Easy Tomato Basil Sauce

      Pizza, pasta and more This tomato basil sauce is as versatile as it is quick and easy to make.  Use it as a base for your homemade pizza or pour it over some pasta for a quick meal.  I personally love it spooned over crispy chicken to make Chicken Parmesan. Just take…

Weekly MAMIL Food Plan May 13th-19th

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and called their mom.  After all, all she really wants is to know how you are doing….and if you are seeing anyone….and that you’re happy….Also, please clean up after yourself. Project MAMIL has had some interesting results thus far.  Andy has seen a good chunk of weight…

Chicken Fajitas

      The evolving fajitas recipe Let me preface this by saying that I know fajitas were originally made with skirt steak.  Some food purists would argue that steak is the only way to have fajitas but I disagree.  You gotta change with the times if you stay current and fajitas NEED to stay…

FEEDING REFLECTIONS (WEEK 1)

So, after one week of the MAMIL Feeding plan, how are things going?   “Fairly well” is the less-than-dramatic answer. After a hungry Monday and Tuesday (and a bit of a cheat on Wednesday because it was a public holiday here in Malaysia), Thursday and Friday saw me get into the swing of snacking in…

THE CIMB CYCLE 2019

Project MAMIL is all about seeing how much improvement a high quality, healthy and delicious diet, suitable for the whole family, can have on the performance of a middle aged cyclist.  To measure this, we need to look at performance.  This feeding plan is not about weight loss, although that might happen, nor is it…

HOW TO FEED YOUR MAMIL

Question: When is a MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) not a MAMIL?   Answer: When it is a guinea pig! One of the best things about my wife’s food blog is that I get to eat it. She cooks things that actually go on the table every day, not weird pumpkin spice quinoa balls…

Lamb and Butter Bean Stew

  The stew This lamb and butter bean stew is inspired by Yemini cuisine. Lamb, vegetables and butter beans are cooked in a lightly spicy tomato broth. Humble ingredients like butter beans, potatoes, tomatoes, carrot and celery are stewed in the most vibrant combination of spices and juicy lamb.  The end result puts all of my other…

Beef Stroganoff

               Beef Stroganoff is one of those dishes that remind me of my childhood. The tender beef, the succulent mushrooms all in a creamy sauce over a pile of egg noodles.           The only problem with trying to recreate it now is that my mother…

Pasta Primavera

  Springtime is here! In Italian, Primavera means springtime.  Springtime with its awakening gardens and brighter days.  So it makes sense that a pasta primavera be filled with all the garden has to offer.  A colorful rainbow of fresh vegetables and mushrooms. Now if I am going to toss all those lovely fresh vegetables together with…

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

        Things I remember about my Ukranian grandmother:  Her Brooklyn accent whenever I talked to her on the phone. She was a big believer of soaking her poultry in brine before cooking. AND 3. Her stuffed cabbage rolls recipe. What was her secret for delicious stuffed cabbage rolls? Sad to say, I…