Sausage & Lentil Soup

I happened to come across this recipe on Pinterest for Smitten Kitchens sausage and lentil soup. I’ve never really cooked with lentils that much – but I’m beginning to look for recipes to use them in. Not only are they good for you, but they are a cheap ingredient as well! My twin sister has…

What Is Juicing and How Does It Help You Lose Weight?

I’d like to thank Jarin, who is guest posting for today! Jarin Mariea from Best Juicer Choice a fellow freelance copywriter who is a licensed physical therapist and has a keen interest in juicing and well-being. Juicing is a way to get concentrated nutrients from veggies and fruits. Juice is easy to drink and a…

Happy almost New Year!

I hope everyone has had a great Holiday season so far. I’ve been off work a week now and except for working next Monday, then I’ll be off the rest of the week after that!! Whoop! So now is the time when I always revisit my healthy goals. Last night I rented Fat Sick and…

Cold tortellini pasta salad

I forget how much I love cold pasta salads in the summer. It’s a great side dish to beat the heat and there are so many variations of this salad. To make it even easier, I love to use Paul Newman’s Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette. It’s low in calories and a little goes a long way….

Firecracker chicken

My son Paul and I made this last weekend for lunch – and it was so good!!!! It reminds me of Panda Express orange chicken glaze – spicy and sweet! I found this recipe on Pinterest. I pretty make chicken a few times a week and I keep looking for different ways to make it…

Breakfast stir fry

I mostly make my breakfast at home and then eat it once I get to work. I do that for a few reasons. One is if I eat before I got to work, I’m starving by 10:00 – and 2nd, I am s.l.o.w. eater. No joke it can take me 30 minutes to finish something…

Taco Soup/Another variation – this one is awesome!

This recipe started because I had 4 baby cans of V8 juice in my fridge that needed to be used. I was thinking of what I could make with it, when I thought of taco soup. The best part about this soup is you can add whatever you want to it practically and it still…

I hate beets

I think the reason that I thought I hated beets is because it reminds me of a stupid three day diet I tried in high school – does anyone else remember that one? It was a diet that claimed you could lose 10 pounds in 3 days if you followed this ridiculous diet. Some of…

Roasted Red Pepper spread

This is the first time I made this recipe. I love red peppers – and roasting red peppers is even better. I was trying to think of something that I could make for the Chicago Food swap I went to over the weekend and I thought it was a great choice. I modified my recipe…