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Super Easy Curry Chicken Salad

Lunch box solution, dinner fix…breakfast…why not?  Curry chicken salad.  Eat it on crackers, slap it on a sandwich, eat it solo or on an open faced toasty!! Do you love curry?  I do!  It has been on my mind since I saw my friend eating some curry chicken salad from a local deli.  After wiping… Read More Super Easy Curry Chicken Salad

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Since my son watched the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, he has been obsessed with meatballs.  The first time I took him out to lunch and ordered spaghetti with meatballs, out came a plate of spaghetti with one giant meatball on top.  As soon as it was placed before him, he yelled “MEATBAAAAAALL”!… Read More Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy

Boil some pasta, rinse frozen peas, throw in some rotisserie chicken, a little pesto, a tablespoon of mayo, a quick squeeze of lemon…done and done!  Serve with salad.  Serve with dessert.  Serve with nothing; just have seconds!! Who doesn’t love pasta and who doesn’t love simple?  Serve cold, or warm.  Pre-make for a last minute… Read More Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy

The Whole 30. Just Another Fad?

There are quite a few really good “rules” in this “30 day” meal plan, but I found a few things that are contradictory to current, research-based medical and nutrition advise.  If you aren’t familiar with the Whole 30, click this link to read the basics of the program Whole 30.  I was very happy to… Read More The Whole 30. Just Another Fad?

10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week

Salmon promotes eye health.  Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help lubricate dry eyes and the vitamin D in this fatty fish protects against macular degeneration. Eating salmon may improve your mood.  Salmon contains tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with mood regulation.  Studies show the omega-3 in salmon help depression.… Read More 10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week

Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!

Lemon Pistachio Dressing…It’ll Make You Want to Eat Salad!! I found a great recipe for a lemon pistachio dressing on savoringtimeinthekitchenblogspot.com.  Salad is versatile and an easy vegetable.  It’s a palette for loads of tasty add-ons.  Boiled eggs, pickled beets, toasted pine nuts, pecans or sesame seeds, for example.  You can add marinated artichoke hearts,… Read More Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!

Coastal Cuisine at Its Finest. A Must Read for Lovers of Food & Emeril

I always have an outstanding time with my bestie of nearly 20 years!  We went to college together, are both dietitians, love food and wine and share so many of the same passions and fears!  Over the years, it seems as if we have nearly melded into the same person!  Catching up after the holidays… Read More Coastal Cuisine at Its Finest. A Must Read for Lovers of Food & Emeril

Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

At some markets when in season, you can find brussels sprouts on the stalk.  I suppose it presents a bit of a storage issue and an extra step but, how cool to see them in their fresh from the garden state! Preheat oven to 400°.  You’ll need to peel away the outside layers to reveal… Read More Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

How to Make a One-Pot Dinner You Won’t Forget…

This is a recipe that is a bit sentimental to me.  I haven’t seen or tasted it since the first meal Mike made for me.  I have a theory that any man who offers to cook for you will always make spaghetti.  Am I right or am I right, girls?  He didn’t; maybe that contributed to… Read More How to Make a One-Pot Dinner You Won’t Forget…

Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup

Forgive me for my recent lack of posts.  We’ve been doing a bit of traveling, some crafting, a deal of Christmas shopping, decorating and a lot of eating, including Gilligan, my 13 year old Weimaraner, whose binging around the neighborhood hasn’t gone well for his belly….or for my rug.  Ugh! I made everything from scratch… Read More Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup

Six Ways to Detox Naturally

Everyone’s doing it. The detox diet. Following a cleanse diet often requires drinking special juices, taking supplements or following strict diet regimens that require exclusion of certain foods. The idea behind detox is to rid your body of environmental toxins, such as phthalates from plastic, breathing exhaust or chemicals absorbed from cosmetics. These diets guarantee… Read More Six Ways to Detox Naturally

Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!!!

The weather has finally cooled a bit Florida!  With Halloween here, it’s time to put away the lemons and get out the pumpkin!  I began my morning with mouthwatering, pumpkin pancakes.  I’ve been hitting the snooze button way too many mornings lately and this morning was no exception.  Getting out to run at 4:30 am… Read More Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!!!

Harsh Realities About Dietary Supplements

The FDA does NOT oversee testing for safety or efficacy of dietary supplements.  That means that as long as a supplement is not illegal, anyone can put anything into supplemental form and sell it with any health claim they choose.  They can charge you whatever price they want and do not have to include the… Read More Harsh Realities About Dietary Supplements

How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good

I have a pretty long list of dishes to take to social events.  I can pretty much pull a recipe from my butt (as my Mom might say growing up, but more eloquently written, repertoire) according to request.  We have a friend in town on a vacation from the Airforce.  She and her fiancé won a… Read More How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good

Funny Story About Pho

Pronounced “fuh”.  Fuhnny, huh?  The first time I ever had it, I wanted to try the full deal.  No Americanizing for me, please.  I want to experience the taste of the Vietnamese!  So, when “Pho” opened on the beach (no need to question what’s being served here), I wanted to order the authentic pho with… Read More Funny Story About Pho

Breakfast Parfaits

Breakfast is a hard meal for me.  Not everyone will eat cereal, you know, the easy breakfast.  One kid says the sweeter the better, hardly able to contain her excitement if anything I make contains chocolate, syrup, honey or any other form of sugar.  This kid will choke down canned asparagus (triple gross) if bribed… Read More Breakfast Parfaits

Steaks and Shambles

Here we were at dinner-making hour and all the kids claimed supreme boredom and couldn’t seem to entertain themselves.  I reluctantly suggested a fort. Out came all the blankets in the house, pillows and dining chairs.  Along with the craft project for Mimi’s birthday,  my house was left in shambles and the fun lasted a… Read More Steaks and Shambles

So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?

Debatable.  That’s what I’m making for dinner.  Another one-pot-wonder.  I’m aaaaall about a complete meal in one dish when I’m making dinner for the little monsters. I want protein, which means meat or meat substitute, such as tofu, eggs, or legumes, at least 2 carbs per serving and preferably one to two vegetable servings.  Usually… Read More So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?

Pick Your Battles…

One of the nicest things anyone did for me after I had Andrew was make my family a meal.  It is so overwhelming to bring a tiny, helpless baby home from the hospital.  I felt like I couldn’t get anything done!  It’s especially difficult when you have other little mouths to feed!! My friend, Heather,… Read More Pick Your Battles…