Tag: Cook

Get your Five a Day with Sizzling Stir Fry Recipes

Many people are starting to make a conscious effort to live a healthier lifestyle this summer and fitting your five a day in to your daily food intake is one way to do this. Replacing your usually sugary snacks and high calorie meals with healthy alternatives such as fruit and vegetables is the first step […]

My Week With Quinoa

For the past week Todd and I have been trying out recipes from Jessica Harlan & Kelley Sparwasser’s Quinoa Cuisine cookbook. Last night, as we dined on pizzas made with quinoa pizza crusts and red quinoa tamales, we joked that it was like being on a week-long Iron Chef, hold the shark-fin ice cream. Cookbooks that focus […]

Leadership Academy Lunch

Image by foonus via Flickr Like I said before, I went to Leadership Academy for Alpha Chi Omega this weekend. It was a lot of fun, but also a lot of busy busy work and speakers. For each meal, we sat in a huge banquet room and enjoyed food together. On Saturday when we sat […]

Vegetarian Quick Fix Avocado Honey Mustard Tomato Sandwich

  Welcome to “Paper Plate du Jour!”  I’m new here to Circle of Food and this is my very first blog.  As a culinary student, mother and grow-it-yourself kind of person living in a very rural area of Michigan; I wanted to let people who are new to vegetarian fare or are looking to incorporate more […]

French Onion Soup

Image via Wikipedia This type of soup is my favorite! In high school, I use to work at San Francisco Oven and helped make this daily. I have not made this soup in a couple years because it takes some time, but it is well worth it. I do not have the exact recipe from […]

Party Cheese Ball

Image by ulterior epicure via Flickr This recipe is a great recipe for a party. It is easy and guests love it! I found this recipe on allrecipes.com  ENJOY! Ingredients 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped pimento 1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper 1 tablespoon […]

Kitchen Fun!

During a manicure at the Nail Bar (literally a nail place that does your manicure at a wood-and-tile bar while you sip wine or cocktails) I offered to let a friend come over one Saturday and we’d spend the day in the kitchen, preparing awesome food and then have a small dinner party with our […]

Calling all mothers!

Image via Wikipedia Do you have young kids who loves to do crafts but its always a mess! I remember when I was younger, my mom would get so frustrated because I would get into everything and try to eat things that were not edible. Well, this recipe came in handy and is actually really […]

Fiber Rich Muffins – Recipe

Want something healthy, yummy, and quick for breakfast or a mid-day snack?  Make these Fiber Rich Muffins.  They are so moist.  I made these to start my New Year off right and have been eating one muffin for breakfast along with a glass of skim milk and some fruit – it keeps me satisfied until way […]

Whole Wheat Pizza – 30-Minute Dinner – Honest

I love to make homemade pizza when I want something special yet fun.  My Mom used to do this and it brings back fond memories.  Homemade Pizza is great to do for New Year’s Eve when it is just a few of you staying in or for birthday parties, Saturday nights in front of the […]