The potato. It’s a staple vegetable in diets all over the world and can be prepared in many ways. You can bake it, boil it, fry it, grill it, mash it, steam it, microwave it, and roast it. You can top them with butter, sour cream, ketchup, chili, cheese, bacon, onions, or anything you desire. You can eat it as a meal or as a side dish. The options are endless as this little oblong vegetable is just that versatile. ...more
In my last post, Training for #2015ALAM, I kind of jinxed myself when I said I had a clean bill of health. No really! During the Labor Day weekend I thought I was coming down with a cold. Actually it was bronchitis and an ear infection. Really? Why couldn't I just have gotten an ear infection?...more
Dr. David Perlmutter is the author of "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers" (click for details). You can read my complete interview with him by clicking here....more
Warm braised eggs topped with chopped ham and melted cheese for a delicious breakfast. Quick and easy, these amazing eggs with runny yolks will satisfy all your breakfast cravings.It’s time for breakfast again, you guys!I really hope you don’t mind.If you can’t tell already, I love eggs, especially for breakfast. But for the longest time, I was embarrassingly terrible at cracking them....more
Baked skinny fries flavored with Cajun seasoning for a spicy kick. Delicious, simple to make, and healthier than the restaurant version, these crispy fries are so very addictive. How do you like your fries?There are so many variations, and I love almost all of them. Just not the soggy ones. Because let’s be honest, soggy fries are not fries. At least, not in my eyes.A family friend came over the other night and gave us a box full of potatoes because her family had so many they couldn’t finish them all. I knew I had to do something with these potatoes before they started growing roots. And since I’ve been craving fries…...more
A warm delicious tomato based soup filled with cabbage, sweet corn, celery, carrots, onions, and mushrooms. This garden vegetable soup is simple to make with easy to find ingredients, perfect for the cooler autumn weather.It’s already September. I’ve been in denial for almost two weeks now, but I think it’s time to admit that summer has come and gone. And now I’m just about ready to welcome in the fall. =)...more
Let’s talk about it: you’ve just been diagnosed with Celiac disease and finally all of your problems have a name. You are not crazy. You are not depressed. It's just that your body is attacking your intestines for no other reason that it considers gluten an enemy. Now, you can sit there and feeling lost and sorry for yourself because the big G is EVERYWHERE, or you can see it for what it is: a second chance. A chance to eat better, to finally know what’s wrong and do something about it.