No matter how healthy I eat, what vitamins I take, the latest “health” food I eat: (chia seed-flaxseed-acia berry-Wheatgrass shots-what have you), I always get sick come every winter. This year I got the flu and because of that I lost my voice and had a temp. that didn’t go down for 11 DAYS! Of course I resorted back to what my mother used to force me to take whenever I was sick as a kid to try and regain my health: Continue reading →
Even though it was around 85 yesterday and stinkn’ muggy out, I really wanted a “comfort” dish for dinner…..well, what better than a casserole! So I used Quinoa as my base for this casserole – It really adds lightness to dishes. I tossed together a simple Arugula Salad that just had olive oil and fig balsamic vinegar in it-so amazingly good! Then I paired it with some nice cold Pinot Grigio with Lemon Verbena leaves in it that I plucked from my garden. Fantastic comfort dinner for summer!
Even though I didn’t aim to do so…..this is a really good “figure friendly” dish to make. There’s none of the ingredients that you normally would find in a casserole like canned cream-of-mushroom or chicken, mayo, sour cream, etc…So incorporate this dish in with your weekly meals and suffer no guilt!
I did it Sandra Lee style today and made my pizza from scratch…partially:) Sandra: “Sometimes you don’t always have the time” a good point she makes on her cooking show, “but you can still try to make your meals healthy the best you can by doing it semi-homemade”. Now, half the stuff she makes is not healthy by any means, but she does make a good point in general that even if you don’t have the time, integrating fresh ingredients goes a long way in terms of it being a lot easier on your wallet, and how much healthier it is rather than relying on frozen or fast food all the time. Some people might find her a little annoying, but there’s nothing but good intentions behind all that overly color-coordinated-decorated kitchen and table themes that changes for every show! Plus, she makes some FANTASTIC cocktails you have to admit! That lady knows how to have a good time…and dress according to the color of her plates and bowls:) Continue reading →
I’m going over my friend’s house for dinner tonight, she’s making Moroccan Chicken. So I thought I would make us a dessert that’s of completely different origin: a traditional French baked dessert, Clafoutis. Talk about the other end of the spectrum! Clafoutis is a dessert baked in a buttered dish with dark cherries and a thick batter poured over it. But you can also use prunes, blackberries, plumes, or apples. I’m using strawberries since they are in season right now. Continue reading →