Israeli CousCous

If you are looking for a healthy side that is going to produce a lot of lip-smackin’ yums, then you’ve come to the right place!  Try this Israeli Cous Cous Salad! Ingredients: 1 cup of Israeli cous cous 2 cups […]

Red, White and Blue – 4th of July Smoothies

Happy Independence Day!  Our Lady of Weight Loss thought that it would be fun to share three smoothie recipes today, in red, white and blue fashion!  Because smoothies offer big nutrition!  Being healthy is your patriotic duty. “Let’s go retro, […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sunny Summer Solstice Breakfast, Quinoa and Figs

Set your clocks, Tushkateers*! The longest day of the year a.k.a. the Summer Solstice, is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, June 21 at 6:51 a.m. EDT, at which time the Earth’s northern hemisphere faces, most directly, toward the sun. In […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Gracefully & Lovingly Drizzle Good Fat

As we know, I am the Dysfunctional Chef.  Not only do I have an ambivalent relationship with the kitchen, the last time I whipped up a fig sauce, I had to duct tape my mouth shut, lest I tasted away […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Divinely Pious Pears

Positively divine and delicious, these pious pears will delight your taste buds as well as light up your olfactory system.  An Our Lady of Weight Loss 5-yum favorite! Divinely Pious Pears Ingredients: 2 large ripe pears 1/2 cup white wine […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Flat not Fat Belly Chili

This recipe, Flat not Fat Belly Chili, is one of my favorites, because it is, of course, a 5 yum dish.  And, as most of the ingredients are already stocked in the pantry, it’s quick n’ easy to whip up! […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – A Righteously Roasted Vegetable Stew

I went wild at the supermarket yesterday, filling up my cart with a beautiful assortment of colorful vegetables.  And then…when I arrived home, in Antioxidant Girl style, I unpacked the reusable grocery bags, chopped, sliced, cubed, sprinkled, baked and ate…healthy! […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Hot Doggities circa 1963

Helloooo Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Friendly Readers,  While leafing through a stack of vintage magazines, I happened upon a recipe in the Good Housekeeping, September 1963 issue that captured my imagination and inspired me host a […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Scrumptious Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

A tongue twister and holiday recipe from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens that delights and feeds the soul! Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash 1/2 cup Organic Chicken Stock 1 pound Turkey Sausage 1 slice bread, cut into cubes 1 […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – 3 Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes!!!

Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, and those who found their way on this page via divine intervention (whether they know it or not), dig it:  Thanksgiving foods do not have to be dripping in sugar and fat.  […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Curried Chicken Salad

Who doesn’t love a great tasty one bowl dish?  For sure, this Dysfunctional Chef is in favor of this tasty, healthful, happy one dish delight!  Mix up a batch or two.  Serve on a bed of lettuce.  A 5 yum […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Righteous Ratatouille, Gastronomical Gift from the Gods

Righteous Ratatouille – A guilt-free gastronomical gift from the Gods.  This is a great recipe for any and all and especially for bulk eaters.  If you want to eat a lot, feel uber-full, make this and eat as much as […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Pleasingly Pious Pumpkin Pudding

For whatever reason, probably because Our Lady of Weight Loss encouraged me to do so, I researched the color “Pumpkin.”  As if I didn’t know that the color pumpkin is orange!  But whatever, she insisted, so I did what she […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Fruity Quinoa

Variety is the spice of life and is uber-important in the world of permanent weight removal.  Lest we get bored and dive off into the deep end of the chocolate pool, here Our Lady of Weight Loss shares with you […]

Food and Sex: The Power of Poached Figs

Want to serve a desert dish that has the power to put a pretty smile of your friend’s face, is sure to deliver a bucket load of culinary compliments and just happens to be an excellent aphrodisiac?  Then…try this delish […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Simply Sensational Salmon Salad

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a grueling morning.  We went shopping!   We picked up a heavy shelving unit that need to be assembled, dragged it to the car, loaded it up, drove it downtown to my art […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cold Cucumber Soup

This Dysfunctional Chef has been experimenting with cold cucumber soup. Woo Hoo, Yahoo and Lah-Di-Dah!   Most recipes that I’ve stumbled across, tripped over and dipped my Dysfunctional tasting finger into include heavy cream or olive oil and I get […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Father’s Day “No Tears Caramelized Onion Tart”

