Posts Tagged ‘Healthy’
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
We’re a week into the New Year, and I’m always curious as to whether people make New Year’s resolutions or not.
I’ve noticed that people I talk to are split just about down the middle in their line of thinking; about half make resolutions at the start of a New Year and the other half says they try to make a resolution any time a change is needed. (more…)
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
I know, I know…
‘Tis the season for festive foods…and festive typically leans more toward the side of indulgent descriptions like gooey, buttery, or chocolatey. So what’s the deal with this low-carb dish? (more…)
Friday, October 10th, 2014
I’ve taken to calling our kitten (Elsa) butternut-butt.
What can I say? It’s catchy and she’s a butternut fiend. (more…)
Monday, September 1st, 2014
How about a berry cheesecake milkshake for breakfast?, I enticed Mike one Saturday morning.
Cheesecake-flavored anything is his favorite; combine it with berries and he’s in heaven. Needless to say, he was pretty excited about breakfast that day.
That is, until he saw me add cottage cheese to the blender in a moment of inspiration. (more…)
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
The only kind of juice Mike likes is carrot.
I don’t like to make it for him every day (a friend of a friend’s cousin’s mom swears that her baby turned orangish from feeding her carrots every day!), but I make him a fresh glass of it a couple times a week in the morning when I make my own juice blend. (more…)
Friday, August 8th, 2014
What is your favorite recipe using zucchini? Muffins, breaded and fried, or stuffed, maybe?
This recipe is always a crowd-pleaser, and really lets the flavor of zucchini shine…
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
A while ago when my friend brought me back wood apples from Sri Lanka, she also brought me another sweet treat: pineapple!
If you’ve never had Sri Lankan pineapple, it is surprisingly quite different from Hawaiian pineapple. Fresh, ripe Sri Lankan pineapple is sweeter and has a deeper pineapple flavor than Hawaiian pineapple. Sri Lankan pineapple still has the pleasant sweet/sour taste that Hawaiian pineapple has, but with less of a tart tang and more of a sweet, natural concentrated pineapple flavor. (more…)
Monday, April 21st, 2014
Like spring cleaning for the house, I know quite a few people who do an annual detox every spring. I’ve done one for the past three years, usually around the beginning of April, but this year I’m a little late (yeah, oops). Being in Kuwait and having the weather already feel like the hottest part of summer back home, it just doesn’t feel like it’s time for a spring detox. (more…)
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Sometimes spring is obvious (like when temps go from 35 degrees to 55 degrees overnight and melt three feet of snow), and sometimes it isn’t quite so obvious (like when temps raise just a degree or two over the span of an entire month).
And then there are times when spring needs a little coaxing…like when it snows two feet in the span of two days at the end of March/beginning of April.
Monday, March 31st, 2014
In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: Sugar Snap Pea and Fennel Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette from Gourmande in the Kitchen, Blood Orange, Butter Lettuce, Radicchio, and Endive Salad with Fennel and Tangelos from Karen’s Kitchen Stories, and Lentil Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette from An Edible Mosaic; on the right, top to bottom: Detox Kale Salad from The Healthy Maven, Strawberry Black Bean Salad from An Edible Mosaic, and Mandarin Salad from Shugary Sweets.
Living in Kuwait with weather that’s never really winter-like (at least not in the blizzard sense that I’m used to), it’s easy to overlook spring’s arrival. But I know it has been an insanely cold and snowy winter back home and for so many of you, the advent of spring is a much welcome change (or at least hope for change, if it still has not stopped snowing!). (more…)