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.
The holidays are almost here! If you have a food lover in your life and are stumped as to what to get them, check out these unique food-related gift ideas! Whether your foodie is a novice in the kitchen, the next contestant on Chopped, or just enjoys eating well or hosting parties, this list should give you lots of great gift ideas.
Back in my college days, I became aware of the way animals were treated prior to becoming food on my plate. Pictures of baby cows in extremely cramped conditions made me swear off veal for good. Slowly I removed other meats from my diet. Beef, pork and then chicken were all replaced with more fruits and vegetables, carbs and tofu. And then I became pregnant…
I asked my wonderful online friends last week what was the hardest thing about preparing Thanksgiving dinner. The issue most struggle with? Getting all the food to the table hot and at the same time. With a little forethought and careful planning, you can impress all your guests with your food AND the ability to make it look effortless.
If you will have kids at your Thanksgiving dinner this year, you need some ideas to keep them entertained. How about getting them out of the house? To do a neighborhood scavenger hunt that is.
If we listen to the whispers inside us, the voice that tells us something is not as it should be, life can become a wonderful series of twists and turns. Dahlia Jurgensen felt stifled in her corporate career and chose to follow her passion to culinary school eventually becoming a well-respected, often reviewed pastry chef. Spiced is her story of life in the restaurant kitchen.