Poor (wo)man’s lunch

When groceries are running low, finding a meal can be a challenge. It’s easy to give up and hit a takeout restaurant but I challenge you to resist that urge! They actually make an iPhone app that will take note of all the ingredients and come up with a great meal idea. I’m just not … Continue reading

Craving spicy

There was a time I thought black pepper was spicy. Forget red pepper on pizza or pasta and if there were jalepenos in my guacamole I usually couldn’t eat much.   I hated chili and would only eat salsa if it tasted like bland tomatoes. I just couldn’t do spicy. Over the years my tolerance for … Continue reading

Fill em’ up

Finding vehicles for vegetables can be fun. There’s the staples that my hubby and I utilize weekly – Quinoa pasta, baked potatoes and corn tortillas. But then there are times we want to get creative to keep things fresh and interesting. The latest vehicle I attempted: crepes. You can stuff them with anything and they … Continue reading

Pumpkin time

Pumpkin time is what my husband and I call nap time. We came up with this name because when I get super tired I “turn into a pumpkin” and get super grumpy. Although I love the sweet Cinderella reference and the cute name, a more accurate description of what I turn into when I’m tired … Continue reading

Weird tips you should know

I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of a freak when it comes to DIY-anything or quirky tips. I like quirky tips for cleaning, clothing care or cooking. I like pretty much any advice that strikes me as clever. This is probably why I am disgustingly obsessed with Pinterest. Below, I’ve compiled a short … Continue reading

Cut 400 … or 800

I always see health magazines bragging that it’s so easy to cut excess calories from your diet. The way they list their tips usually make me feel slightly like an idiot for not immediately dropping 10 pounds.  It’s even worse when I do eight of their 10 tips and the scale hasn’t budged. Is it … Continue reading

Fish oil flop

It’s been all over the news but I just had to chime in on this new study that concludes those fish oil pills that so many people tout as being a good way to stave off heart disease and possibly prevent stroke don’t actually have any of those promised benefits. The study came from a … Continue reading