Basics and How-To

How To Read Food Labels

January 2, 2015

The New Year is a great time to recommit to your journey to a healthier life. And learning to read food labels is crucial skill to accomplish that goal. In fact, it might just save your life. Whether shopping for groceries or cleaning out your pantry, here are tips on how to read labels.

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How to Toast Pumpkins Seeds

October 9, 2014

Toasted pumpkin seeds. Such a simple thing. So tasty. And did you know good for you too? Pumpkin seeds are a nutritional powerhouse and high in protein. 

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How To Steam Salmon

August 29, 2014

With time-starved schedules and the desire to eat healthy, everyone needs fast and easy recipes they can turn to. Here is one I’ve done a lot this summer – Steamed Salmon. You can have dinner on the table in just minutes. About six minutes to be exact. Steaming: It’s not just for vegetables. 

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Quick Grilled Zucchini

June 27, 2014

Can you tell that I’m in grilling mode? Flank steak, rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob and now zucchini. This recipe for summery grilled zucchini takes just minutes to get on the table. Plus it tastes good and is good for you. We’ve eaten this so often these past few weeks,  I thought I would share it to give you an idea for a fast vegetable side. 

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How To Rotisserie Chicken

June 17, 2014

Crisp, juicy and golden. Rotisserie roast chicken is a staple in our house. It’s the best of hands-off summer grilling. Never tried this easy cooking method? Here are tips on how to rotisserie a whole chicken. Don’t buy it at the store. Do it yourself and enjoy the mouth watering aromas in your own backyard. 

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How to Sear Scallops

May 28, 2014

Big sea scallops, also called diver scallops, are a wonderful treat when you can find them. Scallops cook quickly and can be served with many different sauces for a variety of flavor options. With a simple technique and the right pan, seared scallops are ready in minutes. 

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How to Safely Handle Raw Chicken

May 22, 2014

Open a package of chicken and you expect a quick, healthy dinner that is safe for your family – but is it? While raw chicken does not come packaged with a bright yellow caution label, it should.  Here are tips on how to safely handle, store and cook raw chicken. 

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How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

April 8, 2014

Frustrated by hard boiled eggs that are hard to peel then look like a train wreck? Here is the new way I do them, perfect every time.

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How to Make Zucchini Noodles

February 4, 2014

Zucchini noodles? Yes! Long strands of zucchini that look like pasta noodles and taste terrific. Zucchini noodles are a great way to add vegetables to your diet. You will need an inexpensive tool called a spiral vegetable slicer to make them. 

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Roasted Cauliflower

January 19, 2014

Cauliflower that tastes so incredible you cannot stop eating it. No kidding. At least that has been my experience. I made it to go with last week’s kale salad recipe. It came out so good I wrote a separate post and recipe for you. You’ve got to try this! It could change anyone from a cauliflower hater to a cauliflower lover.

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