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Dinner Catastrophes, Dinner Successes

Dinner Catastrophes, Dinner Successes

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Courtney

    I can definitely relate! The second time I made chili from scratch I filled the crockpot too full. We invited guests over and the chili hadn’t reduced after 8 hours of cooking. Needless to say, we had to find something else to eat.

    On a side note, I would love to have your olive oil & garlic dip recipe.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I made something in the crockpot once and the liquid didn’t burn off either. Luckily it was a soup so it wasn’t too bad–just a little watery. Boo.

      The dip recipe is simple–olive oil, balsamic (I think I used pomegranate infused balsamic that time), salt, pepper, Italian seasoning mix (dry) and minced garlic. Just mix it all together. It’s delicious!

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lisa, so true about “win a few/lose a few” in the kitchen. Not long ago I made an excellent stuffed chicken breast recipe….it was a true keeper….in the same week, I made a really bland and yuck pasta recipe. It was supposed to be curry. It was weird and we had grilled cheese and soup for dinner than night. πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Ha! I love that you had grilled cheese and soup for dinner when you messed up the pasta. I can’t say that hasn’t happened to us a few times….. πŸ™‚

  3. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    The dinner fails help you appreciate the delicious dinners, right?! And you can’t go wrong with peanut butter, even if it is on crackers. πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! That’s an excellent way to look at it. Whenever the dinners are AWESOME I feel so good!

  4. Nicole

    What’s the sauce on the cauliflower? Maybe balsamic dressing? I love classic dinners that you know you can make healthy and successful–makes eating healthy easy and tasty πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s Trader Joe’s Goddess Dressing. I think it has Tahini sauce in the dressing. It’s really delicious! One of my favorites. It’s a little higher in fat and calories than vinaigrette but I eat it in small doses.

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