I write this as I am drinking water. I am only on glass 4 as of yet. Four to go in order to meet The One Thing Challenge for the day. Read more about The One Thing Challenge here. Since I’ve been at my parent’s house as a hurricane refugee, Freddy Farter has been going… Continue reading Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
The One Thing Challenge
If you want to look better and feel better, I’m your gal! Here’s how I’m going to help you accomplish both goals and make it easy… I am going to provide you ONE challenge per week. The challenge will be simple, it will be one single thing that you will begin immediately. You must continue the… Continue reading The One Thing Challenge
Bangers and Mash
That’s right, my British buds; last night’s Green Chef meal was bangers and mash! My sweet husband cooked it. As always, I was elated to have a night off from the kitchen! Our last Green Chef menu for the week is a Tuna Melt sandwich and I made Tuna Toasties for lunch today! Really? I’ve… Continue reading Bangers and Mash
beans make a superior plant-based meat substitute as they are packed with protein, folate, fiber, iron, potassium, B vitamins and antioxidants! Plus, they’re low in fat!
Getting Smart with the Natural Life
Where do you draw the line between what is natural and positive, and unnatural and negative?
A Story I’ll Never Forget
Feeling satisfied by his successful hunt for these wild gems and with full belly, he turned the page in his mushroom book, anxious to embark on his next exploration. With no small degree of trepidation, he read the words
Beaches, Beers & Tacos!!
Just about every restaurant, grill, bar, cafe, diner and dive on the beach advertises their version of the world’s latest food fascination.
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… Continue reading The Whole 30. Just Another Fad?
Just Give Me Tacos and Tell Me I’m Pretty
“You can’t make everyone happy. You are not a taco”
Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal…
Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal… When you wake up in the morning and the first thing on your agenda…
I’m always looking for ways to get kids to like vegetables. Does it always work? Absolutely not. Is it important to keep trying? Certainly! Many times, parents give up after one or two tries with a new vegetable. Don’t throw in the towel so soon! Kids should be offered a new food 7-14 times before… Continue reading Veggie Flapjacks
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.… Continue reading 10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week
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… Continue reading Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey
DIY Veggie Pizza
I hate ordering delivery pizza with vegetables. I guess I just don’t really like unseasoned, barely cooked bell peppers with nearly raw onions slapped on top which is pretty standard for delivery. If I’m going to like vegetables on my pizza, I’ve decided I’m just going to have to make it myself. So, I made… Continue reading DIY Veggie Pizza
12 Confessions of a Dietitian
This is the worst for me. An act of selfishness.
How To Ramen
Want Chinese takeout without consuming an entire day’s worth of calories? Here’s your answer!
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… Continue reading Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!!!
Knock Your Socks Off Veggie Burger
This is a very messy burger. But, if a burger ain’t messy, it ain’t a good burger ya’ll!
We had a couple of friends coming over so, I decided to throw together a few appetizers to munch on while we caught up. Herb and garlic Boursin stuffed baby bella mushrooms…
We learned a lot and petting the one day old baby cow was the cream of the crop!
Think Outside the Pizza Box
I love using Naan bread to make homemade pizza. If you have a picky crowd, you can personalize each round.
I’ve Got Lemon, I’ve Got Lemon On My Mind
This treat was just what I needed on this smoldering October day!
A Family Favorite
I love soup because you throw it all into one pot and serve up a complete meal that everyone loves.
Can Garcinia Cambogia Help Me Lose Weight?
with only a 1% weight loss in HCA users compared to the placebo group.
It’s All About the Bowl
Breakfast bowls, Greek bowls, burrito bowls, Buddha bowls…a side dish, a main dish, a great packed lunch! I like this new fad! Here are a few things you can put in your quinoa bowl
The Udder Truth About Milk
What’s the difference between whole “Vitamin D” milk, 2%, 1% and skim?
When I began studying to become a dietitian, I knew I needed to discover a way to shift the savorless plants into something I could really enjoy eating.
A Pizza My Mind
Pizza can become your artist’s palette with an endless world of topping options. There’s no reason to eat a plain old cheese and pepperoni pizza!
The word seaside alone, awakens a sense of relaxation and conjures up thoughts of excitement, pleasure and magnificent beauty. This place on 30A, is no exception. With beaches all along the 18.5 miles of scenic 30A, Seaside is one of my favorite spots. The kids are thrilled to run free in the large open grassy… Continue reading Seaside
Wishing to be Clever Enough to Come Up with a Name Like Epicurious
this is a low-calorie, low-fat meal. I even think we will have room to add a reasonably-portioned dessert!
Gonna Need to Run Extra Miles for This One…
Despite my early morning anguish, I did it anyway to watch Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. One of the featured chefs spoke of these Asian garlic noodles that he had in Los Angeles. I had to have them!!!
Juicier Than Juicy Cheeseburger
When you have seemingly numberless kids under foot, threatening your sanity, you burn things…
I guess I should be glad he didn’t ask for a Giada De Laurentils cookbook. My cleavage wouldn’t measure up.
Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e pepe in Italian means cheese and pepper. This is a pasta dish with few ingredients and is simple to make. I found this recipe on countryliving.com. Chicken and Arugula Cacio e Pepe 8 oz bucatini or spaghetti 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup grated Parmesan 4 cup baby arugula 2 cup diced warm… Continue reading Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
Soup for the Soul…
Ooooooo, this soup smells so good while it’s cooking! I wish you could smell it! Why can’t they make an app for that?!
