When our local grocer began carrying organic pork ribs, I was thrilled. BBQ ribs are one of my husband’s favorite meals and now there was a healthy option. Trust me – there won’t be any leftovers!Read More
Author: Jill Reid
Ever find yourself short on time or have unexpected guests drop by, right around dinner time? Here’s a meal-planning method that makes for quick, easy lunches or dinners. I call it SMP, or “Strategic Meal Prep.” A step beyond the traditional definition of “leftovers,” SMP is about preparing food for storage, fresh from the oven, stove-top, or mixing bowl, by immediately refrigerating or freezing it, depending on how long before you plan to serve it. Being able to feed your family their favorite meal any hour of the day or night, and portioning entrees for an individual servings or a family of five are just a couple advantages of this time-saving strategy.Read More
We eat a lot of leftovers in our home. When developing most of my recipes, I usually measure the ingredient portions to make enough for future meals, so it’s important to have a healthy way to save and preserve all those extras. After experimenting with other storage options, I soon discovered one size does not fit all …Read More
We meet them every day — people who are unhappy, unfriendly, rude, and sometimes, downright mean. Approaching others from a perch of arrogance and entitlement, they view life with a dismal perspective, often living a distorted sense of reality.Read More
We do it every day, all day long — self-talk, that private conversation we have with ourselves. It’s going on in our heads around the clock. And occasionally, when our inner voice is determined to be heard, we actually say what we’re thinking, out loud.Read More
The reality of being at home for nearly two weeks is starting to settle in. And the social animal in me is beginning to get a little, well, antsy.Read More
For the moment, the world is on pause. The regulatory mandates set in place across the country are requiring us to keep our distance, step back from our usual activities, and stay at home.Read More
Last year, my younger sister visited Peru with friends to make the trek to Machu Picchu. Located in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. As I listened to her talk about the trip, her excitement was contagious …Read More
We all know the importance of doing a pre-exercise warm-up. Yet too often, I’ll see folks arrive in the gym and quickly grab heavy weights, head to a machine, or jump into a cardio class, full steam ahead. Usually, they’re soon out of breath, exhausted, and unable to finish their reps or routine …Read More
Here’s a simple recipe that makes it easy to add those important veggies in a fun and colorful way. These kabobs are so easy to make and delicious on their own. Add a side of veggie quinoa or serve on a bed of butter lettuce leaves, sprinkle with fresh parsley or basil and enjoy!Read More
We all know vegetables are good for you, and research tells us to include 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables in our daily diet. Not an easy task in our grab-and-go, pop-and-serve, drive-through lifestyle. And if you have a fussy eater in your house, preparing tasty versions of these health boosters can often be a bit of a challenge …Read More
Some friends of ours had spent a weekend at the beach. They shared stories of their walks along the shore, snacks in the open air restaurants, and a visit to an ice cream shop for a “sampling” of the 40+ flavors offered. My mouth began to water at the choices …Read More
They were fresh, beautiful, and just the right size. I couldn’t take my eyes off them, so into my shopping cart they went for dinner.
Here’s my Kitchen Spirit Recipe for Seared Tuna Fillets with Cabbage & Beets – hope you enjoy it!
Recently, I found organic gold beets in the store. Beets are a favorite of mine. Packed with essential mineral, vitamins, and plant compounds including protein, iodine, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper …Read More
- Organic BBQ Ribs with Sweet Potato Wedges & Asparagus
- Leftovers Tonight? You Bet!
- Veggie & Ground Turkey Lasagna
- Food Storage Solutions – Solved!
- The Way Others React Has Nothing To Do With You
- Self Talk – How To Turn The Conversation In Your Head Into Your Personal Cheerleader
- What We Need Is A Huge Dose Of Positivity