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You may wonder who I am and why you’d be interested to hang around my blog. Well, I’m just a girl – a girl that learned how to cook – who had a whole whack of health issues that contributed to making me feel lousy and gain a ton of weight. I realized if I didn’t start taking control of my life I soon wouldn’t have a life to control.

I’ve always wanted to write, but about what? My original idea was to try my hand at writing a cookbook – but then I thought does the world really need another cookbook?

Blogging is a way for me to write, share recipes & ideas and in many ways it’s a cathartic bit of therapy during my wellness journey. What I didn’t expect was the amount of people within my own circle of acquaintances that would come to me to ask what I was doing and if I could help them to change some habits, get healthier and maybe shed a few pounds along the way.

That’s what this blog is about. Some recipes (some really healthy, some…well some you may only get to eat on special occasions) a story about where I started, where I’m at and where I hope to end up. The story of course encompasses everything in between, the dreaded diet & exercise and all the “tweeking” that’s involved to get a very stubborn compromised metabolism to move!

I hope you hang out for a while, check out some of my recipes, read my story – never know you may see glimpses of yourself or someone you know.

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Chef Lorraine



January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

ONE POT SALMON WITH BROCCOLI & BEANS                                              

4 Skinless salmon filets
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 red, yellow or orange sweet pepper, cut into bite sized pieces
2 cups green beans, trimmed and cut in half
½ medium red onion, sliced into thin strips
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
2-3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces
¼ cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 lemon, cut into quarters

Lay fish out and sprinkle both sides lightly with kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

In a large pan, melt 1 tbsp. butter & 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium high heat, cook fish for about 3 minutes per side, until lightly browned, remove to a plate

In the same pan, add another tbsp. butter & olive oil. Add pepper, beans, onion and garlic and sautee for about a minute, stirring often

Sprinkle flour over top and continue to stir, to cook out the raw flour flavor

Add wine and scrape up all the flavorful brown bits

Add the broth and all the broccoli, bring to a boil, cover for about 2 minutes

Remove lid, add fish and nestle into the liquid

Reduce heat to medium and simmer, carefully move ingredients around to help it cook evenly and turn fish over in juices without breaking

Cook until fish flakes when tested, and sauce has slightly thickened

Remove from heat, squeeze the juice of ¼ lemon over top and sprinkle with parsley

Serve directly from the pan with the remaining […]