Posts tagged "Recipes"

Plan in advance Thanksgiving

Plan in advance Thanksgiving
Today I realized that Thanksgiving is a short two weeks away and I need to plan my menu in advance for this year. What I am Serving Turkey, obviously.  In the past I ordered from the reputable Paulina Market in the city.  Now that I’m a suburbanite I no longer have that option and last year... Read more »

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
My neighbor convinced me to order an Instant Pot from Amazon at our block party one summer night.  Two days later, I arrived at home to find an Instant Pot on my front stoop. An Instant Pot is essentially a programmable pressure cooker that makes food faster, easier, smarter and healthier. My first attempt was... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Spiralized Zucchini with Cheese

Meatless Monday: Spiralized Zucchini with Cheese
Spiralized zucchini and squash is big these days.  It can be challenging to do yourself and I humbly recommend that most grocery stores offer already spiralized veggies. I call them noodles and I’m not sure if I fool the kids but then I pile cheese on top and nobody complains. Spiralized Zucchini with Cheese 1... Read more »
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Recipe inspiration for family dinners

Recipe inspiration for family dinners
I’ve found my latest recipe inspiration from the oddest of places.  I randomly grabbed a magazine at my grocery checkout line and since making the impulse buy have been cooking the most delicious and easy meals. Epicurious Weeknight Cookbook is packed with stomach rumbling tips, ideas and recipes and has got me excited to be... Read more »

New breakfast idea: smoothie bowls

New breakfast idea: smoothie bowls
I am always looking for new breakfast ideas that are healthy, unique and tasty.  The smoothie bowl seems new, but in reality it is simply a fresh idea for an old staple. I used to drink smoothies every single day, but eventually got bored of them. This far from boring smoothie bowl is eaten with a... Read more »

Meatless Monday: All about bulgur

Meatless Monday: All about bulgur
I get weirdly excited when I discover something new and easy to add to our Meatless Monday meals.  There is only so much rice and pasta I can handle and bulgur has been a welcome addition. According to AboutFood, “Bulgur wheat is a whole wheat grain that has been cracked and partially pre-cooked. As a... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: The best salads

Meatless Monday: The best salads
I need to eat more salads.  Don’t we all need to eat more salads? The problem is salads always seem boring and I never think I am in the mood for them.  The thing is though, some salads can be the perfect mix of salty, sweet, crunchy and creamy to create a delicious and healthy... Read more »

Friday Favorites: Wood Countertops, Lego Storage and Nutella French Toast

Friday Favorites: Wood Countertops, Lego Storage and Nutella French Toast
Happy Friday! This week and month both seem to be flying by.  With spring sort of in the air, I’m taking on some new home projects, wanting your opinion and sharing a few of my favorites. Our countertops are a terrible blue green Formica. I am seriously considered replacing them with something like this. Have... Read more »

Recipes, books, yoga and healthy living links to read

Recipes, books, yoga and healthy living links to read
If you are in the reading mood, here are some of my favorites articles I’ve published here over the years.  I hope your holidays are filled with peace and love. Stay healthy The good and bad of the Fitbit Ten tips for a three-day juice cleanse Oil Pulling: your mouth will feel very clean after... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Mayo-Free Potato Salad

Meatless Monday: Mayo-Free Potato Salad
Who doesn’t love a mayo-laden potato salad at a summer barbecue?  I do, but know they are filled with fat and little nutritional value. I became inspired to make a healthier variety from a Summer Potato Salad recipe Daphne Oz shared on The Chew. (Do you ever watch it?) I didn’t have the apple, peas... Read more »