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21 05, 2020

Al Fresco Dining – Veg Up Your Picnic Pasta Salad

By |2020-05-27T13:18:04-04:00May 21st, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|0 Comments

Picnics are back. With our current need to stay physically distanced from one another, al fresco dining is a great option. Old fashioned picnics can be a fun way to bring a small group together in the fresh air, and still enjoy each other's company while distancing and [...]

28 04, 2020

Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

By |2020-04-28T20:19:50-04:00April 28th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

What you drink can impact your blood pressure, so liquid calories do count. A couple of years ago I attended a food expo where liquid nutrition was definitely on trend. Some of the items were seemingly bogus waters or plant-based milk replacements. Others had some value that could [...]

6 04, 2020

The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

By |2020-05-18T11:15:41-04:00April 6th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

This post contains Amazon affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make purchases. We are in a new normal. Now that we are all doing our best to stay home and limit how often we visit the grocery store, you may be finding that [...]

14 03, 2020

Baking Vibes

By |2020-03-29T15:11:15-04:00March 14th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe|Comments Off on Baking Vibes

We may as well do our best to enjoy the current situation...and bake. Judging from some of the social media posts from my colleagues, the grocery store shelves are clearing of flour and sugar. I had 4 very overripe bananas on the counter today that need to be [...]

21 01, 2020

Taco Tuesday from the Sea

By |2020-05-18T11:16:31-04:00January 21st, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Taco Tuesday from the Sea

In addition to sharing food and nutrition facts with you, I like to periodically provide easy recipes. After all, preparing food at home is an integral part of eating well, and if it's too complicated, you're not going to do it. These fish tacos can't be any easier. [...]

20 11, 2019

A New Take on Stuffing

By |2020-05-18T11:24:35-04:00November 20th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on A New Take on Stuffing

My family had many food traditions that I treasure, but sometimes I also like to shake things up a little and veer off the regular menu. Other than poultry, mashed white potatoes, and whipped sweet potatoes, my Thanksgiving menu varies a little every year. I'll make two or [...]

14 03, 2017

Herbs and Spices and Everything Nice

By |2020-04-28T20:10:40-04:00March 14th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Herbs and Spices and Everything Nice

Herbs and spices add flavor to foods, and are often a great way to reduce the salt you use in cooking. However, some spices may also provide additional benefits to your health. Many contain "phytochemicals", potentially having some added health benefits. General Mills occasionally sends me some samples [...]