Ham And Black Bean Soup #recipe

One of the things I enjoy during the winter, is a hearty bowl of soup. Especially, a homemade one like my ham and black bean. There's something very comforting about the smells and taste of a piping hot bowl. It's also a great way to use up leftovers from a large family meal. This particular … [Read more...]

Ham Soup – Easy, Healthy And Delicious #NationalNutritionMonth #Recipe

Last week, I shared with you, my simple, homemade ham stock. This week, I'll show you how to make a beautiful soup that your entire family will love! Now that your stock is made and your carrots, celery and onion are chopped, (so you could use the ends in your stock), making the soup is a … [Read more...]

Ham Stock – Homemade And Delightful #NationalNutritionMonth #Recipe

It's National Nutrition Month so I thought I'd share a few recipes with you that are both easy and nutritious. Cooking at home doesn't have to be a chore and it's usually much healthier than your average take out and dine in. It's also much more economical. Given the circumstances in Canada, … [Read more...]

Dinner With Catelli #CatelliFamilies #Recipe

I have had Catelli products in my pantry for longer than I can remember. I like the way their pasta cooks up. It's never pasty and it's always reasonably priced. In todays economy, that's extremely important! Over the past year or two, I've been fortunate enough to work with Catelli and was able to … [Read more...]

Blueberry Explosion Muffins – Low Calorie #Recipe

Eating healthy doesn't mean giving up the food you love. I say this so much, I feel like a broken record. Yet, it's true and it seems hard for people to understand. Larry and I have enjoyed so many things since Christmas and his journey to healthier eating. We haven't given up anything! Not one … [Read more...]

Simple Salmon Rotini #Recipe

I'm going on holidays soon and one thing I enjoy the most is all the seafood. I don't eat a ton of it at home because it can be fairly expensive. Yet, it's so good for you. Using smaller amounts in various dishes is a great way to get the healthy benefits of the omega 3's found in many fish and … [Read more...]

Potatoes – Week 10: What I Ate This Week #HealthyEating

You gotta love potatoes. So many ways to use them and they are economical. However, they are starchy and should be limited in meal planning but definitely not excluded. Here's a great way to include potatoes, keep it healthy and make them go even further. Below are three meal sides you can make … [Read more...]

Molson Canadian 67 And Your Healthy Cooking Resolution @MolsonCDN67 #Recipes

Since the beginning of the year, I've been writing about healthy eating and posting healthy recipes. Molson Canadian 67 asked if I'd like to write about 67 and your healthy cooking resolution. In a heartbeart! As I've said before, eating healthy doesn't mean giving up the food or beverages … [Read more...]

Cheese – Do You Really Know How Much You’re Eating? #HealthyEating

One of my favourite treats is cheese. Other than blue cheese, I can't think of one I haven't liked. From mild to sharp, there's just something so creamy and delicious about it. I used to think it was a terrific, healthy snack, and it is - to a point. Frankly, I never really paid attention to the … [Read more...]

Prepping Food – What I Ate This Week, Week 8 #HealthyEating

Prepping food after a trip to the grocery story can seem like a time consuming hassle. In the long run, however, it will: 1. Save time 2. Save food waste 3. Promote healthy eating 4. Great for grab and go snack/lunch 5. Create faster meals Let's face it, after a long day, no one really … [Read more...]

Turkey Time! What I Ate This Week – Week Four

Turkey is a great meat to cook up. It's lean, reasonably priced and there are so many things you can do with it. Leftovers are a snap. This past weekend, I cooked up a 10lb turkey that cost less than $11 to purchase. I left out the stuffing as it's not what I consider "healthy eating". I make … [Read more...]