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.
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.
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.
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...]
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.
February is the month of love and aphrodisiac foods are currently a “hot” topic. But can food really increase sexual arousal or fertility?
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!
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?
We all have ‘em. Days that just start bad and keep getting worse. You stub your toe on your way from the bed to the bathroom. You get shampoo in your eye. There is no milk for cereal. You are late to school or work. You forget to pack your book report/progress report/lunch. You get a time out/a bad review/a pink slip. You get picked on/made fun off/dumped on. Here’s a fun way to leave your troubles at the door and teach your kids how to handle life’s disappointments.
In these busy times we live in, it is helpful to pause at certain key points during the year and reflect on where you are headed and how far you have come. The start of a new year offers you the opportunity to start anew, to reevaluate your direction in life, and to provide yourself with some new challenges and, perhaps, rekindle some lost dreams.