Thanksgiving, aka America’s Eating Holiday, is coming tomorrow. It has been documented that the average American consumes 4500 calories during the Thanksgiving meal alone. Today I’m sharing the top Thanksgiving tips you and your significant other can follow together to avoid that dreaded holiday weight gain. Continue reading “10 Thanksgiving Day Survival Tips”
In honor of this recipe getting a recent feature on Prevention, I decided to give the photography a little makeover. Enjoy!
Mr E and I went on a recent winter getaway to Hawaii. And of course every meal in the weeks following involved seafood and some tropical theme. So when I went to my local grocery store and saw habanero peppers and a large bin of pineapples, I knew a Pineapple Habanero sauce would be born. Continue reading “Pineapple Habanero Sauce”
I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
This past weekend Mr E and I went on a weekend getaway with some friends down to Clearwater, Florida to get some sun and watch Phillies spring training. A Phillies win is always an highlight, but the real star of the trip was grouper. Local Gulf grouper was part of the meal no matter where we went to eat. One of our favorite incarnations was Grouper Nuggets. When I was given an opportunity by The Recipe Redux and Toufayan Bakeries to make a pita creation, I knew grouper nuggets had to be involved.
If you ask me, as long as food looks and tastes delicious, it’s sexy. But there are also some hidden gems found in certain foods that can increase the sexiness of a meal and maybe even spark some after-dinner delight. Certain foods have been well-researched on their aphrodisiac properties. You probably are already away of the obvious ones- chocolate, strawberries, figs, oysters, and champagne. Others have been found to have positive influences on our heart and brain, which in turn leads to some sexy side effects. Whether you’re going out to dinner or staying home to avoid the Valentine’s Day hype, be sure to include a few of these sexy foods in your Valentine’s Day meals. Continue reading “Sexy Foods to Enjoy this Valentine’s Day”
I hate snow, but I love snow days. In a world where Mr E and I are constantly running around, it’s nice to have a day here and there where we’re forced to stay indoors. And there is nothing better a snow day is for than doing some serious cooking making Blizzard Bites. Continue reading “Blizzard Bites for Snowy Days”
If you haven’t heard, whole grains are going to be a top food trend for 2016. By this point, you’re probably familiar with quinoa, the super-grain that is found everywhere, from cereals to salads. But there is a whole supermarket aisle that is bursting with new grains just waiting for you to try. And one of those grains waiting in the wings is Freekeh. Continue reading “Freekeh Seafood Risotto”
Ever wanted your Significant Other to try a food so badly you were willing to trick them into eating it? I did that once, and one time only, to Mr. E several years ago. In exchange, it’s the story that comes up every time we meet someone new. Once it comes out that I’m a Registered Dietitian, they immediately ask my husband if he has to eat healthy all the time. And he launches into the story of The Cauliflower Incident. Continue reading “Tricks Are For Kids… Keep it That Way”
Happy Cinco De Mayo! How will you celebrate a day that, according to Mr. E and his 50% Mexican heritage, Mexicans don’t really celebrate (according to him, it’s like celebrating 4th of July on March 3rd)? If the plan is to eat chips with guac and chase it with a margarita for Date Night, you and your significant other may want to rethink your plans to include some more substantial foods into your celebration plans. And just keep driving past Taco Bell. Unless you want to spend Seis de Mayo with that wonderful combo of being bloated AND dehydrated at the same time. Continue reading “Grilled Tropical Salsa”
I don’t buy many snacks to keep around in our house. No temptation, no snacking. My husband, on the other hand, loves to have a little “crunch” with his sandwiches and always wants to have a side of chips. So as a compromise, one of the few exceptions I’ll make is for Stacy’s Pita Chips. Continue reading “Pita Chip Crust”
How do you and your significant other handle a house divided? For me and the Mr, this comes into play with our football team loyalties. My South Jersey Boy loves
his E-A-G-L-E-S, while I root for the Big Blue. Two days a year we can’t watch football in our own home, so we go to “Neutral Territory” (aka. the local sports bar) for game watching. That’s the compromise we made Year One. Likewise, when a major shift in eating habits come into play, you and your significant other need to be in communication with how you’ll work that out. Hopefully you’ll find your own Neutral Territory. Continue reading “One Meal, Two Proteins”