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So I had two bulbs of fennel sitting in my fridge and was in the mood for some lovely braised fennel!

Braised Fennel with Parmesean Cheese


  • 2 fennel bulbs
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesean cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash and trim fennel bulbs: Remove stalks and leaves. Cut a thick slice off of the root end and slice the bulb in half. Remove the hard inner core from each of the halves, and cut into wedges.
  3. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with PAM cooking spray.
  4. Place fennel wedges into the baking dish. Season with the kosher salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the chicken broth all over the fennel wedges. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with the grated Parmesean cheese. Return to oven and bake another 10-20 minutes until cheese is melted, and fennel is soft and tender.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.


This was wonderful! I ended up putting my oven to 400F for the last 5 minutes just to bake off all the liquid and slightly brown the fennel. I ended up having this with 2 small pieces of skinless roasted chicken breast. I also had a second helping of the fennel.  I’m thinking of making a soup with the leftovers…

Have a great night!


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Cap + Pizza = LOVE

I wasn’t very hungry this afternoon from my very filling late breakfast so I ended up making cappuccino’s when my Mom came for a visit this afternoon. I used a shot of espresso and foamed up about 1/2C of 1% milk. Topped with cinnamon of course!


After my Mom left, I ended up having 3 small clementines. Since my stomach started to grumble around 4:30 pm, I raided my fridge and gathered up all my pizza ingredients!

Pizza Pie

I used:

  • whole wheat pizza dough (used to make 2 x 9″ thin crust pizzas)
  • tomato sauce (plain tomatoes, basil, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes)
  • hot & spicy olive oil (1.5 tsp spread onto each pizza)
  • veggies: onion, garlic, zucchini, mushroom, red bell pepper
  • goat cheese–2 x 40g  servings used on each pizza
  • arugula thrown on immediately after coming out of the oven

My portion: I had half of one of the pizzas


Mmmmmm! This was delish! I left the pizza in the oven for a few extra minutes so the thin crust was very crispy.

Have a great night everyone!

Cheers 🙂

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