Are you looking for the best Father’s Day recipe ever?  Something good to serve on Sunday (or any other day for that matter) that falls into the “comfort food” and “healthy eating” and “lose it” categories?  Yes?  (If not, think […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Crunchy, Satisfying, FAT-Burning Broccoli Salad

Last weekend, we (DH and I) were invited to a Garden Party!  Imagine that!!!  Outside, in a garden!  Thus the name, garden party! Duh   Nevertheless, thrilling for this CityGrrrl. I asked, “What can I bring?”  A Broccoli Dish was […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cinco de Mayo Tacos ‘n Salsa

Last week’s EAT THIS: LOSE WEIGHT recipe featured a delightfully delicious Cinco de Mayo Beans n’ Rice dish.  Not to be missed!  AND a great complement to this week’s EAT THIS: LOSE WEIGHT recipe, Cinco de Mayo Tacos n’ Salsa! […]

Eat This, Lose Weight: Cinco de Mayo Rice n’ Beans

Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Ribbons of Pesto Pasta

Our Lady of Weight Loss preaches to her friends, family, clients, as well as her devotees that the secret to permanent fat removal, a.k.a. weight loss, is to fill up on, enjoy, get into, and worship (yes, worship) fruits and […]

Food and Sex: Graham Crackers Curb Sexual Tendencies

There was a man whose name was Graham: Sylvester Graham. He was a man on a mission; his main thrust was to curb lust. Graham (1794 –1851), the 17th child of the Reverend John Graham was – in 1826 – […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Mad Men Mac ‘n Cheese

As you probably know (you’d almost have to be dead not to), the season premiere of Mad Men is scheduled for this coming Sunday (check your local listings).  In its honor, I am planning a 1960’s themed dinner, which brings […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Eat This, Lose Weight-Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

This week’s less guilt, healthy-living recipe, Slow-Cooker Sicilian Eggplant Caponata, was a major-league, big-time, booyah success!  It can be served as a side-dish especially for fish, over pasta (preferably whole grain), on top of polenta and/over thin, toasted slices of […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Deviled Mexican Eggs

I was thrift shopping and found an “deviled egg tray” in the “fancy” cabinet that holds all the really prized and expensive household items.  It was marked $18, which I thought was crazy high for the corner thrift store; and […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

This morning, this Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me), was sort of in the mood to cook, but sort of not in the mood, which ultimately led me to this very fabulous, easy to make, simply delish recipe that I am sure […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Creamy Squash n’ Corn Casserole

Heavy in comfort, low in calories, this recipe is brought to you by your favorite Dysfunctional Chef. Creamy Squash n’ Corn Casserole – a.k.a. Mellow Yellow Blend Ingredients: 2 cups (16 ozs.) cottage cheese (full fat, 2% fat, low fat […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Oscar Cocktail Roundup

My friends at Polar Seltzer shared a bounty of Oscar cocktail recipes with inspired names for your Sunday night Oscar party pleasure! Remember to: Drink (and eat) in moderation. Make wise choices (some of these are lower in calories than […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Moroccan Lentils

Early yesterday, I “dressed up” in no less than six (6) layers, braving Storm Nemo, making my way to the supermarket to buy the ingredients that would ultimately manifest no less than 10 servings of Moroccan Lentils and Rice for […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Shrimp “Ceviche”

Ceviche (“seh-BEE-chay”) is an extremely popular dish in South America, whose basic ingredient is raw fish.  Raw fish, cut into bite-sized piece, marinated in the juice of an acidic fruit (usually lime), salt and various seasonings.   The juice changes the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Tasty, Smart – Einstein Tuna Casserole

In the mood for comfort food that increases brain power as it ignites happy energy?  Who’d say no to that? You Don’t Have to Be Einstein Tuna Casserole, one of my favorite recipes, is from All Is Forgiven, Move On: […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Jewish Christmas Dinner – Mock Egg Foo Yung

Our Lady of Weight Loss heard through the Christmas Grapevine that a good many of her Jewish friends and family go out for Chinese food on Christmas.   In fact (here’s a juicy tidbit for you), when Justice Elena Kagan was […]

