Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Beige but Delicious

Tonight's Dinner doesn't look so appetizing but it really was delicious. Today was a rainy yucky day and I thought about making some nice comfort food. Having a food blog has made me increasingly aware of trying to make my dinners look colorful and delicious, but tonight's didn't really make the colorful chart. I should have served a salad or a green vegetable with this meal, but look at that corn! I couldn't pass it up and had to eat it today as it was picked at the farm yesterday.

Dijon Chicken, Rice Pilaf and Sweet Corn on the Cob
2 split boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
pinch of cayenne
Salt and Pepper

In a medium bowl mix together bread crumbs, salt, pepper, parsley and cayenne.
Coat each chicken breast in the Dijon and then into the bread crumbs for a good cover.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until juices run clear on the chicken.

I cheated today and used a box mix for the rice pilaf. I like the Near East brand, although it is very salty tasting to me.

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