Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

How Dorot Makes Garlic Chicken Easy!

Don’t you just love it when you find a really great product that makes your life easier?  I mean, seriously, what did we do before the Swiffer was invented?  Or how about those Yeti cups that keep your drinks ice cold all day, even in the Arizona summer heat? Have you tried those battery-powered sweater fuzz shavers?  All brilliant inventions, and once you try them, you don’t want to be without ’em.

That’s how I feel about these fresh-frozen, preportioned herbs from Dorot. If you haven’t tried them yet – you don’t know what your missing! Continue Reading..

Skillet Tarragon Chicken with Noodles

This easy, one-pan chicken dish is the ultimate in rich and creamy comfort food. No one will guess it’s lightened up and good-for-you! 

I received free samples of Progresso Cooking Stock mentioned in this post at no cost. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Progresso Cooking Stock and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. #ProgressoEatsContest

Hey there El Nino.  Go.  Home.  Please!  It’s cold, and raw, and nasty in my part of the world right now, and it’s all thanks to a little guy named El Nino.  I used to love it when he came ’round to visit me in New England, because it meant wet and rainy, and I would take that any day over snow and sub-zero temps. Continue Reading..

Light Chicken Mushroom Stew

Chicken stew is much lighter than beef stew, but every bit as delicious, warm and comforting on a cold winter night.


While I do love beef stew, I hate the hours of cook time needed to tenderize the meat. Even though it’s mostly hands-off time in the crock-pot or oven, it means I have to plan way ahead.  Not just as in “What am I having for dinner tomorrow night”, plan ahead, but as in holy crap, “It’s 10:00 am, I better start the dinner” plan ahead.  I’m good, but not usually that good.  Also, I’m not a huge fan of sautéing beef and onions at ten o’clock in the morning.  That’s still early for me, and the only smell I really like in the morning is coffee.    Continue Reading..

The Secret To a Better Stir-Fry


Stir-Fry dishes are a great way to add more healthy vegetables into your diet, and they’re usually pretty quick and easy to make – especially if you take advantage of precut veggies at the supermarket and quick cooking chicken breast. However, if you’re usually less than thrilled with your version of “homemade Chinese food” because of tough, rubbery chicken, here’s a great tip… Continue Reading..

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