Creamy Alaska Salmon Pasta

This recipe is from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, check out more of their stuff by clicking here. Ingredients: I pkg      Macaroni or small shell pasta ½ cup    Creamy Garlic Herb or Lemon Dill Mix 1 Tbsp   butter 1              shallot, finely chopped (you...

Kitchen Shears: Get Some!

Have you ever wondered if you needed kitchen shears? The answer is YES. Almost anything that can be done with a knife can be done with shears more easily, and often more safely. Here is a short list of some kitchen tasks that are perfect for shears: Trimming any kind...
Rice: Get beyond white!

Rice: Get beyond white!

If you are one of those people that thinks rice is either white or brown, and both are boring, you are mistaken. There are so many different kinds of rice, each with a unique flavor and many with a unique use. You would serve yourself well to venture out and try some...

Breakfast Skillet from Leftovers

Sometimes a leftover potato can be the basis for an easy, healthy breakfast. I had a small potato sitting around, along with some remnants of my Easter ham. I got inspired (because I was hungry) and decided to whip up a skillet concoction using my leftovers and some...
Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Ever had one? These are popular in Texas for sure, but anyone can make a great fish taco. These are particularly good because they can be very low in fat, high in carbs and protein and loaded with flavor. Things you will need to have on hand: Fish of your choice, but...
NAAN bread. Get some.

NAAN bread. Get some.

Take advantage of the latest hot product at the grocery store – naan. The flatbread, most commonly associated with the cooking of India, is enjoying newfound popularity at the grocery store. Readily available in pre-packaged form, the tear-dropped shape bread comes in...
Vegetable Packets for the Grill

Vegetable Packets for the Grill

Saw a really cool idea about how to fix a large quantity of veggies really easily. It involves grilling and a lot of aluminum foil. First, pick your veggies to grill. This can be ANYTHING. Let’s say you have broccoli, squash, carrots, and green beans. Make a BIG foil...

Quick Meal Cheap

In the eternal search for good, quality meals that you can heat and eat, I tried one of the Amy’s brand frozen dinners. OMG! I was so impressed! I had tried Amy’s years ago, and couldn’t stand it. I don’t know what has changed (me? better...
Tilapia Salad

Tilapia Salad

2 pieces of Costco tortilla crusted tilapia 2 cups mixed salad greens ½ avocado, sliced 1 Heirloom tomato (any variety will do) Balsamic vinegar Olive Oil Cook the fish according to package instructions. Slice tomato and avocado and put on top of salad. Top with...

Mary’s Gone Crackers!

Rudog is always on the look out for foods in the grocery store that offer a little something different or unique that can be used in the diet to spice it up a bit. Variety is  important to being able to stay focused and committed to eating right. So many of our...

Food Tip: Brummel and Brown

Looking for an alternative to plain old butter? Check out a product called Brummel and Brown. It’s made from yogurt, canola, and soybean oil. It tastes fantastic and comes in plain, blueberry, or strawberry. You would use it on the same foods you would put...

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