Sunday, July 24, 2022

Mushroom, Tomato, and Spinach Sauté

mushroom, cherry tomato, and spinach saute

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. This easy sauté using large white mushrooms, cherry tomato halves, and fresh spinach in a special sauce that only takes minutes to make and is sweet and delicious.

Cool Lime Refresher - Starbucks Copycat

Free photos of Drink

We've had an oppressive heat wave this week with temperatures rising to almost 100 degrees and very humid. This weather calls for beverages to help us cool off. Have you ever had a "cool lime refresher" at Starbucks? 

This recipe is supposed to be the copycat recipe. 

Friday, July 22, 2022

Six Mango Recipes for National Mango Day

Mangoes, Fruits, Food, Fresh, Healthy

I don't need a special day to enjoy eating a mango, but today, July 22, is officially National Mango Day and it is also my oldest son's birthday! To celebrate I've rounded up six of my favorite recipes that feature mango. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Indian Aloo Baingan - Potatoes and Eggplant

Aloo Baingen, potatoes and eggplant

Indian food can be made at home with this simple Aloo Baingan (potatoes and eggplant) recipe. I assure you it is really easy to make and on my WW personal plan it is zero points.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

How To Get Basil Plants To Grow Full and Bushy

Want healthy full bushy basil plants that will produce all summer? 

If you would like your basil plants to get full and bushy, instead of tall and spindly, you need to prune them (not cut them). In this post I will tell help you understand the need for learning how to prune. I also included 6 wonderful summer recipes that include fresh basil.

Friday, July 15, 2022

New! Beef Jerky - from Beyond Meat ( Plant-Based)

Plant-based "beef" jerky? 
My friend Jan surprised me with a new product that's on the market. It's produced by Beyond Meat (vegan and GF) and is made to taste like "beef" jerky. 

Beyond Meat Beef Jerky, vegan , gluten free

Jan attended a craft show in the Philadelphia area and the jerky was a promotional item that they was distributed at the show. She brought a package home for me to taste and since it is new, I thought I would review it on my blog. 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Quick Red Lentil Summer Vegetable Soup

red lentil soup, vegan, zucchini, potatoes

Enjoy a garden fresh bowl of red lentil vegetable soup this summer.  I call this recipe a summer vegetable soup because takes advantage of local baby red potatoes and tender green zucchini are available fresh from local farmer's markets right now. 

Monday, July 4, 2022

Radicchio Salad with Pea Shoots and Fresh Mint

salad, pea shoots, radicchio, cucumber

Have you ever used radicchio for a tasty colorful salad? If you are looking for some variety in your salads and are tired of the same old, same old,  you will find early summer produce at local farmer's markets often include radicchio and pea shoots. 

These are two vegetables that challenged me to figure out what to do with them.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Do You Know Inspector Morse ?

If you are looking for a TV series that will hook you in, I highly recommend watching "Endeavour."  

Originally on PBS, it is now available for free on Prime and is truly a quality British detective series.