Did you know that August 3rd was Watermelon Day? Well, it’s not too late to honor the fruit that seems to epitomize summer – picnics, seed-spitting contests, messy, juicy faces. Read more about watermelon and why you should be eating it right now! http://foodandhealth.com/blog/2010/08/pound-of-melon/ QUICK AND EASY WATERMELON RECIPE On a hot summer day, there’s… Continue reading Marvelous Melon
How many times have you heard, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”? Did you know that on any given day, approximately 20% of Americans skip breakfast and that teens and young adults are most likely to skip eating that morning meal? Health Benefits of Breakfast Data from the Breakfast Research Institute (www.breakfastresearchinstitute.com)… Continue reading Why Aren’t You Eating Breakfast?
I’m adding a new section to my site – Meatless Mondays. April is a great time to kick-off this feature, as it coincides with Earth Day, and you probably know that going meatless is good for the environment. Each Monday, I’ll offer a new meatless recipe that will be brimming with flavor and complete nutrition. Vegetarian protein sources… Continue reading Welcome to Meatless Monday
Spring has sprung! The flowers are blooming and the hillsides are a beautiful shade of green. In sunny Southern California, we marked the vernal equinox with a dip in the pool. I’m so excited for all of the spring fruits and vegetables that are just starting to show up in the markets. Last week we… Continue reading So Glad it’s Spring
As it is St. Patty’s Day, it’s time to eat and drink all things green. Green fruits and veggies are jam-packed full of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals and disease-fighting antioxidants, as well as a lot of fiber and water. Now, you can keep it pretty basic, like making sure to eat plenty of green veggies at lunch and… Continue reading Think Green Today
On a cold morning, I want a dish that’s warm and filling- and fast to prepare! Oats give you those good carbs for energy and some protein, as well as cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. The apple adds important antioxidants and more fiber. The cinnamon helps control your blood sugar and makes everything taste great. The ground… Continue reading Spiced Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
I just finished baking my famous Banana mini-muffins and the aroma in the house is amazing! The kids are devouring the muffins and breakfast hasn’t even been made yet! I’m also making Mini mushroom and sausage Quiche, cooked in a muffin tin for easy cooking and great presentation. Along with that there will be an… Continue reading Sunday Brunch