Here’s the great thing about slow cookers (a.k.a. crock-pots). You lovingly and carefully load it up in the morning with all kinds of healthy ingredients, and when you return home at the end of a hard day’s work, you are […]
Once again, my slow cooker came to the rescue. Here’s how it went down… …We invited a few friends to come on over for an easy, breezy, informal “hang out.” (Do people say that any more?) I ran to the […]
Q: How amazing and magical is it when someone (a good friend, neighbor or even a relative) shows up at your front door with a bowl of somethin’ special that she (or he) has just whipped up to share with […]
This week’s less guilt, healthy-living recipe, Slow-Cooker Sicilian Eggplant Caponata, was a major-league, big-time, booyah success! It can be served as a side-dish especially for fish, over pasta (preferably whole grain), on top of polenta and/over thin, toasted slices of […]
I was thrift shopping and found an “deviled egg tray” in the “fancy” cabinet that holds all the really prized and expensive household items. It was marked $18, which I thought was crazy high for the corner thrift store; and […]
As many of you know (if you’ve been following my this week’s banter), I am in Tucson where it is hot, hot, hot. The weather-person says that we’ll hit a high of 103 degrees today! (Very exciting!!! I just love […]
This week’s Dysfunctional Chef Recipe shines the spotlight on blackberries, a.k.a. “black caps,” an extraordinarily healthy food. Black Caps are high in antioxidants, a substance that protects the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which are known […]
Hard boiled eggs! Yes, there is a right way to boil them!!! 1. Do NOT use fresh eggs!!! They are difficult to peel. It’s best to use eggs that are near their expiration date. 2. To help center the yolks […]
A new report in the April 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, unveils some foods that may seem good for you but aren’t necessarily–and advice on truly healthful foods to choose instead. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), if you are determined to stay fat, then chew on the unhealthy choices!!! Food for thought, hey?
Scientists recently found that sweetened caffeinated coffee not only gives you an energy boost to prepare you for your busy day, but it also help you to remember by boosting cognitive performance.