Devilled Hummus: low-fat snacking with a kick

Hummus, the Mediterranean dip made from a traditional recipe of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini, and seasonings, is a resident vegan favorite. But don’t allow your mind to limit it as such. Its characteristic protein, low fat and adaptable flavor makes it the perfect snack-time or main-meal food for any diet category. If you have never…

Holla for Challah!

I love to cook; to bake; to start with the basics and create a meal or anything edible. I take after my Dad. But as much as I love bread, I never even attempted to buy yeast from the store and go through the steps to fill my living space with the aroma of fresh-baked…

Vegan health? Portion control is better

When I was 50, I said goodbye to all dairy, eggs, bread, pasta, and white/wheat flour products and converted my vegetarian status to vegan. I’d been flirting with the idea for years ’cause it fit my way of thinking. I’d already proven that I didn’t need to consume flesh to be healthy. So, it seemed…

Bored foodie no more

You know, I love that I decided 24 years ago to cut meat out of my diet. I’ve never once regretted that decision, nor has a drop of meat touched my tongue. Ugh! Except once while out with a friend, he ordered the chicken quesadilla and I ordered the veggie quesadilla, and the waiter brought…

My Unprocessed Vegan Life

I’m not a vegan. I love boiled eggs in my salad. Though I don’t anticipate going back to the heavy taste of regular cheddar cheese, on occasion I do like mozzarella cheese melted on my veggie burgers. Just those two admissions cancel the vegan membership I thought I wanted when I transitioned from vegetarian. Since…

Spotlight your veggies!

Do you get bored eating your vegetables? Oh my, I do. I mean how can you get excited about a handful of carrots or broccoli florets laying on the side of your plate with no other fanfare to boost their appeal and compete with your main dish except their nutritional value? Let’s face it: our…

Broccoli for breakfast? Yes, please.

Night shift work.I love it! It’s quiet. I can think better. All the executives are on a day shift schedule. And in a private duty nursing care situation, my one patient usually sleeps – well, unless he’s got to pee. Excuse me for a moment …. Okay I’m back. He’s all tucked in again. So,…

Noodled Sweet Potato Medley

Let’s face it. If you’re like me and spending time dreaming up recipes is the very last thing you want to spend your precious time doing, meal times can get monotonous. Of course, I don’t always have a problem with that. But it’s always fun to find something new to do with an old favorite.…

Easy ways to keep nutrition commitments

Couch Technology: press a button to discover all you need to know about eating more fruits and veggies, purchasing a Nutribullet, or cutting meat out of your diet. But if you really want to improve your health for life, you need to get up off that couch and find ways to make it all work.…