Tired of your same-old-salad options? Need a fun and healthy something to bring to your neighbor’s backyard Bar-B-Q? This Zesty Salad is sure to please–your taste buds, your neighbors and your body! In a Large bowl Combine: a diced and cooked sweet potato (bake 375 x 20-30 minutes of until soft, while preparing the other ingredients) 1/2 can organic black beans, drained 1/2 can corn, drained … Continue reading RECIPE: Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Cucumber Salad
It doesn’t get much better than a healthy, savory, comfort food like these Blue Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes! These are sure to be a hit and make a great side dish for any holiday gathering! I like to keep a batch in my fridge and warm a little portion when I need a sweet, savory or hardy treat! If you’re not in to blue, choose … Continue reading RECIPE: Sweet Potato Mashies
Looking for a fairly simple, hardy, healthy meal? This meal plan is a nod to my world’s best mother in law, who loves a good meat and potatoes meal. Lynne, this one’s for you! Meat: Local, grass-fed, hormone free beef (grill or bake for 15 minutes and slice), Potatoes: sweet potato discs, parsnip mashed potatoes, or stuffed eggplant and, of course Greens: (Because you should have them … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy “Meat and Potatoes” Dinner
Mac N’ Cheese (MnCh) used to be my comfort foods of choice. But over the years, I’ve been disappointed by most of the Mac N’ cheeses I’ve ordered (except for my cousin, Kacki’s recipe, of course!) Yeah, they had a delicious appearing crispy, cheesy crust, but ultimately what lie beneath, was never as savory as I’d remembered. Now that I know refined white pastas are … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Grain Dish that tastes like Mac & Cheese!
Friends who’ve known me since high school and have seen me in action, often joke when I arrive at a party, “Hide the furniture, or Maddy will eat it!” So, having reported my propensity to inhale all things edible, I must reveal, that I’m not obese. Nor am I overweight (most of the time). A fluctuater yes, pudgy, yes, but I’m very active and somehow, … Continue reading RANT: I Have a Problem, People!
SWEET TREATS A few of my girlfriends love candy. Not chocolate, but candy. I never understood this. One friend, coincidently a Dentist, especially loves the sugary, teeth-decaying type; like Swedish fish or gummy-anything. Not me. Give me chocolate and peanut butter over a gum drop any day of the week. Raspberry sorbet could never battle chocolate-chip cookie dough ice cream with Butterfinger topping. Adorable dentist friend and … Continue reading RANT: Sugar is Crack
FAVORITE SNACK ALERT: SWEET POTATO DISCS For warm and Salty Snack, or even lunch Preheat oven to 375º Slice sweet potatoes (from your local farmers market, of course) into discs and put on thin baking pan or pizza pan. I put them on foil to avoid cleaning the pan, but I’m efficient like that. Sometimes I slice one tater, sometimes four if I’m feeling frisky. You can … Continue reading RECIPE: Snack: Sweet Potato Discs