It’s a simple, straight forward question…what’s better for you – roasted or raw nuts? I think most of us have heard that grabbing a handful of nuts, like almonds, satiates the appetite. In other words, those little nuggets get you by until your next meal because they’re packed with omega – 3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber;…… Continue reading To roast or to raw?
Do you want to change the way you eat – not just for a week or a month, or until you shed those unwanted pounds, and not only when you’re at home, but when you eat out as well? If the answer is yes, you should be in search of a lifestyle change. When it comes to losing weight, I think any diet…… Continue reading Clean it up!
Without a doubt my grandmother more than loved to eat salt pork; she coveted it. Simply defined by Webster’s Online Dictionary, salt pork is “fat from the back and sides and belly of a hog carcass cured with salt.” (1) As accurate as that definition may be, my younger self would define it as…… Continue reading A Salty Bit of Heaven
“The Sweet and Sour”: toasted white bread smeared with peanut butter and jelly, then topped with a layer of smooth soft creamy Velveeta- the undisputed king of all processed cheese products, and finished with a squirt of mustard and a swipe of mayonnaise. “When’s the last time you ate that,” I asked my Dad, incredulous. “Two weeks ago,” he…… Continue reading When’s the last time you ate that?
It’s time to reconnect with your taste buds and the timeless history of ‘real’ wine! Natural wine, organic wine, biodynamic wine, sustainable wine; let’s travel beyond conventional wine-making practices to a place where the bottom line has given way to those who want to provide ‘healthier’ wine options. I have started my journey; trying various organic wines and I have to…… Continue reading A pretty label and more!
I never really thought about what was in my wine . . . until I did a wine tasting in Boston. I was just like a lot of people, hitting the wine aisle in the grocery store for a quick and easy grab and go bottle. I reveled in the no fuss shopping experience; walking happily to…… Continue reading More than just a pretty label!
Restaurant meal prep; what’s really on my food? Having someone else prepare a meal is a luxury; whether it be bellying up to dear ole’ mom’s delectable chicken parmesan, a diner cook’s simple rendition of home fries and eggs, or a chef’s gourmet take on steak tips; there’s no prep, no cleanup, no worries. We sit back, enjoy being…… Continue reading Numb to process!
Why coffee bars scare me! Back in the good ole’ days when people ordered coffee it was black; uncomplicated and pure. Then some daring soul got the brilliant idea to add the flavorful duo ‘cream and sugar’ to the formidable black liquid. But, the real changes came mid-20th century with the advent of processed foods. No longer would we settle for…… Continue reading A cup of ‘Joe’ please?