Category Archives: Recipes

Healthy Food on a Budget

I think we all strive to eat well.  If you are on a limited budget you want to make sure the foods you eat are the best ones you can get for the money you spend.  We all hear that fruits, vegetables and whole grains are where we will get the most nutrition.  Some fruitsContinue Reading

Cold Weather Mushroom Soup

Fall weather is here and getting cooler fast.  It is supposed to get down into the 30’s this week so I found myself going through my soup recipes looking for that warming, comforting soup.  I came across a really good mushroom soup recipe that we enjoy in our home. I don’t think most people realizeContinue Reading

Fun and Healty Halloween Snacks

Can you believe it is October already?  I saw a neon sign in the neighborhood recently that is counting down the days until Christmas! I am not really ready to think about Christmas right now because I enjoy the fall season.  The cooler weather and colored leaves make be feel at peace. Of course, weContinue Reading

Grilled Pineapple

Are you looking for a healthy but nutritious dessert?  If you like pineapple, you will really enjoy this grilled pineapple recipe. Cooking the pineapple over high heat caramelizes the pineapple’s natural sugars which brings out its natural sweetness and gives it a golden color.  Pineapple is high in Vitamin C and is also a greatContinue Reading

August is National Peach Month

I can’t believe it is already August.  The summer seems to be flying by and I am wondering what happened to July!  The thing I like so much about summer is all the fresh produce that is available locally.  August is national peach month so I set out to find a good peach.  I haveContinue Reading

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms and Zucchini and Squash

Summer is the time of year when outdoor grilling is at it’s peak.  Most people probably grill some type of meat, poultry or seafood, but don’t stop there.  Grilling vegetables is a great way to change the way you usually cook them.  Today, I am going to focus on two of my favorites, grilled portabellaContinue Reading

July is National Blueberry Month!

In 1999 the USDA declared July to be National Blueberry Month.  I always look forward to this time of the year when blueberries are more plentiful and tasteful.  There is a little farm not to far from me and I plan to go and pick some fresh off the bushes in a few days. BlueberriesContinue Reading

Add Lentils to Your Diet

One of my favorite soups is lentil soup.  However, I rarely ever eat soup in the summer because for me it is to hot for soup.  I usually stick to cooler foods and salads.  Since lentils are so incredibly healthy, I decided to pull out an old favorite lentil salad recipe of mine to shareContinue Reading

June 12 is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

For those of you who enjoy cookies, June 12 is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.  There are a lot of different peanut butter cookie recipes with many different ingredients.  I wanted to go back to the beginning to find out where they came from and how they were first made. George Washington Carver (1864-1943), compiledContinue Reading

It’s Strawberry Season!

I get so excited as spring and summer comes because of all the fresh fruits and vegetables that start showing up.  It is strawberry season now so I no longer need to purchase overpriced and tasteless berries.  Strawberries are so delicious and also very healthy for you.  One cup of strawberries has just 50 caloriesContinue Reading