September 22, 2014

Are You Accidentally Using the Wrong Cooking Oil?

Does visiting the grocery aisle where the vinegars and oils are shelved leave you a bit overwhelmed these days? Instead of two of three oils to choose from there are now ten or more that range from inexpensive to very pricey.

How do you know what oil to choose and when to use it?

There are a few factors to consider when choosing which oil to use for your next dish.

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5 Super Easy Dinners You Can Whip Up Without a Recipe

We all have ‘em…days when we are just too wiped out to even think about preparing dinner. It is these type of days when we need to open up our pantry and put together a meal without any fuss, stress or extra trips to the grocery store. Try adding these simple, delicious dinner ideas to your toolkit and you will always have an answer for “What’s for dinner?”

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Devilish Green Eggs and Ham

There is nothing like the taste and smell of fresh basil. And summertime is the perfect time to incorporate this amazing herb into as many dishes as possible, especially if you are lucky enough to be able to grow it in your backyard or on your deck.

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Living the Healthy Life: Must-Have Items for Your Pantry

If you are looking to get healthier and more fit, your pantry is one of the first places you need to visit. When you open up the cabinets what do you see? By making 4 simple changes in your pantry, you can reduce your temptations, improve your health, and nourish your body with the food it needs.

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3 Techniques for Perking Up Plain Old Vegetables

Are you tired of plain old steamed veggies? Do you have a large list of vegetables you don’t like to eat? Well then today you are going to love this post! I am confident that you can enjoy eating your vegetables each and every day. By using just a few simple techniques, you can take boring, bland produce to flavorful, fabulous food.

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Staying Fit and Healthy: Interview with a Personal Trainer

Eating healthy foods and staying fit through physical exercise are both so important for living a life that is rich and fulfilling. It is because of this important partnership of food and fitness that I have decided to partner with a fitness trainer to bring you some amazing content on nutrition, exercise and getting motivated to get moving! And let me tell you…I could use the motivation myself so I am super excited to learn more! [Read more...]

10 Tips for a Successful Dinner Party

Inviting family and friends into your home for a wonderful meal and great conversation need not invoke panic and stress. With careful planning and a few helpful tips, you can create an enjoyable experience for you and your guests.

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The Power of Food to Arouse

February is the month of love and aphrodisiac foods are currently a “hot” topic. But can food really increase sexual arousal or fertility?

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Shredded Brussels Sprout, Bacon and Asparagus Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

Shredded Brussels Sprout, Bacon, and Asparagus Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

OK, I admit it. I don’t always eat a very healthy lunch, if I eat lunch at all. If I am cooking for a client, I just cook my way right through the day never stopping to take time to eat something myself until dinnertime. If I am working from home and there are no leftovers in the fridge, I may not stop to eat until I realize at 3:30 that my stomach is making some pretty crazy sounds. Then I will just grab at whatever is around. So when I put this salad together for lunch today in under 10 minutes, I was just so thrilled. Healthy. Yummy. Fast. My kind of lunch!

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8 Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

We’ve all heard the jokes about “Whole Paycheck” when referring to Whole Foods and yet, with the growing awareness of GMOs, pesticides and negative effects of processed foods, there is an increased desire to eat healthy, organic foods. How can we eat the foods we believe are safer for us but not double our grocery bills?

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