Just before the holidays I scored an amazing deal on a french oven. I’ve never owned one, and therefore never cooked with one, but after a little research I was ready to give it a try. « Continue »
Coconut Oil has been a more recent addition to my diet. About a year ago, I began reading about it’s health benefits and decided to give it a try. While I didn’t fall in love with it immediately, I have been enjoying it more and more as I experiment with it’s many uses.
They are sneaky because they are unexpectedly healthy.
Because they have more protein and fiber than their less-healthy counterparts.
Because they are so easy to make, that even I could do it!
Oh, and, they are made with beans. See? Sneaky!« Continue »
TGIF!!! Let’s get right to it! Here are 5 fun and/or interesting things from the week:
Popcorn is a favorite snack of mine. My Dad used to make the best popcorn on “movie nights” when I was growing up. He used an air popper, melted real butter to drizzle on top, and dusted the bowl with popcorn salt before serving.
I’m not a big fan of making desserts . . . especially for other people.
See, whenever I try to make a dessert, I find myself on a mission to make it healthier. Every once in a while, it works out. Usually, though, it just tastes . . . . healthy. If you know what I mean.
And that doesn’t bother me (heck, I’m a happy camper with a bowl of fresh fruit), but it doesn’t always go over well with everyone else.
However, the dessert I concocted for after dinner the other night was a winner! Everyone loved it, and it was healthy! Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone. Just give it a try!
It’s 3:30 pm, and I’m working on the computer when Bob strolls into the kitchen and grabs some almonds. He walks out of the room, only to return about 5 minutes later. He says something about researching rims for the wheels on my car, and snacks on a few cherries that are sitting on the counter. We start discussing the pros and cons of having the old rims repaired versus buying new. Bob opens the container of pistachios and takes a handful. He leaves. I hear him typing for a minute on his computer. The next thing I know, he’s in the pantry reaching for tortilla chips, saying something about aluminum rims and how long they’re expected to last.
“What are you doing?” I ask.
“I’m hungry, but I don’t know what I want.”
Light-bulb idea! “How about a smoothie?!?”