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Oven Chicken Meatballs

Oven Chicken Meatballs

Oven Chicken Meatballs - - ground chicken, cooked quinoa, medium onion (chopped), garlic (minced), grated zucchini, chopped fresh parsley, red pepper flakes, low sodium soy sauce, dried oregano, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to...

Turkey Saltimbocca

Turkey Saltimbocca

Turkey Saltimbocca - - boneless skinless turkey breast (3-pound), Prosciutto (sliced), sage, Salt and pepper to taste, white wine (or use white grape juice with splash of vinegar), low sodium chicken broth, Parchment paper, String, , Place...

Slow Roasted Beef and Crispy Greens

Slow Roasted Beef and Crispy Greens

- - grass fed top sirloin roast, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste), dried thyme, dried parsley, coconut oil (divided), garlic (minced), ground cumin, small onion (sliced), low sodium beef broth (or use bone broth), chopped...

Tips & Tricks

Quinoa: Gluten-free “grain” or is it a seed?

Quinoa: Gluten-free “grain” or is it a seed?

Quinoa is a seed that’s been around forever, though with the popularity it’s gained in recent years, you’d think it was a new invention. Quinoa has an amazing nutritional profile. This seed is gluten free, high in protein and rich in health-supportive fats. Quinoa is...

Reach for a Lychee Fruit

Reach for a Lychee Fruit

Today's Focus is on LYCHEE Lychee (pronounced lie-chee or lee-chee) fruits have been cultivated by the Chinese since 1700 BC (or thereabouts). They were actually quite revered back in those days. Poems have been written about these little fruits! Let’s see why....

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

Have you ever looked at the vibrant pink dragon fruit in the produce aisle and wondered what in the world you would do with it? Dragon fruit is the fruit of a night-blooming cactus. It is grown in Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and South America. Aside from that bright...

Back to Basics

How to Find a Great Local Butcher

How to Find a Great Local Butcher

There are many reasons why you should seek out a trusted local butcher rather than shopping for your meats at the local big box store. This is especially true if the most popular local source for groceries is a Wal-Mart Super Center. (Please don’t buy your meat from...

Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

New month, new season and it’s time to get back to basics! One of the places where we all need a good look-see on the basics is your spices. I am going to bet you that some of those spices in your cabinet have lasted longer than some of your marriages! Those old icky...

School Night Supper Shortcuts

School Night Supper Shortcuts

During the summer, meals tend to be a lot more relaxed than they are during the school year. That just tends to be the nature of the beast. With autumn comes routine, as those school days tend to add a lot of activities to the family calendar. Not only do you have to...

Nutrition

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

During the holidays, it’s perfectly fine to savor one of your favorite desserts or to have an extra glass of egg nog or two, but you shouldn’t use the whole season as an excuse to overindulge. Tens of thousands of Americans will resolve to lose weight and to get...

The Secret of Soup

The Secret of Soup

One of my favorite winter foods is soup; especially healthy homemade soup . Nothing quite compares to a big bowl of steaming soup to warm you up, feed you when your not feeling well, or simply act as a comfort food. Soup is good food, like the commercial says. The...

Eat Nutritiously to Fight Holiday Depression

Eat Nutritiously to Fight Holiday Depression

We are completely entrenched in the Christmas season and for so many, also completely entrenched in holiday depression. Having gone through holiday bouts of depression myself, I will never discount anyone’s depression. I will tell you however, there are things you can...

Weight Loss

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s Revolution

Dear Friends, Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions with the hopes that THIS year will be different. We are zealots on a mission to become thinner, more organized and more financially successful, among other things. But stop and think for a moment. Who makes...

Weight Loss Plans Succeed With Community Support

Weight Loss Plans Succeed With Community Support

Dieting is easy. Well, let’s reword that; dieting is simple--just follow a plan. And therein lies the challenge--the following part. Because to be successful, as in success that lasts, that’s harder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations,...

Dinner Diva

Corona-no-no Virus for Me

Are you scared yet? According to hysterical media reports, the coronavirus has been one of the biggest health threats in history, even though it has only been in the news for a few weeks.  The international markets are collapsing under the threat, governments around...

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s Revolution

Dear Friends, Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions with the hopes that THIS year will be different. We are zealots on a mission to become thinner, more organized and more financially successful, among other things. But stop and think for a moment. Who makes...

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

During the holidays, it’s perfectly fine to savor one of your favorite desserts or to have an extra glass of egg nog or two, but you shouldn’t use the whole season as an excuse to overindulge. Tens of thousands of Americans will resolve to lose weight and to get...

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