Blisters Aren’t Always A Bad Thing… Not When They’re On Cucumbers!

September 5, 2019

My friend Mat sent me a really interesting recipe a few weeks ago, for blistered cucumbers, and I just had to try it. It caught my attention because cucumbers are one of the vegetables that you rarely, if ever, see cooked.  And this recipe involves cooking them in a really interesting way. Count me in! Read the rest of this entry »

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A Cool, Refreshing Dip In The Lake And… A Cool, Refreshing Dip In My Stomach!

July 17, 2019

I went swimming with JJ for the first time. It. Was. Awesome!

My parents and I were invited to Read the rest of this entry »


7 Tips to Stay Healthy At All Those Holiday Parties

December 16, 2018

There’s a reason so many people gain weight over the holidays, and it’s because there’s so many parties, family dinners, get-togethers, and celebrations, all of which add up to… Food everywhere, all the time! And not much of it is healthy!

Here are my seven tips to help you get through all these functions without popping any buttons on your pants. Read the rest of this entry »


This Salad is So Easy… and I Used the BIGGEST Lemon I’ve Ever Seen!

September 9, 2018

I went to a potluck barbeque over the weekend, and my contribution was a salad. People really seemed to like it, and it was completely eaten – two good signs that I should share it with all of you! Here’s how to make an easy, healthy and delicious Green Bean and Mushroom Salad.
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Breadless Grilled Caprese Sandwiches

June 2, 2017

I love healthy versions of classic recipes, and here’s a great one to add to the list – how delicious does this look?

It’s a Breadless Grilled Caprese Sandwich! BUT WAIT – What did I use instead of bread? Are you sitting down? CAULIFLOWER! Read the rest of this entry »


Zucchini Spaghetti

February 12, 2016

I love a fun kitchen gadget. My friends know it, too. So when I was chatting with my friends Kristy and Mike a few weeks ago, Kristy asked if I had a Veggetti. I didn’t – I hadn’t even heard of it – and we moved on to other topics of conversation. Then, three days later, a package arrived. Kristy and Mike sent me a Veggetti!

A veggetti is a simple little spiral slicer that Read the rest of this entry »


The Month Flew By! My Final Thoughts on Personal Trainer Food

January 31, 2016

At the end of December, I started a Personal Trainer Food program called RECON. They provided me with a four-week supply of food, and I followed their program diligently. On simple terms, it’s a very low-carb program (no grains, no sugar, almost no fruit), and I was eager to switch up my eating. So for the past month, I’ve been enjoying their food (which is basically all proteins and veggies), and having meals like this:

Italian Style Meatballs with Omaha Vegetable Blend

Italian Style Meatballs with Omaha Vegetable Blend

The month flew by! It seems like it’s only been a few days since Read the rest of this entry »