Eat: Holiday Lentil Pâté

Last Thanksgiving, for a change of pace, I whipped up “Janny’s Lentil Pate” that was to die for.  It was a mega-hit.  People asked for the recipe!  It’s delicious, it’s healthy, it’s amazing and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Poached Figs and Duct Tape

This dish is so good, it takes all kinds of restraint NOT to eat it before it hits the table, which frankly I seem to be lacking.  I’d be lost without my duct tape (hilarious video!)!   It is DIVINE!  […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Hummus, Avocado, Roasted Tomato on Toast

I found this Hummus, Avocado, Roasted Tomato recipe on Eat Live Run last week.  It hit all my happy spots.  Easy to make.  Familiar ingredients.  No specialty shopping required.  Relatively low in calories (unless you go hog wild with the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Fritatta

Is there anything better than a Spinach and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Frittata? Well, maybe – but still, it’s a fabulous dish that’s not only healthy, low-calorie, and inexpensive, but it serves as a grand main dish!  And … Oh […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Monterey Jack Bread Pudding

This Dysfunctional Chef was blown away by this easy to prepare and very satisfying bread pudding! INGREDIENTS 3 large eggs 6 egg whites 2 cups milk * 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme pinch ground nutmeg salt n’ pepper to taste (easy […]

(Recipe) Healthy Eating Matters – Mozzarella, Tomatoes and the Virgin

One of my favorite dishes is fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil.  It is to die for good, especially when you get seriously fresh mozzarella. Back in the day, my high school friend and I would visit her uncle in […]

Eat Healthy, Eat Cheap: Green Noodle Fun for the Family

All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle. ~ Edie Adams Call me dizzy, call me a dreamer, call me noodle-crazy, but if you ask me, green noodles are fun!  Agreed? Green Noodles ARE Fun! Which […]

Eat More, Weigh Less: The WALDORF

For those of us who are interested in eating something that tickles our taste buds, satisfies to the point of happy, and fills us up healthy … … Then this recipe is for you!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s The […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Labor Day Special – Pineapples, Peaches, Oh My!

Are you ready to get your Labor Day Grill On???  I am!  And so is Our Lady of Weight Loss. She instructed me to share the following, because she is 100% positive that once you are turned onto grilled fruit, […]

PLAY, TOSS and LOSE: Weight Loss JigSaw Sunflower Girl Salad

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Sunflower Girl” – was inspired by the Sunflower. The sunflower stands tall.  She keeps her face looking toward sunshine, thus eliminating shadows.  With her head full of seeds, she is readied […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Best Healthy Eats Issue Ever

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ Bodhidharma TUSHKATEERS!!! Helloooooo!!!  Howdy Do!  …  AND – guess where I am right now!  35,000 miles high in the sky; finishing this week’s […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Power Up and Fuel Me Up Happy

Greetings !  I wanted to remind y’all just how important breakfast is and not just because research shows that those who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who do not. More importantly, those who skip breakfast often find themselves […]

EAT THIS: Save Yourself Salad – The Sexy, Juicy Cuke

 Save Me from Myself 4th of July Sexy Cucumber Salad: Whenever there’s a gathering and the temptation to eat more than I really want seems likely, I whip up a salad or two and bring with. Sometimes I share; sometimes […]

Play and Lose: Jigsaw Puzzle – July 4th Pig Crossing (Grill It recipes included)

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled PIG CROSSING, is inspired by the 4th of July, Independence Day! Are you ready for the marching bands, parades, fireworks, and the BBQs?  Last year more than 80 million folk participated […]

EAT Scrumptious: Cherry Walnut Salad

I just returned from the corner fruit stand where I scored 2 pounds of fresh cherries, just in time to ‘cook up’ a fabulous lunch. Well … I don’t mean to imply that I am going to actually cook, as […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Summer Cooking – 5-YUM Mexican-Style Casserole

As many of you know (if you’ve been following my this week’s banter), I am in Tucson where it is hot, hot, hot.  The weather-person says that we’ll hit a high of 103 degrees today! (Very exciting!!! I just love […]

Dysfunctional Chef: 3 SUMMER Salads – Salacious Strawberries, Succulent Nectarines, Precious Plums !!!

