After enjoying the weekend, it’s always nice to go meatless on Mondays. My choice for this week is Smokey Mushroom Stroganoff, which I found in Better Homes and Gardens All-Time Favorites 2012 Cookbook. The recipe says to use 1 1/2 pounds mushrooms but that was too much for my large skillet, so I only used 1 1/4 pounds mushrooms and the recipe came out good....

I am trying to take my lunch to work more often and resist the temptations of NYC lunches. I work in the financial district and the restaurants live to provide lunches to all us busy professionals. But, the problem is many of the lunches are not healthy and if they are, expect to shell out $10 for something as simple as a salad or a wrap. So, I am trying to make...

I have been stressed with work lately, so I took a week and a half off.  Sometimes I wonder if I should have chosen a different career, but hey, I make a nice living. After 15 years, it is what it is. When I retire, I want to go to culinary school. I’ll keep thinking about that next life when things get tough. LOL. For now, with my stay-cation ending, I have...

Living healthy is not just for adults, but everyone. Even if one person needs to lose weight in a family, the entire group can benefit from eating a bit better. Here are some ideas for healthy snacks for the family. Snacking is necessary. Many think that snacking is what kills your diet and ruins all of your hard work, but that is not the truth. In fact, many eating...

I have recipe block.  It’s strange, as I go through times where I can make up creative recipes and then it just stops. Well, while I have this block, I continue to enjoy making recipes of others. I think my life has just changed so much since my dog of 17 1/2 years passed away in May. Cooking and having my other dog are the only two things that seem to help...

I am a huge fan of potatoes but so many people claim potatoes are not good for you, hence the carbs. But, if you cook it in a healthy way, and eat in moderation, it fills you up great!  This recipe from Eating Well, surely does that. I had nothing to change other than baking the potatoes because microwaving is not my thing, and slightly reducing the cheese. No complaints...

So you want to make the transition to eating healthier, “real” food – first of all, good for you! This is a very important decision you’ve made, and you’ve made the right one. It can be hard to know where to start, though. You might be concerned about how you’re going to feed your family this way, and what they will think about...

Do you love soup? Me too. It is a simple way to get a full meal of meat and veggies all in one dish. This soup is light with lots of flavor. Ideal for lunch, so make a batch and take it to work with you. Chicken soup is good for the soul! Print Asian Style Chicken Soup Rating: 51 Servings: 6Calories...

Whole grains are extremely nutritious offering benefits such as: * Maintaining weight * Fighting off heart disease * Keeping the cholesterol level low * Maintaining regularity * Keeping a healthy metabolism Fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and iron are just a few of the extra value-packed nutritional benefits of grains. Many people are aware of the most common grains...

For several years now, the smoothie has been all the rage. However, some smoothies have good intentions but do not taste very good at all. As a matter of fact, the more healthy ingredients you have in a smoothie, sometimes the less taste there is to offer. However, not all smoothies have to be full of high sugar fruits or bitter vegetables. If you combine the right...