Nothing beats a cookie for me when it comes to little daily celebrations sprinkled throughout the year. Valentine’s Day, for instance: I’ll take a cozy night at home anyday where I can eat some favorite foods and celebrate with my sweetie sans crowds. Instead of my regular go-to “healthy” cookie, a Valentine’s Day cookie called [...]
A blogpost about the pleasures of cooking simple foods with extraordinary ingredients.
I definitely believe in the power of a good breakfast. Starting the day with a great combination of whole grain carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats helps sustain our energy and powers our brain all morning long – without relying on loads of caffeine or unwanted temptations before lunch. I love a warm breakfast in winter [...]
Staying healthy during the holidays is possible – with a little planning, resting, and breathing. http://www.startribune.com/local/yourvoices/135744783.html
What’s better than a perfect summer cocktail? A healthy summer cocktail of course! Fresh young Thai coconut is a delicious treat, with the coconut water supplying natural electrolytes to help us replace fluids, salts and minerals lost during the heat of summer – especially after an intense day of exercise or time in the sun. [...]
When it gets hot in Minnesota, you can’t miss it. First of all, it feels so darn good after all those months of hunching shoulders against the cold to feel a warm breeze. Then it quickly becomes oppressive because our bodies hardly know what to do after the rapid temperature swing that has switched from [...]
A friend of mine who is living in Mexico shared this tip with me from the ladies in her town: store your unripe avocados in a kitchen drawer (any kitchen drawer where you have space and will remember them) and they’ll ripen perfectly. Guess what – it works! Once they’re ripe, eat them right away [...]
It happens EVERY week, doesn’t it? We all have one of those days when we get to the fridge and we can’t figure out what to eat. I’m a big fan of planning ahead, so what I try and do is keep a well-stocked pantry, and a fairly well-stocked fridge so that I can almost [...]