Greetings from the Land of HOT!  I’m currently in Tucson, Arizona (Attending a June wedding! Rehearsal dinner tonight!  We’re so excited!!!) and it is hot, hot, hot. Get this:  the weather-person promises that the high of the day will be […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Blackberry Salmon

This week’s Dysfunctional Chef Recipe shines the spotlight on blackberries, a.k.a. “black caps,” an extraordinarily healthy food.  Black Caps are high in antioxidants, a substance that protects the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which are known […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Cinco de Mayo Tortilla Pie

Are you ready to celebrate Cinco De Mayo?  Me, too!   This great tortilla pie is chock a block with vegetables, loaded with fiber, protein and calcium.  After you’ve got this in the oven, baking away, check out Our Lady of […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

SLOW COOKER TIME!  This Dysfunctional Chef loves her slow cooker rotisserie chicken, for a variety of reasons. 1.  It’s really hard to ‘mess it up.’ 2.  One-pot clean-up is a dream. 3.  The chicken is tender, moist and guaranteed to fall […]

Eat: Dysfunctional Chef – 100 Calorie Pancake

I was perusing my recipe files, looking for something that is both Our Lady of Weight Loss approved and classifies as comfort food, which brought me straight to my infamous 100 Calorie Pancake Recipe!  Fantastic for a Sunday brunch.  a […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is a Calorie Just a Calorie?

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Matzo Brie Wars … hot? cold?

Passover starts on April 6 and it goes all the way through 14, and Our Lady of Weight Loss admittedly is a Matzo Brie freak!  She started heating up the skillet this past Sunday. Seriously!  She will whip up a […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Greetings Foodies one n’ all!  Today’s Dysfunctional Chef recipe is a gourmet treat that weighs-in at under 350 calories per serving!  Amazing, no? A healthy mix of comforting pasta and shiitake mushrooms (an anti-inflammatory food).   Serve with big salad, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: BLT Salad with Egg

The other night, while reviewing my weekly menu with Our Lady of Weight Loss, I said, “Our Lady, you know what I haven’t had in – gee – over a decade? …. A BLT!  Not that I miss it, given […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Rosemary Beef Hash

As promised in my last Monday’s post, which mentioned the unmentionable, here follows the best beef hash recipe ever, courtesy of Sunflower Farmer’s Market monthly magazine, which is always chock-a-block with healthy and delicious meals! The Rosemary Hash weighs in […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Pink Slime in Your Ground Beef ? Probably. Yes. Ought Oh.

Just as I was about to preheat, so to speak, and whip up a platter full of Rosemary Beef Hash, a dish I carefully pulled from the pages of one of my favorite healthy cooking/living magazines, when the words “pink […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Best Ever QUINOA BERRY Salad

This Best Ever Quinoa Berry Salad is – well – the best ever! An absolute MUST MAKE; a 5 Yum event if ever there was one. Peter and I and the kids (who are hardly kids – but once a […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Sloppy-Joe, the Ultimate Comfort Food

  Anyone out there remember the “Manwich?”  In 1969, Hunt’s introduced its Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and it revolutionized the Sloppy Joe.  It sure was a staple in our kitchen.  My mother, the gourmet, used to break it out on […]

Dysfunctional Chef: “Diet” Blueberry Cobbler

Want to lose weight?  Put a blue light in your refrigerator, as well as in your dining room.  And … dye your food blue. Why?  Blue food is rare in nature.  Aside from blueberries and blue-purple potatoes, blue foods don’t […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Orzo, Tomatoes, Capers … Oh My!

Does this  Dysfunctional Chef  love a simple, easy, salty, nutty, cheesy recipe that one can eat in bulk?   In other words, a dish that gives you a lot of bang for your calorie buck? And one that you can […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Roast Vegetables, Add Peas, Take Politic-O-Matic Quiz Until Tender

While you are roasting vegetables and eagerly awaiting your onions and carrots to soften, log onto Beliefnet and take the Politic-OMatic Quiz.  An interesting buffet of political questions are presented to you that assess your beliefs and values in order […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Sweet Noodle Kugel

Whether you celebrate Chanukah or not, you just gotta’ bake yourself a kugel!  This sweet Noodle Kugel is my favorite.  Is it Our Lady of Weight Loss approved? Well … not exactly.  But she did issue Holiday Coupons: Free Food!   […]

