November 23, 2015
Thanksgiving is coming up, and for the past couple years, I’ve been invited to a Thanksgiving potluck the Sunday before the real Turkey Day. My friends Steve and Denise throw it, and it’s a good time. This year, I brought the cranberries, and I wanted to do something a little different. So I made…
…PINEAPPLE CRANBERRY SALSA! Here’s how I made it. Read the rest of this entry »
November 11, 2015
THANKSGIVING IS TWO WEEKS AWAY! My mouth is already watering when I think about turkey… stuffing… gravy… cranberries… pie… And pictures like this, featuring my Thanksgiving plate from last year, are no help whatsoever:
Thanksgiving is a fantastic holiday for gathering with family and friends, sharing good times, and honoring all the things we’re grateful for. It also can be an engraved invitation to gorge yourself silly, pass out into a food coma, and, if you’re trying to lose weight, undo weeks of hard work.
But it doesn’t have to be. I have a simple pledge that I use to negotiate Thanksgiving Day, and guess what? IT WORKS! It allows me to eat whatever I want, without feeling guilty, and without ever having to go change into a pair of fat pants. Read the rest of this entry »
October 15, 2015
I’ve eaten these guys hundreds of times, and yet, when I saw them piled up like this at the store, I had no idea what they were. Do you know?
Give up? They’re… Read the rest of this entry »
October 12, 2015
I had family in town over the weekend, so we had a brunch gathering at my place, and I made the entree: a delicious Spinach and Egg Brunch Casserole. I love egg casseroles, but they can be loaded with cheese and bread. This recipe has less of that stuff, and a whole lot of something that I’ve never had in an egg casserole before: cottage cheese. YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT!
But I’m jumping ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning. Read the rest of this entry »
October 1, 2015
Football season is in full swing, and game day snacks aren’t always super healthy. But I have a recipe for an amazing dip that you can serve instead of nachos or wings that you can turn to for endless munching, with no guilt whatsoever. There’s no added sugar or fat, it’s vegan and gluten-free, and you can easily customize it to suit your own tastes. Plus, there’s no cooking and it only takes 10 minutes. What could be better?
I was dogsitting a little guy named Doty when I threw this together, and he photobombed one of my pictures. I absolutely love this shot: Read the rest of this entry »
September 23, 2015
It sure doesn’t seem like it’s autumn, but then again, autumn doesn’t really exist in Los Angeles. It’s 85 degrees today – and that’s not a brag, by the way – I want it to cool down! But leaves are turning in other parts of the country, and I just created a soup that screams Autumn, so I’m gonna share! It starts with this stuff:
The recipe is for Butternut, Carrot & Orange Soup, and believe me, Read the rest of this entry »
September 17, 2015
I’m so excited to share this recipe. Just looking at the pictures makes my mouth water. This recipe is the best thing I’ve made in weeks… months… maybe even years, and I can’t wait to make it again! And it starts with…
…WASABI PEAS. I’m going through a wasabi pea kick. They’re Read the rest of this entry »