Are these pancake and fruit kabobs cute or what? All you have to do to create this beautiful breakfast presentation is simply make silver dollar pancakes ( recipe follows) and assemble on a skewer with strawberries, blackberries or any fruit or berry of your choice. Top with an easy recipe for homemade butter pecan syrup ( recipe follows) and enjoy.
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How many chemicals are you exposed to in a day? Toxins and chemicals are everywhere. We are exposed to them from pollution, the food we eat, the air we breathe, in our cosmetics, cleaning supplies, in our water, etc. etc
If we don't do something to help
When the weather is mild , ( like now) we like to entertain out on the deck. To keep things intimate and simple, we invite just a few friends over and keep the menu limited to interesting appetizers like this Greek Dip. You know the Mexican layered dip with guacamole, re fried beans, etc.? This layered dip is a Greek version with a combination of Gre
Tribute to My Mom Rae
Born 1908 - Died in 1985
When it came to food, my mother was ahead of her time ( or maybe processed foods were not as prevalent in the 1960's when I was growing up) . She was always interested in real food nutrition which included lots of salads and fresh fruit in our menu. She loved to cook and although she worked a full time job, she put on her apron &nb
I made muffins!!
For those who follow my blog, you may have noticed that I usually don't make any baked goods because I have no will power and then want to eat them all..
But these muffins are not for me! They are for m
Looking for a healthy gluten free entree or great side dish? A lentil pilaf is a perfect dish for the warmer weather since it tastes great at room temperature. Lentils are nutritional powerhouses that cook more quickly than beans and do not need to be soaked overnight first. Perfect for dinner or summer parties, this recipe is a keeper.
I thought of the idea to make a lentil pilaf whe
What's on your menu for Cinco de Mayo?
We are eating one of our family favorites, artichoke salad. I first had something like this in Mexico. It's a cinch to make, is extremely flavorful, and is perfect for this time of the year. Normally I only use fresh vegetables, but in this case the marinated ones in the jar are pretty good for clean eating, and they make it so easy
The winter is over and I've packed on some weight. I've been trying to get back to better eating habits. The actual food that I eat is high quality and healthy, but it's the quantity that I eat and all the snacks..
I always start the day off eating well and with great intentions for the rest of the day.. Mornings are my best time. I wake up,
take a 1 hour walk,
drink 24 ou
Simple and soothing, vegetable chow mein is a tasty low calorie and healthy side dish that goes great with almost any meal, Or tossed with a protein and rice, it can be eaten as a meal.
The first time I tasted vegetable chow mien, I was ten years old..
That was many years ago long before most people were even familiar with Chinese restaurants (1960).
I love soup, and I will eat it anytime of the year. This Spanish Chickpea Soup is very simple to make, yet provides a delicious high protein meal starter that that sticks to the ribs, provides lots of spices for antioxidants, and has an interesting lemony flavor.
I love finding good ideas that help make my life easier in the kitchen.
These " how to" idea posts are some of my most popular and looked at posts from last year.
Check out this great round up of ideas for some really helpful hints that can make your life easier...
Peel an entire bulb of garlic in 30 seconds ( not the crush and peel method!- this is great)&
Last month I was visiting a friend who had an electric teapot. I used it a few times and really grew to like it. I was amazed at how quickly it boiled the water.. In addition, it was also very quiet and extremely convenient. So, when I got home, I went out and treated myself to one. Now it's slowly becoming one of my favorite gadgets..
I started my blog in April of 2010- 3 years ago. I am running a repeat of one of my first ever posts. Because I was totally unknown at that time, only nineteen people viewed it.
Are you not careful enough on your gluten free diet? Do you sometimes just feel like cheating? If you have a gluten intolerance or have been diagnosed with Celiac disease you really ne
Delicious, nutritious, yet fast and easy, Mexican Bean Casserole Bake can be prepared in minutes and ready to eat in just half hour. This simple recipe surprisingly tastes amazing. Although we absolutely loved it alone , you can eat it with corn chips, sour cream , Greek yogurt, or some homemade guacamole. We actually ate it with a tomato and yellow pepper salad and
Today I have a guest blogger. A few months ago, I was contacted by Erica Kritt from The Cruise Web to ask if she could write a guest post regarding cruising for those who are gluten free. I have been on many cruises and realize that there are things that are helpful to know in advance. This guest post is Erica's advice if you plan to take a cruise and have eating
Sometimes you see a quote that is inspiring and worth repeating.
This is my quote of the Day!!! Makes so much sense!!
I'd love to hear the quotes that inspire you. I invite you to leave one of yours in the comments.
These quotes can brighten our day!
