October fest…

‘Tis the season…for pumpkins that is!  Here is a nice little pumpkin recipe for you.  Go ahead, get creative…add any other nuts/seeds/dried fruits that you think would be tasty! PUMPKIN GRANOLA -1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats -1/2 cup sliced almonds -1/2 cup pumpkin seeds -1/2 cup dried cranberries -1/2 cup pumpkin puree -1/3 cup…

Winding roads…

Wouldn’t it be nice if the road of life was one big open highway?  Just a long, straight expanse of new pavement as far as the eye could see.  No twists, no turns, no detours.  Approaching traffic or bumps in the road could be seen with plenty of time to react and adjust.  I sometimes…

Chicken Tikka Masala…

I know, I know…I’m hung up on the garam masala and Indian spice flavors lately, but they are pretty yummy. Here is a dish that most certainly satisfies the desire for comfort food. Usually Chicken Tikka Masala is made with heavy cream and butter, but this version is a bit lighter with Greek yogurt and…

The body that heals itself…

Just a little food for thought on a Monday morning… Isn’t it an amazing thing that the human body has the innate, natural ability to heal itself?  This means that the secrets to health and wellness lie not in bandaids and gimmicks or chemicals and elixirs, but within the natural function of the human body. …

It’s all Greek…Chicken

Want to make a yummy home-cooked meal without turning to boxed or processed food?  Well you can cook with whole food and make flavorful, satisfying, and nutritious meals and it doesn’t have to be complicated. GREEK CHICKEN WITH OLIVES 3 or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 5 or 6…

Hail to the Kale…

Kale is like that ever-smiling, friendly neighbor you see out walking his dog in the mornings. He’s lean, full of cheer, and just wants to give you a pat on the back. Kale is that in veggie form; it just wants to make you feel great! Kale is a SuperFood by even the superest of…

Sell the goat…

Gather ‘round it’s story time… A villager lived in a tiny house with his wife, 6 children, mother-in-law, a cow, and some chickens. It was making him crazy. So he went to the village rabbi and asked for help. The rabbi said he could solve the problem: he told the man to buy a goat….

Just add eggs…

I usually make a variation of this when I have limited time to whip up a meal or when I just can’t think of anything else to make and it works great for…well…breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner.  It’s pretty simple really.  Just take whatever vegetables, green leafies, leftover meat, and/or beans that you have, saute them up, and then just…

Be flexible…

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. On the surface that seems like just a humorous quip; maybe it gives you a little chuckle.   But wait…give it a minute…swish it around a bit…and think about it again.  It is actually very true on several levels. From a physical standpoint…

Go green…and leafy…

Is it just me or are food product advertisements taking over the world!? Well those and pharmaceutical ads…but that is a story for another day. Everywhere I look I see an ad for some colorfully packaged provision boasting an above average nutrition content, claiming weight loss benefits, or making promises about various other health topics. …