Millett Herbed Casserole

This herb casserole can be ready in under 30 minutes and is bursting with flavor! Millet Herb Casserole 3 C millet, rinsed (I use Bob’s Red Mill Millet) 1-2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced 6 C boiling water 2 tsp salt 2 bay leaves 1 tsp oregano, basil, and thyme 1 tsp granulated onion 2/3…

Delicious Chive Potatoes

Quick and Easy . . . Chive Potatoes Chives are the “stars” in this simple potato dish.  The difference between a boring vegetable dish and a dish with a little pizzazz can be as simple as the addition of a humble herb. This dish is one of my family’s favorites after a busy day of…

Weight Loss – Eat Less; Why So Hard??

Why is it so hard to eat healthy? Or, how about just trying to eat less?? Here’s my story.  Hungry . . . past lunch time and knowing that I was not going to make it until dinner, let alone late afternoon, I stopped by a favorite deli.  Tired of salads, the deli special showed…

Sugar Naturally – ReThinking Our Way of Eating

Our last discussion took place around sugar, and I posted this picture. Taken from an excellent presentation from Huffington Post that depicts visually the amount of sugar most Americans should eat in a day yet the average is 19 teaspoons or more! Big disparity between 19 and 6. In other words, women eat more than triple the…

Sugar and Its Place

My last post posed a question/or challenge for you.  If you are a sugar junkie, think how your energy coincides with all those sweet treats you think you need to survive the day.  In addition, the amount of the hidden sugars in foods is an atrocity. Here is a good presentation by Huffington Post on…

Mangos Versus Chocolate

At a recent family gathering on the lake, I realized that it can be tough to eat healthy.  So many bakery choices brought in the house;  like cookies, chocolate chip banana bread, chocolate almonds, cinnamon rolls with frosting, etc.  Once I get started on these sugar coated goodies, it is so hard for me to…

What is Tahini?

Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium. Look for tahini in a glass jar or a can, and sometimes in a powdered, dehydrated form in health food stores, or in the ethnic foods aisle of your regular grocery store….

Ultra Creamy Red Pepper Hummus

Pictures and recipe along with suggestions submitted by Wendy L. – Original recipe by Angela Liddon at OhSheGlows.com 2 garlic cloves 1.5-2 C cook chickpeas (15 oz. can) plus (2T liquid, set aside) 3/4 C roasted red pepper 1/2 C Tahini 5 T freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 T reserved chickpea liquid, or water 1/8-1/4…

Soar with Black Rice – Try One New Food a Week

Are you ready to spread your wings but not sure how to get started? How are you doing with your health goals?  Are you wanting to soar to healthy success, but just not sure how to get off the ground? Here is a suggestion: Pick ONE new food a week that you have never tried before;…

How to Cut and De-Seed a Pomegranate

Trying something new for 2014?  Try a pomegranate – these bright colored seeds are pretty to look at, as well as sweet and tasty to eat. Pomegranate seeds are a healthy snack, or can be added in recipes like a salad for some crunch. Learn here from a pro how to cut and peel a…

Lose Weight With This Food

What food assists with reducing your risk of heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis, lowers your triglycerides, blood pressure and cholesterol, plus helps you to lose weight?  Beans and Lentils.   Check out the bean and lentil soup recipe from yesterday, and look for ways to include beans into any of your existing recipes. Read more…

Why Am I So Hungry?

Today was a hungry day for me. My appetite soared! Lunch was over by 11:00 a.m. and, yes, I ate breakfast too! As the days get shorter, the sun hides behind the clouds, and in the north country it is getting cold.  There is a tendency for me to want to prepare for hibernation. It is…