"Fill What's Empty; Empty What's Full"
Have an empty vase? Fill it with some beautiful
Eating avocado may help prevent dangerous blood sugar spikes which is an essential component in the prevention and controlling of type 2 diabetes and insulin sensitivity, which is on the rise. Research suggests that eating a diet with substantial monounsaturated fats ( which
Drinking a cup of warm or hot lemon water when you first wake up can be a vital part of your health regime. It's a simple thing to do , yet it can you detox harmful chemicals , balance your pH, and help dig
Happy Passover and Happy Easter
Those observing Passover won't be able to eat cereal , pancakes, bread, crackers etc. . So , I've rounded up some real food ideas that are permissible to eat . For those celebrating Easter, these real foods are great too.
Grain Free Pizza; ( absolutely delicious and the crust is a surprise!!) Add sauce and cheese if you like
You gotta have matzo balls on Passover. However, my regular matzo ball recipe that we eat on Rosh Hashana and Shabbat is amazing , but it contains gluten free breadcrumbs and therefore is not suitable to make for Passover.
I tried an almond meal recipe last year ( picture above), but was not impressed with it..OK .. I didn't like it at all.. This year, I scouted around for glu
Will you be eating healthy during Passover and Easter? Just because it's a holiday is no reason to eat poorly. Remember to include these power foods in your holiday menus. Like what, you ask?
Here are some ideas.
1. Avocado : a perfect power food that
I always enjoy a Greek Salad, but some salads are better than others. I was once traveling ,and we ate in a Greek restaurant called the Olympia Cafe on the waterfront in historic Savannah, Georgia
It was a charming setting with a view of the Savannah river, the Riverboats, and the water ferries. The dining area was decorated with bright blue tablecloths and contrasting white cloth nap
No words, just a few pretty pictures to brighten your day and an insightful quote
Quote: Remember that
" The power inside of you is stronger than the troubles in front of you "
Brussels Sprouts with honey? Yes, and they taste amazing. It's a great way to roast Brussels sprouts in the oven without oil and therefore without the extra calories. But, they are just as tasty, since the honey and the sprouts caramelize in the heat.
You need fresh Brussels sprouts and some honey.
Wash and remove the end of the sprout if needed.
I invited a friend for lunch. I made a simple, but healthy and delicious meal.
We had my chickpea, celery, and artichoke salad. Baked butternut squash with orange juice and cinnamon drizzle, packaged stuffed grape leaves, and egg salad.
It was actually easy to prepare and assemble, made a great presentation, and was very satisfying
I started with the salad. It was a chopped vegetable
Pasta salad is an easy meal when you really don't have time to cook. I've been on a kick lately using alot of celery, cabbage, avocado, and cherry tomatoes over rice, pasta, and in just salads.
This spaghetti salad is similar to my penne pasta salad with a few variations and a little different seasoning..
This time, I opened a bag of gluten free spaghetti from Trader Joe's, cooked it up
Sometimes you just have to have a really good salad. Cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and avocado are a perfect trio added to other salad ingredients. We ended up eating the salad over cooked rice , and it was absolutely delicious. Simple to make, extraordinarily beautiful to serve.
1/2 avocado diced
1 container of cherry tomatoes, halved ( I used yellow and red cherry tomatoes)
Yesterday, I went into a local fast food chain to get a cup of coffee. To my delight, there was a big electronic sign that flashed a special that for a week coffee was only 25 cents. When the teenager rang up my coffee, he charged me 50 cents ( which is the regular special price)
I pointed out to him the sign that says there was a special for the week of just 25 cents..
What makes this quinoa stuffing Mexican?
This recipe is a mixture of black beans, avocado, chopped tomatoes , peppers, and of course cooked quinoa. It's really simple to make and is big on flavor, fiber, and nutrition.
Quinoa is becoming very popular. A few years ago most people probably had never even heard of quinoa ( pronounced Keen wah) , but today it's even available as a side dish
I loved my Valentine meal. It consisted of a sampler of Middle Eastern appetizers arranged on a large plate along with some additional little plates that made up a feast called a--- Mezza.
Mezza is a derivative of the Lebanese word "alumazza" which means ," that which is devoured" When most people refer to mezza , they are referring to a meal made up any kind of Middle Eastern app
This afternoon, I needed a spectacular salad , and I needed one fast. The salad was going to be the main dish of an impromptu lunch for five. Having very little time, I searched through the fridge for any available produce , As a result of what I had on hand, I created this delightfully healthy salad.
I immediately realized that I was out of romaine lettuce, the usual staple of most of my sa
Red peppers are delicious any way you eat them, but when they are char roasted they are exceptional. My cousin Solange is visiting us from Marseilles, France. Knowing that I am both gluten free and a vegetarian, she asked if you could make a dish that she thought I would enjoy.
I took pictures while she prepared what she calls, " cooked salad".. Since that term conjures up a strange imag
Brown rice pasta seems to be everyone's favorite. It's whole grain, easy to digest, and very tasty.
