Thursday, April 28, 2016
I've been making this chicken recipe a lot lately, mostly because it's so easy and doesn't make a big mess in the kitchen. I'm partial to baking my meals in the oven - no grease spatters or standing in front of the stove. Just set it and forget it! Given how busy I was with writing my cookbook last year, I've been relishing taking things a little easy right now.
Monday, April 25, 2016
I eat carbs. Carbs, carbs, carbs! It's almost a sin to say that these days. I tried a low-carb/paleo diet once. It sucked big-time. I had no energy and it was horrible for my digestion. So I eat carbs, mostly in the form of whole grains, and don't worry about it anymore. Whole grains make my digestion work better and give me energy to do everything I want to do in a day.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
I have to say that I've really grown to love tofu. The main reason is that it is a protein that my belly has no problem digesting. The other reason is that it is a wonderful vehicle for flavor. In the case of this fried rice, I give the tofu a quick marinade in soy, vinegar, sesame oil and ginger. The tofu soaks the sauce right up, making each bite full of flavor.
Monday, March 28, 2016
I had the opportunity to sample some smoked salmon at the grocery store a while back. I thought it was delicious and bought some. But what to do with it? Smoked salmon is usually served on or in some sort of cream cheese mixture. However, cream cheese has moderate amounts of lactose, so I wanted to come up with a replacement.
Monday, March 14, 2016
I thought I'd better share this recipe before it gets too warm and we are done with soup season! This March has been a warm one, but I'm still prepared for it to get cold and snow again. Some of our biggest snowstorms have been in March (or even April!) here in Iowa. I would love for this warm weather to continue, but I have to be realistic too.