Archive for the ‘Food/Nutrition’ Category

Walnut, Chicken and Cherry Quinoa Salad

The July 2017 magazine The Costco Connection featured a healthy and delicious quinoa recipe that reminded me of Thanksgiving stuffing. Since we had just picked up a 4.5 lb bag of organic quinoa, I thought we should give it a try. Why quinoa? It has nice flavor, it’s easy-to-prepare and is high in protein. To […]

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The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen

By now you have probably heard about EWG’s Dirty Dozen list and the Clean Fifteen. If not, don’t feel too bad. Above I have included both produce shopper’s guides. The guides reflect “the overall pesticide loads of common fruits and vegetables.” The fruits and vegetables on the Dirty Dozen list have the most pesticide residues. […]

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Is a Pro Bar Good for You?

Of course, this is a loaded question. And you know my answer is “It depends.” It depends on what else you are eating throughout the day, what you are drinking, what types of activities you are doing, your health & fitness goals, etc. Remember, all food has nutritional value whether it’s an apple slice, cup […]

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Magnificent Midwest Morel Mushrooms Mature in May

There I go with more alliteration. Well it’s that time of year when morels spring out of the ground. The first year we moved into our house, a neighbor told me that he knew all the good places to find morels in our woods. Usually near dead or dying elm and apple trees. This year, […]

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Five Festive Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is just three days away. So let’s celebrate with 5 of my favorite South of the Border dishes. Enjoy creating traditional, healthy and fun entrees (plus sides) for your friends and family. Heather’s Homemade Guacamole Ingredients 4 ripe avocados 2-3 cloves garlic, minced (optional: 1/2 tsp garlic powder) 2 tomatoes diced (I […]

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Quick & Easy Spanish Omelette Recipe

Delicious, nutritious and satisfying, eggs are a go-to food for practically any meal. Last night we made a quick and easy Spanish Omelette, and it turned out awesome! We made one before and I’ve included a pic of that one too. Check out this recipe and learn how to make a mundane weekday dinner feel […]

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Serious Seafood Supporters Swoon for Succulent Sashimi

Hopefully my attempt at alliteration grabbed your attention. Did it work? Then let’s get down to business. How do you roll when it comes to Japanese sushi? Nigiri, maki, temaki or sashimi? For me it’s sashimi every time. Why? What’s the difference? Let’s start with nigiri sushi. From the word “nigiru”, which means “to grasp/grip”, […]

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Stuffed Crookneck Yellow Squash Recipe

Stuffed squash is one of my favorite dishes, especially on a cold winter day. A great thing about squash is their hardiness. They will last quite a while indoors in a cool, dry place. So your fall squash harvest can be feeding you well into the winter. The Crookneck Yellow Squash is similar to my […]

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Slow Cooker Beef Tongue: It’s Really Really Good

Before you scroll down to look at the pics of the two beef tongues that look more like Chestbursters from the Alien movies, PLEASE keep reading. They were absolutely delicious and flavorful, easy to prepare and much leaner than I expected. With our quarter steer that we ordered several months ago, the butchers from Lodi […]

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Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast

Meat. Do ever just have a craving for meat? Juicy, mouth watering. Just thinking about it brings out the carnivore in me. As I have stated countless times, I literally feel awesome after eating meat. It’s hard to describe, but if you exercise, do sports or lift weights, you know what I mean. In addition […]

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