Looking for healthful alternatives for a sweetie with diabetes? Give your special person one of these instead of a box of chocolates:
You probably know what you’re doing this Sunday evening—but do you know what you’ll be eating?
Super Bowl parties are fun, but like most gatherings they aren’t known for healthy noshes. If you’re trying to watch what you eat, navigating the buffet or even knowing which snacks to reach for can be tricky. One way to make it easy on yourself: Offer to bring a few dishes. This way, you’ll know which options won’t wreak havoc on your health.
What do you see? I see a torrent of change. Where is it coming from-EVERYWHERE! Why is it coming? Well that would truly be a magical skill if I knew the absolute answer- but maybe you do. I am speaking of where the future of health in this nation. Yes, we all WANT and maybe NEED to be healthy, BUT do we know how? My guess is that if you survey most Americans of any age the answers would vary tremendously. Ask a five year old and he will tell…
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One of my most cherished possessions is a cookbook my mother gave me shortly after I was married. It’s a handwritten collection of the dishes she made when I was growing up. Many of these recipes are ones her mother made.
My mom’s recipe for navy bean soup—my grandmother’s, probably—requires dried beans, a hambone, and days to make. First, it takes two people a long, long time to eat enough ham to get to the bone. And the beans are better if they’re soaked overnight. And then the soup improves if…
You’d think, because I work at home, I’d take advantage of the situation and would make long-simmering pots of soup on a regular basis. I must not be that smart because I’ve yet to look at the clock in the morning and think, “I’m going to start a pot of soup.”
Instead, 5:30 or 6:00 would find me scrambling to get dinner on the table before karate, PTO meetings, scouts, or a night at the movies.
As a result, I acquired an arsenal of canned and packaged foods that I use for…
I’ve long been a fan of roasting vegetables, but even though I’ve read about and edited recipes for grilling fruit, and even though I use fruit in savory dishes and baked desserts, it hadn’t really occurred to me to roast fruit.
That changed a month or two ago. I saw a recipe for applesauce made in the oven. And then a few days later I saw another one, and then a few more. Some of these recipes were called Roasted Applesauce, but a few were called Caramelized Applesauce.
Now, I’m not really…
Summer is a great time to get the extending family and friends together and celebrate. If it is graduations, birthdays or any achievements-the celebratory barbeque and picnic is a great venue to share in life events. I often feel that we are so busy all year long that it is really hard to sit back and prepare a home cooked meal and just enjoy it. But hopefully summer will give everyone an opportunity to relax, not rush and enjoy a meal together. All the meals/summer get togethers that I can…
What are mornings like at your house?
My son is now in college, but when he lived at home I worked from a home office. You’d think, since I didn’t have to be anywhere, that we’d have leisurely, or at least not-too-rushed, breakfasts most days.
You would be wrong.
Even if your organizational skills are such that the next day’s lunches are packed and labeled in the fridge and bookbags and briefcases are lined up by the door before you go to bed, you too may find yourself facing the early morning scramble…
Feeling overwhelmed by all the new and improved nutritional advice to be had? That is OK, take heart some changes now will help you for a long time. First of all that two thirds of our plate should be vegetables, yes 2/3!!! I actually love vegetables and often feel that eating out shortchanges me on what I consider a balanced meal. I am not looking for a mound of starch with a few random vegetables mixed in. Or a plate that is 80% protein and a tablespoon of potatoes. I need all the colors of the…
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Those living with Rheumatoid Arthritis often have difficulty with daily activities and cooking is no exception. This chronic condition causes inflammation at the joints and surrounding tissues. This can affect your ability to use a cutting board, open jars, carry pots and stand for long periods of time.
But by using certain kitchen tools and modifying your kitchen environment, you can decrease the amount of stress placed on your joints. If you or a loved has Rheumatoid Arthritis, follow these tips to make cooking easier.
Use Adaptive Kitchen Tools
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