It’s not rocket science. It’s not fascinating. It is likely something you’ve heard before, maybe even repeatedly! But, it is brilliant and it works!! Week 5 Challenge: Fill half your plate with vegetables For lunch, dinner and if you’re really enthusiastic, breakfast! “It doesn’t matter which vegetable. It can be salad, squash or… Read More Worth-It Challenge for Week 5!!
Grab a bag of this salad on your next trip to the grocery! It has loads of green vegetables, dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds and a delicious poppy seed dressing! Loaded with all the benefits of greens as well as flavor, it doesn’t get much easier than that! This salad-in-a-bag is a perfect go-to for… Read More THE #1 EASIEST WAY TO GET YOUR GREEN IN TODAY!
Bok choy is rich in folate, vitamins A, C and K. It’s an excellent source of calcium and fiber. This dark green leafy vegetable is loaded with phytonutrients, plant-based compounds that help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer. Here’s a recipe I found that I can’t wait to try! I’m planning to make… Read More Garlic & Soy Bok Choy
not only are there tremendous health benefits, but going meatless even once per week plays a role in reducing livestock global emissions. Farm animals account for 14.5% of all greenhouse admissions and 1/3 of methane emissions!… Read More Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl with Simple Tahini Dressing
our food is no longer food and our excessive exposure to these synthesized compounds is mutating our DNA… Read More What Kind of Bees Make Milk?
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… Read More A Story I’ll Never Forget
I was fairly new to Indian cuisine when I visited London and fascinated by the orchestra of new flavors.… Read More Achcha Khana (Good Food)
Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal… When you wake up in the morning and the first thing on your agenda…… Read More Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal…
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… Read More Veggie Flapjacks
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…
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… Read More DIY Veggie Pizza
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
Want Chinese takeout without consuming an entire day’s worth of calories? Here’s your answer! … Read More How To Ramen
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!!!
Parsley and lemon juice are all you need to make this cauliflower rice a quick, delicious and healthy side!
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This is a very messy burger. But, if a burger ain’t messy, it ain’t a good burger ya’ll!… Read More Knock Your Socks Off Veggie Burger
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…… Read More Apps
I love using Naan bread to make homemade pizza. If you have a picky crowd, you can personalize each round. … Read More Think Outside the Pizza Box
I love soup because you throw it all into one pot and serve up a complete meal that everyone loves. … Read More A Family Favorite
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:… Read More It’s All About the Bowl
What’s the difference between whole “Vitamin D” milk, 2%, 1% and skim?… Read More The Udder Truth About Milk
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. … Read More W.W.I.D
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!… Read More A Pizza My Mind
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… Read More Seaside
this is a low-calorie, low-fat meal. I even think we will have room to add a reasonably-portioned dessert!… Read More Wishing to be Clever Enough to Come Up with a Name Like Epicurious
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!!!… Read More Gonna Need to Run Extra Miles for This One…
When you have seemingly numberless kids under foot, threatening your sanity, you burn things… … Read More Juicier Than Juicy Cheeseburger
I guess I should be glad he didn’t ask for a Giada De Laurentils cookbook. My cleavage wouldn’t measure up.… Read More Barefoot Contessa
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… Read More Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
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?! … Read More Soup for the Soul…
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
I admit, there have been times I have offered fruit and yogurt to replace the neglected meal provided.… Read More On the Go!
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
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… Read More 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… Read More Pasta Disasta!
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?… Read More You Gotta Wear an Apron When You Fry Bacon
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
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”?
Beans, peas and lentils contain phytosterols, isoflaones and saponins that prevent colon, breast and ovarian cancers and prevent cancer cell multiplication. … Read More Moroccan Chicken, Roasted Curry Cauliflower & Indian Dahl
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… Read More Tuna Melts and Tortillas
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… Read More #1 Green Chef
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…… Read More Back to the Grind!
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… Read More A Day in Philly
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… Read More Pretzels in Pennsylvania
We’ve eaten a few good meals since my last post.… Read More Recent Fare…
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…… Read More 2 Simple Ways to Start Losing Weight NOW!
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! … Read More Whats for Dinner
Believe it or not, this recipe is a family hit with all…… Read More Last Night’s Dinner…
My three older step-children have gone to their grandmother’s for the week which means meal-planning transitions from the thankless efforts of pleasing children set in their ways to a more diversified cuisine. Last night was a meal of shrimp Po’boys with sliced avocado, seasoned plantain chips and a swiss chard salad with snap peas and… Read More Dinner for Three
I have drawn a blank on meal ideas lately or haven’t managed to muster up the motivation needed to get past a few day’s meals at a time. Plus, it’s summer and I have three meals a day to plan as well as activities for all.… Read More What’s for Dinner
Pasta carbonara with salad and maybe some diced beets and organic grape tomatoes for the little one since he isn’t a big fan of raw lettuces….yet. Pasta carbonara isn’t the healthiest of dishes, however my family has Italian roots and my husband would be delighted if I served pasta seven days a week. Plus, it’s… Read More What’s for Dinner
My friends often ask me what I cook to get ideas for home cooked meals or need ideas for including more vegetables. I’m going to try to post my dinner meals daily so, here’s what’s cooking tonight: Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken (I’m using boneless thighs but, chicken breasts are a lighter option and will be… Read More What’s for Dinner
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,… Read More GARLIC!