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Scallops, Scampi-Style


Low-fat, low in calories and cholesterol, and a great boost of vitamin B12 … what more could you want in a simple Summer supper? Just watch the scallops, because cooking them too long makes all the difference between a tender tasty morsel and one that’s hard as rubber.
Scallops, Scampi-Style
Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping magazine
Serves 4
1 […]

Enchilada Lasagna


We enjoy Tex-Mex style of cooking in our home, and this easy to prepare dinner worked well with he four of us. This recipe reminds Ralph of a dish he had at a Mexican restaurant in Denver that was referred to as an Enchilada Tort. The term lasagna is used as it was built in […]

Strong Bones, Thinking Outside of the Carton


All too often we are blind-sided by the media, led to believe that one food, one product, one vitamin or mineral is the answer to our very health and existence. In reality, our bodies are quite complex, requiring a healthy lifestyle and various nutrients to operate optimally. Yes, it is true that people who are […]

Sweet, Juicy Watermelon


Summer is the time for simple pleasures such as going to baseball games, walking along the beach, and biting into a hunk of sweet, juicy, chilled watermelon.
Watermelon season lasts approximately from May to October, but the ripest, most flavorful melons can be found now because they love the summer heat.
Eating watermelon isn’t just a summer […]

Pura Vida at Home


Cellphones and email and To Do lists, oh my! Sometimes the stresses of every day life can make you feel scattered and overwhelmed and just plain cranky. So what do you do when you just can’t take it anymore?
Having just returned from a week of mud and sun and delicious smoothies in Costa Rica, I […]

Fit Fare wants to know: What’s your favorite late summer activity?


The summer is swiftly coming to a close here in the Northeast United States. The air is turning cooler, the days getting a little shorter, and the fruits of fall are beginning to make their appearances. With Fall fast approaching, Fit Fare wants to know what your favorite healthy activity is in weather like this?
Me? […]

Cajun Cooking: Cajun Burgers


I have fond memories of the hamburgers my father would cook for me when I was child in Louisiana. At that time hamburger meat was just called ground beef. One size fits all. Some markets had a choice between ground sirloin or ground chuck. No one knew or cared much […]

Freezing Blueberries


Once you’ve picked hoards of the beautiful blue, sweet balls of wonder, what do you do with them? Besides cooking and eating, you can also freeze blueberries so that they can be enjoyed all year.
A bit about blueberries:
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. But, in fact, antioxidants in blueberries vary. Wild blueberries contain more about 50 […]

Watermelon Facts … Did You Know?


I read something recently in an issue of Good Housekeeping magazine … that watermelon that is stored at room temperature has a higher level of antioxidants (i.e., beta-carotene and lycopene) than watermelon stored in the fridge. Really. Given how much I like biting into an icy cold chunk of watermelon, particularly lately, this […]

Raiding the Larabar Cookie Jar


After trying three “pie-style” Larabars, out of shear coincidence, I moved onto the cookie side of dessert.
Really, I don’t know how I kept myself from trialling the Ginger Snap Larabar before the “pie” selections. With a passion for potent spices, I can easily say that ginger snaps are tops on my cookie list. […]