I’m stuck at home today while contractors work on my back patio, which didn’t make it through our rough winter unscathed. The final product will be wonderful, but the process of getting there is causing me major stress. Read More »
When my husband’s doctor recommended an anti-inflammatory diet to ease the symptoms of a back injury, he started eating a lot of salmon. In addition to lean protein, salmon is high is omega-3 fatty acids and helps in the treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Read More »
Pantry staples are a must in a large family. Weekly shopping is tedious enough for nine without having to resort to trips throughout the week to stock up. This is especially true in the winter and early spring when much fresh produce just isn’t the same quality or affordability that it is in warmer months. Read More »
My kids come home from school completely famished everyday! There is nothing more important to them (in their mind), the minute they walk through the door from the school bus, then for me to have a snack ready for them to eat as they work on their homework. I’m serious! Read More »
It’s officially Spring (even if the temps don’t reflect it) and perhaps you’re looking ahead to bathing suit season and intend to shed a few pounds.
The experts recommend staying away from fatty and caloric dressings and sauces to season your food, and instead add flavor with fresh or dried herbs. Generally, that also means no shortcuts. Read More »
Valentine’s Day might be the day of love, but sometimes life gets in the way of that. My holiday started at the bright and early hour of 5AM, when my alarm went off so I could go to the gym. It’s hard leaving my warm bed when it’s still dark, but some days that’s the only time I can fit in a workout. Read More »
“What do you meeen you don’t eat noo meat? Oh, that’s okay… I make lamb.” — My Big Fat Greek Wedding
I must admit, vegetarian dishes do have a great appeal, as they are pretty easy on the wallet. I am not a vegetarian, but for the sake of sticking to a weekly food budget, we’ll eat fish a few times a week, and we will eat a dish that has neither fish nor meat once a week . Read More »
Breakfast on mornings like today (when we are snowed in the house) is a must! But what to make? How about breakfast burritos? Have you ever made them before? Coming from California, this style of breakfast is common, filling and absolutely delicious. Read More »
I am a California girl … so living on the East Coast (especially with ice and snow) is a struggle for me. I am cold from mid-October to March from the inside out. Finding dishes that will not only please the family’s taste buds, but also warm me up inside are important.
That’s why I love Risotto. Read More »