According to a recent study, low-fat dairy products, namely skim milk, contributed to a higher obesity rate in children. First thought to help children avoid weight gain, many doctors suggested that parents give their children skim milk instead of whole milk. Makes sense, right? Lower calories and less fat means skinny kids! But as […]
Recently, I stumbled on a recipe for mozzarella cheese. I mail-ordered some of the ingredients and planned to spend a relaxing few hours learning the art of mozzarella cheese making as I house-sat for a friend. What I didn’t realize, until half-way through following this recipe, was that this very reputable blog writer had failed […]
Ever ordered broccoli soup that doesn’t quite taste like broccoli? Like it’s been added with preservatives & frozen for a few months. Make it yourself. It’s so, so, so much better! First, I want to say that on a scale of super healthy (being 10) to super UNhealthy (being 0), I’d say this is maybe […]
Diet Blog posted a nice article about recent studies about diets and foods we should/shouldn’t eat. I particularly like some of the results, like how olive oil really IS good for you. The study on how eating fries makes you gain weight was real shocker! Sarcasm. Anyway, here’s the article. Thanks Diet Blog!
Whenever I had tummy issues as a kid, there was a natural progression of food. In the worst of it, I’d be lucky to get down saltines and water, but as soon as I started to turn the page and feel better, it was time for rice. Sometimes it was just rice and butter, but […]
There are 100 ways to skin a cat, and there are 100 ways to make potato soup; and this is my way. If, like me, it’s the middle of summer in the South, you may be thinking soup sounds gross. Well don’t freak- you’re not bathing in it.
If you’ve never had paneer, a fresh, mild Indian cheese, you should definitely check it out. It’s solid enough not to melt quickly, but soft enough to give some great texture to a dish like this. Feel free to leave this out and add veggies or meat instead. Oh, by the way, the fresh cilantro […]
I think if we have food in Heaven, avocados will be there. As well as mangoes and bacon. I had a very random thought this morning: avocado soup. Avocados give amazing texture to anything you put it in, especially if you blend it till smooth, so I figured it’d be perfect for a healthy soup […]
A few weeks ago I made Thai sweet potato chicken soup. This recipe has a lot of the same ingredients, but a very different texture and flavor. Instead of using coconut milk and whipped sweet potatoes as a base, I used sweetened coconut and water as a base. This version is much lighter, and much faster […]
After dreaming I was an assisting surgical nurse for Jack Shephard from Lost last night, my first thought when I woke up this morning was, “I want some pancakes.” (Welcome to my world.) While searching for recipes, I came across flaxseed pancake recipes. I remembered my Slovak friend had given me a bag of unidentified seeds […]
Would I be correct in assuming that most of us don’t have the time first thing in the morning to make ourselves a huge breakfast? When I work full time, I barely have enough time to brush my teeth in the morning, let alone make breakfast. Last month I wrote about eating fruit for breakfast, which […]
So it’s the end of the week and all I have left in my fridge is some leftover chili, an onion, a bell pepper and some spinach that isn’t quite fit for eating fresh. What to do? Soup! That’s what to do! What I love about soup is that it’s flippin’ fast, easy, and you […]
Ya’ know those dishes that have so many ingredients in it, you’re not sure which ones to highlight in the title? This is one of them! With sweet potatoes, carrots, chicken, onions, ginger, garlic, coconut milk and spices, this soup is sure to have you saying, “Hmmm…. this is one of the weirdest and best […]
Ever paid $7 for a mango lassi? I have. In fact, I think I ended up paying a whole lot more but I’m not willing to admit it publicly. I’m not sure about the differences in ingredients in what I’ve bought from a restaurant and what I’ve made at home, but I can tell you […]
Spinach. Yeah, that’s right, spinach! Do you KNOW how good spinach is for you? Prepare yourself. It has: Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamins- C, A, K, E, (Hey, that spells cake! Mmm…) Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. I highly recommend always keeping a bag of spinach or baby […]