RECIPE: Kale and Quinoa Salad

My favorite way to make a salad more hardy, more filling, and more satisfying, is to add a grain to it (in addition to having a REALLY GOOD salad dressing, of course). Because raw kale can be a bit tough, some people tend to avoid it. But the heat and moisture of just cooked quinoa in this recipe really helps soften it up.  And kale … Continue reading RECIPE: Kale and Quinoa Salad

RECIPE: Crab, Mango & Avocado Salad

Are you ready for something exceedingly easy to make, beautiful on your plate and super scrumptious!?! 1/4-1/2 pound of fresh lump crab meat 1 mango sliced or cubed (fresh is better, though I used canned) 1 avocado sliced/cubed Mixed all together and enjoy or stack in layers Drizzle with vinaigrette dressing if you so choose Would also be delish atop a bed of greens or … Continue reading RECIPE: Crab, Mango & Avocado Salad

RECIPE: Cilantro and Lime Salad Dressing

Crazy Good Salad Dressings, like this one, make salads gobble-worthy, even for the most wicked salad-haters. This recipe was passed along to me by an old friend and medical school roommate–double doctor endorsement, so you know it’s good!  It’s from The Garden Grazer: You thought you were just getting a salad dressing recipe?  Well, it’s gonna get a little heavy here at Rants, Rules and … Continue reading RECIPE: Cilantro and Lime Salad Dressing

RULE: Add Movement to Your Day

Add movement to your day. Stand up sit down, stand up sit down. Repeat. (10 to 20 times) Who cares if your co-workers or classmates think you’ve gone batty! Take a lap around your office, pretend you are on your way to an important meeting. Do bicep curls with your water bottle.  Do calf pumps or leg lifts at your desk. Dance with your children … Continue reading RULE: Add Movement to Your Day

RANT: Serving Sizes = Palm of your hand

It’s just RUDE for an ice cream carton to report the calories in a serving size of 1/2 cup! Has anyone in the history of ice cream EVER eaten just 1/2 cup?  Sure there are the food-abstainers and platinum-will-powered folk who would never DREAM of ingesting ice cream. But for those of who so enjoy this chilly, creamy, delicious treat, HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER … Continue reading RANT: Serving Sizes = Palm of your hand

RECIPE: Banana and Basil Smoothie

My husband, who receives my smoothie experiments each morning on our way out to work, actually stopped in his tracks and said “Mmmm, what’s in this one? That is delicious!” Which surprised me because I had really just thrown in the produce that was 1 day away from rotting in out fridge! But that’s the beauty of juicing and smoothie mash-ups! Most of the time … Continue reading RECIPE: Banana and Basil Smoothie

RECIPE: Citrus and Cucumber Health Kick Smoothie

Have you been starting your day with a quick healthy fix? I have and I feel great! Smoothies are a delicious, easy way to sneak vegetables in to your diet.  I like this “Health Kick” smoothie especially if I feel allergies or a cold coming on.  The cayenne usually power kicks my symptoms in 24-48 hours. Hi-yah! In a blender mix: 1 cucumber 1 clementine … Continue reading RECIPE: Citrus and Cucumber Health Kick Smoothie