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Adapting Your Cooking For Low Carb Needs


Since this is my introductory post, I figure I should tell you a little about me. I’m 33, engaged, and planning a wedding in a little less than 3 months. I also work full time with an awful commute. So my cooking time is often limited.
The love of my life, among many other things (such […]

Marinated Shrimp Salad


Give me a salad like this and I’ll happily eat my greens every day of the week. A tried-and-true favorite in our house, this Marinated Shrimp Salad was clipped from a Bon Appetit issue many years ago, and is ideal for both casual dinners and for when we entertain.
It does not take much more […]

Cinnamon … Did You Know?


A recent study by the Swedes revealed that adding cinnamon to rice pudding will slow your digestion and steady your blood sugar. Well if that isn’t reason enough to eat rice pudding, I don’t know what is… although that’s probably not the end-result they were looking for.
In their study, healthy individuals who added 2-1/2 […]

Perfectly Healthy Popcorn


Many microwave popcorn manufactures have known for years that employees in their factories may be at risk for a debilitating lung disease. Yet it wasn’t brought forth in the media until diacetyl, the chemical used to create that buttery flavor, was singled out as the cause of an overzealous popcorn consumer’s lung disease. […]

How to Make and Freeze Pesto


If you’ve been trolling the blogosphere lately, then you know that food bloggers everywhere are roasting and canning and preserving summer produce for the winter. Who can blame them? Come January, they’ll be noshing on summer corn and tomatoes, which is a real perk when it’s 15 degrees outside. I know what I’ll be enjoying […]

Back… and Ready For More!


It’s official! The bridal diet is over, ’cause I’m married! Matt and I were married on August 18th, and it’s been fun and games ever since.
All of the hard work I put into dieting and working out paid off. I felt like a beautiful, blushing bride and all the sweat was worth […]

Back-to-School Breakfast


Even though it’s been five years since I actually went back to school, I’m still totally inspired by the start of fall. It doesn’t matter that my day-to-day isn’t changing. My brain sees notebooks and pencils and thinks, “Yes, it’s time to start fresh!”
Most people make resolutions at New Year’s. I make mine in the […]

Frittata Firsts


This is a story about our first foray into frittatas. Ralph has made many omelets but, because he uses a wheelchair and is cooking from a different perspective from those who are able to stand, he has found flipping the egg mixture in one piece to be difficult.
Egg scrambles were easier, but we wanted to […]

Eat Popcorn for Your Health?


If the Iowa Women’s Health Study is to be believed (and I don’t see why they wouldn’t be), then yes, popcorn is good for your health, possibly protecting you against heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Their recent study indicated that women over 55 who eat the most whole grains are 35% less likely to die from […]

Pick Some Power with Papaya


I only recently discovered papayas myself, but did you know just how good papayas actually are for you?
A ripe papaya has almost a three-day supply of Vitamin C packed into it, along with a healthy dose of both Vitamin E and A.  With a negligible amount of fat (0.43g) and minimal calories (119), this is […]