The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
Forget haunted houses, the walking dead, or vampire bats. If there's one thing that scares me about Halloween, it's the candy. Packed full of artificial colors and flavors, chemical additives, and high fructose corn syrup, Halloween candy mak... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help you glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your hair. Below you&rsqu... Read more
I need to branch off from my usual salad dressings. I only buy the Light House Zesty Italian dressing and the Annie's Goddess dressing.
What are your favorite salad dressings? (store bought or homemade)... Read more
Can you store the dressing you make at home in the fridge? I tried googling it but it is so controversial. I like to make mine with vinegar, olive oil, kalamata olives, and sometimes lemon or lime. I would like to experiment with more of course, but... Read more
This dressing is great for salads with fruit as well.
1 cup pomegranate juice
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Tarragon
1 teaspoon lemon thyme
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One of my favorite go to foods is bagged Cole Slaw from the produce section of the market. It satisfies the need when you want something crunchy. It makes a great low calorie salad add tomatoes and shaved turkey. Try it with Seseme Ginger Dressing... Read more
Try adding fresh ginger and garlic to dishes instead of salt and oil. I use my garlic and ginger daily along with cinnamon, turmeric and other spices. Not only do they taste great, but they have super health promoting properties. Also, replace you... Read more
Sometimes you have to eat on the run. Sometimes you just want to eat away from home. What can you eat while maintaining a healthy diet?Here are two of the most famous fast food restaurant chains and the healthy options you can find when you have to e... Read more
Today's cooking blog is a lesson in cooking without a recipe. Once you know which ingredients pair well together, how big a serving size is, you can start to combine them to suit your needs. We're starting with a dish that anyone, regardless... Read more
(It's my 35th birthday today... wow! times flies)
I just had a very yummy salad! I've been eating more of them lately to try to get more vegetables into my diet. I'm really bad about not eating any vegetables or fruits and instead rely on tak... Read more
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