Blueberry Banana Oat Pancakes

I’m taking life in right now.  Yesterday (Saturday), Paul and I had such a fun day.  He has been working extremely hard.  The week before last, he worked about 60 hours.  On Friday of this week, he worked about 15.  That was in addition to the 40+ that he had already worked this week.  I got up early as I usually do and he slept in so I decided that he deserved a little Saturday morning love in the form of pancakes.  For some reason, I have been craving pancakes lately and we had some blueberries that needed to be used.  I...more

Skinny Girl Sangria

 So it was a hot Saturday evening and I had a gorgeous bottle wine that I was just dying to drink.   But I didn't want just a simple glass of wine; my pallet was looking for something different.  So I checked the fridge and discovered the makings of Sangria.  Here is what makes is skinny.  This concoction was fabulous and I didn't feel one bit guilty drinking itSkinny Girl Sangria Recipe:1 Beautiful glass pitcher½ bottle of Pinot Grigio½ of a small bottle of 0 calorie flavored sparkling water (I used Lemon/Lime)...more

Menopause on a Fruit & Vegetable Detox Cleansing Diet, Part 1

The madness has begun; my first day in a planned five days of semi-fasting and cleansing with fruit and vegetables—a detoxification period, a jump-start for losing weight. The reality: five days of mental anguish and self-deprivation—a tortured guinea pig! And since I am already afflicted with Menopause Syndrome, I promise to be on my worst behavior: Mary Sunshine will take a backseat to the ever-wailing Menopausal Banshee. Urgh… I weep for the living!...more

Hi Melanie,

Well, I was only able to fulfill 3 days of my fruit and veggie fasting, but at ...more

Magic, One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

We’re having a bit of a sweets problem around here. I’m pretty sure I emerged from the womb with an obsession for sugary treats (wonder how I got to weigh 260 pounds?) and even with Weight Watchers as a constant in my life, I have yet to conquer it. Instead I aim simply to manage it, to make sure that the sweets I eat are a) worth the calories, and b) made with top-quality ingredients....more

Sounds so simple and yummy (though I'm sure the baby would also love a little chocolate sauce!) ...more

Mango Salsa Recipe and How to Choose and Carve a Pineapple

Gracing tables at picnics, potlucks, or barbeques, this sunny summer salsa is always a hit.  This non-recipe is effortless to make too. Save slaving away in the kitchen for Thanksgiving. After all, it’s summer summer summer time....more

Roasted Pears with Almonds and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Roasted Pears with Almonds and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream ...more

Taking Care of You + thismom's Ice Pop Recipe

  Taking care of you. Taking care of me. I feel guilty for booking a 60 minute appointment with my RMT because Dear Husband wonders how to put our son down for his nap. Not his fault. I do all of the naps, because I like to. And DH works in the evenings. So I do all of the bed times. Every bath. Middle of the night wake ups. Every night.  Not to mention the other stuff that I seem to do most of. Like the laundry. The cooking. The cleaning. And l work a demanding job outside of the home every day.   I. Have. No....more

Inspiring with Food

We all go through phases with our children's diets. (Heck, I go through phases in my own diet as my tastes change throughout the month. So what can I expect?) But kids are notorious for being "picky," "difficult" and "plain." And truth be told, my kids have thus far been truly amazing little eaters. My first has very openly tasted foods most of her life, leaning towards a less-interested stage when she hit four years of age, but nonetheless, discovering for herself what she truly enjoys and absolutely detests. ...more

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Organic vs Not - Dollar Cost Averaging Approach

Of course if you can afford to buy organic produce, there is no downside....more

Food For Thought: Forks Over Knives, The Movie

We don’t mean to be stepping on our soapbox every time we praise the merits of eating healthy (Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution...more