holiday festive food

Enjoy Festive Food And Drink Without The Guilt!

The holidays are here! Are you ready for Italian cookies, fruit cake, egg nog, latkes, candied yams, or one of my favorite holiday traditions, my sister's, pecan tassies? Wow, that's a whole lot of extra calories! I don't deny myself, and it's not necessary for you to, either; just use a bit of rest...

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Try Peaches For Healthy Summer Grilling!

Nothing beats a 4th of July grill fest!  Someone always brings a pie or cake decorated as a flag... BUT, my favorite is grilled peaches. So sweet, juicy and delicious! Try them and you'll be hooked too! Grilled Peaches - Yummmmmmm! Ingredients: 4 ripe peaches, cut in half with the pit removed 2 TBS...

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Healthy Irish Fare

This week is St. Patrick's Day, and being the good Irish girl that I am, I will be joining my son for his favorite Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. It's the one time all year that I eat corned beef, and only a mouthful at that. This is a cured meat, so very high in […]

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Heart Healthy Recipe For Your Valentine!

  Wild Salmon with Rosemary, Sweet Potatoes & Lemon Asparagus (from Dr. Mark Hyman's Blood Sugar Solution)       Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, peeled and sliced 1 yellow onion, sliced 2 Tblsp extra virgin olive oil Sea salt 1 garlic clove (I love garlic and use 3!) 2 tsp dry m...

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Prepare For The Holidays? NOT!

Now that Halloween is over, the rest of the holidays will come sliding in at a speed to rival a tornado in the midwest. Hold on to your hats!  When people ask me if I am ready for the holidays, I cringe; I've never met anyone who is ready. We cannot be "prepared for" the […]

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There’s a National Chocolate Day!?

Today I have included another recipe - this time for a healthy dessert. Now you'll be prepared for National Chocolate day... This Chocolate Mousse is delicious! I made it just last week for a gathering of friends and there was none left; we ate every bit of it! This tasty treat, along with another, ...

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Simple Holiday Weight Loss Tips

  I know how difficult it is to keep the weight off this time of year, so here are a few simple tips for keeping the weight down at this time of year when Christmas cookies, pies, and holiday parties make it so difficult to maintain your self control!   Eat an apple half an […]

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Ginger, Ginger Everywhere!

Drink ginger tea during these weeks of, uhh, overindulgence. As we head into the holidays. If you are eating, more than usual, when you wake up in the morning feeling like that overstuffed chair in grandma's living room, don't follow it up with French toast for breakfast; try sipping ginger tea unti...

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