It’s a Salad Celebration!

May is National Salad Month, but I think  a nice fresh garden salad makes any meal a celebration. When you think of a garden salad, or green salad what comes to mind? A bowl of iceberg lettuce with maybe a little purple cabbage or grated carrot mixed in and one slice of tomato on theContinue reading “It’s a Salad Celebration!”

A Spring Recipe – Deviled Eggs

When I think of spring and summer something that always comes to mind is deviled eggs.  They are always a part of my Easter table as well as picnic food throughout the summer. The other day I was talking to a friend about an upcoming potluck in our little community.  I said, “We might endContinue reading “A Spring Recipe – Deviled Eggs”

Eat Well to Live Well

I used to hang out online with people who were trying to be live frugally.  I always thought I could pinch a penny till it squealed, but some of these people were extreme in their methods as well as the beliefs that were driving them to save as much and spend as little as possible. Continue reading “Eat Well to Live Well”

National Soup Month

  January is National Soup Month.  This is great for those of us who are trying to eat healthier this year, especially those of us who live where January is typically cold and snowy. Soup is a good way to start on the path to healthier eating.  But remember not all soups are created equal.Continue reading “National Soup Month”

A Holiday Recipe

Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie?  I know I do, but I also enjoy savory pumpkin dishes, like my Pumpkin Quinoa Pilaf with Bacon.  This recipe and more are available in Have Yourself a Healthy LIttle Holiday. Copyright 2013 by RA Robbins   Pumpkin Quinoa Pilaf with Bacon Ingredients: 6 strips turkey bacon diced check theContinue reading “A Holiday Recipe”

Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies?  Cookies turn even an ordinary day into a celebration.  This is my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe jazzed up a bit.  Just in time for holiday cookie exchanges, this recipe is gluten free, egg free and reduced fat.  Don’t be fooled by the ingredients in this recipe.  These taste so good,Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies”

Butterball Gluten Free Turkey Information

Recently I stumbled onto a page on the Butterball turkey website I thought I should share with you.  It not only has a nice graphic on how to know if a Butterball turkey is gluten free, but also has links to more information in the FAQ and recipes.  Who doesn’t love recipes?  So go take aContinue reading “Butterball Gluten Free Turkey Information”

Making the Holidays about More than Food

  It often seems everywhere you look during the holidays there is food.  Unfortunately it is often not food that is friendly to those watching what we eat no matter the reason.  You can go through the holidays feeling depressed and angry because of what you can no longer eat or you can come toContinue reading “Making the Holidays about More than Food”

Is Spelt Gluten Free?

I have recently been seeing more and more “gluten free” recipes calling for spelt  flour.  With the holidays approaching when people will be doing more baking I decided to tackle this issue. The short answer to the question “Is spelt gluten free?” is no.  The FDA in Questions and Answers on the Gluten-Free Labeling Proposed Rule explainsContinue reading “Is Spelt Gluten Free?”