All week Brett has been under the weather. He even stayed home from school and just laid on the couch, coughing, sneezing, etc. I did my best to stay healthy-washing my hands, cleaning, taking Vit. C, taking my probiotics, trying to get lots of sleep, etc. Unfortunately it didn’t work, and here I am with
For the past few months, I’ve been meaning to make a go at making my own falafel. I have a favorite middle eastern restaurant, and a restaurant/salad shop that makes a darn good falafel salad. Amsterdam Falafel is located in both downtown DC and Annapolis. It’s kind of one of those places that if you’re
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Often I’ll have a bowl of oatmeal for dinner if I haven’t gone to the grocery in a while, or don’t feel like preparing a more elaborate meal. Plus, there are a lot of benefits to oatmeal.
Similar to the cake in the mug, I decided to try my hand a making a muffin in a mug. To those that haven’t heard of this new fangled idea, it’s where you make a single serving cake (or muffin) by mixing the ingredients together in a microwavable mug. 2 minutes later and presto, you
Due to my position at PowerBar, I am often traveling during the week and over the weekend. Brett doesn’t love to cook, although he would tell you he loves to cook pasta, chili and hotdogs. Quite the repitoir…So, what I do, and what you can do if you leave home and want your family to still eat
I love beans. They are such a nutritious food, high in fiber (lowers cholesterol and good for you GI tract), protein (muscle growth, recovery), zinc (healthy immune system) and antioxidants including anthocyanins (cancer protection).  And if you are a vegan or vegetarian, and you combine beans with a whole grain (like brown rice), it makes a complete
Who else thought winter was over already? I did…Thankfully, it seems to just be yesterday and today. Tomorrow is a high of 54 degrees, quite balmy. Certain foods taste better when it’s cold out, and nice warm quiche is one of them. I love quiche, but it’s quite high in fat if made the traditional
Over the weekend the weather was incredible and made me want to get out the grill. After going to the grocery and buying a ton of awesome fresh veggies, it started to snow. So, a grilled vegetable salad turned into a roasted vegetable salad. Roasted vegetables are very versatile. I thought about doing a roasted
Brett had a craving for pizza, so I decided to make him a Boboli pizza while I made myself a portobello mushroom pizza. Yes, I would prefer to make homemade pizza crust, but sometimes, it’s Boboli. And they make a whole wheat crust, which makes me feel just a bit better. Both portobello pizza and Boboli are very easy to make
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and my last post was a challenging one to post. Thank you so much for all of the support. This past week was pretty tough with my husband having the flu, my brother’s dog passing (whom I loved very much), my car troubles and now uncertainty with Nestle

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