Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

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..


Heirloom Tomatoes with Blue Cheese Dressing and Bacon – Recipe Redux

It’s the 21st of the month, which means it’s time for a Recipe Redux Challenge. This month’s theme is “Raising The Bar On Food In a Jar – recipes that can be made (or served) in a jar”.  First of all, let me tell you that I felt a tremendous sense of relief after reading the challenge description.  You see, I’ve been saving collecting hoarding jars for quite a while, and as I was cleaning out “my jar cabinet” a few weeks ago, I was seriously starting to wonder if this is how those people on the A&E show got started.  Continue Reading..

Counting Calcium- Roasted Red Pepper and Sun Dried Tomato Dip

I’ve been counting calcium milligrams lately.   Partly because it was my assignment for week 10 of the New American Plate Challenge, and partly because I recently found out I’m developing osteopenia, which means my bones are getting too thin.  I’m not really surprised about the thin bones.  Everything about me is pretty thin, including my bones.  I occasionally make jewelry, and I realized that I have the same sized wrist as a seven year old :(.  I’ve always been a small girl, can’t really help it.  Continue Reading..

Green Melon Smoothie

So what’s with all of the green smoothies?  I’ve been seeing recipes for this new Super Food all over the place, and after a quick Google search, it seems that there isn’t an ailment in the dictionary they can’t cure – (see acne, bloating, constipation…) and the health benefits, Oh My! (also see detox, energy,  fiber…). Continue Reading..

Eight Foods You’ll Always Find in my Kitchen

A well-stocked kitchen is an important first step toward tastier cooking, and healthier eating.  Let me introduce you to a few of my favorite foods/ingredients- things I use at least weekly, if not daily, and I have been known to panic if I am out of.  Continue Reading..

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