When I first glanced at the recipe, I balked. This wasn't soup at all; it had peanut butter in it.
After a hot second, I revised my opinion because...guys...IT HAD PEANUT BUTTER IN IT. Also, I have recently come into possession of an immersion blender. And I was dying to take it for a little spin. ;) Read More
I'll admit...this post is a bit stale. I promise you, though, that the Dark Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe below is ANYTHING but stale. But before we dig into the goods, I want to share a little snippet of Easter with my family. Read More
After my dad's heart attack, the doctor sat down our family to discuss what had happened. He explained that even if my dad had been a model citizen with diet, exercise & stress management, that would have only delayed the heart attack--not prevented it. The largest culprit was dun dun duhhhhhhhhhh...family history. My dad had two cousins who died young of sudden cardiac death and, along his side of the family, it's unusual to NOT have a heart issue. Then the doctor urged my brothers and I to start yearly exams at age 20 (weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, trigs, etc). Read More
Eleven years ago, today, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked commercial planes and crashed them into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people were killed that morning, thousands more left to grieve the loss of loved ones. It is sobering to think about the events of 9/11, but at the heart of the documentaries, articles and my own recollection, I see one theme. Rebuild. Read More
First of all, chia seeds are the shizz. After months of following Kath Eats and drooling over her oatmeal concoctions, I wondered why my oats never looked that delicious. I use mashed banana and vanilla--just as she does--but my oats always looked a little sad next to her fluffy bowls. Read More
After a few botched attempts at learning to "cook" one thing extremely well, (granola bar edition), I'm happy to say that I've got two contenders! Read More
The challenge this Thanksgiving was to remake our typical holiday recipes to be more healthy for my dad. My mom spearheaded the effort and, thanks to her, my dad's plate on Thanksgiving will look (and taste!) a lot like everyone else's. I interviewed her to find out which recipes she used in order to create a healthier feast. Read More
Okay, granola bars. Take two. I decided that the first batch, was too baked-good-esque and that I needed something a little bit more CHEWY! I still want to stick to my real food principles, though--no sugar substitutes, unnecessary fats, or additives allowed in these bars.
After surfing some blogs and cookbooks for recipes, I created my own little mixture. It subs out the wheat flour for rice krispies and leans on the side of a no-bake bar. Here's the recipe I followed. Read More
I'm going to interpret "cook" in this one pretty loosely. Because currently I want to learn how to make my own granola bars. More Betty Crocker than Wolfgang Puck, I know. But since most store-brand granola bars are candy bars in disguise, I like the idea that I could make my own with only the good stuff...real, pronounceable ingredients. I started with a recipe from Food Network's Ellie Krieger. I figure she's got some street cred :) Read More