Eating Well on a Tight Budget During Scarcity and Pandemic

As basic items run low, and people hunker down during Quarantine, it’s so important to do what you can to keep up your health. Like so many other people in this country 🇺🇸 and around the world 🌎, we have felt the impacts of life around us pausing. With the loss of income, eating well […]

Ecuadorian Garbanzo Stew

This recipe originally called for 🐓, but I decided to incorporate the use of high fiber beans and savory mushrooms 🍄 instead. Everyone must listen to their body, and I know my body tells me it really appreciates legumes and mushrooms. When cutting down on meat consumption, it’s important to pay attention to foods that […]

Avgolemono Soup

Normally, when I think of using citrus, I think of bright and warm summer dishes. I think of lemonade on the porch and lemon or lime pies at picnics. And if I really let my mind wander, I venture over to the Mediterranean, to Azure-blue waters, white houses overlooking cliffs and narrow paths, and citrus […]

Cheesy Rice and Beans

Nothing satisfies like a meal from your childhood. And something my sister and I grew up on, and for me, was a staple in college, was Kraft Macaroni and Cheese with a can of Ranch-style Beans. It’s as terrible to your health as you would guess, oh but that powder cheesy goodness with the sweet-savory-zesty […]

Two Bean and Queso Capas

With cold weather ❄️ upon us, my husband training for a marathon on the Blue Ridge Parkway 🏞, and me going through recovery 🤕… We.Are.Hungry! And instead of making the traditional pan of enchiladas, I decided I’d make layers of warm gooeyness, full of protein, omega-3 DHA, and flavor! 😋 For the queso, I did […]

Pontificating Protein: How do I Get It on a Plant-based Diet?

“How do you get your protein?” It’s a question I often hear about in conversation circles. The point I often bring up when this topic arises is, it’s not about the protein, it’s about the amino acids. I get a lot of blank stares with that one. What do I mean, aren’t amino acids proteins? […]

Pumpkin-Tomato Bisque

Sticking with the theme of warm dishes for cold days, here’s another to warm belly and heart. 💓 The other day at the local farmers market, I found that there wasn’t a whole lot of fresh, local produce happening. I guess there isn’t a whole lot growing on the farms that’s available for market sale. […]

Being Thankful

I’ve been away for a while! And being that it’s the day after a U.S. holiday, Thanksgiving, I’ve spent the previous day and today reflecting on those things that are meant to go in accordance with the tradition. I’m not going to go into the history of the holiday, because with history, there are always […]

Choline Controversy

In the world of nutrition, a little known nutrient made major headlines and caused ripples among the diet trends and social belief systems that are growing more popular in the wake of knowledge of food production/handling and health. What little tidbit could cause that much of a shake-up, you might wonder. Well, that little nutrient […]

A Post about Toast

As promised in a previous post, I’ve got a couple quick, simple recipes for your chompers. 🙂 Most days for most of us, we need something quick, convenient, and something to keep us full and satisfied until the next break. “What’s so great about toast?” you may ask. With these ingredients, I assure you, you’ll […]