Cookbook Review: Choosing Raw by Gena Hamshaw


I am so happy to be including a fellow food blogger, and now cookbook author in today's post.  Gena Hamshaw.  Gena is nutritionist and creator of the blog Choosing Raw. Before I dive into the recipe I've chosen to make from her book, I wanted to share a little bit about Gena first and how she … [Continue reading]

Cheesy Bean and Rice Burritos

cheesy bean and rice burritos

We are huge burrito fans in this house.  Well that's a half truth.  My son is really a huge burrito fan.  I am head over heals in love with my Sweet Potato Burrito, but he will eat anything wrapped in a tortilla.  Beef burritos, bean burritos, cheese burritos.  It really doesn't matter. I used to … [Continue reading]

Flintstone’s Vitamins ~ Are they Safe?


Do you give your kids daily vitamins such as Flintstone's?  Then you might want to read this post. Flintstones Vitamins are supposed to be the … [Continue reading]

Broccoli Crunch Salad

broccoli crunch salad

Have you ever had the Broccoli Crunch Salad at Whole Foods Market?  I really like this salad and whenever I get it I buy a ton of it because the store … [Continue reading]

From 160 – 130: Losing weight while on Vacation


I'm originally a New Yorker (go Rangers!) and I try to get home 2 or 3 times a year.  If you are from the east coast or have visited in the summer, … [Continue reading]

Oven Fried Chicken

oven fried chicken

I used to think there was only one way to get chicken crispy and that was by frying it. My friend Suzy invited us over for dinner one night and … [Continue reading]

Roasted Garlic & Herb Flavored Butter

roasted garlic & herb flavored butter

  Isn't it beautiful?  I mean, just look at it.  All whipped and soft and herb like. At the beginning of grilling season I get myself … [Continue reading]

From 160 ~ 130: The Struggle to get to 139 Continues

From 160 - 130

I have been hovering in the 140s since ...... well let me go check my past posts.  Jan 13th I was 146.6. Do you know what this means?  This means I … [Continue reading]

Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Almonds

roasted tomatoes and asparagus with Parm cheese and almonds

I could eat this for dinner. All by myself.  And I have. Add roasted tomatoes to ANYTHING and I'll probably eat it.  Wait ... I WILL eat it.  … [Continue reading]

Summer Success Plan


If there is one thing I've learned about myself, I am a planner. I like to make lists.  I need to have goals.  If I don't have goals, I just bump … [Continue reading]