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May 1 2020: COVID Blessings
Friday, May 01, 2020      2 comments

I feel almost guilty saying this, but COVID restrictions have been very good for my family. We're very fortunate that we can both work from home, and also that our distant family members are still healthy (so far). The restrictions have also mad... Read more
The Power of a Minute!
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      7 comments

I've been taking a mindfulness class at work from the Brown University Mindfulness Center, and the instructor posted a video on one minute meditation this week The video: https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=F6eFFCi12v8 has an une... Read more
Cellulose - My Magic Bullet?
Sunday, May 20, 2018      10 comments

Toward the end of 2017, I had been eating for breakfast a frittata made of one whole egg, one whole egg white, 2 ounces of chopped leafy greens, 200 grams of fruit, and half of a small avocado on an Arnold Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin. The Arnold's... Read more
Recipe Review: Cooking Light Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Potato Soup
Saturday, December 09, 2017      3 comments

Someone at hubby's office left October's Cooking Light magazine laying around, so he brought it home for me. The cover recipe, www.cookinglight.com/rec
acon-potato-soup , looks scrumptious, so we d... Read more
Thanksgiving Cooking Adventures, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017      5 comments

This year I made 1 tried and true recipe, and 3 new ones as well. First, the tried and true: Red Velvet Chocolate Squares: https://recipes.sparkpeo
recipe=1736213 . I LOVE these, and should ... Read more
Recipe Review: Rachael Ray Beef Noodle Soup
Thursday, January 19, 2017      2 comments

Today we tried this recipe: www.rachaelraymag.com/re
cipe/beef-noodle-soup . It made the house smell wonderful, but taste-wise wasn't anything special. Here are our impressions: 1. The recipe calls for 8 ounces of beef, me... Read more
Recipe Review: Rachel Ray Chicken Teriyaki - slightly modified
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      3 comments

I made this recipe yesterday: https://recipes.sparkpeo
recipe=3183719 . My Spark version includes a half cup of cooked brown rice in the nutritional calculation, and leaves out the chili pepper. I... Read more
Recipe Review: PureWow Corn Bread Tamale Pie
Saturday, January 07, 2017      4 comments

Hubby and I love Mexican food, so I decided to try this recipe from PureWow: www.purewow.com/recipes/
Corn-Bread-Tamale-Pie . I knew immediately that it would be too rich, so I used 2% milk and 2% cheese instead of the whole mi... Read more
Recipe Review: Pumpkin Brown Rice Pudding
Saturday, January 07, 2017      2 comments

I LOVE rice pudding, and learned about making it with brown rice from the venerable Laurel's Kitchen cookbook. Last week I made a variation on the brown rice pudding theme recipe from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpo
st.c... Read more
Recipe Review: Blue Apron Harissa Chicken Skewers with Khorasan Wheat & Persimmon Salad
Thursday, December 15, 2016      4 comments

We made the Harissa Chicken Skewers: https://www.blueapron.co
on-salad for yesterday's dinner. It was delicious! Here are our impressions: 1. Once again, the instru... Read more
Recipe Review: Blue Apron Spicy Shrimp and Bucatini Pasta
Thursday, December 15, 2016      0 comments

We got three free Blue Apron meals via a current subscriber's referral. On Tuesday we made this recipe: https://www.blueapron.co
ives-kale . It was very tasty, but we ... Read more
Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy
Thursday, December 08, 2016      2 comments

We found this recipe in the "Cooking Light Slow Cooker" cookbook from 2006, and also in "Weight Watchers In Good Time" cookbook from 2001. Both cookbooks have many of the same recipes! I couldn't find the recipe on the Cooking Light site, but di... Read more
Recipe Review: BHG Quick Sausage MInestrone
Thursday, December 01, 2016      3 comments

I made this yesterday - it was delicious! www.bhg.com/recipe/quick
-sausage-minestrone/ . Here are our observations: 1. The recipe calls for a 19 oz. can of cannellini beans, but I've never seen that size. The 14.5 oz. can we... Read more
Recipe Review: 30 Minute Red Lentil Soup
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      2 comments

Today I revisited a recipe that I first tried several years ago, that I found in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpo
ed-lentil-soup/6908/ . This soup only takes about 30 minutes (not i... Read more
Recipe Review: BHG Barley Beef Soup
Sunday, November 20, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday I made this recipe from BHG Soups specialty magazine (Fall/Winter 2012): www.bhg.com/recipe/beef/
barley-beef-soup/ . Here are our impressions. 1. Hooray! It's a crock-pot recipe. The house smelled great when I ... Read more

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