Dysfunctional Chef – On the Decadent Side: Honey Glazed Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potatoes!  OMG!  Is there anything better?  Eat ’em baked or mashed or slice ’em thin into simple chips!   OR … for Thanksgiving … GLAZE ’em. Yup! Glaze those chips.  Here follows the most decadent version of Sweet Potato Chips, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Broiled Salmon with Mango Jalapeno Mint Salsa

Christianne Klein, author extraordinaire, Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist, television host and former national news anchor for ABC News; she who has appeared on numerous television programs, cooking her favorite healthy recipes, and also worked alongside Chef Emeril Lagasse on […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Sultry, Sexy Potato Salad

Greetings One n’ All!  I’m uber-excited about my new way of cooking:  combining healthy ingredients (always), creating recipes that won’t ‘weigh you down,’ (always) and NOW adding a sultry and sexy twist. What makes these recipes sultry and sexy?  It’s […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Chicken & Sexy Lentil Salad

Here’s an easy to whip up, amazing lunch dish, that is sure to impress your guests as it sets every one’s taste buds to happy!   The trick is to check out the rotisserie chicken places in your neighborhood and find […]

dysFUNctional chef – Zucchini n’ Apple Soup

This week I was contacted by none other than Chef Jenny herself ; Chef and Radio Show Host (Green Tea and Honey Radio Show).  Jenny said . . . . “First, let me tell you how much I love you!  […]

Dysfunctional Chef presents September’s Cheap n’ Easy Eats

Want to eat healthy and save money?  Then buy ‘seasonal foods.’  It makes perfect sense.  When foods are in season, they are plentiful and, therefore, cost less.  It’s the ole supply n’ demand theory. Here follows a list of what’s […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Mâche, Shaved Zucchini and other ‘inner glow’ ingredients

Mâche?  What’s Mâche???    Mâche is a European salad green that grows in small, rosette-shaped bunches. It has dark green leaves on short stems, and it enjoys a distinct sweet taste.  Or rather you will, when you whip up this salad. […]

Dysfunction Chef Friday – Pow Papaya-Avocado Salad

Did you know that Christopher Columbus called papayas the “fruit of the angels?”  True enough!!!  And it’s no wonder, because papayas are at the same time both deliciously sweet and musky. I’ve been told that this spherical or pear-shaped fruit […]

Meatless Monday – Fennel and Peppery Strawberry Salad, a summertime delish delite

Fennel is an amazing licorice-flavored, crisp and crunchy celery.  I love to add chilled, raw fennel to salads!  Not only does it taste oh so licorice-good, it’s loaded with Vitamin C and Potassium! Fennel and Peppery Strawberry Salad is a […]

Meatless Monday – Edamame Hummus (OMG! Heavenly!!!)

Happy Meatless Monday to you!!!   Did you know that you can improve your personal health and the health of the planet by eating less meat?  Meatless Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns in association with the Johns Hopkins’ […]

Lunar Eclipse brings Demoniac Frenzy, Moping Melancholy, and Moon-Struck Madness

LUNAR NEWS:  The longest and darkest total lunar eclipse of the CENTURY will occur tomorrow! Specifically at 11:29 PM tomorrow night (June 15). A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, while orbiting around the Sun, comes between the Moon and […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Most Delish Vegetable Quesadilla ever!

A few weeks ago, I happened upon Tumaro’s Gourmet Tortilla Wraps in the market.  They are low-in-calorie, low-in-carbs, low-in-fat, so I thought, “Hey, what the heck, I’ll give ’em a go!”  And guess what!  Not only do Tumaro’s wraps fit […]

The Dash Diet – The ultimate sexy plan? Seriously?

When I ask people, “Why do you want to lose weight?” people often say, “Health and better energy.”   While this may be true, it is often not the primary reason (or solo reason) that they want to lose weight. They […]

Dysfunctional Chef celebrates National Burger Weekend

Your favorite Dysfunctional Chef  is celebrating Memorial Day with a National Burger Weekend!  However, she’s not just sharing any old burger; she’s sharing her best secret salmon burger recipe, loaded with healthy ingredients and bursting with taste! You can fire […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Huevos Rancheros Breakfast

Last week, we went out for brunch.  (We, as in my immediate, non-extended family.)  People (as in them) ordered some very ‘heavy’ dishes, one of which was Huevos Rancheros with Nachos, beautifully served, with sides of beans, guacamole, etc.  (Sorry, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Breakfast Fit for a Queen, Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

I thought, “wouldn’t it be fun to whip up a breakfast, fit for a Queen or a Princess … in honor of the Royal Wedding?”  In an effort to limit the amount of sugar in my diet, I scoured the […]

Dysfunctional Chef Friday: Corn Bread Casserole (Mouth watering? No Kidding!)

