Fact: When I cook a new, healthy dish for my family, the percentage of family members who like it looks something like this:
I like it 99% of the time (obv). My husband likes it 90% of the time (probably less but he knows better). My 12 year old daughter likes it 50% of the time and my 9 year old son about 70%.
So as you can see, it is quite easy to please me and my husband, but not necessarily my kids.
Fact: I don’t take a strong stance for or against any certain way of eating. In my opinion, the key to health is tons of veggie consumption.
Fact: VEGETABLE TACOS RULE Continue reading →
Have you ever cooked with tempeh? If you haven’t, it may seem intimidating. I mean just the name – tempeh??
So what exactly IS tempeh?
According to Dictionary.com, tempeh is a traditional soy product originating from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form.
I know that the benefits of soy is a frequently debated topic. Here is my take on soy, and why I believe that tempeh is a healthy source of soy.
Tempeh is a great source of plant based protein and is so versatile. It has a nutty flavor, but when I cook with it I use some type of sauce that the tempeh easily soaks up.
This tempeh bolognese can be used on top of pasta, zoodles, or even roasted broccoli! My husband, who is a meat guy, actually loved it! (Full disclosure – he would have loved it even more if I made it with red meat, but that’s not the point, right?) Continue reading →
When you think of meatloaf does ‘health food’ come to mind? Or do you think of a meal seasoned with onion soup mix? If it is the latter, you are in good company.
My mission as a health coach and busy mom is to provide food for my family that is healthy, delicious and simple to prepare. Most recipes for meatloaf meet 2 of those 3 criteria (delicious and simple).
But what about the healthy part? Continue reading →
The other day my family visited my brother and sister-in-law and enjoyed quite a feast. Upon returning home I decided it was the perfect night for a healthy, quinoa dish.
There are endless ways to prepare quinoa. Hot. Cold. With veggies. With meat. Nuts, seeds, cheese….
I like experimenting with different combinations, and this time I scored a home run and couldn’t wait to share it with you! It’s the perfect mix of veggies with some crunch and a little sweetness to boot! (Don’t forget to check out the time saver tips at the end of the post.) Continue reading →
February 21, 2017
I was a slow cooker virgin. I’d heard such great stuff about slow cookers and how easy they are to use. I actually attempted to buy one in Bed Bath and Beyond. Twice. But I think I had a case of analysis paralysis. Do I buy a 4 quart? a 6 quart? Do I get one with fancy features like steaming and browning?
And it’s not like I was making the purchase of a lifetime. It was a SLOW COOKER, for goodness sake! Continue reading →