It’s official! My family’s moved from New York to North Carolina. We are loving that the weather is still in the 80s here. It felt like we missed the entire summer because we were so busy with the move and then the process of renting a house. If you’ve ever moved before,…
Exciting news! My family is moving from New York to beautiful North Carolina. These past few months have been filled with lots of packing, garage sales, and other assorted craziness as we prepare for this new adventure. John keeps saying, “I hope the moving truck is big enough” while I…
Summer’s on its way, and that means it’ll soon be warm enough for shorts and short sleeves. Maybe you’re like me and want to lose a few pounds before summer arrives. In the previous post, John wrote about how vinegar can actually speed up weight loss. Any help in that department is okay with me. Don’t you agree?
I’m writing this from the local coffee shop where I’m enjoying some special time with my daughter, Nicole. What could make the day more wonderful? Well, how about knowing that there’s a tasty beef chili with bacon simmering away in the slow cooker
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I’m kicking off the new year with this savory chicken stir fry that’s flavored with a beautiful medley of Indian spices.
This quick and easy ragoût is one of my favorite go-to meals on busy days. I usually workout at 5:00 in the evening. After an intense workout, the last thing I feel like doing is spending a lot of time cooking dinner. So on workout days, I either prepare dinner in the morning and set it in the slow cooker or I turn to one of my recipes that come together fast, like this incredibly tasty ragoût.
Autumn in New York usually means a slight chill in the air, a visit to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard, and afternoon walks to admire the vibrant fall foliage. It doesn’t mean softly falling snow. But this morning I looked out the window only to see that it was snowing. I’m not ready for winter yet! Thankfully, the tiny snowflakes soon turned into rain.
Sometimes recipes are born in times of adversity. That’s how this easy paleo chicken with baby spinach and mini sweet peppers entered the world. I had planned to roast a turkey breast for dinner. But when I turned on the oven, I heard a pop! Hmmm….That didn’t sound good. I also noticed the power to the stove had gone out. Obviously, the breaker had tripped. I reset the breaker, but when I turned the oven on, again I heard that pop! That was it. My oven was dead.
Cooking fats are an essential part of many recipes. Whether you’re pan searing a steak, frying up some scrambled eggs, or sautéing some veggies, you’re going to use some kind of animal fat or vegetable oil in the recipe. However, after you’ve finished consuming that very tasty meal, do you know if that fat you used…
Today is an exciting day! I am giving away a 3-pack of Primal Kitchen Mayo. Mayonnaise is a favorite condiment in my house, but the highly-processed store bought variety is not something I want my family eating. It’s filled with unhealthy fats, preservatives, and chemicals. I’ve tried making mayo by hand with real food ingredients,…
Who doesn’t love a good massage? Well, my kale is loving one right now as I’m getting ready to prepare a delicious kale salad tossed with pistachios, cherry tomatoes, and juicy Kalamata olives. But why am I massaging the kale first? If you’ve ever had a raw kale salad, you might have noticed that the kale was a little bitter and its texture a little coarse. However, if you massage the kale for only about five minutes, it will begin to soften and wilt. This seems to break down its dense cellulose structure leaving it easier to digest and much tastier.
Potatoes are a real comfort food and what better way to enjoy them in the summertime but in a rich, creamy potato salad? There’s just something about a cool dish of potato salad that makes a summer meal a true delight. At the same time, though, I used to shy away from eating potato salad. I used to think something this tasty couldn’t be good for me. After all, it’s potatoes and mayonnaise. We all know what potatoes do to our waistline, right? And commercially prepared mayo is processed with all kinds of ingredients that we really don’t want to eat. Fear not!
This healthy and delicious lemony marinated zucchini salad is the perfect side dish to bring to a summer cookout or on a picnic! The zucchini is topped with slivers of red onion, crumbled goat cheese, toasted pistachio nuts, Kalamata olives, and crispy bacon. So much tastiness in every bite!
These savory turkey wings with their wonderfully crispy skin and tender juicy meat are destined to be a new favorite dinner choice. The homemade cranberry sauce takes them to a whole new level of amazing flavor.
Trying to get more fish in your diet? Why not enjoy a bowl of cod chowder? Cod is a meaty and delicious fish with a mild flavor and delicate texture. In this chowder, I’ve paired it with bits of crispy bacon and healthy vegetables and spices.