Well it's been several months since I last posted on this blog - I apologize for my absence. I haven't been posting here for the last few months because I have completely changed the way I eat. Starting in early October I began eating more healthful than ever before, the result was 20 pounds of weight loss in October and November combined. I spent the holidays in weight maintenance mode and am proud to report that I didn't gain a single pound. But it's January now, and I'm back in weight loss mode - eating 1500 healthy calories a day. On a 1500 calorie meal plan I allow myself approximately 500 calories for dinner. This recipe is one of many healthy recipes I have been refining since October and is the first ready for prime time.
The timing is also fitting because as I sit here writing this post it is -4F/-20C outside...very, very cold. This dish is the perfect thing to warm you up on a day as cold as this one. The recipe that follows is not meant to be very spicy - I would say the spice is mild (it's designed to be crowd pleasing), but if you like things spicier (like I do), I recommend adding a minced Serrano pepper or two.