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Pork and Butternut Squash

The End of Week Thirteen

Ah… what a week this has been! I have spent more time dealing with the Medical Industrial Complex than I would prefer – but – so far, all is swell. My latest foray was to an urgent care center this morning to have a splinter taken out of my b...

Butternut Squash Soup

The End of Week Twelve

24 pounds, boys and girls. Twenty-Four Pounds! I am really psyched. When we started this, we had a goal – something that seemed nigh on impossible – but we had to aim somewhere. Today, our goal is not only realistic, but totally doable. The gym is ...

Turkey Scaloppine

The End of Week Eleven

At the end of eleven weeks, we’re still on track – averaging a 2 pound a week weight los...

Chicken and Rigatoni

The End of Week Ten

We’re both down twenty pounds! This, boys and girls, is pretty heartening – it means all...

Chicken Soup with Eggplant

The End of Week Nine

It’s been nine weeks. Nine whole weeks since we began this odyssey. And, slowly but surely, it...

Pasta

The End of Week Eight

We’ve made it through eight weeks. That’s like half of Boot Camp. I went into Boot Camp ...

Steaks and Lentils

End of Week Seven

It’s been another grueling week at the gymnasium. We’ve been dealing with dumbbells, bar...

steaks

The End of Week Six

And there’s more good news coming from the boys in Gym Class – we’re both down 12 ...

Steaks

The End of Week Four

“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other p...

salad

Salads

Another successful produce run down to Gentile’s, today. It’s becoming my grocery home-a...

Piadina

Piadina

It seems that most cultures have a flatbread of sorts. I thought the Italian versions were pizza and...

salads

The End of Week Three

We’ve been at this for three weeks, now – and are finally seeing some results! Victor is...

Cod with Braised Leeks and Fennel

Braised Leeks and Cod

The August issue of Cooking Light arrived and it was replete with seafood recipes – perfect, s...

salads with steaks, beets, and peppers.

First Tomato From the Garden

Finally. Our first tomato has arrived! Well – the first we could eat, that is… Critters ...