The other day I was invited to my cousin's house for lunch, and I wanted to bring something that I could make fast.
This is a great recipe for a pot luck dinner because most people love it . I wanted to make something that I could eat too ( obviously) , and that othe
These are some of the pictures for the previous post.. Couldn't seem to coordinate the posts.
This gluten free zucchini quiche is a real crowd pleaser . It's actually my mother in law's creation, so I had to watch her make it to come up with the accurate recipe. She usually makes it to feed about ten good eaters,so she makes it in a large retangular pyrex pan.
It's full of the perfect brunch ingredients: eggs, tasty cheeses, fresh garden her
This is an interesting appetizer that I saw on the menu of a Vietnamese restaurant that we frequent ( Basil Leaf in Newtown, Pa.). It looked so good, I had to learn how to make it! Surprisingly, it was easier to make than it looked. I've never worked with spring rolls before, so it was quite an adventure for me.
I decided to watch a Youtube video that demonstrated how to work with these
I need to detox from all the holiday eating.
Last weekend and all the weekends in December, we had a lot of parties: Friday nights, Saturday, and Sunday nights. I had a great time at all, enjoyed all the holiday fare including fried potato pancakes with sour cream, lots of gluten free crackers and delicious dips, chocolate, rich dinners, and wine. However, whe
Today I have a guest blogger who will tell you why quinoa is a great food for weight loss.
As soon as I heard this, I knew I would want to incorporate more of quinoa into my family's diet.
Kimberly Olson is sharing some valuable information about quinoa and a really delicious quinoa stuffed red pepper recipe
Roasted vegetables and gluten free pasta is a great "go to" recipe when you need something company appealing and delicious, but yet fast and easy. And amazingly tasty..
Roasting any vegetable in the oven brings out its sweetness and flavor, making it perfect to toss over gluten free pasta. I use the gluten free brown rice rigatoni noodle from Trader Joe's.
Weight gain over the holidays is always a concern, but my guest blogger, Gabriela, author of Renaissance Life and Renaissance Woman ( lots of healthy recipes) has 3 powerful strategies that can help you maintain, detox, and glow even during this season of eating!! This is a great post so enjoy!
My Best Ever Hanukkah potato latkes are baked, not fried. The first night of Hanukkah I invited our extended family over to celebrate. I made four different kinds of latkes: three were fried and one was baked .Believe it or not the favorite of the crowd, which I am now calling my best ever Hanukkah latkes, was the " Baked Latkes"
Fried grated p
Had to share this one because it is so true!! I have to remember this during the holidays! Aint' it the truth!!
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My favorite Hanukkah Platter
The first night of Hanukkah is tomorrow night Saturday December 8, 2012!
I've posted a few of my latke ( potato pancake) recipes from Hanukkah's past and one new one.
Eastern European Jewish Tradition dictates that we use oil to fry food especially latkes ( potato pancakes) during the holiday of Hanukkah to commemorate the m
If you want to know why I always add cinnamon to my oatmeal, it's because cinnamon can encourage weight loss and is beneficial in helping regulate blood sugar.
I recently read an article about cinnamon and weight loss By carolyn_ on a blog called Healthy Eating. I have always known that spices are good for you, and that many spices are loaded with
I always look forward to the holidays: getting together with family and friends, enjoying special meals, and celebrating. It's such a joyous time, but I also get nervous about gaining weight because we go to parties, entertain, bake, eat out, and overindulge. What I'm realizing is that I have to make a choice in advance
. The "holidays" are going to be celebrated all through December. I hav
Do you love a flavorful, yet easy to make soup?
The first time I tasted Indian Spiced Tomato Soup was at a women's night out. We were a small group that met once a month for a special night of mental, physical and spiritual revival. We discussed books, shared ideas, and talked about motherhood. My kids were little, and I savored the opportunity to have an evening out wi
There is something about homemade stuffing that everyone loves! Despite being a vegetarian and not having a turkey to stuff, I always make stuffing for Thanksgiving. This gluten free wild rice stuffing recipe is excellent and is sure to become one of our favorites.
I found this recipe on a blog called, Sid's Sea Palm Cooking, which is my
Most families eat either homemade or canned cranberry sauce as a side dish with their turkey for Thanksgiving! As a vegetarian I won't be eating turkey, but I will be adding fresh organic cranberries to many of my salads and other recipes for Thanksgiving.
This rich red berry is in season right now and is very nutritious, low in calories and fat, and has a unique f
This chili is outstanding and a perfect easy meal to make for a group!.Thanksgiving anyone?
My daughter in Law, Wendy, made a fabulous dinner buffet the other night which included this delicious sweet potato chili. I'm not normally a chili lover, but I loved this recipe. It had some unusual ingredients including cocoa and cinnamon. Wendy had about ten for dinner, a variety of dish