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 →
One of my favorite things to do is to go to the local farmers market in town.
This past week amongst a bunch of other delicious treats, I bought fresh carrots. My normal routine is to roast them with a touch of butter, but this week I wanted to shake things up and decided to make carrot apple muffins.
They were amazing! Perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweetness. I added crushed walnuts and raisins for added depth, and used a paleo flour mix to keep them gluten free. (You can make them dairy free, too, by substituting the butter with coconut oil.)
But best of all? They are healthy AND got an A+ from the kiddos! They have been having them for breakfast all week (I made some without nuts since they are allergic) and it feels great knowing they are starting their days eating food prepared with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Continue reading →
A few days ago I was watching my son play lacrosse. IN A DOWN JACKET. I mean, c’mon already!! Spring, what the heck are you doing? You tease us in April with 75 degree days and then mess with our heads by producing 55 degree days in May? REALLY? Can’t you just do what you are supposed to do??
Someone who already put all of the winter jackets in the downstairs storage closet.
OK, enough of my ranting. Yesterday, after my husband had to begrudgingly put the heat back on (Is it really true that it is bad to switch back and forth from heat to air conditioning?), I decided to embrace these last few nippy days of the season. How, you ask? 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 →
This past Sunday I caught myself at home, ALONE, at lunch time. It was one of those miraculous times when each member of my family had to be somewhere.
Unfortunately I had not done the food shopping yet, and I was starving. I knew I wanted to load up on veggies at lunch since I was out the night before, had some cocktails….too much dinner….decadent dessert. I needed a Sunday mini detox. But unfortunately I looked in my fridge to find one lonely carrot and half of a cucumber.
But then I remembered I had lots of frozen veggies in my freezer. Yay!! I took out frozen riced cauliflower, frozen broccoli, and frozen onions and thought to myself, “Now what the heck can I do with these?” Continue reading →