Yikes is right! Isn’t that just lovely?! Actually to me it is. And I promise it isn’t my newest casserole all ready to eat for dinner! This is a picture of my kitchen compost. And why exactly would that picture be lovely to me, you may ask? Because it shows, loosely, how many vegetables have made it into… Continue reading Yikes! What is THAT!
Seasonal allergies, asthma, auto immune diseases, brain fog, PMS, depression, thyroid problems, inflammatory disorders, arthritis, not to mention the usual suspects – bloating, gas, chronic constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome – and many more. Wait a minute, gut health – or lack of – can have something to do with all of those? Yes, and even more. … Continue reading What’s the Gut Got to Do With It?
Beans! Used in so many recipes, they stretch our food budget, add in nutrients, and taste great in Tex Mex recipes, to name just a few. I’ve been tweaking my preparation of beans so that they cook quickly and, more importantly, provide all the nutrients we hear about. In past blogs I’ve talked briefly about how… Continue reading Beans – Prepare Them Properly!
Broccoli salad – the post that was supposed to be ready last Monday – but wasn’t! Partly site issues, but also partly my issue! Well, this way you can plan way ahead to be prepared for Easter or Mother’s Day or next Thanksgiving or Christmas! I’m revising this recipe to be tasty but also to… Continue reading Broccoli Salad
Who doesn’t like chocolate and mint together? Well, maybe someone out there, but I can’t imagine who it would be! The recipe I want to share today is simple, quick, delicious and chocolate. Can’t beat that combination! A friend of mine shared this recipe and I’ve made it several times. It can be made very… Continue reading Chocolate Mint Patties
Finally. I am back to blogging after a very long hiatus. My break began back in mid-July when I began experiencing some digestive issues. Eating wasn’t enjoyable and even the thought of writing about food was nauseating! After about a month that issue began to improve, and after a few more months my appetite returned. We… Continue reading Seasonal Tips
Last week I posted one of our favorite light summer meals. I got it several years ago from another blog and use it frequently during those hot months. It’s versatile in the veggie choice, reheats well and by making sure healthful fats are served alongside such as avocado or full fat sour cream, it’s filling… Continue reading Veggie Wrap Slaw
Summer is most definitely with us! Hot, humid in Oklahoma due to the incredible rainfall amounts we’ve had. But summer also means lots of vegetables in season. Vegetables that can be purchased from local farmer’s markets, grocery stores – some of which carry local produce – friend’s gardens and even your own garden. So many yummy… Continue reading Vegetable Burritos
Recently I shared a recipe for a beet and orange salad that was amazing! Since it appears that summer is pretty much here, today I thought I’d better share another. After all, who wants to cook and/or eat super hot food in this kind of weather. I don’t! Really, all I want is ice cold watermelon… Continue reading Chicken Avocado Mango Salad
Seriously?! Yes, seriously! This recipe is just made for it! So whether you have a young child or are just young at heart have fun with this one, and don’t feel guilty for playing with your food! I don’t often post snack or dessert type recipes. For most of us the section in our recipe files that are… Continue reading Play With Your Food!