Cheeburger, Cheeburger! NOT!

My first attempt to make a veggie burger turned into mush. But it did taste good.  So try to get past what it looks like and focus on the ingredients.   In the processor went:  1/2 can black beans, onion, carrots, salt, pepper, garlic salt and breadcrumbs. ...more

One black bean burger I made a couple of years ago was such a horrible disaster that I do ...more

High Protein Scramble (for B-L-D)


Canning Sweet Yellow Peppers

This is my grandma's recipe for Sweet Yellow Peppers - They turn out perfectly, and my husband could eat an entire jar. In fact, when we did our first batch last week, we opened a jar at 10pm and ended up finishing it. You can also make these Man Pleasin' Appetizers with them. ...more

Can you say Kombuchi?

Can you say Kombuchi? Couscous, hummus, fermentation, natural probiotics and words like gut flora are swirling around my head. I imagine how I am going to explain tossing a seaweed leaf or two into my next pot of stew. ...more

What if I can’t always get the gym?

There are so many excuses we can come up with in life to not get the exercise our bodies need.  Many of them are very good too!  The key to having a healthy body is finding a routine that works for us.  I used to teach 4 hours of aerobics a day.  I went from gym to gym teaching step aerobics, kick box, tai bo, strength training… you name it.  The question is “Who has that kind of time?”  I really don’t anymore.  Fitness has been a way of life for me for 20 years.  The truth is that I haven’t missed a ...more


Totally agree with what you wrote about the endorphins keeping you sane for ...more

Products of the Week - Organic Sweeteners

This week I heard yet another report about the dangers of sugar.  We all know sugar's link to diabetes and that the cases of both juvenile and adult diabetes are on the rise.  This increase is triggering alarm in the health community, particularly in the pediatric practice.  However, this report emphasizes (again) sugar's link to heart disease.  Ladies, you should know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women.  You should also know ...more

I am an Addict- Day 1

I have not yet decided if I will blog everyday for 90 days, although I probably should.. I think it would be helpful to keep myself on track, and hopefully benefit others.  However with my brand new 90 day sugar free commitment I take today to commit to that and only that. ...more

Are You A Smart Snacker?

What's the best just-for-one snack? Ask any time-starved, health conscious mom and she'll tell you, Cheerios. Just put two handfuls of the little loops into a zip lock bag and presto, you have an instant treat. Taking a cue from resourceful moms who needed convenient and portable bites, marketers started making smarter packaging and alas, 2007 was the year of the 100 calorie snack pack. ...more

Three Things to do with a Mediocre Melon

Are you like me with your lack of melon-picking luck?  I smell them to make sure they smell as much like a sweet version of themselves as possible.  Yup, and I poke the blossom end to make sure it has a nice give.  I heft them to evaluate whether they're heavy for their weight.  I've even laid down in the middle of the garden to place my ear on a watermelon so I could squeeze it to listen for an alleged tell-tale cracking that means it's ripe. ...more

Can An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Help You Reduce Pain and Live Longer?

Eating healthy and trying to maintain a healthy weight are important for our overall well being. But there is now growing evidence that eating anti-inflammatory foods can reduce symptoms of chronic illness and even prevent heart disease. ...more


This posting is obviously near and dear to my heart as Catapult Fitness is ...more