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I challenge anyone to come up with a $12 dish in the DC area that is more delicious, unique and satisfying as The Atlas Room's pan  roasted chicken breast with gnocchi, rutabaga, apple, red onion and pomegranate caramel sauce.
I think I may have found a new favorite restaurant last night…

I challenge anyone to come up with a $12 dish in the DC area that is more delicious, unique and satisfying as The Atlas Room's pan roasted chicken breast with gnocchi, rutabaga, apple, red onion and pomegranate caramel sauce.

I think I may have found a new favorite restaurant last night…

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My best friend Jane treated me to a delicious pre-birthday dinner at Chef Katsuya Fukushima’s Cafe Atlantico on Friday night.
On top of the potent cocktails, impeccable company, and fond memories (Andrew took me on our very first date there), the food was delicious, and I’m still having dreams about the tableside guacamole. Ohhhh, it’s so good.
Thanks again for the perfect start to my birthday week, Janie-poo!

My best friend Jane treated me to a delicious pre-birthday dinner at Chef Katsuya Fukushima’s Cafe Atlantico on Friday night.

On top of the potent cocktails, impeccable company, and fond memories (Andrew took me on our very first date there), the food was delicious, and I’m still having dreams about the tableside guacamole. Ohhhh, it’s so good.

Thanks again for the perfect start to my birthday week, Janie-poo!

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Chicken and White Bean Stuffed Peppers
Ah, my undying love for Gina and her delicious recipes. Can’t wait to make this!
Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 2 halves • Points: 6 ptsCalories: 303.7  • Fat: 5.9 g • Protein: 29.9 g • Fiber: 6.5 g 
2 tsp olive oil 
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 half red bell pepper
1/4 cup parsley (or cilantro)
5 bell peppers (red or green)
14 oz shredded cooked chicken breast
cumin
salt
15.5 oz can white beans
1/2 cup shredded cheddar 
In a medium pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add chopped onions, garlic, parsley and red pepper. Saute until soft, about a minute. Add chicken and season with cumin and salt. Add beans and 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water and simmer for about 5-10 minutes, until it thickens and the liquid reduces. Adjust spices to taste.Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half removing seeds and stem. Place peppers in an oven-proof dish. Fill each pepper with 1/3 cup of chicken and bean mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil. Bake 30 minutes at 350°. Remove foil, top with cheese and bake uncovered another 5 minutes.

Chicken and White Bean Stuffed Peppers

Ah, my undying love for Gina and her delicious recipes. Can’t wait to make this!

Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 2 halves Points: 6 pts
Calories: 303.7 • Fat: 5.9 g Protein: 29.9 g Fiber: 6.5 g

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 half red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup parsley (or cilantro)
  • 5 bell peppers (red or green)
  • 14 oz shredded cooked chicken breast
  • cumin
  • salt
  • 15.5 oz can white beans
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar

In a medium pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add chopped onions, garlic, parsley and red pepper. Saute until soft, about a minute. Add chicken and season with cumin and salt. Add beans and 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water and simmer for about 5-10 minutes, until it thickens and the liquid reduces. Adjust spices to taste.

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half removing seeds and stem. Place peppers in an oven-proof dish. Fill each pepper with 1/3 cup of chicken and bean mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil. Bake 30 minutes at 350°. Remove foil, top with cheese and bake uncovered another 5 minutes.

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MorningStar Farms Grillers California Turk’y Burgers
I’m not a huge fan of veggie burgers,  they typically taste weird and rubbery to me, but these are DELICIOUS. They have chunks of real avocado and tomato in them, and whether you grill, bake or microwave the patties, they taste so good. Add some lettuce, a slice of tomato, mustard, ketchup, served on an Arnold Sandwich Thin bun. Yumm-O.
They’re healthy, too! 90 calories, .5g saturated fat, 9g protein and 5g fiber.
Do yourself a favor and try these!

MorningStar Farms Grillers California Turk’y Burgers

I’m not a huge fan of veggie burgers, they typically taste weird and rubbery to me, but these are DELICIOUS. They have chunks of real avocado and tomato in them, and whether you grill, bake or microwave the patties, they taste so good. Add some lettuce, a slice of tomato, mustard, ketchup, served on an Arnold Sandwich Thin bun. Yumm-O.

They’re healthy, too! 90 calories, .5g saturated fat, 9g protein and 5g fiber.

Do yourself a favor and try these!

