Friday, June 28, 2024

Plan, Prep, Repeat

Free Fresh Vegetables photo and picture

We live in a fast-paced world, where time is precious and convenience often dictates our food choices. Meal planning and food prepping may be our "meal ticket" to better health and maintaining a healthier weight.
Free Vegetables Pot photo and picture

There I've said it- but do I do it? Yes and No... why? 

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Scrambled Tofu With Wilted Greens

tofu and greens on a plate

Are you a fan of tofu? You might enjoy this scrambled tofu which is the plant-based eater's scrambled eggs! It can be served as a breakfast or lunch food and is high in protein. 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Leafy Greens for Anti-Aging

I like leafy greens, but I often overlook eating them. They are in season, and the farmer's markets are bursting with early summer leafy greens (kale, dandelion greens, lettuces, spinach, etc.). I did a little research on their benefits. Wow! They are extremely beneficial and well worth eating! Here is what I found out. 

Eating leafy greens may give you more energy, stronger bones, contribute to better eye health and heart health. If that is not enough,

Monday, June 17, 2024

Enjoying Early Summer at The Farmer's Market

group of people standing near vegetables

Summer, my favorite season, is almost officially upon us. and one of the things I love in the summer is going to the local farmer's markets for produce and a pleasant morning out with music and nature.   

Friday, June 14, 2024

The Gilded Age Cookbook: A Review

From time to time, publishers offer me the opportunity to review new cookbooks. The Gilded Age Cookbook, by Becky Libourel Diamond, was sent to me in February. Due to my extensive traveling schedule, I am just getting around to the review.

Curiously, when I looked at the author's bio on Amazon, I noticed that Becky Diamond lives Yardley, Pennsylvania which is the same very small town where I have resided for the past 35 years (excluding our snowbird winter months in Florida since retirement). 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Unlocking Vitality: The Vagus Nerve and Energizing Techniques

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How many of us wake up feeling tired, stressed, or feel our energy diminish as the day progresses? 

In the pursuit of optimal health and well-being, we often overlook the incredible ability of our own bodies to actually rejuvenate themselves. 

The other day my good friend Vicki shared a 10 minute rejuvenation video with me that Vicki found on Youtube regarding our "Vagus Nerve". 

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Refreshing Cucumber Salad with Clear Rice Noodles

cucumber noodle salad- GF and vegan
Cucumbers, onions, sesame seeds, mint, parsley, and rice noodles are some of my favorite salad ingredients that I use to make this easy, light, refreshing, and healthy hot weather salad. 

As we delve into the hotter summer months, think cucumber recipes to help combat the heat and stay hydrated and energized. Cucumbers are a delicious low fat and low calorie addition to any meal that help cool you down, nourish your body, and invigorate your taste buds. 

Cucumber slices

I know it's only the beginning of June, but the temperatures in the Philadelphia area are already sunny and in the upper 80's and low 90's right now, and I'm feeling the heat and humidity!

cucumber salad with sesame seeds and onion

Truthfully since I've been traveling for over a month, I have been eating out entirely and have not been doing any cooking at all!. 

It's been a shock to have to go back to shopping for groceries, then having to bring everything home, put things away and then actually having to COOK!! It's work- 

Sunday, June 2, 2024

In My Kitchen June 2024

It's the beginning of June and I'm joining Sherry in her monthly "In My Kitchen" share. 

I've been away for about a month, so the only new things I have to share are the few kitchen items that I purchased in Paris, our last stop (6 days) before we flew back to Miami. 

Shopping in the Montmartre village with charming restaurants, artists, and stores. 
There are also neighborhoods and amazing churches.