Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pinterest is Yummy

I have been using Pinterest for awhile as it is great for getting teaching ideas.  Occasionally I come across a food photo that looks delicious so I pin it to make later and never get around to actually cooking it.  Last weekend I decided to specifically look for new menu inspirations for eating healthy dinners.  I found it extremely hard to find some healthy meals as most items pinned to the recipe board were dessert items. 

Here's what I made yesterday.

Chicken breast marinated in balsamic vinegar with mozzarella, basil, and roasted red pepper with a balsamic reduction.  I was out of balsamic vinegar so I used some red wine vinegar and honey garlic sauce.  I also used swiss cheese instead of mozzarella.  It was delicious with green beans as a side.

 Here's what I made tonight.

Tonight we had leftover chicken from yesterday as I made a double batch and I made these roasted potatoes.  Just slice 3/4 of the way through in thin slices and season with seasalt, pepper, and olive oil.  The kitchen got quite smoky when Chris opened the oven, but this side was a nice change - especially for me who doesn't really like potatoes unless they are mashed with gravy.

I would really like to make quinoa next week.  If you have a good recipe for it let me know.  What do you make for dinner to change it up or try something new?  Do you have recipes you go to time and time again?


  1. Hi Amber! Oh, I've been avoiding Pinterest because I'm pretty sure I'd love it. I'm not the cooking type, so unfortunately I've got nothing for you in that direction. But your food does look tasty. :D

    :-) Marion

  2. You should add a Pinterest button to your blog. I'm always looking for more people who post healthier meals opposed to desserts.

    1. Tammy I will do that this weekend. In the meantime you can always send me your email address or Pinterest name so I can add you directly.