On the Go!
I admit, there have been times I have offered fruit and yogurt to replace the neglected meal provided.
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… Continue reading Funny Story About Pho
Farmer’s Market Finds
I love to support local farmers. Often, you get organic produce picked only a few days ago and you don’t have to pay the price for the USDA organic certification. We are very loyal to Elmer. He sets up shop less than 1/2 a mile from our house. He is a beekeeper as well as… Continue reading Farmer’s Market Finds
My spa blue KitchenAid mixer is my best friend in the kitchen. I use to have a red one to go with my red kitchen accessories. When I got married, I decided my new favorite color was spa blue, or light turquoise, if you will. I decorated my new beach home almost exclusively in this… Continue reading Pasta Disasta!
You Gotta Wear an Apron When You Fry Bacon
This quiche is outstanding! I don’t even want to know how much fat is in this meal but, you can’t eat rabbit food every day, now can you?
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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading 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,… Continue reading Pick Your Battles…
Moroccan Chicken, Roasted Curry Cauliflower & Indian Dahl
Beans, peas and lentils contain phytosterols, isoflaones and saponins that prevent colon, breast and ovarian cancers and prevent cancer cell multiplication.
Tuna Melts and Tortillas
I feel like Green Chef meals are gourmet. If I were to make this on my own, not only would I have to search all over town to find all of these ingredients
#1 Green Chef
Mike said this Green Chef meal was one of his favorites. The more I have thought about it, the more I’m certain it IS my favorite
Back to the Grind!
I made the “panini” from a Giada de Leurantiis recipe, much to my husband’s delight as is any mention of the name Giada. My Dad says, “Giada is getting too big for her…
A Day in Philly
A lesson on America’s history. A view of the liberty bell and a tour of Independence Hall. I guess the tour guide’s mustache muffled his voice because I didn’t hear a word! Coupled with the chasing around of the two youngest monsters trying to stuff liberty bell cards down the antique vents, it was impossible… Continue reading A Day in Philly
Pretzels in Pennsylvania
Julius Sturgis founded the first commercial pretzel baking company in 1861. The pretzels were hand twisted until the 50’s. Most pretzel twisters were able to twist 50 pretzels a minute. In about 2 minutes, I was able to roll out and twist one. This was an entertaining tour! They still had most of the wooden… Continue reading Pretzels in Pennsylvania
It’s looking like I picked the worst vacation to challenge myself to eat healthy. Mike loves to travel and always does all the research before we reach our destination so, he usually has ideas about where he wants to eat according to a particular place with a signature dish or dining style, for example bistros… Continue reading Hershey Park
Going on Holiday
I’m not British but, sometimes I like to pretend like I am, so I call vacation “holiday”, my favorite adjective is “bloody” and instead of “dig in” I say, “tuck in”. The family and I are heading to Pennsylvania. I told myself I was going to eat as healthy as possible on this trip, as… Continue reading Going on Holiday
I am here to warn you that any claim that criticizes or discredits the scientific or medical community should be questioned.
We’ve eaten a few good meals since my last post.
2 Simple Ways to Start Losing Weight NOW!
Don’t be fooled by weight loss gimmicks! Stop over-eating one food group and eliminating another! Don’t waste money on non-FDA approved supplements or silly powders!!
Do these 2 things for 2 months…
Whats for Dinner
Mike seasoned the Snapper with a little salt, and pepper and gave the fillets a light dusting of flour, then pan-seared them to perfection. The meat was tender and sweet!
Good Morning Friends!
Several months ago, I gave my husband a gift of a cedar garden box for the blazing, hot top deck off our bedroom. I grew up with garden vegetables year round, as my grandparents and Dad were both avid gardeners. Organic fruits and vegetables aren’t cheap and we both thought it would be great to… Continue reading Good Morning Friends!
Last Night’s Dinner…
Believe it or not, this recipe is a family hit with all…
My Mom often makes fun of me when she asks what I’m making for dinner and I reply, “My world famous (fill in run-of-the-mill recipe here)”. I make fun of restaurants which list “World Famous” as a part of their menu items. Preeeety sure, this Panama City Beach cheeseburger is NOT world famous. Despite the contrary, if… Continue reading World Famous!
What’s for Dinner
I modified this recipe from a blog I like to follow kalynskitchen.com I add sautéed garlic or garlic powder and instead of Spike seasoning, I use a variety of different seasonings, usually some blend that I have in my spice cabinet. I usually use two sliced avocados instead of one and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.… Continue reading What’s for Dinner
Another Green Chef Meal
We will have all four kids beginning Wednesday and I have already initiated the meal planning process. My goals are simply to provide meals that are nutritious, easy, and edible (or that which will generate the least complaining). I use a free app on my phone called “Any List” which I am able to share… Continue reading Another Green Chef Meal
I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to cooking for family and friends.. Garlic!! There are very few recipes I make that don’t include a clove or two…or five! If I follow a recipe that calls for two cloves, I don’t hesitate to use four. These delightful little bulbs have insignificant calories,… Continue reading GARLIC!