I’m Not Pretty, But I’m Delicious Eggplant Dip

Even now that the Summer has wound down I love to go to the Farmer’s Market and enjoy the bountiful produce available.  That was the case 2 weeks ago, when visiting a friend in New Jersey we stopped at her town’s weekly market.  Farmers and food vendors from around the area were selling everything from…

Choc-o-lunch

There are some days when all you (I) want for lunch is chocolate.  Lots of chocolate.  And this is from a woman who almost always chooses caramel or vanilla sweets.  But not today folks, today chocolate would rule my lunch break.  Of course tomorrow is my weigh-in at Weight Watchers and I wanted to stay…

Snaaaack Forever by Snack Attack

Hi!  Happy Friday!  (Did anyone get the title play on words from Saved By the Bell?  Friends Forever.  Zack Attack.  Hello?)  Anywhoosle, in the past I’ve always kept Fridays as Foodless, but I wanted to let you know about some great snacks I found so I think bending the rules this once is ok 🙂…

New Year, New Daisy

A new year, a new start.  Like many of others today is going to be my last first day on Weight Watchers, getting back to a gym for the first time in a few years, walking the longer way from the bus stop.  There is also purging my purse and makeup bag; reorganizing the kitchen,…

Chip Lovers Unite!

Way back in 1853, the humble potato was transformed into the thin, crisp and fried concoction we know as the potato chip.   The place: Saratoga Springs, NY.   The inventor: George Crum. The reason: Some pain in the bleep complained that his French fries were too thick.  Crum made him a thinner batch and…

Review of Starbucks Bistro Box: Chipotle Chicken Wraps

Between the rain and therefore a shorter walk combined with the appealing, yet unwanted protein shake powder at my desk my lunch options were slim today. And, I’m trying to lose weight (when am I not?) so the deli downstairs was off limits too- the plantains and meatloaf at the hot food bar were too…

A Sandwich to Brighten Your Day

Picture it.  Monday night.  6 o’clock-ish.  New York grocery store.  A grown woman (me) trying to beat the thunderstorm that was quickly approaching combs the aisles looking for a dinner option that doesn’t require her to heat up the kitchen.  Why make the AC work harder than it already does? Cereal? Eh.  Salad?  Had it for…

Comfy Weekend Lunch

Hi!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  And you stayed dry.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I tend to do the most cooking on the weekend.  And this one was no exception.  Yesterday, the cold and rainy weather was begging me to make a brunch/lunch that was comforting. On Friday…

Snackwell’s Yogurt…A Fading Memory

There are two types of people in the world.  The yogurt eaters and the non-yogurt eaters.  Except for a short stint when I thought I was lactose-intolerant (heaven-forbid!) I have always been one of the yogurt eaters. Growing up in the ’80s, the options were the really thick, chunky “custard-style” or those snack size cups…

Two words- Lobster BLT

I haven’t seen much of my kitchen recently with the exception of making the occasional cup of coffee in our newish Keurig machine.  Which means I haven’t really turned on my stove or cooked much.  But, I have been frequenting some yummy spots in New York trying all different items.  On a recent gorgeously sunny…