50 Tips To Positively Affect Your Health: Day 3 – Nutrition

  Some tips I do not mention here as far as Nutrition goes that I have tried: NuGo Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Pretzel -Amazon.com Organic Valley, Organic Balance, Organic Milk Protein Shake Amazon.com.  Available in Chocolate or Vanilla https://www.graze.com/us/  Graze.com has a $13.99 monthly subscription option where you can pick and choose the kind of snacks that fit your diet.  If you like them, you can choose … Continue reading 50 Tips To Positively Affect Your Health: Day 3 – Nutrition

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

I love the holidays!!!! Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorites because of all the wonderful food that we spend all day cooking and then get to enjoy it with family. When your life is stressful and hectic (many of us are these days), it’s a treat to have everyone sit at the table and say something we are thankful for. Sometimes that part isn’t … Continue reading Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Trader Joe’s Treasures

If you are working long hours sometimes you get hungry.  If you’re watching tv, sometimes you’re mind wanders to food.  Boredom can also  bring on the ravenous feelings.  Whatever the case, instead of reaching for a bag of salty garlic-onion chips look for a healthier substitute. You can still eat chips but there are alternatives to the usual bag of greasy spuds.  A few that I … Continue reading Trader Joe’s Treasures

Eggs Benedict w/Hollandaise Sauce

Much like in the movie “Julie and Julia” which by the way was my inspiration to go to back to school, in this case The Institute of Culinary Education, I have never poached an egg before. Funny enough just like in the movie I found myself peering into the pot to look at the first egg cook, afraid that the floating whites meant the eggs … Continue reading Eggs Benedict w/Hollandaise Sauce

Lavender Panna Cotta w/Strawberry Coulis

Dessert can be delicious and sinful at the same time. Beautiful to look at and admire but a bit dangerous some may say for the waistline. All in moderation I say. I believe dessert can be soothing, relaxing, comforting, and for me…is the whole point of the meal.  You can’t very well sit down and eat a rich buttercream filled chocolate cake all by yourself … Continue reading Lavender Panna Cotta w/Strawberry Coulis

Salmon w/Balsamic Maple glaze, topped with Apple-Bacon Slaw

Everyone at one time or another has had to redo a task or revise a report. Sometimes its no big deal, other times it takes someone a while to think of a plan B. When it comes to food, its all about revising the recipe. Here is another case where I took a recipe and made it my own to suit my dietary needs. The … Continue reading Salmon w/Balsamic Maple glaze, topped with Apple-Bacon Slaw

Asparagus Sauteed w/Spices and Wine

Asparagus makes a nice healthy snack before a game or a side dish for dinner.  Asparagus is nice delicious, crunchy and good for you.  Aside from Vitamin K, asparagus is a good source of fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and E.  Here’s a recipe you can make that takes very little time and has lots of flavor! Sautéed Asparagus 1 pound asparagus, tough ends snapped … Continue reading Asparagus Sauteed w/Spices and Wine