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28 11, 2022

Leftover Makeover: Mashed Potato Ball Appetizer

By |2022-11-28T10:56:26-05:00November 28th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Leftover Makeover: Mashed Potato Ball Appetizer

Got 3-day old leftover mashed potatoes? I have a delicious solution. Don't waste them, make them into these crowd-pleasing appetizer. You can add one or more eggs and adjust the grated cheese and seasoning depending on how many cups of potatoes you have left. These come together quickly, [...]

17 11, 2022

8 Ways to Rock Your Holiday Leftovers

By |2022-11-28T10:55:56-05:00November 17th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Wellness|Comments Off on 8 Ways to Rock Your Holiday Leftovers

You went grocery shopping, you bought things, you cooked, you have leftovers. Food costs are at an all-time high. This is your moment to pledge not to pitch food into the kitchen trash can! Whether you have cooked leftovers, extra cheese, extra bread products, or leftover herbs and [...]

17 11, 2022

Simple Homemade Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce

By |2022-11-17T11:55:02-05:00November 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simple Homemade Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce

Sugar gets a bad rap. It's blamed for many of our countries health issues, but these claims are misleading. The US Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends we consume less than 10 percent of our calories come from added sugars. That's about 150-200 calories a day (which is visually [...]

15 11, 2022

Eye on Food Waste

By |2022-11-17T13:23:49-05:00November 15th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste|Comments Off on Eye on Food Waste

The amount of food wasted each year seems to continue to trend upwards. It may not seem like a big deal, but the little efforts you can make at home matter. In my latest book, I delve into the subject, discussing everything from sustainable agriculture to [...]

25 10, 2022

Add Peanuts to Your Diet for a Health Boost

By |2022-10-25T11:15:30-04:00October 25th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Add Peanuts to Your Diet for a Health Boost

I've often told the story about my grandfather's peanut habit. He enjoyed a small handful every evening after dinner with a glass of wine. Peanuts have always been part of my diet, and a recent study confirms they may indeed help with blood sugar control, weight management and [...]

21 10, 2022

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Walnuts

By |2022-11-01T10:33:05-04:00October 21st, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Walnuts

It's officially sweater weather right? This dish hits all of the notes of the season, delicious, beta-carotene-rich butternut squash and spinach for those B vitamins, put together with creamy, comforting pasta. It can be eaten immediately, or made ahead, kept warm or reheated. This simple dish comes together [...]

3 10, 2022

Hurricane Food Safety

By |2022-10-03T05:48:18-04:00October 3rd, 2022|Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Hurricane Food Safety

Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc in South Florida recently. As with any natural disaster, power outages are common, and food safety can come into question. I've been traveling and unable to post any updates, but thought I'd post a few tips for you to keep in mind for the [...]

22 09, 2022

Zero Waste Blueberry Yogurt Salad Dressing

By |2022-09-18T20:35:09-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food waste, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Blueberry Yogurt Salad Dressing

Pledging to reduce your food waste involves better food planning. Pro tip: When you have a trip coming up, it's time to clean out the fridge. When you are heading out to travel and will be away from home for a while, it's best to cook from the [...]

14 09, 2022

Peanut-y Chicken Thighs with Veggies

By |2022-09-14T11:57:06-04:00September 14th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Recipe, Weight Management|Comments Off on Peanut-y Chicken Thighs with Veggies

As summer ends and fall begins, schedules tend to amp up. Getting a healthy dinner on the table can sometimes add more stress to the day. Nobody wants that! Keeping some frozen veggies on hand, along with simple protein options, helps make deciding what's for dinner easier. Another [...]

4 09, 2022

Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

By |2022-09-04T09:46:33-04:00September 4th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

When you adopt a zero waste cooking lifestyle, you have to have a plan for your bananas. It's almost inevitable that you will have one or two overripe bananas left from every bunch you buy. You can use them in smoothies, make a frozen treat, or bake muffins [...]