Tag Archives: healthy eating

Greek Chicken with Red Peppers and Asparagus

This is a very flavorful way to make a healthy chicken and vegetable dish.  I made this for a work potluck many moons ago and a friend asked me for the recipe.  But, as usual, I had never written it … Continue reading

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Easy One Pot Chicken and Vegetables with Couscous

How do you take plain chicken and vegetables and make them into something lively and delicious?  And how do you make it easy by making it in one stock pot?  Like this… CHICKEN and VEGETABLES with COUSCOUS 1 T olive … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Again?

Looking for a way to use seasonal zucchini and tomatoes?   Try this quick and easy meatless main dish.  It’s colorful, flavorful and a little bit creamy.  What’s not to like?    Fettuccine with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Basil 4 oz … Continue reading

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When Your ‘Want To’ Leaves You

Sometimes you just can’t put your finger on that emotional thing that keeps you stuck in a rut.  When you try to make a healthy choice that’s right there in front of you but you just don’t do it.  Your … Continue reading

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More Vegetables Less Excuses

Maybe you could use a little nudge in finding a solution to one of these pesky excuses.   My excuse: I don’t have time to prepare vegetables. My solution: Buy the bagged, ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook vegetables.  Bagged salads and baby … Continue reading

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What Does the Hypertension Research Say about Eating Real Food?

My former place of employment was the hub of a very large research trial called Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH).  One of my tasks was to train staff at other research sites around the country to help keep the … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken

  In honor of my sister-in-law who asked me, “What are some easy ways to make chicken?”, I’m dedicating this post.  I’m going to take the liberty of reading a few more details into that seemingly straight forward question.  Such … Continue reading

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Fresh Ingredients are Key for Great Caesar Salad

This is a “recipe” for cooks who sometimes cook without recipes.  The instructions are brief, the amounts are approximate and you can adjust the ingredients to your own taste. I use these particular ingredients when I make my own Caesar … Continue reading

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Take a Dip

Here’s a dip that’s simple to prepare at the last minute.  Add it to the snack table at a party.  Everyone loves this one.  Nothing to take home but an empty bowl. Bean Dip 1 can (30 oz) refried beans … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Lemons

The smell of citrus is a waker-upper.  Energizing. I’ve been known to slice a grapefruit for the aroma over the actual eating of the fruit.  Or peel an orange.  Or zest a lemon. Among the 101 uses for lemons, for … Continue reading

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