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.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Simple Sausage Dinner Done Light

You can't go to any neighborhood carnival or church festival in Cleveland without seeing hot italian sausage sandwiches. I like to use the chicken italian sausage. I buy my sausages at Gibb's Butcher Block. They are local, and make their product made the old fashioned way with little fat, no filler and all the goodness of homemade.

You can't get any easier than this...if you want to eat at home. This is good italian comfort food.
Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches
1 lb. Chicken Italian Sausage
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1/2 large sweet onion
I usually cook my sausage in the oven to make sure it is cooked evenly and browns all over. We also like to grill the sausage. I sauted the peppers and onions in olive oil and then served them in nice italian hoagie rolls.
Fake Fried Potatoes
6 medium potatoes, sliced

1/2 large sweet onion
Olive oil
1 tsp. Season Salt

Toss potatoes, onion with olive oil and season salt. Bake in a single layer on a cookie sheet in a 425 degree oven. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, turn and cook another 5 minutes or until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

There are better sausages in Cleveland! You must try the Sausage Shoppe. It is located on Memphis Ave. in Old Brooklyn. Beat the rush! They are going to be featured on Anthony Bourdain's travel show in a few weeks and they are expecting a great increase in business from the exposure on TV.