Author Archives: Foodycoach

Had to try it…

So…I read about these sugar-free, flour-free, oil-free, egg-free, butter-free cookies.  My only concern was that they were also chocolate chip free (and that they started with a can of garbanzo beans) but had to try it. The dough came together … Continue reading

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Think inside the box

Shop the outer perimeter of the grocery store – that is where everything you need is found,” she said.  I was at a one day seminar on Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health Disorders – rightly titled since that … Continue reading

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What’s so great about strawberries?

  Well, first of all, they are beautiful, all bright red with some green jester caps for the perfect accessory.  Look at one close – not many fruits wear their seeds right on the surface like that ; there are 200 … Continue reading

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World Health Day – April 7

Since it is World Health Day, may I just clear my throat and give a speech?   I’ve noticed lately that while my “plant” friends are passionate about health and making food choices that lead towards health they may be a … Continue reading

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What’s so great about ASPARAGUS?

 Well…it’s just one of favorite nutrition heroes, that’s all! 1. Asparagus is the leading supplier among vegetables of folic acid.  A 5.3 ounce serving provides 60% of the recommended daily allowance for folacin which is necessary for blood cell formation, growth, and prevention of liver … Continue reading

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Enjoying an old favorite – Quinoa Black Bean Mango Salad

When my youngest son comes to visit I make lists of things I want to cook with him and for him.  He comes with his list too.  The kid got the foody gene. Here is a salad that made my … Continue reading

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Thai Inspired Chili

   Nothing like a little fusion food when a winter storm grounds you for the weekend.  The potatoes make it feel stick-to-your-ribs stew-like while the coconut, curry and jalapeno zing your tastebuds like your favorite Thai restaurant.  You ought to try this one! Ingredients … Continue reading

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Friends talk fiber – 25 foods with more fiber than a slice of whole wheat bread

A favorite friend accused me of holding out.  “If you were a good friend, you would give me a simple diet.” I’d prefer to not talk diets with my friends; love them just the way they are – really do. … Continue reading

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Should you MIY?

There are some things I buy – I admit it – I don’t make my own ketchup. There are some things I make myself – I make great whole wheat tortillas and I have made some wonderful homemade mustards before. … Continue reading

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Green Magic

Watch this magic trick… Ta…Da… I’ve always said food is prettier than flowers.  I really mean it – skip the dozen roses – bring me a perfect basil plant, or better yet a dozen perfect basil plants.  Someone did just … Continue reading

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Super easy, Super bowl food

Super bowl Sunday is here, meaning one thing – snacky fun food to eat while watching the commercials.  This year called for quick (almost instant) easy snack fun food – here’s what I got…

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Oh the weather outside is frightful

but the food inside is warm and wonderful…. Try these muffins that include all the seasonal tastes of winter (pumpkin, apples, spices, hearty grains and did I mention deliciousness?). 

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Best new Holiday side Dish

  ! And the best new Holiday side dish award goes to my daughter in law, Ericka  When Ericka brings something, pay attention.  The girl has taste.  Hey, she married my son!  This quinoa and sweet potato dish is perfectly … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

I’ve had a ‘whole box of Kleenexes’ kind of week.  Needed something warm and comforting…. and easy for dinner.  And did I mention quick?

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Big and Beautiful

  Got to eat at somebody else’s house. The food was good but seemed great. Decided it must be because it was all served in Big Beautiful dishes. Decided I needed some of those.

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Tamari Chickpeas

Found this recipe on-line – sounded good – sounded quick – sounded easy – had all the ingredients.  Tried it.  Took less than 10 minutes start to finish.  Best new food of the week!  Maybe the month! 

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