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19 11, 2021

Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

By |2021-11-19T09:35:24-05:00November 19th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Weight Management|0 Comments

Thanksgiving will usher in the holiday season which most likely will include special family meals and treats. When planning holiday food you can create healthy meals and still enjoy yourself. Some recipes just have to have all the butter, sugar or salt, but others can likely be lightened [...]

9 09, 2021

Reducing Your Food Waste

By |2021-09-14T16:41:13-04:00September 9th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Reducing Your Food Waste

The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.  I'm always encouraging you to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, but sadly, it's the fruit and veggies in your kitchen often goes to waste. I have been spending the past several [...]

9 06, 2021

Turn that Cucumber into a Delicious Sandwich Topper

By |2021-06-09T11:56:25-04:00June 9th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Turn that Cucumber into a Delicious Sandwich Topper

A 2020 study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics found that the average U.S. household wasted 31.9% of its food. The total annual cost of the wasted food was estimated to be $1,866 per household. With a little planning and creativity you can turn your leftover produce [...]

28 05, 2021

Add-Ins for a Nutrition Boost

By |2021-05-28T11:45:54-04:00May 28th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Add-Ins for a Nutrition Boost

You may not know it, but you could be missing some key nutrients in your diet. For the average American Diet: Fiber, vitamin D, calcium and potassium are considered “nutrients of concern” according to the USDA Dietary Guidelines committee. You may not be getting enough vitamin C or [...]

13 05, 2021

What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Gadget?

By |2021-05-13T13:30:48-04:00May 13th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Just for Fun, Product Review, Wellness|Comments Off on What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Gadget?

Do you have a favorite kitchen gadget or utensil? I have lots of them! Having the right tools in your kitchen makes cooking much more enjoyable. One of my must-haves is my kitchen shears. I like to use them in many unexpected ways: To cut pizza, snip herbs, [...]

1 05, 2021

Dip it! Tasty Tip for Enjoying More Fruits and Veggies

By |2021-05-08T09:13:42-04:00May 1st, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Dip it! Tasty Tip for Enjoying More Fruits and Veggies

There's bad news, and good news. Bad news: A recent report showed people are eating fruits and vegetables less frequently, down nearly 10% since 2004. Good news: A simple dip recipe makes snacking on apples even more appealing! This dip adds flavor, calcium, and fat and protein for [...]

14 04, 2021

Asparagus: An Elegant Spring Vegetable

By |2021-04-14T15:24:55-04:00April 14th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Asparagus: An Elegant Spring Vegetable

My father had a robust vegetable garden for years before deciding to plant asparagus. After he passed, we continued the tradition. Asparagus is a perennial, and once seedlings grow, it will take a couple of years to bear stalks that you can pick and eat. The growing season [...]

12 04, 2021

Blood Pressure Lowering Ricotta Banana Bread

By |2021-04-12T17:05:11-04:00April 12th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Blood Pressure Lowering Ricotta Banana Bread

If you've been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), your doctor may have recommended some lifestyle changes. Diet, exercise, stress reduction and compliance with medication are all part of the plan. If you are already physically fit, you may be wondering how else you can improve your cardiovascular [...]