Food is good. And it is everywhere. And Its ALWAYS someone’s birthday at work. I habitually walk by the ‘break room’ and cast a reflexive glance as I pass, to see what offering there in lies. And most days of the week, there are homemade cookies, synthetic neon-iced cakes, chips, cheese dips, donuts by the dozen–often brought in by the cheerful 94 pound co-worker, who “just can’t seem to gain weight” because “it … Continue reading RANT: Food Is EVERYWHERE

RULE: Keep Healthy Foods in Stock (part 1)

This is a list provided by my foodie, naturally talented in the kitchen, chef extraodinaire cousin, Megan: Always keep go-to meal staples on hand. 1.Frozen chicken: buy on sale, in bulk, from your local farm and freeze in the individual sizes you need for quick thaw and prep (ie enough for 1 serving, that would be me; enough for 2, for a family of 4 … Continue reading RULE: Keep Healthy Foods in Stock (part 1)

RECIPE: Dessert Smoothie

Delicious Nutritious Chocolate Dessert (or anytime) Smoothie Help curb chocolate cravings with this tasty, quick, healthy chocolate fix. In a blender combine: 1 cup ice 1 1/2 cups almond milk 1 banana 1/4 cup all natural cocoa powder (or hot chocolate mix or chocolate protein powder) 2 tbsp all natural peanut butter (or almond butter is even healthier) Grind it up and drink it down! Continue reading RECIPE: Dessert Smoothie

RANT: Cheese and Chocolate

CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE Maybe not together. But I want both, daily. I never want chocolate for breakfast. I always want it after lunch. And Dinner. And Dessert. But cheese I could have anytime, anywhere. I once read how a talented, less-than-perfect-appearing actress lost weight by “breaking up with cheese”.  Poor thing. For me, Chocolate is like a lover and Cheese is my friend. To My … Continue reading RANT: Cheese and Chocolate

RANT: Happy Plates

Are we taught from an early age not to waste food? My husband was told clean his plate as a child because of the “starving Armenians”.  My mother actually used to tell us: “It’s just as wasted if you don’t want it”. Isn’t it? But I do want it. Don’t I? I remember when my fantabulous step-mother came aboard, the dinner menu changed, and for the … Continue reading RANT: Happy Plates

RECIPE: Walnut and Goat Cheese Pasta

This dish is easy to make and the ingredients all keep for weeks (except for spinach, but you could sub broccoli, zucchini or asparagus, whatever green veggie you have): whole wheat organic Penne pasta ~1/3 box Goat cheese about 1/2 of 1 small packet Dried basil ~2 Tbsp Olive oil ~3 Tbsp Walnuts ~1/2 cup, toasted Spinach (or green vegetable of your choice) ~ 1-2 … Continue reading RECIPE: Walnut and Goat Cheese Pasta

RECIPE: Summer Corn Salad

  Summer is not quite over and and neither is your quest for healthy eating and living! This recipe has way more steps than I usually like, but I still think it’s still fairly simple: Buy some corn* (~4 ears), 1 zucchini, 1 onion (red or white), 1 garlic clove and 1 carton cherry tomatoes at your local farmer’s Market, you’ll also need salt, pepper, … Continue reading RECIPE: Summer Corn Salad