Looking for Ways to Prepare Asparagus?

It’s almost Spring, and one of my favorite vegetables is making an appearance in the supermarket at a price I can afford to pay. Asparagus!What a versatile, colorful, and tasty veggie. It doesn’t take long for asparagus to be the first to disappear from a vegetable platter filled with carrots, celery, tomatoes.Asparagus is best when it’s simply steamed, and served lightly dusted with a little kosher salt and some cracked black pepper....more

Need a Tried and True Appetizer Recipe For Your Super Bowl Party?

Yahoo! It's that time of year again, and we are big football fans in this family.The fact that my son is the head coach of a local high school, and has played or coached most of the 27 years of his life, hasn't contributed to our football obsession at all....more

Need a Plan To Lose Those Last Few Pounds? Here's How I Plan To Do It

Okay, I admit I gained two pounds over the holidays. I’ve  added them to the three pounds I’ve put on my backside this past year. Mind you, I’m not particularly overweight. I'm 5’2” tall, and I weigh 127 pounds. I already have a fitness routine, so losing five pounds can be difficult. I really have to watch those calories.So what will I do to lose those pesky five pounds? After many years as a Weight Watchers fan, I find the following works well for me:...more

Fresh Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad

You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again. Quinoa is tops on my list of grains. Except, it’s really not a grain according to the world’s healthiest foods “Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. It is a recently rediscovered ancient “grain” once considered “the gold of the Incas.”...more

Gingery Teriyaki Salmon with Stir-fried Broccoli Florets

I can’t say I’m not sorry to see things getting back to normal after all the holiday fun, or what passes as normal in my house.Healthy eating feels good too. All the cookies and treats are gone, and the dining out and dinner parties over for awhile....more

Crisp Fennel and Cabbage Slaw

Yesterday I posted the best recipe for a light and crunchy breaded shrimp. The shrimp could have stood by itself as an appetizer, but we wanted a meal....more

New to the BlogHer Food Community

I'm new to the BlogHer Food community, and wanted to introduce myself. I've been blogging about cooking light and healthy for a year now, and have really enjoyed myself. So much so, that I decided to go back to school at the ripe old age of 49 to get a nutrition and wellness certification....more