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…
This guest blog was written by Theresa Brereton, Visiting Nurse Service of New York Regional Nutritional Manager.
Looking for easy ways to make your favorite meals a little healthier? Try these 10 simple tips—you won’t have to give up the things you love when you learn a few heart-healthy cooking skills.
Try it for meats and vegetables. Use a rack so meat/poultry does not sit in its own drippings. Baste with fat-free, unsweetened liquids like wine, or salt-free or low-sodium tomato juice or lemon juice.
Add a little extra liquid to meats and vegetables,…
When my son was little, we’d have conversations that went like this:
“Which would you rather eat, black beans and rice or candy?”
“Black beans and rice.”
“How about black beans and rice or ice cream?”
“How about black beans and rice or apples?”
As a result, we ate a lot of black beans and rice (my secret recipe: heat up a can of beans and dump over rice that’s been cooked in chicken broth), and we ate a lot of apples.
This, as you might suspect, is one of his favorite meals. I…
In an effort to highlight the benefits of technology and blend it with health & wellness, I’ve comprised the following list of ten iPhone Apps that may be helpful for caregivers: