Week 1 without any meat and what have I learned? A lot! First, I’m rarely hungry. My meals leave me satisfied and I don’t really have those in-between meal cravings. Second, while my goal wasn’t really to lose weight, I’m down 4 lbs! Finally, I can feel my taste buds changing as I enjoy what …

“Make a habit of trying new things”….. That quote really speaks to me right now because one of the things that I love about my January Journey into a more Plant-Based diet is that I have had to make myself try new things for this to work. That is kind of scary for two reasons. …

This past weekend, I ate more fish and potatoes than I would have liked, so this week I’m trying to put the focus back on plants. What better way to do that than a Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry! My challenge? It is keeping my husband satisfied because he is not a huge tofu fan although …

Yesterday was one of those “get things done” days and food was high on the to-do list! First, I spent time in the kitchen prepping my Healthy Layered Mediterranean Dip that I was going to be making on today’s WBIR/Mornings with Fox 43. Its more involved than just preparing the recipe in that you have …

It’s January, we are all trying to keep our healthy New Year’s resolutions, and what could be a stumbling block for us? Football! Tonight, we have the National Championship, the NFL Playoffs are going on (Go Titans!), and the Super Bowl is around the corner. What does that mean…food! And usually lots of it is …

I woke up very excited today because my granddaughters were coming to visit and spend the night. Needless to say, a two and three year old is not usually overly interested in a plant-based diet (at least not these two..ha, ha). So, I was faced with my first real test….cooking something I used to eat …

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Lucky for me, maybe not! It turns out that by me skipping breakfast and not eating after 8 pm, I am doing what is called intermittent fasting which apparently is very healthy for you! “Studies show that intermittent fasting can: Stabilize blood sugar levels, increase resistance …

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience..” James Beard. This quote certainly held true today when during lunch with one of my best friends, Jenny, and then again, while getting my toes manicured with Amy, the subject of food played a major part in the conversation. Food is something we all can talk about…it …

After a week of dreary winter weather including snow and freezing temperatures, nothing hits the spot like comforting soup simmering away on the stove.  One of my favorite soups is Winter Minestrone Soup with Pancetta.  Minestrone soup is an Italian soup featuring in season vegetables and basically whatever else you have left in the refrigerator…kind …

Peach & Pepper Salsa….Send Summer off with Style!

It’s the last official weekend of summer and if you are looking for a recipe to tantalize your taste buds this Labor Day, look no further than my Peach & Pepper Salsa! It goes great with so many of your Summer dishes and can make the most indulgent of dishes seem a little more healthy …