October 29, 2011

Meaty Lasagna


With the unseasonal snow happening outside, I was more than happy to be cooking inside this weekend!  Brrrr!
I have a few truths in my life that I feel pretty strongly about.  Allow me to share them with you:

1) Mushrooms will never replace meat.  Although I enjoy an occasional portobello burger - it's not meat, and it's not a burger.   Mushrooms can, however, enhance and "beef up," so to speak, your meat portion. (ha! see what I did there?!)

2) Red sauce should NEVER come out of a jar.    If you have time to open and heat a jar of store bought sauce, you have time to make real sauce.  Sauce is: 1 can of crushed tomatoes (salt free!), garlic, onions, and basil.  Done. Easy.  Sauce is also free calories.  Unless it comes from a jar. 

3) Grated cheese (Romano, Pecorino, Parmesan etc) doesn't come from a green can.  Please don't even come near me with a green can and call it cheese. Locatelli Romano cheese is 20 calories per tbsp, please just use the real thing. 


This recipe is inspired by those truths! I hope you enjoy this super meaty, saucy, cheesy and awesome lasagna! Recipe after the jump.

October 27, 2011

Chicken Quesadilla


Recipe numero uno!  It's possible this is my first recipe post because I'm obsessed...OBSESSED I tell you... with Mexican food.  If someone every asks me "Hey Gaby, are you in the mood for Mexican?"  There's never going to be a time when I say "no, not today, good friend I'm about to eat with."  I'm always in the mood for Mexican.   Unfortunately, Mexican, more often than not, makes you fat.  Not anymore, my UnFatty friends!  Without further ado - the UnFatty Gaby Chicken Quesadilla:

October 26, 2011

Welcome to UnFatty Gaby!

Hi there, new friends!  I'm so excited to be starting this blog and sharing my wonderful discoveries with all of you.  As it says in the About Me - I really flippin' love eating.  It's pretty much my best quality.  If you can think of some weird obscure diet, I've probably been on it.  Grapefruit diet?  Yup.  Atkins?  Of course!  Combat Fat?  You betcha - and it even came with some contraption that pinched your arm fat to tell you how obese you were!

I know what you're saying - "What's the point, fatty!?"  Well, meanie-pants, the POINT is to be UnFatty!  I've picked up tips, tricks and recipe ideas along my diet journey - from South Beach to Jenny Craig - I've learned a lot about nutrition.  I'm taking my favorite parts of each program, and starting my own - the UnFatty Gaby!  

I promise deliciousness and bona fide easiness and cheapness!  (I also happen to be broke most of the time.)  All my recipes have been Mailman approved - so you KNOW they're awesome! (Who the hell is the Mailman?  It's my super awesome extra special man friend for life!) 

 Join me, ok?   Just flippin' do it!  Let's get UnFatty together!