Better Than Store Bought: 7 Foods To Make At Home

Interested in how you can increase taste and up the nutrient content in some of your favorite store bought, pre-packaged foods?  If so, click here to check out the article I contributed to for Halogen TV written by freelance writer, Amy Carniol.  In it you’ll find 7 easy and nutritious recipes for common everyday staples including granola, tomato sauce and salad dressing.

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Cooking Tip Thursdays: The Roasted Vegetable

Cooking Tip Thursdays is dedicated to making time in the kitchen quicker, easier, and just plain better…

Nothing says cold weather like a plate full of roasted vegetables.  For the past few weeks I haven’t been able to stop cooking and eating roasted brussel sprouts, beets, carrots, turnips, onions, parsnips, fennel, squash and potatoes.  So easy, so tasty, so nutritious and so warming, roasted vegetables truly are cold weather’s answer to warm weather grilling, only better.  And sweeter.  Here are Continue reading

Recipe: Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna

A few weeks ago I destroyed 2 perfectly beautiful pieces of tuna.  My family had come to town and at the last minute I decided to whip up a quick Saturday evening meal for everyone.  Whether it was the generous amount of wine in me or an over-eagerness, moments later I had a menu of salad, two variations of pasta, and three different seafood dishes planned.  Something was bound to go wrong.  And it did.   Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness: Foods, Toxins, Tips and Prevention

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.  There are pink ribbons, pink M&M’s, designer pink accessories, pink beauty products, and even NFL players making touchdowns in pink.  Remaining one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among American women, rather than talk pink, let’s talk prevention. Continue reading

Cooking Tip Thursdays: Fish Sans Smell

Cooking Tip Thursdays is dedicated to making time in the kitchen quicker, easier, and just plain better…

Fish provides the body with essential, heart-healthy fatty acids; it can also provide your kitchen with a stench that won’t go away for days.  So it’s understandable that some people are hesitant to cook fish given the difficulty of ridding your home of said odor.  But with a few simple selection and cooking tips you can Continue reading

Genetically Engineered Food: Just Label It Already

Nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights appealed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week in hopes of giving consumers the right to know what’s in their food.  The petition, on behalf of the Just Label It organization, is hoping a mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs, will become mandatory.  More specifically, foods altered with at the molecular level Continue reading