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My new favorite snack: Trader Joe’s Lite Kettle Corn
This stuff is delicious, filling AND the perfect blend of sweet and salty. 
Nutritional Info (per bag): 110 calories, 4g  fat, 3g fiber, 2g protein (guilt-free)Price:  $2.99 for a 6-pack of individual bags
I’m obsessed. TRY IT!

My new favorite snack: Trader Joe’s Lite Kettle Corn

This stuff is delicious, filling AND the perfect blend of sweet and salty. 

Nutritional Info (per bag): 110 calories, 4g fat, 3g fiber, 2g protein (guilt-free)
Price: $2.99 for a 6-pack of individual bags

I’m obsessed. TRY IT!

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In keeping with my love of celebrity chef airport restaurants, I just had some breakfast at Wolfgang Puck in Terminal B at DIA. I wasn’t too impressed. Hate to tell ya Wolfy, but Gordon’s Plane Food at Heathrow definitely takes the cake.

Side Thought - why are 80% of my posts about food? It’s kinda gross, actually. Note to self: no food posts for 2 weeks.

In keeping with my love of celebrity chef airport restaurants, I just had some breakfast at Wolfgang Puck in Terminal B at DIA. I wasn’t too impressed. Hate to tell ya Wolfy, but Gordon’s Plane Food at Heathrow definitely takes the cake.

Side Thought - why are 80% of my posts about food? It’s kinda gross, actually. Note to self: no food posts for 2 weeks.

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I went to one of the best meals of my entire life last night. Hands down.
My good friend Trevor and his buddy Mike accompanied me to Fruition on 6th Ave and Downing in Denver, CO. It’s a  phenomenal quaint little restaurant rated #3 in town with a super awesome menu. In addition to cocktails and crudités, we ate:
Potato-Wrapped Oysters Rockefeller -  Parmesan-Leek  Emulsion, Bacon Lardons, Baby Spinach
Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops - Truffled Fingerling  Potatoes, English Pea Emulsion, Pea Tendril & Parisienne Carrot  Salad
Prime Certified Stockyard Beef Culotte - Yukon Gold   Potato Croquette, Creamed Wild Ramps, Shaved Asparagus & Crimini   Mushroom Salad
Pan Roasted Colorado Lamb Strip Loin - Saffron  Potato Risotto, Pulled Osso Bucco, Pine-Nut Gremolata, Kalamata Olive  Vinaigrette
Caramelized Banana Pudding - Fresh Bananas,  Chantilly Cream, Warm Double Fudge Cookies
Lemon Meringue Pie - Graham Cracker Crust, Fresh  Blueberry Compote
I REALLY recommend trying this place next time  you’re in the Denver area. Mmm, just thinking about it…

I went to one of the best meals of my entire life last night. Hands down.

My good friend Trevor and his buddy Mike accompanied me to Fruition on 6th Ave and Downing in Denver, CO. It’s a phenomenal quaint little restaurant rated #3 in town with a super awesome menu. In addition to cocktails and crudités, we ate:

  • Potato-Wrapped Oysters Rockefeller -  Parmesan-Leek Emulsion, Bacon Lardons, Baby Spinach
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops - Truffled Fingerling Potatoes, English Pea Emulsion, Pea Tendril & Parisienne Carrot Salad
  • Prime Certified Stockyard Beef Culotte - Yukon Gold Potato Croquette, Creamed Wild Ramps, Shaved Asparagus & Crimini Mushroom Salad
  • Pan Roasted Colorado Lamb Strip Loin - Saffron Potato Risotto, Pulled Osso Bucco, Pine-Nut Gremolata, Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette
  • Caramelized Banana Pudding - Fresh Bananas, Chantilly Cream, Warm Double Fudge Cookies
  • Lemon Meringue Pie - Graham Cracker Crust, Fresh Blueberry Compote

I REALLY recommend trying this place next time you’re in the Denver area. Mmm, just thinking about it…

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Just boarded a Frontier Air flight to Denver (going on a work trip for the rest of the week) and I’m literally STARVING! Can’t remember the last time I was this hungry.

Airplane food ‘for purchase’ is terrible. Cheddar Cheese Curds? Oi vey… guess beggars can’t be choosers.

Happy Wednesday y’all!

Just boarded a Frontier Air flight to Denver (going on a work trip for the rest of the week) and I’m literally STARVING! Can’t remember the last time I was this hungry.

Airplane food ‘for purchase’ is terrible. Cheddar Cheese Curds? Oi vey… guess beggars can’t be choosers.

Happy Wednesday y’all!

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