Tag Archives: healthy

  • Stuff your own acorn squash

    Posted on February 24, 2014 by Becka in How To, Recipes.

    Whether you’re looking for a healthy, easy meal or an indulgent one-dish dinner to satisfy a sweet-tooth, this delicious acorn squash recipe can be adapted to fulfill your meal needs. Start with an acorn squash, cut it in half, and scoop out the seeds. If you want to go a little decadent, brush it gently […]

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  • Evolving Yourself Beyond Salt, Sugar, and Fat

    Posted on April 30, 2013 by Becka in Food Musings.

    Way back when we were living in caves, humans learned that fat, salt, and sugar were precious commodities that our bodies needed to stay alive. Fat helped us survive the long, cold winters; salt was necessary to replace the electrolytes we sweated out in pursuit of prey; and sugar was necessary to help our brains […]

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  • Spanish Sofrito-Poached Cod

    Posted on April 26, 2013 by Becka in Recipes.

    I visited Spain last summer for a week filled with culture, beaches, wine, food, and general relaxation. Sounds pretty fabulous? It was. I was daydreaming about that trip just the other day, and it prompted me to create a Spanish-inspired dinner based on a sofrito. Ask five different people what a sofrito is and you’ll […]

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  • Mediterranean Diet Better For Your Health?

    Posted on April 23, 2013 by Becka in Food Musings.

    There was an article in the NY Times recently that recounted results published in The New England Journal of Medicine in regards to a Mediterranean diet and its effect on heart disease and strokes. Three groups were studied; one followed a low-fat diet, the second followed a diet that included at least 4 Tbsp of […]

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  • Salad Basics

    Posted on March 18, 2013 by Becka in How To.

    It’s that time of year in Texas where the weather warms up and we start craving salads more. Anyone else? Well, at least I do! Salads are simple, but people can get overwhelmed when making them at home. Which lettuce do I choose, what toppings can I use, you want me to make my own […]

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  • Smoothie Time

    Posted on March 2, 2013 by Becka in How To.

    Smoothies make a great breakfast, snack or dessert and are easy to whip up in a jiffy when you’re on the run. All you need is a blender, a few ingredients, and a bit of creativity to produce your own cool beverage. Fruits and veggies are often the main edibles in smoothies, complemented by dairy, […]

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  • Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts, Feta and Basil

    Posted on February 4, 2013 by Becka in Recipes.

    Quinoa is one of my favorite foods. It’s healthy, versatile, and simple to make. This grain-like plant’s edible seeds make a great side dish or a light main dish and are loved by carnivores and vegetarians alike for their high protein content. Similarly to rice, one part quinoa is cooked in two parts liquid, softening […]

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