Food

Chili recipe: Chicken Chili with Beans (recipe and video)

I love to cook, and one of the easy, healthy, go-to chicken recipes that I make quite a bit is Chicken Chili with Beans. I thought I would share it -- and experiment with making a YouTube cooking video. I start off by making my own beans. I use my pressure cooker,...

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes for breakfast!

I came across this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Pancakes the other day while I was tracking my food online at the Weight Watchers website. I absolutely love anything to do with pumpkin so I just had to give these a try. I was really happy with the outcome. They were...

My love for Indian Food

Oh my gosh! Last nights dinner was one of those that Mark and I literally high five each other on. I know it's corny but that's what we do when I am able to duplicate the experience we get dining out at most Indian restaurants. Earlier this week Mark came across an...

Out with Easter candy, in with fresh vegetable platter

Lately I have been making up a platter of veggies for us to snack on throughout the day. I really  need to make sure that I keep this up. The past week has been very challenging for me. I happen to have a huge sweet tooth, and this time of year is always very...

Healthy Salad Dressings

It has been way too long since my last post, so I thought I would share with you some great recipes that have become a staple in our house.  I came across these "Dressing for Success" recipes last year in my Women's Health magazine. All three dressings are made with...

Vegetarian restaurant in Milwaukee burbs: Café Manna

My friend Susan and I spent the day together, we had errands to run in Milwaukee, so I thought today we would check out Café Manna is. Back in December of 2008 I read an article at JS Online, and bookmarked it for future reference. Café Manna is a vegetarian...

Make-ahead pressure cooker beans, baked sweet poatoes

One of the best things that has helped me to keep focused on maintaining a healthier lifestyle is planning. On Sundays, like today, I like prepare a few things ahead of time for the week to come. For example,  I used my amazing pressure cooker this morning to make...

Mark Bittman’s gumbo recipe for Super Bowl Sunday

I will be making gumbo for our Super Bowl festivities today. We almost always watch the Super Bowl and usually like to base our menu around a theme. Of course, this year New Orleans plays a big part. That's all good for us, because New Orleans is one of our favorite...

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