Grandma’s Bag and other Travel Tips

Did you ever play this game, “Grandma’s Bag” when you were a kid? It goes something like this, “My Grandma’s going on a trip and I helped her pack her bag. I put a _________ in her bag.” The next person says the same thing but adds another object. It goes around the circle with…

Ginger and Spice make me Nice!

Warm spices add more than just sensual spice to the season, they are actually healing, especially if you suffer from inflammatory issues like I do. I’ve always enjoyed Ginger, my favorite is the Japanese thin sliced sweet pickled ginger. Chewable ginger tablets can also be helpful for stomach upset. A few months ago I read…

Cranberry Delight

I’ve always wanted to make fresh cranberry sauce, or anything with cranberries minus the high fructose corn syrup and other additives. Even though I generally don’t like to cook, I do like to experiment with taste and good nutrition. I get this idea in my head of something that would be healthy and I think,…

Fast & Easy Eggplant

I have an Eggplant fetish. No one else in my house likes it but I just can’t get enough of it. Stir fried Eggplant with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, lots of garlic and red pepper flakes. Lots of basil too, a little oregano and some black pepper. Mmmm… 1 cup of cubed or cooked Eggplant has…

Food, Drama and Documentaries

There has always been a lot of drama around the topic of food. Let’s face it, people like to eat. Delicious taste and the comfort of feeling full are part of life’s pleasures as well as nutrition being a necessity. But in recent history we have also been plagued with problems related to diet and…

Soup du Jour

The weather turns cold or rainy and I think of a yummy warm bowl of soup to relieve the aches in my bones. Rather than opening a can, I create a quick and healthy pot full of deliciousness that lasts for days. Fast, easy and intuitive – that’s my cooking motto. Here’s how it works:…

Food – The Easy Difference

Fennel and Spice I was looking for something different, a unique taste to vary my diet a little. In the grocery store I picked up a bunch of Fennel or Anise, noticing that it grew in a similar way as celery. This was valuable to me because I’m always looking for vegetables that have a…