Cooking Archive

Easy Gingerbread Oatmeal

Now that it’s starting to get chilly in the mornings, I love a warm breakfast. Especially a super easy one Plus, it’s December now so it’s perfectly ok to start making gingerbread flavored things (not that I’m over pumpkin season yet). So here’s what you need: 1/2 c steel-cut oats (or other ...Read More

10 Quick Ways To Become A Better Cook

When I saw this post by Adam Roberts, I knew I had to share it. These “quick tips” are essential advice for becoming a better cook. As most of you know if you have followed me very long, I grew up in a cooking household. I have been at my father’s ankles in the ...Read More

Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos

These have become kind of a staple in my house. I love that they are high protein, high fiber, low carb… oh and EASY! This is what I use. You could easily make them vegan by switching a couple of ingredients if you wanted to, but here’s how I do it. The ...Read More

Heart Healthy: Tuna

Tuna is a good source of heart-healthy omega-3s; it generally costs less than salmon. Albacore (white tuna) contains more omega-3s than other tuna varieties. Tuna is a readily available fish choice. You can get everything from full tuna steaks to handy to-go pouches to carry with you. You can also mix it ...Read More

Food Fraud: Cole Slaw

Cabbage can be dandy for weight loss, but cole slaw can be a diet disaster. At one popular restaurant, a small cup (4.5 ounces) has 260 calories and 21 grams of fat — a third of most people’s daily limit — thanks to copious mayonnaise. Food Fix: Some places make a healthier slaw, ...Read More

Food Fraud: Microwave Popcorn

The word “snack” can be a little misleading on microwave popcorn. One popular brand packs 9 grams of bad fat, including 6 grams of trans fat, into each “snack size” bag. Some “snack bags” are labeled as more than one serving as well. It is easy to assume that one bag is ...Read More

Halibut with Artichokes and Tomatoes

Ingredients 1 boneless halibut fillet  1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (omit if using artichokes packed in oil)  3 lemon slices  6 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved  1/3 cup artichoke hearts, drained  1 tablespoon chopped parsley or basil  1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt  1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper    Preheat oven to 350°F. ...Read More

Food Fraud: Chicken Burrito

In the line your choices include chicken, steak or pork so it’s safe to assume that a chicken burrito is probably not a bad option, right? With healthy beans and no red meat, what’s the problem? About 1,000 calories and plenty of saturated fat — cheese, sour cream, and the fat in ...Read More

Food Fraud: Food Chain Smoothies

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Especially with all the buzz about getting more fruits and vegetables into your diet more and more food chains are offering smoothies as an option. Before you go thinking it’s a “better” option, check this out: That “healthy” berry blend at a smoothie shop can have ...Read More

Thick Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients: 1 Head Cauliflower 1 Liter water 1/2 Lemon Salt Black Pepper Nutmeg 2-3 Tablespoons Milk Boil the cauliflower in the water with salt and milk until soft Take out the big pieces of cauliflower (but you can leave the little ones for texture) and put them in a food processor. Blend ...Read More