Jalapeño Poppers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Lowfat

I have been back from Blogher for five days and I can’t seem to find my blogjo. I’ve been really tired all week. I go through weeks of menopausal insomnia for no apparent reason and this cycle started before the conference and continued this week. I don’t cope well with inadequate sleep. I used to…

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cups, Reduced Fat

I needed an easy dessert for a potluck. I wanted a reduced fat cheesecake in a portion controlled serving. There are several lowfat cheesecake recipes on the Internet. I modified a strawberry swirl cheesecake recipe from SkinnyTaste.com These tasty treats have only 144 kcal, which is my idea of a guiltless dessert. You could make…

Pets Lower Your Blood Pressure

My dorky Lhasa-poo taking a selfie lying down after a hard day of doing absolutely nothing. It’s exhausting being a dog! Did you know that loving a pet lowers your blood pressure? Pet owners tend to live longer than non-pet owners and they have less depression and anxiety. And that folks is how I turn…

Raw Taco Salad Recipe – Super Scrumptious

Originally posted on rawfooddiaries:
I’ve always loved tacos, even though I haven’t actually had them for quite a few years. During the recent Raw Food Challenge I participated in with the Raw Food Mum, many recipes were shared; one of them being raw tacos. That immediately made me go hunting for a recipe. There are…

Thai Beef Salad Over Greens

A flavor explosion for the Fiesta Friday #25. It is important to me that my blog posts are honest and genuinely reflect how I eat which is why you won’t see gourmet, extravagant, high calorie meals here. A friend who reads my blog asked me if I eat any meat because I only post fish…

Grilled Beets with Coriander

My father was an amateur master gardener. His retirement summers revolved around vegetable gardening. He loved to grow and eat beets. I confess that I am not even close to a master gardener but I used to try to grow vegetables any time that I had outdoor space for a garden. I have been successful…

The Torrent of Medical Education, Sea Glass or Sand

The torrent of medical education, sea glass or sand? A second letter to my son, the medical student By Tracey Delaplain, MD Before you started your first year I cautioned you that “medical school will change you so you must guard the ideals you hold sacred”. I have watched you change in your first two…

Israeli Couscous, Chickpea and Lemon Salad, Vegan

Fiesta Friday #24 The Summer CSA is in full swing so I have multiple vegan salad options. I start with cutting up whatever is fresh and colorful and then add a grain or a small amount of pasta to create a main meal salad. Of course you can serve this with a grilled chicken breast…

Blogher 2014 Conference

I just signed up to attend the BlogHer 2014 conference in San Jose. If anyone is interested in meeting up send me a message. If you think this blog is ridiculous and I should give up then …… Hold your comments until after I return from the blog conference. I might surprise you with some…

Mary’s Gone Crackers Copy Cat: Italian Parmesan

Isn’t the Internet amazing? Not only can you diagnosis any ailment through Dr. Google (I’m not advising you to do so) but you can find copy cat recipes for your favorite foods. I found 3 copy cat recipes for Mary’s gluten free crackers. Whole Foods carries them for $4.70 a box. Costco also carries them…

Quinoa Arugula Greek Salad

Independence Day and Fiesta Friday #23 Happy Independence Day America. There will be fireworks, a parade, sailing and friends to celebrate with. We are expecting record high temperatures so I’m staying out of the kitchen and in the water as much as possible. I have a salmon and fresh sweet corn to BBQ. There might…