Posts by Tina Muir

Thai Chopped Chicken Salad

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I intended to call this a Cobb salad, but unfortunately, when I asked my friend Mr. Wikipedia what ingredients were in a Cobb salad, he responded; “A good way to remember the components is to use the acronym EAT COBB: Egg, Avocado, Tomato, Chicken, Onion, Bacon, Blue cheese”. Although this is a handy way to remember the…

Sesame Stir Fry Shrimp

As my cooking skills improve and my confidence grows in the kitchen, I am becoming more adventurous with the meals I am creating. This week, I decided to tackle one of the foods I have always wanted to try; shrimp.   I considered making a creamy shrimp-y pasta at first, but decided I would make use…

Homemade Veggie Pizza with a Honey Wheat Crust

My family loves going out to eat at a pub near our house in St Albans called the Wicked Lady. They have a wonderful menu that features many appealing main meals to suit every preference. Everything is made to a very high standard so you have every confidence that whatever you get, it will be good. However, no…

Spiced Haitian Chicken and Rice

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While visiting friends this summer, I was cooked a meal that sounded rather strange. However, I wanted to be open minded, and good job too as it was really good, in a very unique way! The recipe came from Haiti, and contained an ingredient I had always wanted to try; plantains. I was not sure what…

Smoked Salmon Summer Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing

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I try to introduce new healthy meals to my family in the hope that they will make them again. After three days of eating out, I decided that a salad was a good bet, and I adapted this Salmon Vegetable Salad with Miso Dressing recipe to suit my family’s preferences and make it more accessible (I…

Oatmeal Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have officially set my very determined eyes on the next prize….well two prizes actually 1. To run my first marathon this year in HOPEFULLY under 2:40 2. To set up my own business, providing a convenient, simple method for people to eat healthier meals I have already started my training for the Philadelphia Marathon…

Southwestern Zuccini Boats

Over the past few months, I have been thinking a lot about where I want to take this blog. It has continued to develop over the last year, and I have come to a conclusion. It is time to move away from sweet recipes. As I have mentioned before, I believe in balance, so I…

Crunchy Thai Quinoa Vegetable Salad

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I have known for a long time that Americans LOVE their peanut butter, but this week it became apparent to me just how much I love it. As I thought about what healthy meal I could make, all that I could think about was the recipe I had found for Crunchy Thai Quinoa with Ginger…

Thai Spinach Salad Pita Pockets

  Have you ever been on a trip where you have to eat every meal out, and healthy eating goes out the window? I often find I come back craving fruits and vegetables, and want to get healthy as soon as possible. Usually, this means a few days of vegetarian recipes that are easy to make,…
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