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?
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.
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…
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!
Isn’t snowy weather the best weather for baking? As the snow fell outside my kitchen window, I couldn’t resist whipping up a batch of blueberry muffins to enjoy with my family’s afternoon tea. Whether or not it’s snowing where you are, these moist and fluffy blueberry muffins are sure to be a perfect treat for any time of day.
Easy, healthy stuffed zucchini boats are the best! If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you know how much I LOVE zucchini. Whether tossed in this healthy and delicious lemony marinated zucchini salad, baked in zucchini lasagna, or spiralized, I haven’t run out of ways to enjoy zucchini. Today’s recipe features beautiful…
Egg cups make a fun, tasty meal at home or for breakfast on-the-go. Nothing says good morning quite like a breakfast of eggs and bacon. On Saturdays, John cooks up the strips of bacon in a skillet while Nicole and I prepare the eggs. We’re a big family and everyone has their favorite. Some of us like our eggs sunny…
March Madness is in full swing and has sports fans everywhere on the edge of their seats. The college basketball tournament is looking to be one of the most exciting sporting events of the season and has already served up several thrilling underdog wins.
Happy Tuesday, friends! As we rush towards the first day of spring, I’m hurrying to enjoy a few last winter dishes. And this one has definitely been a family favorite over the past week. A bowl of warm salmon chowder: bits of crispy bacon and chunks of tender fish floating in an oh-so creamy vegetable broth.
Here in the Northeast where we’re experiencing one of the coldest winters on record, I’ve found one of the best ways to boost my family’s spirits is by whipping up a warm and tasty breakfast. And this one definitely tops the list. These golden-brown pumpkin crepes are stuffed with a sweet apple cinnamon filling and served with homemade coconut whipped cream for a deliciously healthy breakfast or even dessert.
I got a little adventurous today with a broiled salmon dinner. John suggested that I make my own spicy mayo sauce to go with it. Okay no problem, all I had to do was combine sriracha sauce with some mayonnaise. However since we attempt to avoid processed food as much as possible, that meant making my own
When Christmas is in the air, it makes me want to whip up something sweet and fun in the kitchen. Even better when that something is healthy and gluten-free like these coconut and almond dark chocolate bars.
Go ahead, it’s gluten free! One warm evening this past summer, my husband surprised our family with last minute tickets to a Mets baseball game. Don’t you just love surprises? We all scrambled to get ready so that we could get there early and tour Citi Field (we hadn’t been to a Met game since…