So, you decided to make a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight, but don’t know where to start.  Or you’re determined to eat better starting now, but are overwhelmed with nutritional information.  Or your doctor told you to lose a few pounds, but didn’t tell you how. Congratulations! You’re in the right place! I … Continue reading

I Like My Drama On TV, Not In Real Life

Sorry for my absenteeism from the blog.  I’ve been sick.  I’ve been busy.  I’ve been dealing with drama.  Not the kind on TV.  The kind in real life. To back up a minute, this year hasn’t been my best.  I came down with Bell’s Palsy at the end of April, broke one of my toes … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Carrot Slaw

Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of cooking in the summer.  On hot, humid days, I don’t know many people who want to spend any amount of time standing over a sauté pan or by the oven. Unless you’re grilling outside, standing by a heat source is not usually a desired part of … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Spring Vegetable Lasagna

At the beginning of farmers’ market season, I am guilty of impulse buys.  I suppose I am just so excited that the growing season is finally in full swing that I get a little carried away.  Case in point, I had been staring at a bunch of gorgeous rainbow chard and a head of cauliflower … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Herbed Strawberry Yogurt Pops

There’s something about the promise of summer that is truly exciting.  As the summer months approach and the temperatures start to rise, I start having daydreams about cookouts, light summer salads, and frozen treats: cocktails or otherwise!  I find that I always crave lighter meals and snacks when it’s hot and humid.  Last summer, I … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Homemade Hummus

Have you ever noticed how long weekends can feel especially short?  I myself try to plan so many things into holiday weekends that Tuesday comes and it feels as though the extra day never happened. For the many of us who will celebrate Memorial Day with a cookout or get-together, it pays to have simple, … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Onion and Asparagus Frittata

Egg dishes are, in my opinion, the unsung hero of weeknight suppers.   They are inexpensive, easy, and incredibly versatile.  Although they do contain cholesterol, eggs are a great source of protein, essential fatty acids, and lutein, an antioxidant. High blood cholesterol is a health risk, as it can increase one’s risk for developing plaques, or buildup … Continue reading

Leg Exercise – Calf Raises

When you focus on gaining great legs, it’s easy to forget about your calves.  Quads and hammies are much bigger muscles, and I think you naturally focus on the biggest muscles before you focus on the smaller ones.  However, great quads and hamstrings demand great calf muscles.  For men, it makes you look symmetrical.  For … Continue reading

Vitamin C – What Is It?

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid in its reduced form and dehydroascorbic acid in its oxidized form.  Since this vitamin receives and donates electrons, it can act as an antioxidant.  All plants and most animals make ascorbic acid.  Humans cannot make vitamin C, so we must obtain it from our diet. Vitamin C … Continue reading