Yesterday I wrote about one of my most memorable Valentine's Day meals. But, in the four years since my husband and I have shifted our eating habits, our Valentine's Day traditions and activities have reflected the change in our lifestyle. There is no pressure to give, or receive, Valentine's Day candies and chocolates. And, going … Continue reading V-Day Vote
Years ago, before my husband and I were married, he took me out to a very nice dinner for Valentine’s Day. Now, my husband has taken me out for many excellent meals in the 12 years we have been together, and most of these I remember for the food and the experience of dining in … Continue reading Valentine’s Day
No matter which way you slice it, "Healthy Cookie" is an oxymoron. Sorry Girl Scouts. As part of the 2013 cookie season, the Girl Scouts have unveiled an new "healthy" cookie called the Mango Creme. What is it about this cookie that makes it "healthy"? Is it the mango? Nope. In fact the only … Continue reading Healthy Cookie?
This deal popped up in my inbox this morning...and it made me think of you. You know of my love for all things coconut, especially coconut oil. From cooking to skin care it is an oil that can almost do it all. Why I Love Coconut and So Should You: Part 1 Why I Love … Continue reading Get It While It’s Hot!
Well, its the new year and, I don’t know about you, but it seems every TV commercial and pop-up add I see, and every Groupon/Living Social deal that has appeared in my inbox are all related to the New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss/Fitness Phenomenon. From cries of, “This year I’m gonna loose weight,” to “This … Continue reading Stick With It!
I love egg nog. There, I said it. It is one of those treats that only comes around this time of year, and honestly, who can resist that sweet, creamy, spicy brew? With or without the rum, of course! My favorite way to enjoy egg nog? Instead of creamer, I love to add egg nog … Continue reading Holiday Nog
Some of the best gifts I’ve ever given or received have been treats that have come from the kitchen and nothing spreads the spirit of the holidays like giving a home made gift. When most of us think holiday treats, we likely think of the traditional sugar and flour laden cookies and breads, decadent chocolates … Continue reading Homemade for the Holidays
When I was a kid my staple weekend winter morning breakfast was a big bowl of cream of wheat. Since taking grains out of my diet, nothing I’ve made has been a true substitute for the rich warm heartiness of a bowl of hot cereal. So, I decided to compromise. I wouldn’t go back to … Continue reading Quinoa Porridge
When we choose to change our eating habits food oriented family gatherings - like Thanksgiving and Christmas - can present some of our biggest food and lifestyle challenges. The following article, written by Amy Kubal for Robb Wolf’s (the author of The Paleo Solution) blog, provides some helpful tips and tricks for navigating the family … Continue reading Are You Gonna Eat That?
Welcome to my most favorite week of the year. For reasons I can not quite articulate, this week of the year, filled with so many traditions, so much warmth, and so much love, is in my mind, simply the best. And, speaking of traditions... I am a sucker for pumpkin pie. It has always been … Continue reading Pumpkin Custard