Sometimes, exactly what we are looking for falls into our lap, just when we need it! Last week, I was making myself some bagels and decided that I really wanted something else to top those bagels with than the usual cream cheese (or jelly, depending on the bagel flavor). While my bagels were cooking (you […]
Hamster confessions, February 2018
There comes a time when you look in the mirror and ask yourself the question, “what happened?” Stuck in a job you really don’t like anymore… Maybe you put on a few pounds… or did you just make a huge purchase that you weren’t really planning? Regardless, you now need to face the reality of […]
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Pineapple Fried Rice
Sometimes a snow Saturday calls for playing in the kitchen! I hit the Winter Farmers Market this morning (yes it’s indoors!) and picked up spinach and potatoes for the next few days. One of the local wineries was also there with their Kombucha, so I had to pick some up as my treat for the […]
It’s not diet OR exercise, it’s BOTH
…but one IS more imortant than the other! As we talk about the struggle to lose weight, everyone has advice to share. The advice we are most often given is to diet and exercise, but it turns out that one of these factors plays a bigger role that the other. While both are key to […]
End of summer wake up call! Time to get the train rolling again!
Welcome to the end of August… where did summer go? Don’t get me wrong, I love my fall sweatshirt weather and lighting that first fire in the fireplace, but there is nothing like the adventures of summer! Stepping on the scale today for the first time in several weeks was a true wake up call. […]
What I Eat Wednesday meets Meatless Monday – Lentil Meatloaf time!
With more and more concerns coming out about what is actually in the food that we are eating, it is important to look at everything, including meat! Yes, that meat that you buy in the grocery store is usually unseasoned, plain and whole. However, have you thought about what the cow was fed before it […]
I just might eat this pizza every day if I could!
It’s not that often that I find a pizza that I would say I could eat every day. Yes I have had some amazing pizza, but when you combine good pizza with a healthy toppings and great price, it’s a triple win! Over the last week or so, I’ve been hearing about the “new pizza […]
Did you ever have one of those recipes that you decided to try for lunch and like it so much that you made it again for dinner? That is exactly what happened yesterday! I found this recipe in my 21 day Vegan Kickstart meal plan and decided it was going to be lunch. Since my […]
As I explore more on this meatless/vegan adventure, I am on the lookout for new ideas that the whole family will enjoy! This first time, I only made the recipe as written (2 servings) and it was so good that I didn’t share. I guess next time, I need to triple the recipe so that […]
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Lately, we keep hearing so much about low carb, no carb, carbs are bad and so on. All carbs are not created equal and the important thing is to fill your diet with the good carbs. Whole grain carbs are the way to go! Quinoa is one of those foods that’s fun to say, but […]