The other day, I wrote about Kale and how it was a foreign vegetable to me until recently. Today, in honor of Sweetnicks ARF/5-A-Day Tuesdays, I am highlighting another vegetable that is new to me: Swiss chard. This leafy green vegetable is rich in antioxidants — in fact, one cup carries 52.5% of the recommended […]
Kale. Even the word is foreign to me. I grew up in a household where vegetables were of pretty simple varieties – corn, peas, green beans and the occasional zucchini. Brussels spouts were a delicacy and any lettuce other than iceberg was certainly special. I had a feeling there were more vegetables out there, but […]
I am a recovering fast food addict. There. I’ve said it. There was a time not too long ago when drive-thrus were a God-send for me. I used them. I abused them. And somehow I maintained a decent weight . . . until I was pregnant. After pregnancy I vowed to leave my fast food […]
Mexicali Rose in Newtown doesn’t look like much from the outside – just another storefront eatery with a clever sign. Located on Route 25, you can’t let the location fool you though. This isn’t just some hole in the wall. When you walk in, you are met with a cute assortment of vintage tables and […]
So, I’ve been failing to post for the weekly blogging events for sometime even though I intended to. I really like joining in on the fun for events like ARF/5-A-Day hosted weekly by Sweetnicks, since it challenges me to make something new and different that brings more antioxidants and/or vegetables into our home. Check Sweetnicks […]
Basil Vinaigrette 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar Scant ¼ cup chopped basil leaves 1 tsp honey 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving or using.
A good blueberry muffin melts in your mouth. It’s not so sweet that it leaves your teeth craving a good Crest fix, nor is it so dense that you grab for any beverage available to help wash it down. The inside should be as delectable as the muffin top and it should be littered with […]
Fresh home cooked meals from the freezer? Ones that you prepare yourself and then freeze until you are ready to use them? Could this be real? Well apparently it is. I was leafing through the local weekly today and discovered two ads for local companies that provide this service. You choose however many dishes you […]