Monday, June 30, 2014

Strawberry Plum Smoothie


healthy breakfast, no sugar added plum strawberry
Ripe, tart plums give this smoothie a bit of a kick, which is just what I need in the morning. 
 This turns a very happy pink color, which is always a nice way to start your day too.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sweet Strawberry Carrot Muffins


When I bought a lot of strawberries, I started dreaming of the things I could make with them, including strawberry muffins. One of my goals is to eat more vegetables so I decided to make some strawberry carrot muffins. Unfortunately for the world, searching "Strawberry Carrot Muffins Recipe" does not yield lot of results that just feature the strawberry and carrots. Fortunately for me, I had some ideas about how to put them together.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Salisbury Steak


Before I tell you about a dinner recipe that my husband would never refuse, I do want to make an announcement about my commenting system. It's been updated, and I'm afraid I lost past comments, but thank you so much for them. I love hearing from you!
Now onto dinner.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Obsessed with these Sausage Muffins

I have made sausage cornbread muffins before, but yesterday I had a new brainstorm. It wasn't a regular brainstorm. There wasn't just wind in this storm, but water raging and a flash of lightning and so began a new recipe: sausage muffins with sauteed mushrooms, jalapenos, red pepper, garlic, cheese, carrots, and even some whole wheat flour, served with Tapatio or Sriracha hot sauce.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Peppered Pasta

This spicy dish has lots of flavor and vegetables without much fat. It features red pepper, spinach, mushrooms, and lean ground turkey.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Seasonal Allergies--a Guide to Over-the-Counter Antihistamines

Are these spring flowers making you sneeze?
When I first moved from the desert to a green city Provo, Utah where I went to college, the first spring was incredibly miserable. After weeks I finally bought Claritin, a gentle, 24-hour antihistamine. After a few days, I no longer felt like I was in a fog. My nose no longer ran like crazy, and I didn't sneeze much.
I thought I had discovered the greatest miracle pill ever! Yes, I had occasional flare ups, but for several months all I had to do was take these pills and I functioned well.
And then fall happened. My symptoms were back and not leaving, despite taking pills. I finally consulted a pharmacist. Here's what I learned:

Monday, June 9, 2014

Strawberry Yogurt and Oats

Has summer hit hard for anyone else? It seems like it's been about a million degrees out here in Northern California. Normally I love oatmeal for breakfast, but it's just so hot to eat. I sometimes will blend 3 tablespoons of dry oatmeal into my smoothies, but I was ready for something different.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Easy Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

My husband, Jay, told me recently that he had a new trick to make hard boiled easy to peel, and that he just used it. When he told me how, I said, "That won't work!"
I was proved wrong.