Wellness Wednesday: cook with me tonight

Eat Well Wednesday

0Hi Framers,

I have recently rediscovered the crock pot meal (after a wonderful reminder from #FrameMom.)  So both Monday and Tuesday, I’ve made different slow cooker dishes, and tonight I will try a third.  Will you join me?

Monday, I made orange glazed turkey meatballs. The recipe calls for regular, beef meatballs, but I wanted to try something a little lower in fat and still high in protein.  The recipe I used is here.  They were pretty delicious, better than I thought.  I do think they are best for a buffet or appetizer.

Tuesday, I made a taco pulled chicken salad.  It called for taco shells or tostadas, but I broke up a few blue corn chips and put it on a bed of lettuce and made it a taco salad.  This was VERY good and I would recommend it.  I also made my own seasonings instead of buying the packets.  Made me feel a little bit healthier.  I am always a fan of knowing what exactly is in my food.  (control freak?)

Tonight, I plan to make Sesame Chicken and serve it over spinach.  I’ll be following this recipe.  Join me?  Ingredients: chicken breasts, salt and pepper, honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, olive oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, cornstarch, sesame seeds.


Tasty Thursdays


Kris Bistro & Wine Lounge

7070 Allensby
Houston, TX 77022

Located 7 minutes North of Downtown this North Village Modern French Bistro supports and showcases local growers, local artists, French wines and aspiring chefs.

Price: $30 and under


Cafe du Bois

2845 Town Center Circle West
Kingwood Town Center
Kingwood, TX 77339

Cafe du Bois offers casual Continental fine dining that will be relaxed but of the highest quality. The dinner menu includes a selection of steaks with a choice of the classic sauces and also a very popular selection of fish including the top-selling Chilean sea bass with lobster sauce. We are the only restaurant in the area to offer both Chateaubriand and Rack of Lamb on our regular menu.

Price: $30 and under


Curry Bistro

12315 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77077

Enjoy the exotic tastes of Pakistani cuisine in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Price: $30 and under


The Original Marini’s Empanada House

Carillion Shopping Centre
10001 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77042

Always Fresh!! Homemade Pastries and array of Argentine Wines, Beer and Sangria.

Price: Under $10


A 2nd Cup

1035 E 11th St
Houston, TX 77009

Yes, Starbucks may pride itself on its corporate social responsibility, but A 2nd Cup is the real deal!  Set up as a means to fight human trafficking, A 2nd Cup maximizes its impact through a bare-bones interior (borrowed from the neighboring church), coffee-only menu (sorry, no 500 calorie muffins here), and volunteer baristas.

Price: Under $10


Zabak’s Mediterranean Cafe

5901-G Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

Delicious and affordable. Customers can enjoy flavorful seasoned gyros, fluffy pita bread and outstanding falafels. Get hooked on the shawarma at Zabak’s!

Price: Under $10



2003 Lexington St
Houston, TX 77098

This one-of-a-kind restaurant offers an array of Asian dishes. Diners can experience the sensational essence of the citrus salmon or the steak kaboba, a marinated fillet mignon bursting with flavor and perfectly topped off with its savory garlic chili sauce. After the incredible dinner, guests can enjoy an exquisite wine or colorful drink as they finish off the last bite of dessert.   

 Price: $11-30