Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

This was an interesting recipe for me.  It looked kinda good and I love a good cucumber-yogurt sauce and since I'm trying to be more healthy, I was really hoping I would like this one.
Unfortunately, I didn't.  I thought it tasted like chalky, chunky hummus.  Fried hummus.  Which is an improvement to hummus, but still.  It was eatable, but even the cucumber-yogurt sauce didn't do it for me.  

My picky four-year old, however, was super excited to eat it.  He was licking his lips and getting a plate and asking for it.  Asking. With his plate held out.  I was thrilled at his enthusiasm, right up to the moment it reached his mouth and he spit it out exclaiming, "This is NOT cake!". 

No, not cake.  Sometimes I really miss last year's cook book!

What I liked:  It was healthy 

What I would change:  The Greek yogurt to plain yogurt.  I love the benefits of the protein-rich Greek yogurt, but that chalky texture and taste that comes with it was just not a good mix with chickpeas.
Also, Amanda served hers on potato rolls with a few garnishes that looked delicious.  I wish I would have thought of that as well!

Check out Amanda's blog for the recipe, HERE.  Once you see hers, you will want to try it!  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013



I thought this was another great dish!  I love casseroles for the convenience of a meal in one heaping spoonful.  Mine was a little less healthy since I used the white noodles I had on hand and also 2% milk instead skim.  But, it was loaded with spinach so I didn't feel too guilty. This recipe gets 4 stars.

What I loved:  Lots of healthy spinach.  And the creamy sauce with noodles and chicken, but that goes without saying.

What I didn't love:  The dishes. It seems like there were a lot.  Or maybe that's because they are all still in my sink and on my counters waiting to be done.

What I did different:  I used a larger baking dish than recommended because there was no way it was all fitting into an 8-inch square baking dish!

Hop on over to Jennifer's blog, HERE, for this wonderful recipe!