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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Spices

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 02:00
Without spices and herbs our foods would be very bland. How much should you use? How do you rehydrate them? When should they be added to food when cooking? You’ll learn the answer to all these questions and more. Because spices are a natural food rather than a chemical, they can be added to any […]

Tips For Using Canned Foods

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 02:00
When you are short on time, canned goods are a great help in getting food on the table. Dress them up with spices, herbs and other seasonings to enhance flavors and give them more pizzazz. Add more vegetables or pieces of leftover meats. One of the great things about canned food is that you can […]

How to Use Different Kinds of Cream

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 02:00
TYPES OF CREAM There are a number of different kinds of cream and they have different uses. The following are those that are usually found in supermarkets, listed in the order of fat content. Single or Light This cream has the lowest percentage of fat and has many uses. Half and Half This cream is […]

Eggplant – The Garden Egg

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 02:00
Eggplants (called an aubergine in some places) were named in the 18th century by farmers who thought they looked like goose eggs. In some places they still resemble the shape and size of goose or hen eggs. To cook an eggplant, wash and cut off the ends. Use a stainless steel knife, as other knives […]

Food Names And Terms

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 02:00
If you don’t know some of the food names and terms that you come across on the Internet, this list may help you. There are many more, and we’ll be adding as we go along. You may be surprised with some of them. I always thought “antipasto” had something to do with pasta! AMANDINE is […]

Diet Meal Plans

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 02:00
The sheer number of diet meal plans on television and in print media can make the would-be-dieter’s head spin. Which diet is right for me? Will I like the foods? Is there a support system? Can I afford this program? How about nutrition? These are just a few of the issues that dieters face. Don’t […]

Weight Loss Foods

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 02:00
Are you aware some foods are considered weight loss foods because they promote fat burning and increase metabolism?  If you are in a weight loss slump, burn more calories with foods that can help get you over the hump and on the road to your target weight.  Many of these foods do double duty since […]

Food Lovers Diet

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:00
Hmmm, a food lover’s diet.  Does that mean you can eat anything you like and blame that growing waistline on it?  Do you find yourself daydreaming about a delicious meal?  Do you eat to love and love to eat?  I mean, who doesn’t love to eat?  You just might be a food lover! Let’s face […]

“Protein” Bars

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 02:00
These are so easy to make… and what a fabulous replacement for their high sugar boxed enemies! Thank you to Diane, who was a client of mine last January, for sending along this recipe! 1.5 c uncooked oats 1/2 c dried fruit (I used cranberries) 1/2 c chocolate chips or carob chips 1/2 c liquid […]

6 Cheese Facts And Tips – What You Should Know

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 02:00
USING When you take cheese out of the refrigerator to use it in a recipe, it can be kept on the counter up to an hour, but put it back as soon as possible. The heat from a warm kitchen will soften the cheese, and the change in texture could make a difference in your […]

Honey Chipotle Turkey Meatballs

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 02:00
I cannot wait to try these, they are such a great change from the normal heavy meat ball.  So many different options on how to use these as well!  You could also use this marinade on chicken or fish. Ingredients- Meatballs: ground turkey breast 1/2 yellow onion diced 2 garlic cloves, minced salt/pepper Mix all […]

Crisp Apple Pie

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 02:00
Almost done:) Ingredients: Crisp Topping: 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 3 tbsp ghee or butter, melted 2 tbsp raw honey salt 1 cup plain rolled oats 1/2 cup coconut or almond flour Pie Filling: 3 large honeycrisp apples (organic if possible, may need 4 since organic are smaller) 2 tbsp ghee or butter, melted 3 tbsp […]

Gluten Free Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Cake

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 02:00
Last but not least….dessert:) I know the tradition is pie (which we do), but I have been dying to post this recipe that I adapted a few years ago from Fine Cooking. It is AMAZING. Keep in mind…just because I am posting this– a healthier version of dessert, does not mean you can eat the […]

Asparagus Coconut Chicken

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 02:00
Ingredients: (double triple quadruple if needed!) 1 large chicken breast 1/3 cup almond meal/flour or coconut flour 3 tbsp. sweetened shredded coconut 1/2 tsp. garlic powder Salt & pepper, to taste 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, 1 clove 16 asparagus spears 1 large egg white Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a skillet with […]

Grilled Mango & Real Food Challenge!

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 02:00
Grilled Mangos with Jalepenos Memorial Day is not only an important American holiday but the beginning of grill season! This is an awesome side to any dish. Ingredients: 3 Mangos, peeled and sliced into flat pieces 2 jalepenos, sliced Cilantro, chopped 1 lime 1/2 cup plain green yogurt mixed with 2tbsp coconut milk (regular milk […]

Anti-Depression Foods: Omega-3 Foods List

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:00
While it may surprise some that a “fat” would be suggested as an important food in preventing depression, it certainly is. Our bodies regularly need three types of nutrients: fats (or lipids), proteins and carbohydrates. There is substantial evidence to indicate that Omega-3 fatty acids serve to enhance the membranes of brain cells. Studies have […]

Anti-Depression Foods: Protein List

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:00
High protein foods provide amino acids that enable the brain to function in a non-depressive state. A shortage of protein in the diet can increase likelihood of experiencing depression. Of course, the good news is that there’s an easy fix: eat a healthy diet with plenty of protein. This can vary, but for many of […]

Tomato Basil Soup

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 02:00
I felt a little inspired by some cooler weather this week to post an end of summer/fall friendly recipe! Ingredients: (this makes enough for a family of four to eat twice or more) 3lbs tomatoes, sliced, just get close to 3lbs! 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, pressed 1 red pepper, chopped 1/4 tsp […]

Creamy Mexican Grilled Chicken

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 02:00
Make sure you get the grill master of the house- chicken can be tough to get right! This creamy marinade will help keep it from drying out. Ingredients: 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt 1 cup chopped cilantro 2tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon squeezed with a press) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 […]

Anti-Depression Foods: Carbohydrate List

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 02:00
Carbohydrates are often the volume filler that makes you feel you’ve had a satisfying meal. There are three categories of carbs: sugar, starch, and fiber. You generally want to aim for the more complex, less processed carb sources. The problem is that simpler carbs– like white flour and sugar—process too quickly, sending the body in […]

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