Everyone Loves Meatballs I'm not sure I've ever met anyone who dislikes meatballs. Even my friends who are vegetarians usually like - yes - vegetarian meatballs. Sounds a bit unusual, maybe, but you can actually make them from lentils, chickpeas, soybeans, oatmeal, quinoa and brown rice. The list of interesting, plant-based ingredients goes on and on. For this blog, I'm going to stick to meatballs made from meat and I hope to expand your horizons on all the possibilities. Have you Tried Baked Meatballs? Instead of frying, I have a really easy recipe that I use to make baked meatballs. … [Read more...] about Baked Meatballs are the Best
Kids and Desserts - Memories I still remember being a kid and asking for a sweet dessert after dinner - every night. But, that was not what happened in my family. Mom treated us once a week with a sweet dessert, usually a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in a small 7-Up Float. Yep, it was super sweet, but small, and I'm grateful now for my mom's wisdom and follow-through with managing desserts for her kids. Kids and Desserts - The Downside Giving kids a lot of sugary desserts has definite downsides - for example: too many dental visits with big bills too scrawny appetites for … [Read more...] about Kids & Desserts
A Cooking Surprise I have been surprised many times in my kitchen. Like when I rehydrated dried shitake mushrooms for the first time or when I cooked a whole eggplant on the gas burner of my stove. Or, when I put a whole, frozen turkey breast into my crock pot and came home 8 hours later to the most moist and tasty turkey breast I've ever eaten. Cooking is funny when you try new things - that's for sure. Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot Recipe 1 Frozen solid turkey breast This is a one-ingredient recipe. All you do is place the frozen turkey breast into the crock pot or slow … [Read more...] about Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot & How to Use the Leftovers
A Big Pot of Soup A big pot of homemade vegetable soup is like a big hug from someone you love. It warms you up, fills you up and keeps you coming back for more. Not only that. Homemade vegetable soup is a tasty mixture of fresh flavors and healthy nutrition, and there's no limit to what you can cut, shred or chop and add into your tasty soup broth. Some vegetables I like in my homemade vegetable soup are onions, garlic, celery, Bell peppers, carrots, canned tomatoes, chickpeas, cabbage, zucchini, turnips, and parsley. Mmm...it's so good! My Homemade Soup & Easy Meals blog gives you … [Read more...] about A Big Pot of Soup & Batch-Cooking Recipe Tips
Visit a Farmer's Market this Summer! If you like taking kid-friendly outings, love the fresh air, and adore fresh and local foods, then the Farmer’s Market is a perfect destination this summer. There are many great reasons to visit a Farmer’s Market and here are just a few. 8 Great Reasons to Visit a Farmer's Market this Summer! Tasting wonderful flavors fresh from the farm Supporting family farmers who work hard day-after-day to grow nutritious fruits, vegetables, and more Protecting the environment by buying food that was grown nearby and was packaged & traveled less … [Read more...] about 8 Great Reasons to Visit a Farmer’s Market this Summer!
Does Nutrition Month Inspire You? Do you feel inspired by Nutrition Month, by planning a super healthy breakfast, packing yourself a super healthy lunch, or cooking a super healthy dinner? As a dietitian, I take it seriously. I do my best to wish all my clients and group audiences a Happy Nutrition Month during March. Why? Because inspiration leads to passion, passion leads to positive eating habits, and eating more nutritious food is the ticket to a healthier and happier future. Nutrition Month is Ending So Now What? Re-visit your personal health goals & commit to … [Read more...] about Nutrition Month is Ending So Now What?