Earlier this fall, I published a post with all the lunches I brought from home during the course of a week. I still bring my lunch to work an awful lot, but sometimes I don’t, just due to lack of time or forgetfulness. I thought I’d share some of the lunches I’ve purchased over the few weeks, because even when I have to buy lunch, I try to make good choices. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
I recently shared a recipe for Avocado Deviled Eggs that included a tantalizing tease: another recipe from our Easter meal that was sure to whet your appetite. Well, I wasn’t planning for it to take two more weeks to get this post up, but it did. File this one under ‘better late than never!’
The Avocado Deviled Eggs was one of two dishes Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been using (and eating!) riced vegetables a lot lately. They’re just so easy and convenient. They cook quickly, can be added to so many dishes, and best of all, good for you! (For more riced vegetable ideas, click here, here, and here.) So, here’s another recipe involving riced vegetables. This time, I used riced broccoli as the basis for a delicious salad.
That’s a 15-ounce bag of riced broccoli from Read the rest of this entry »
You know how you sometimes find things buried deep in your cupboard or pantry, and you don’t remember when you bought them, or why? I had one of those moments the other night, when I was looking for something else and stumbled across a can of… turnip greens.
I have no memories of buying this. Don’t know where it came from, how much I paid, or what I was going to do with it. Read the rest of this entry »
Jello Salad! It’s a blast from the past!
This isn’t some random Jello dessert. It’s a legitimate salad, made with four kinds of vegetables. And, of course, Jello! Read the rest of this entry »
One of my hard and fast weight loss rules is to never grocery shop when you’re hungry. Wandering the aisles on an empty stomach will lead to impulse purchases and poor choices.
I’ve heard this rule since I was a kid, and I’ve stuck to it as much as possible over the past eight years. I share it often, because I know Read the rest of this entry »
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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I’m gonna jam two recipes into one blog post, so let’s not waste any time! Background: We recently had a little family get-together, and when I asked what I could contribute, my aunt called me a “veggie guru,” and suggested I bring veggies. Count me in, I love that plan! My sister-in-law Alexis and I made two salads to contribute, and here’s the first one:
I have a great salad idea, but first, a quick reminder:
If you’re in the Detroit area and free one week from tonight, you should definitely come listen to me make my Michigan debut as a motivational speaker! July 12th at 6pm at Birmingham Next. Click here for details, including how you can reserve a seat. See you then!
On to our regularly scheduled blogging. Ready to talk food? Read the rest of this entry »