Tagliata steak for one

This is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s new book,¬†Nigellissima, which is chock-full of Italian inspired recipes. I’ve been wanting to try this one for a few months now and finally got ’round to it. In her book, it serves two, but I used a smaller steak. That’s the only change I made–I kept the marinade and … Continue reading

Greens with avocado and tuna

This is another Ballet Beautiful recipe, and it’s a wonderful, filing, fresh lunch! If you’re allergic to fish you could leave it out and replace it with shredded or cubed chicken, for the protein. Salad greens for 1-2 1 can (4 oz.) tuna in olive oil 1 avocado, halved and diced 1 cucumber, chopped Freshly … Continue reading

Meal plan though March 30, 2013

Today: Prima Ballerina Salad Thursday: Rachael Ray’s speedy southwest: Steak and tomato/avocado salad Friday: Out to dinner! Saturday: Lunch: Salad with tuna and avocado 3.24: Scrambled eggs with peppers 3.25: Nigella’s steak recipe from¬†Nigellissima (steak in marinade) 3.26: Mozzarella salad 3.27: Roasted salmon and veggies 3.28: Holy Thursday 3.29: Good Friday–day of fast and abstinence, … Continue reading

Prima Ballerina Salad

This recipe-the bones of it, anyway–came from Mary Helen Bower’s book¬†Ballet Beautiful. She was a dancer with New York City Ballet (Balanchine’s company), and the dancer who trained Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan. Ballet Beautiful is the name of her company, which provides ballet workouts and tips for transforming your body into … Continue reading