Hearty Lentil-Barley Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes


There was some kale in my refrigerator and some dried lentils in the pantry that needed to be used up so Saturday I decided to make a big pot of soup. It started with the usual trinity of; carrots, celery and onion sauteed in a little olive oil in my big dutch oven. Garlic makes …

Continue reading »

Health Benefits That Can’t Be Beet! Beets-A Super Antioxidant


That’s right I’m talking about those ruby red beets that you have been walking past and ignoring in the produce department. I happen to love the flavor of beets and just recently I learned that beets are a Super Antioxidant! Even more reasons to add this incredible root vegetable into your diet. Dr Oz recently …

Continue reading »

Easy Lemon Bars


My dad mentioned that lemon bars sounded good so I made these for him. Delicious! Easy Lemon Squares Crust: 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened 1 cup all-purpose flour Topping: 3 large eggs 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons all-purpose …

Continue reading »

What Happened To My Happy Weight?


  Yesterday’s lunch. What happens when you don’t exercise and you indulge in too many comfort foods? Yes, that’s right you gain weight! I can’t blame it all on being sick for almost 3 weeks as I had gained 3 pounds prior to that. I wasn’t worried though because that is how maintenance weight goes, …

Continue reading »

My Favorite Tortilla Chips / Food Find


Who doesn’t like a nice crispy, salted tortilla chip? They can be a diet disaster unless you read the nutritional labels. The first thing to check is the serving size of course. Usually it is for one ounce. The two brands of store bought tortilla chips that we like are Trader Joe’s Stone Ground Yellow …

Continue reading »