Happy Valentine’s Day! How will you be celebrating the Day of Love? With your Significant Other? Close friends? Or maybe even yourself for some serious self-care. Mr E and I rarely ever go out on Valentine’s Day. Mostly because neither of us particularly care about the Greeting Card Holiday. And because we don’t want to deal with crowds, price fix menus, and remembering to make a reservation. Want to hear more about it? Check out our teaser Podcast episode all about Valentine’s Day!
If you’re blessed to live somewhere that is warm and sunny year-round, I envy you. For the rest of us who deal with bitterly cold weather and snow this time of year, the only things keeping me and Mr E sane are Netflix, playoff football, and belly-warming foods. And this time of year, there’s nothing we look forward to more on a cold weather day than one of the best food combos created: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.
Last week I wrote about hanging on to summer with this summer squash dish. Now that it’s mid-month, I’m slowly starting to embrace October. I even stocked up at my favorite local farm market on some fall squashes – spaghetti and acorn. I have spaghetti squash mastered, but acorn I typically just roast and use as a side dish. This time it became the star of the meal. Continue reading “Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash”
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”
You know you heard it a million times as a kid. And if you’re Mr E, my nutrition clients, or have been to one of my presentations, then you’ve heard me repeatedly tell you: DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST! Skipping breakfast has been linked to higher rates of obesity due to slower metabolism and tendency to overeat at other meals. When we don’t eat breakfast, we’re denying our body energy to get moving in the morning, which can lead to foggy brains, droopy eyes, and hangry significant others. Not the stuff dream days are made of. That’s why I’m sharing a great breakfast solution to try with your sweetie.
Today is the official debut of Mr E’s Cocktail Corner, a new series on Nutrition Nuptials written by none other than Mr E himself! All photography is proudly his own. As a dietitian, I believe all foods can fit into a health lifestyle. And yes, that includes cocktails. Without further ado, I present to you Mr E!
For those of you who have been reading Mandy’s blog for a while, you may know me as Mr. E. You may even remember me from such hilarious blog posts as The Mashed Cauliflower Incident, my dislike of Old El Paso products, or one of the Date Night-inspired versions. Aside from being our protagonist’s adventurous partner in crime, I’m a corporate athlete with a passion for delicious food, sunsets, great live music, sunrises, fun friends, fitness, tasty drinks, and taking pictures of all the aforementioned! I have been known to combine any and all of those things. Sometimes that means experimenting making cocktails with a twist and posting pictures to Instagram. Continue reading “Jalapeño Margarita”
When we go out to dinner, Mr E makes it known ahead of time if dessert will be happening. I like this because I can plan my meal accordingly (Split an appetizer? Skip the appetizer? Salad-tizer? Lighter entree?). We very rarely have dessert at home when it’s just the two of us. But having company over is a different story. Rather than making a huge cake or pie that everyone is too full to eat (and stuck with a TON of leftovers!), I’ve been totally jamming on making mini desserts. So when The Recipe Redux announced this month’s theme would be mini morsel desserts, I was thrilled to share one of my small treats. Continue reading “Recipe: Very Berry Tiny Trifles”
I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Happy National Hummus Day! You’re just in time to celebrate. If you’ve noticed your social media flooded with #NationalHummusDay tags, that’s because today, May 13, 2017, is the big day. And what better way to celebrate then with these Hummus Empanadas, which I am calling “Humpanadas”.
Happy Earth Day! If you had a chance to read my last post, then you may notice I’m on a bit of a food waste reduction kick lately. I’ve recently started meal planning by the month. Mr E and I been saving a ton of money and time having a plan in place when it comes to mealtimes. I’ve also noticed how much less I’ve been throwing away items that spoil before they can be used. However, I’m still guilty of having to party with items before they get used. The two biggest offenders in my home of spoiling too soon are fresh herbs and bananas. This month’s Recipe Redux contest of only using foods available at home (and going south) certainly helps to alleviate my guilt about one of the two. Continue reading “Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes with Peanut Butter Ricotta”