Have I told you how much I love, love, love my Slow Cooker (a.k.a. Crock Pot)?  Well, I do!   No matter how much I screw up, as in misread the instructions, measure incorrectly, or forget an ingredient, somehow or another, […]

Dysfunctional Chef (Friday): Academy Award Winning Sweet and Sour Pasta

I have spent the past 2.5 hours (no kidding – 2.5 hours!) leafing through my recipes, looking for the right delish dish to whip up for Sunday night’s Oscar extravaganza. The criteria: something festive, colorful and comforting, just in case my picks don’t win – and – healthy!

Dysfunctional Chef Friday: American Idol White Bean Stew

Last night, while watching Hollywood Week on American Idol, I whipped up a batch of my best White Bean Stew. Just as Casey Abrams’ was up at the mike, singing and a strumming “Georgia On My Mind,” I was dishing out the bean stew (with a simple salad). It was extraordinary! The stew, the salad and Casey Abrams.

Cook with Me Friday: St. Valentine’s Sex Menu

Your St. Valentine’s Dinner Menu ~ from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens – that is sue to get your mojo a movin’, your libido leaping and your sex life succulent once more!

Dysfunctional Chef: Black Olive – Sweet Potato Hummus

Every time I look at this hummus recipe much less taste it, I salivate! Sorry if that’s TMI (too much info), but I just love black olives, sweet potatoes and garbanzo beans. And when all three are in one recipe it’s almost too much for me to take in! A Thousand Yums.

Cook with Me Friday: Turkey Taco Pizzas

Based on past Thanksgivings, I guarantee you that there will be leftovers.
So … In addition to planning my Thanksgiving day recipes (see my last Friday’s Sweet Potato Recipes!!!), I am gathering and trying out leftover recipes! Turkey Taco Pizza is to die for!

Cook with Me Friday: Classic Potato Salad

Imagine, if you will, an Our Lady of Weight Loss approved comfort food! This Classic Potato Salad recipe will wow you and your guests. For the full Zen experience, practice deep breaths while you chop, cube and mix!

Vegetables are Sexy Friday: Spinach with Pine Nuts

As Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “Vegetables are sexy and you can be, too.” Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach shares the sexiest dishes ever!

Cook with Me Friday: Eggplant Hummus

Today, I am excited to bake up and blend up an amazingly delicious, healthy dish for a couple of reasons. Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.
Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.

Diet Tip Tuesday: Go Greek (recipe included)

A recent study in the British Medical Journal reports that people who follow a Mediterranean-style diet – that features fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, fish and olive oil – may lower their risk of death.

The Perfect Food for the Afternoon Blues

Got the afternoon blues? Blahs? Need a lift? Janice Taylor can get your energy moving! The perfect food.

Get Jiggy Sunday JigSaw Puzzle: BEST DIET TIP EVER

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle will not only keep your hands and mind busy and out of the kitchen, but it will reveal one of the best diet secrets ever!

Summer Smoothies: Blend. Drink. Smile.

Even though it was hot enough to fry an egg on the street this morning (97 degrees and counting!), I resisted; and instead, I pulled out my blender from under the counter, dusted it off and declared it “Smoothie Season.”

Watch It! Healthy Recipes from Our Lady of Weight Loss

Last week, I did a segment for Better.tv and along with some fabulous tips on summer weight loss, offered up my two best gazpacho recipes. It was great fun. While you’re whipping up a great healthy summer batch of gazpacho, watch the video!

Today is … Eat Your Vegetables Day (to die for recipe included)

Today, June 17th, is yet another ‘bizarre’ yet wonderful holiday! “Eat Your Vegetables Day” falls smack dab in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! A timely reminder and opportunity to add healthy portions of fruits and veggies to your healthy living plan. Recipes and video included!

