Archive for July, 2013

Kohlrabi are mildly sweet, filling, and nutritious. Kohlrabi has about 35 calories to a cup and provides nearly 84 mg of vitamin C. Perhaps more important is the powerhouse of minerals in kohlrabi. One cup of raw kohlrabi provides about 14% of the RDA for potassium. It is also high   Read More ...

Categories: Pantry Essentials

Everyone knows the myth about throwing salt over your shoulder.What about the truth in throwing salt down on your napkin? Often when eating out and ordering a pre-dinner drink, a cold ice-tea, or  having a brew during a happy hour, a server will bring me a small napkin and my   Read More ...

Categories: Blog

  Summer brings fresh, local, Swiss chard, kale, and many other greens to market. They are good for your nutrition, and good for your pallette too! Try Swiss chard on Toast! This is great for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or  just about any time. With a glass of a crisp Chardonnay   Read More ...

Mayonnaise has been around for ages. It was first created in the late 1700′s so ages is an understatement. A chef to a french duke created mayonnaise as a sauce, and it caught on. Mayonnaise can be found at your market in all varieties: light, fat-free, ‘regular’, olive-oil infused, etc.   Read More ...

Have you ever read a label on a mayonnaise jar? I mean have you read beyond the front label claiming to be ‘light”, “fat-free’, or ‘real’ mayonnaise? The ingredient list is long and complicated, and full of ingredients most people will not recognize. The labels made me cringe with bad   Read More ...

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Iced coffee is a summer favorite. Many people enjoy it year round. Specialty coffee shops specialize in these but are quite expensive! Markets carry iced coffee in individual servings as well as larger size. Try making your own. Easy, so much cheaper, and easy to personalize to fit your tastes.   Read More ...

Many, many times I am working on a recipe and need to add banana. Banana is a wonderful way to add sweetness to a recipe without cane sugar, or heaven forbid, high fructose corn syrup. Living out in the country I just cannot force myself to get in the car,   Read More ...

Categories: Pantry Essentials

  Perfect for the 4th of July, or any time you don’t want to use the oven, this dessert is refreshing, light, and delicious.  Served  partially frozen, Red, White, & Blue No-Bake Dessert is cooling on a hot summer day! This dessert is quite healthy as it is low in   Read More ...

  This salad is just a bit unique! It uses sweet potatoes rather than white potatoes and has no mayonnaise. Sounds healthy already! Refreshing and a bit savory, it is really great made a day ahead but just as good if made early in the day and allowed to thoroughly   Read More ...

  Fried chicken is so good. It’s crunchy, tasty, and satisfying. Sadly, fried chicken can also have a great deal of salt and of course, tons of fat. Try oven frying for a healthier version. The coating is still surprisingly crunchy. This is good served right from the oven or   Read More ...

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