Like most folks, I grew up eating canned soup. But as soon as I realized that making soup is the easiest thing in the world, I've never gone back. There may be some washing, dicing and slicing involved, but after everything is transferred to a pot, you're free to go just letting the ingredients simmer, … Continue reading Fast and Easy Udon Noodle Soup
I don't relate to people who say they loathe grocery shopping. In the right store at an ideal time without crowds of people, food shopping is like therapy. Bright lights, energizing colors, familiarity and ample choices make the experience more gratifying than clothes shopping…or at least close to it! I've always thought how great it … Continue reading How To Eat a More Plant-Based Diet
Earlier this month, milk was thrust into the spotlight questioning if Americans may be better off drinking whole milk instead of the common choice of skim. After decades of learning that skim or 1% milk is the best choice for heart health, this notion was a bit unsettling. I'd like to know the answer because … Continue reading Pour a Glass of Whole Fat or Low Fat?
You probably know what zoodles are by now—zucchini that has been cut into spirals or long strands that look like noodles. Paleo and low carb fanatics love the stuff, using zoodles in recipes that normally call for regular spaghetti. I'm not convinced that a bowl of zoodles covered in marina sauce tastes quite the same, … Continue reading Zoodles with Soba Noodles
It's ironic how avocado has become such a regular part of my meals, when growing up I wouldn't go near one. My mom would chase me with spoonfuls to taste because she adored them so. Now I'm a believer: a perfectly ripe avocado is creamy and delightful, and enhances everything from salads to grains to … Continue reading Low Carb Creamy Avocado Pasta
Remember when a salad used to mean a chunk of iceberg lettuce and a few slices of tomato drowned in creamy dressing and Bacos bits? And yes I'll admit that tasted pretty good! But salads have now evolved into a flavorful art form with an endless stew of ingredients. Trendy are hearty grain salads that … Continue reading Super Salads