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 therapy to me. 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 … 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?
It's been a while since I've baked something sweet because I'm always focused on finding weekday meal recipes. Lately though I've been craving chocolate, stealing my son's M&Ms, chocolate chip cookies, etc. So I was curious to try a decadent looking avocado-based brownie by Gimme Some Oven. I always have at least 4 avocados in … Continue reading Super Moist Vegan Brownies
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