Archive For The “Healthy” Category

Blackberry Smoothie

Blackberry Smoothie

Have you tried a blackberry smoothie?  It can be a delicious refreshing meal in a glass. No time to cook breakfast?  Smoothies can be blended in less than a minute and taken to drink along the way or at your desk. Add vegetables for extra health benefits.  Combinations are endless.  Have fun trying them out. …

Don’t let the Super Bowl put an end to your diet resolutions

Don’t let the Super Bowl put an end to your diet resolutions

One Super Bowl can set you back three weeks. That’s how long it takes to reverse the fat-storing process triggered by eating the wrong foods. Dr. Charles Nguyen, Dr. Tu Song Anh Nguyen and health journalist Mary Ann Marshall have co-authored the forthcoming book The Thinsulin Program: The Breakthrough Solution To Help You Lose Weight…

What is the Deal with Aquafaba? (via Cooking Light)

What is the Deal with Aquafaba? (via Cooking Light)

Aquafaba is simply the viscous liquid left over from cooking chickpeas. You can get it from the can or from cooking your own dried chickpeas. This is a common, unglamorous, age-old ingredient we’re talking about. But the story of aquafaba (Latin for “bean water”) is pretty incredible. Barely two years ago, a French singer who was looking…

Vegan Beet Hummus

Vegan Beet Hummus

Vegan Beet Hummus looks beautiful.  It deserves home decorating magazine coverage.  Just because it looks wonderful. If you love hummus as a healthy snack or sandwich spread, this is for you. It was the photos on Lazy Cat Kitchen that lured me in.   Thanks to a couple of simple tricks our vegan beet hummus…

Avocado Grapefruit Salad for a taste of summer

Avocado Grapefruit Salad for a taste of summer

The New Year resolution and all the green smoothies are driving me to drool over cookbooks.  Such danger! This avocado grapefruit salad saved me from temptation. It was worth repeating soon.   Print Avocado Grapefruit Salad Ingredients Spring greens or baby spinach Pink grapefruit sections Avocado, sliced Blueberries Red onion slices Walnut halves Croutons Apple…

Blueberries – Produce Made Simple

Blueberries – Produce Made Simple

Everything you want to know about blueberries. How to pick and store blueberries. How to prepare blueberries and top tips using blueberries. Learn more at Produce Made Simple

Bean and Kale Soup and Parmesan Cornbread

Bean and Kale Soup and Parmesan Cornbread

I don’t believe I have ever tasted kale before preparing this recipe. After reading an article on how healthy it is, I just had to try it.  Yup, I love it! Print Bean and Kale Soup and Parmesan Cornbread Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 c. chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. crushed…

So you think you know bananas?

So you think you know bananas?

Everything You Need To Know About Bananas! Photo from australiantropicalfoods.com Banana Varieties The most common banana variety sold is the Cavendish banana, which are the ones everyone knows the most! Cavendish bananas are yellow, with a slight bend to the fruit, varying from 6-8 inches in length. They are mellow, sweet, and creamy. Continue for…

No-Bake Apricot Balls

No-Bake Apricot Balls

So quick.  So easy.  So delicious. Healthy too!  No-bake apricot balls. A friend called saying ‘put the kettle on, I’m coming for tea and will be there in five minutes’. These apricot balls were ready before the water boiled and she begged for the recipe.  It is just too simple!   Print No-Bake Apricot Balls…

Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fruity Chicken Salad with a honey balsamic vinaigrette for lunchtime and you can feel your waistband loosening up.  What feels better than that? As they say at Weight Watchers, “nothing tastes as good as thin feels”.   Print Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 1 cup mixed spring greens 1-1/2 tablespoons dried cranberries…

Shrimp on a bed of Zucchini Noodles

Shrimp on a bed of Zucchini Noodles

I’ve been wanting to try to make zucchini noodles for a while now but refused to purchase another kitchen gadget; especially a spiralizer. Then I found this video. With the noodles on a base of mushrooms, garlic and cashews, it cried out for shrimp.  So much better than using pasta. Print Garlicky Shrimp on Zucchini…

Juicing in January for the sake of your health

Juicing in January for the sake of your health

Happy New Year 2017!  Juicing in January, the annual tradition of vowing to lose weight this year.  Well, that plan usually lasts about a month.  But it is worth the effort after all the sugary treats devoured over the recent holidays. I’m lucky to have a street market every Saturday a few doors down from…

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