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13 01, 2021

Salads with Staying Power

By |2021-01-11T14:55:34-05:00January 13th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Salads with Staying Power

If you are working on easy ways to improve your diet, adding more salads is a good option. Salads can be so versatile. They aren't just about lettuce, but are a canvas for lean protein, beans, nuts, seeds and other vegetables and fruits. Topping your salad with these [...]

6 09, 2019

DASH-Approved High Protein Fruit Smoothie

By |2020-09-22T13:15:48-04:00September 6th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH-Approved High Protein Fruit Smoothie

DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) includes adding 2-3 servings of dairy daily. Dairy products are great sources of potassium, calcium, and protein. Smoothies are an excellent way to add more dairy, fruits, and vegetables to your diet. They also provide a nice addition of protein. You may [...]

4 06, 2019

Easy Zucchini Rollatini

By |2019-09-11T14:59:35-04:00June 4th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Wellness|Comments Off on Easy Zucchini Rollatini

Summer months are a great time to add more vegetables to your diet. I have found that most adults who say they don't like vegetables have had very limited exposure to them, or maybe have only had them prepared one way. Let's say you grew up being offered [...]

3 09, 2016

Meatless Monday or Anyday: Versatile Garden Pasta Salad, al fresco

By |2019-06-26T13:53:58-04:00September 3rd, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meatless Monday or Anyday: Versatile Garden Pasta Salad, al fresco

School is in session but the weather still says "summer". Soon we'll have a nice break from the heat with a few days of temperatures in the 70s. Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a garden pasta salad with a back to school outdoor picnic. I love eating [...]

29 06, 2016

Charred Chard: Chock Full of Vitamins, DASH Diet Friendly

By |2019-06-26T13:54:17-04:00June 29th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|2 Comments

"Eat your greens" said my grandmother. Growing up, my Italian immigrant grandparents always grew vegetables in the summer, and my dad followed suit. Now my husband is the gardener of the house. My grandfather built a "hot bed" in which he'd start some greens or small plants, like tomatoes [...]

31 03, 2016

Easy Cheesy Shrimp Grits

By |2019-06-26T13:54:49-04:00March 31st, 2016|Easy Cooking, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Easy Cheesy Shrimp Grits

I love good food, but day in and day out cooking can be a drag to me sometimes. Weeknight meals are generally simple ones that I can throw together quickly with what's in the pantry. On weekdays, I try to eat my salad or veggies at lunchtime, in [...]

8 04, 2014

Uncomplicated Food

By |2014-04-08T10:30:13-04:00April 8th, 2014|Easy Cooking, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Uncomplicated Food

People tend to make food very complicated. As I mentioned in an earlier post, there is more fixation on food being "free" of things, than being full of things (i.e. important nutrients like protein, vitamin A, C, B, iron, calcium, etc). And of course we all know sugar [...]