Guest Post by Lisa Masé, of Harmonized Cookery Winter is here! Now is the time to savor sweet, earthy foods like winter squash, a versatile vegetable that warms our whole being and helps our bodies rejuvenate. Squash is available in a variety of colors and flavors; however, it is the deep orange color that reminds […]
Recipe – 2 Point Conversion Guacamole
Yum! Pictured with Trader Joe’s Soy & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips Prep Time: 10 minutes Set Time: 10 Minutes On Game Day, don’t ruin your New Year’s Resolutions… Instead, help yourself and others to healthier versions of popular snacks. For instance, guacamole isn’t in itself that bad considering avocados provide essential mono-unsaturated fats, potassium and folate. […]
Recipe – Roasted Garlic & Clove Hummus
Prep time: approx. 30 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Servings: 16 4-tablespoon servings Folate is important in preventing neural tube defects, protects against heart disease, and helps form new cells. It is just dark leafy greens that are excellent sources of folate but beans as well! This week (January 8 – 14) is National Folic […]
Looking back to see ahead
Over dinner on New Year’s Eve, I asked everyone what was their highlight of the year. Travel seemed to be the top pick as well as adventure. For my husband and I (we were not allowed to pick our wedding), it was a trip to Belize and our dives that became our highlights. Thinking back […]
Red, White and…where’s the Green?
This past weekend, I celebrated Independence Day with my Fiance’s family in Minnesota. It was my first time visiting and the weather, location and company was absolutely perfect! We explored back country woods on ATVs, shot sporting clay, whipped around the lake on a jet ski and checked each other for ticks. Did I mention […]
No Kids and You are How OLD???
Myth: You are too old to have kids. Every year on May 1st I smile and cry. I smile because it marks the beginning of my birthday month! I cry because it also means I am turning yet another year older and visions of cloud covered desert waste lands brimming with shriveled eggs fill […]
Weekly Recipe – Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans
Serves 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Do you remember those little green door knobs that sat on the dinner plate? Untouched. I would have a veritable stare down, thinking that if I stared hard enough they would just…disappear. However, I wasn’t allowed to leave the dinner table until I ate them. […]
Weekly Recipe – Fast & Easy Chicken Bean Stew
Serves 8 Serving Size 1.25 cups Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Baby it’s cold outside! And when it is cold we want something hot and hearty to fill up our bellies and warm us up. Stews are perfect and Winter is the best time to enjoy them. Plus the recipes allow you […]
Baby dreaming? Mamas-to-be and Papas-to-be need folate, too!
When I told my doctor that I plan to start a family soon after my wedding (later this year) she advised me to begin taking a prenatal vitamin three months prior to the date. I was surprised because I feel my diet is balanced and adequate. She explained that a supplement is necessary to prepare […]