No Recipe Stir Fry

Are you someone who follows a recipe all the time when cooking? I was thinking about that today, and realized most of my life I just cooked. I didn’t need a recipe. I was taught by my parents and I learned to make the meals that they made. The only time I used a recipe…

Dieting for fad, or dieting for health and weight loss? Part 2

Diets come, and diets go. I can think of many different ones I have tried over the years including: the Cabbage Soup diet, Weight Watchers, Atkins diet (high protein, low carb, the Zone diet ( 40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat), and the South Beach diet (low carb). Some of these diets were just fads,…

Yogurt Banana Walnut Bread

I am trying a recipe from a tweet I saw today @lilsunnykitchen. The picture of the banana bread posted looks delicious, and the ingredients intrigued me, so I thought I would give it a try. Doesn’t it look scrumptious! I have to say I have been making Banana Bread since I was a child, and I…

Paleo Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Last week I posted some information about the Paleo diet. Although I am not interested in strictly following a Paleo eating plan, I did find some interesting recipes I would like to try. This is a quick and easy recipe to make for lunch or dinner. I have prepared it tonight to take for my…

Dieting for fad, or dieting for health and weight loss?

The word “diet” often has a bad reputation. It really means whatever you eat because of health reasons, or chose to eat to be healthy. I believe there is no such thing as one healthy diet for all. We are not all alike, we have different metabolisms, and different digestive systems, and therefore; one diet…

Are your salads healthy? Make your own oil and vinegar #healthy salad dressing

  According to “Is your salad dressing hurting your healthy diet?” the standard serving size for salad dressing is 2 tablespoons. Many people do not realize that they are probably using more than the suggested serving size on their salad, and by doing so they are making their healthy salads “unhealthy”. Store bought salad dressings can contain…

No time for a Healthy Breakfast?

Why is breakfast so important anyway? I found this response from the Shake up your wake up campaign by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board 2016. “Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast – that’s where its name originates, breaking the fast! Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty,…