True Blood – Season 3: Episode 1 – Vampire Juice Season Kicks Off

Thirsting for BLOOD? True Blood “V” Cocktail, that is. I thought it would be fun to kick off the summer Vampire Juice Season with a True Blood Type “V” Cocktail. Enjoy!!!!

Easy Weight Loss: Hummus the miracle food.

I lost 3 pounds this week, eating hummus!

Gods, Girls and Artichokes

Zeus had a plan. He thought that whenever his wife Hera was away, he’d get together with Cynara. However, Cynara soon became homesick. She missed her mother, so she slipped back to the earth for a short but meaningful visit with the mortals. When she returned, it was quite apparent that she had a new attitude. Zeus wasn’t particularly happy with her un-goddess-like behavior. He threw a fit and tossed her back to earth, and he changed her into the plant that we now call the artichoke.

420 is National Weed Day

Medical Marijuana – used by patients for cancer, AIDS, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease is legal in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and 14 states; Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Will you demonstrate today?

St. Patrick’s Day: Corned Beef, Cabbage, a Mock Cocktail.

Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach, shares her best ever Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Needless to say – it is extraordinarily delicious, and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss approved! Low in calories. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Dr. Seuss Birthday – 10 Quotes, green eggs and more to simply make you roar!

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. In celebration, your weight loss coach, Janice Taylor, serves up platters full of her favorite Dr. Seuss quotes that you might like to post, green recipes that feed the soul, minus the mold and videos that will get you through, so without further ado … read on!

National Pancake Day: 100 Calorie Pancakes

In celebration, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares her favorite 100 calorie pancake recipe with you, as well as a few tips on how to make the best pancake ever! Enjoy your holiday.

The 3 Step (Guilt-Free) Diet: Grilled Cheese Included

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal shares “The 3 Step Diet,” which inevitably leads you straight into the arms of a gooey grilled cheese sandwich!

The Fool’s New Year – Fat-melting puzzle with a side of guilt-free comfort food)

Take a leap of faith right off that cake, straight into 2010! Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of Permanent Fat Removal and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach and 50 lb. big-time-loser, invite you to join with them as they follow the lead of The Fool.

400 Calorie Fix? Thanksgiving Recipes from the Queen of Permanent Weight Loss

Here, from Janice Taylor, Thanksgiving recipes with a 400 calorie fix twist: As the temperature cools down, and the leaves turn from green to orange, red and yellow, my kitchen – home to my under-400 calorie fix recipes – comes a live! The pots and pans start humming, and sweet, tart, and tasty aromas fill the air promising and delivering great comfort. Time to cozy up.

Best Apple Brown Betty Recipe Ever!

If you are in need of the most delicious comfort food ever; the most satisfying and scrumptious dessert ever – weighing in under 220 calories per serving – then you must try the “Best Apple Brown Betty Recipe Ever!” from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens!

Peanut Butter Smack: Fat-Burning Info and Recipes

The Do’s and Don’ts o Peanut Butter Smack from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens. Yum!

Off-the-Couch Cooking: 3 fat-melting, to-die-for, recession-proof dishes that you can whip up fast!

If cooking, as many anthropologists and social scientists believe, is the key to our humanity, separating us from the ‘beasts,’ what is the decline in cooking doing to our culture, to our lives? Our Lady of Weight Loss sprinkles ‘food for thought’ on 3 humanity saving dishes. Eat Healthy: Be Political!

The Sweet Borscht Cure: End sugar cravings

Borscht, a culinary favorite in many Central and European countries, may well put an end to your sugar cravings. The sweet beat on borscht from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens with Janice Taylor, 50 pound big-time-loser!

National Donut Day: Our Lady of Weight Loss takes on Krispy Kreme!

As an antidote to National Donut Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss gave a shout out to the Angel of Avocado. “HELP! Send a healthy recipe, now! Look what the big chains – Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme – are doing […]

Conan O’Brien starts choco taco stampede

If you inexplicably had an irresistible urge to go on a chocolate or ice cream run late last night, a taco binge, or a combination of the above, feel free to blame saboteur Conan O’Brien. During his last night’s premiere […]

Comfort Food: Mango Mania

Rejoice the Mango! from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger Mangoes have been around for at least 4,000 years. They grow on huge trees and the mango fruit gracefully hangs down like an upside-down lollipop on a very long stem. They are […]

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