Meatless Monday is Local and Global...

Are you a fan of the Meatless Monday movement that is sweeping the country, growing in popularity with each successive plate of food? It’s not too late to jump on the meat-free bandwagon....more

Back to School - It is All in the Lunch Bag

Last week we wrote about some very cool back to school bags for everyone from preschoolers to the college bound teenager. Now it is all about the lunches. It is important to get the right accessories to make lunchpail lunches something to really look forward to when the lunch bell strikes....more

Healthy for Dinner: White Beans, Olive Oil and Basil

Are you serious about eating smart? Are you watching your wallet? Are you crazy for great food? ...more

Bitches on a Budget, I definitely agree with you that white beans are an excellent ingredient to ...more

Diabetic Neuropathy

There are over 25.8 million people in the US with diabetes! That's over 8% of the population. The numbers are growing as our waistlines increase in size. Of this number about 16% or 4 million also have diabetic neuropathywhich is defined as damage to the nerves from high blood sugar levels. ...more

An Interview With J.J. Johnson: Winner Of Rocco's Dinner Party Airing On Bravo

Okay now people, did you guys see the premiere of Rocco’s Dinner Party on Bravo Wednesday night? Didn’t you just wanna be there to eat some of that down home cooking at the speakeasy! Anyhow, the winner of Rocco’s Dinner Party did such a good job and brought back such fond memories for yours truly-growing up country for me meant some good ole Oxtails! (includes healthy eating on menus as well) So, J.J. Johnson is his name & I’m sooo excited to bring you guys the interview with chef J. J....more

But I know he didn't smell badly, lol.

Oh, TW said he sort of smelled like my son in law ...more

The USDA and Michelle Obama Unveil "My Plate."

One of the issues that First Lady Michelle Obama has been working on is childhood obesity. She started out with her garden project and she  has been working on getting food manufacturers to make accurate and readable labels on foods. Now, she has been working on the concept of “My Plate” with the USDA. It is a more user friendly approach to understanding the food pyramid....more

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

This recipe is adapted from my mom’s meatloaf – which is the only meatloaf I’ll eat. This is the healthier, easier-to-control-your-portions little sister of my mom’s meatloaf. It’s tangy. It’s easy to make. It’s delicious. And, did I mention, it’s healthy? Here’s the recipe: 1 pound extra lean ground turkey breast 1 slice of whole wheat bread, crumbled 1/2 white onion, diced 1 egg 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bottle Heinz chili sauce Salt and pepper...more

Roasted Asparagus Wraps

Doc call's these roasted  asparagus wraps "most excellent" then he say's "no, they are better than most excellent".  He love's them and so do I.  You will love them too because they are: 1. full of flavor...more

Friends and food: To give or not to give

I have a lovely friend who's just a few centimeters away from having her first baby. She recently posted on her blog a great list of ways to assist a friend upon the arrival of her newborn, a list she was given by an equally lovely friend of ours. Many of the ideas include ways to help out by providing food, lasagna naturally being one of the suggestions. ...more

Excellent points all, Ashack. The asking truly *is* the extra special touch. I love to bake and ...more