Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A few weeks ago, I did a review of The MD Factor Diet by Caroline Cederquist MD. One of the big takeaways for me is that I really need to focus on eating more protein and less carbs. It’s not that I eat an unhealthy diet – I think compared to the typical American, it’s actually really healthy, and I’m definitely not overweight. But I’ve noticed for probably the past five years or so, my metabolism has come to a screeching halt, and I really have to watch what I eat, or I will gain weight. I’m also a lot more tired, and my stomach in particular, has been expanding. Yep, I have the meno-pot and all of the joys that come with it. Continue Reading..

Rotisserie Chicken and Orzo Greek Salad

I’ve been feeling a little bit stretched in many different directions lately because we’re moving! I’ll share details about when, where and how soon – don’t want to jinx anything. So let’s just say I have lists of things to do today, tomorrow, within a week and within a month all over the place, boxes are starting to pile up in each room, random people are stopping by my house to buy my junk treasures, and I’m trying to work and create a recipe or two for you in between it all. Continue Reading..

Cranberry-Asian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

As a member of the Cranberry Bog Blogger program, I received free samples of cranberry sauce from the Cranberry Institute for use in this recipe. All opinions about cranberries are my own.

When you think of cranberries, I’m gonna guess you probably don’t think about barbecue or grilling. That’s because you only see cranberries around the holidays – they’re native to North America and only harvested from September through early November. They’re Thanksgiving food for most of us, as in this Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish, or as a pop of tartness and color in these Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Delicata Squash. Continue Reading..

A Week’s Worth of Chicken Recipes

Who doesn’t love a new recipe for chicken?  It’s a nice lean (as long as you remove the skin) source of protein, and usually pretty quick and easy to prepare.  In fact, chicken is the number one source of protein in America, and according to the National Chicken Council, our per capita consumption is about 83 pounds each year!    Continue Reading..

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