Instant Pot Beef and Carrot Stew

It’s still cold outside, so I’m craving comfort food in a big way!  One of our family’s favorite things is roast beef cooked with carrots and onions, and flavored with rosemary and a little bit of balsamic vinegar.  It’s easy to do in a crock pot – when you remember to put everything in before [...]

By | March 4th, 2019|Dream Body Fitness, Recipes|0 Comments

Romantic Chicken Wings for Valentine’s Day

Want an easy idea for dinner on Valentine's Day? Chicken wings! I was making wings just a couple of weeks ago, and was in a hurry so I left the first two pieces together, and just cut off the wing tip in an effort to save time. When I was coating them with my favorite [...]

By | February 13th, 2019|Holiday, Recipes|0 Comments

Healthy Spice Rubs To Make Your Meals Interesting!

As our kids were growing up, we (of course) had regular meals that were family favorites.  I started mixing my own rubs and seasonings to cook with frequently because I realized it's not only cheaper and faster to have rubs prepared - but I can also avoid hidden chemicals and sugars that way. Messes [...]

By | January 22nd, 2019|Recipes|0 Comments

Late Summer Fruit Jam WITHOUT Sugar

A friend's golden plum tree, which she let me harvest to make jam! I love to make healthy and delicious freezer jam (without sugar or pectin!) this time of year when the berries, cherries, peaches and nectarines are plentiful and inexpensive.  This jam is easier than any other version I've ever done, AND is actually [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Homemade Almond Butter – Easy and Cheaper Than Store-Bought!

I love peanut butter. I eat it straight from the jar and add it to all sorts of things.  Sadly though - some people have an allergic reaction to any form of peanuts, so I dedicate this blog to them because Almond Butter solves all peanut butter allergy problems! Yes, you can buy almond butter [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

A Healthy Independence Day

Looking for a red, white and blue healthy treat to enjoy on Independence Day?  Yeah, me too.  Since I absolutely love the fruit that’s in season right now, I’ve been looking at recipes for cobblers, pies, tarts, buckles, crisps and frozen things that feature gorgeous and delicious summer fruits.  The problem with all of them, [...]

By | July 3rd, 2018|Holiday, Recipes|0 Comments

Bacony, Smoky, Eggplant

This recipe is from the blog, Delish, with very few changes. Stacks of yummy eggplant, made smoky with a simple sauce. Eggplant is not bacon.  However, it CAN taste a lot like bacon if you season and cook it this way!  What are the benefits of eggplant bacon? Well, it’s made from a [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs for Easter

I'm not often tempted by processed chocolate any more, but on Easter Sunday, it can be hard for me to pass up chocolate when I feel surrounded by it.  So many childhood memories of fingers sticky with chocolate, compel me to want to join in! Fortunately, there are HEALTHY options. I've been mixing up my [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|Holiday, Recipes|0 Comments

Protein Pancake for Second Breakfast

I go through breakfast phases. Every day I have a protein-spinach smoothie after my workout, then have “Second Breakfast” about an hour after that.  By that time, I’m ready for more protein and some carbs to get me through till lunchtime.  Currently, this protein pancake is my favorite choice for “Second Breakfast” because it’s super [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Lifestyle, Recipes|0 Comments

Creamy Cold-Weather Soup – Cauliflower Saves the Day

When it's cold outside, I love thick, hearty soup - doesn't everyone?  The downside is, those creamy soups pack in a lot of calories with very little nutritional value.  Don't worry though - cauliflower will save the day! Pureed cauliflower is a fast way to amazing, thick, delicious, creamy and seriously nutritious soup.  Here's how [...]

By | January 20th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments