I first heard of this whole collagen craze when I attended the Health Expo East this past fall. A company was there promoting their collagen supplement and was giving away samples of it by mixing it into coffee! (And they also gave pancakes along with it which I thought was a nice touch.)
The coffee tasted just like coffee – not weird like I thought the collagen might make it taste.
So upon coming home I decided to do my due diligence to see if collagen was something I wanted to include in my everyday routine, and was quite pleased to find out it potentially had a lot to offer. 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
Today’s post is short and sweet, yet very useful for anyone who cooks.
I present my three favorite cooking tools: Continue reading
My love for Trader Joe’s continues to deepen over time. Just when I think they’ve created it all, they come out with more delicious, healthy food options that are beyond simple to prepare.
Check out my new finds below. I give them both 2 thumbs up! Why? Because they meet my 3 criteria for healthy eating done right: nutritious, simple to prepare, and delicious! Continue reading
As you probably know by now, I am all about HEALTHY & EASY. Both are key. So if something is healthy to eat, but takes too much time to prepare, it just ain’t happening.
So today I’m excited to share something I recently discovered that instantly increases my daily nutrient intake, and takes about 10 seconds to prepare! Continue reading