Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Watch My Weight Wednesday! Meet Ally!

Welcome to Watch My Weight Wednesday! 
Today I would like to introduce Ally from Sweet and Savory!  I absolutely love Ally's Blog!  She makes the most yummiest food and takes such lovely pictures of her recipes!  Today Ally has offered to share a few very yummy looking recipes!  Thank you Ally!

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Hello to all of Angie's followers!

My name is Ally, and I also write a little known food blog entitled, Sweet & Savory (www.sweetandsavoryfood.com).  As with Angie, it is a place I chronicle some of my daily eats, but mainly you see the recipes and dishes I make for my family on a daily basis.  I developed my blog late last year as a way to do something other than "being a stay at home mom".  I feel it is important to always have a hobby you enjoy doing, and since I love to bake and cook - a food blog it is!

Food has always been very important to me.  Once I got married, and now even more with our son, I feel it is important to feed them quality meals that are healthy, but don't get me wrong - a little indulgent too!

Now, I must say, I love going out to eat and visiting new restaurants, but with a one person income that just isn't feasible, nor always healthy, so we leave that to maybe once a month, and the rest is out of our own kitchen.

I am a strong believer in family meals, sitting down together, dishes made from scratch (or close to), farmer's markets, buying local, and pretty much all the other food revolutions you hear about today.  I do get asked often if I buy all organic, and the answer is no.  I buy it when I can afford it or when I feel it is a necessity - mainly for fruits, vegetables and some meats.  I always say, do what you can and don't feel guilty about it!

Below I have listed two of my simple go-to recipes.  These both go over well at our house, so I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Flourless Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. peanut butter
1 egg
1 t. baking soda
3/4 c. brown or white sugar
1 c. chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together and form into balls.  On a greased cookie sheet bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.  Do not overbake, they are best chewy!

 

Roasted Garlic Asparagus

1 bundle fresh asparagus
2 T. olive oil
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 t. pepper

Wash and prep asparagus.  Drizzle with olive oil, toss and spread on baking sheet.  Sprinkle with pepper and garlic, toss again.  Roast at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.



I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know "just a little" about me and my foodie loves.  If you'd like to read more about my life - my son, the husband, the crazy concoctions I sometimes come up with, all thrown together with a side of humor, stop on by!

www.sweetandsavoryfood.com

Ally
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This is a blog hop!  Post your recipes, tips, and your weight loss stories!  It can be a new post or an older one that you would like to share.

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12 comments:

When The Smoke Alarm Goes Off, Dinner's Ready! said...

mm those cookies look awesome. And no flour. Yeah I will be making these1 Thank You

Michele Chastain said...

I've made this PB cookie recipe before without the chocolate chips...what an awesome addition! I will for sure give these a try again, your way! :) Thanks for sharing!

Michele

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Those cookies look great but I have a feeling they would get me into trouble.

My Journey With Candida said...

Those cookies look great!! I don't think I would be able to omit the sugar and use stevia instead.

Thanks for the link. Terry

Priscilla said...

Holy cow that food looks delicious! Omg and I can make both fo those. Yay for my gluten-free recipes. :)

Thanks!

Michelle said...

hey Angie, I've given you an award that you already have :)
http://cookathome2010.blogspot.com/2010/07/sunshine-award.html

Lis said...

Mmmm, I love making flourless peanut butter cookies. And I usually use Splenda to also cut out the sugar content. And I LOVE asparagus! So yummy with garlic. Thanks for sharing! :)

Julie said...

Angie, thank you for your hosting the WMWW and for such a cool guest. I'm off to see how everyone is doing.
Take care Angie, have a great afternoon. God Bless!!

Ipo said...

i love the simple recipes! i'm going to make these! thank you!!

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