Leftovers: Broccoli Beet Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette #HealthyFridays

Broccoli Beet Salad

My Take on Leftovers There are so many children in this country who go hungry to bed or to school. In the same token there is an abundance of food thrown away on daily basis. Whether it’s leftovers from last nights dinner or expired food items we never had the chance to cook. Regardless, below is my take on leftovers. By the way for all of you who have been blessed with an abundance of food consider helping out with this great organization: No Kid Hungry. This nonprofit organization is helping to eradicate child-hunger from American Schools. Every fifth child goes hungry to school. … [Read more...]

A Super Food Cocktail That Makes You Look Good #HealthyFridays

Super healthy smoothie

A Super Food Cocktail That Is Addicting Have you ever wondered if there is a healthy food that makes you feel good without a lot of calories? A healthy food concoction that you can drink several times a day? Something you would even crave on a daily basis.  It is similar to a smoothie or should I say Froothie (that's my version of a super Food Cocktail). Which I explain in a while. A smoothie is around for a while and I have always enjoyed them tremendously. I also used to use a juicer on a regular basis until I got tired of throwing all the good pulp away. On the other hand my experience … [Read more...]

A Healthy Lifestyle – or – How Do We Rescue a Broken Healthcare System?

  We all want more out of life. Whatever makes us happy is worth to pursue. For some it’s traveling or cooking and for others it’s helping those in need. Regardless of what makes us happy it can only work if we’re healthy. Those of us following a healthy lifestyle might get more out of life already. However, what I have recently discovered will affect everyone sooner or later. If you have heard about "Escape Fire" than you already know what I'm talking about. I’ll get into this in a minute. Who Needs Healthcare? I always thought living a healthy lifestyle is all it takes to … [Read more...]

Mama’s Organic Egg Spinach Power Sandwich #HealthyFridays

Power Sandwich

Welcome to my first #HealthyFriday post. As you probably have realized I'm gearing up my blog towards natural healthy foods and recipes with emphasis on organic ingredients. In short it's all about the whole foods experience. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy other foods like desserts and cakes, which I will still post here and there. However, the trend to healthy foods is the only way (in my opinion) to stay sane and healthy in this hectic technology driven world. We are surrounded by heavily processed foods, that are not healthy at all. In my upcoming posts I will get more into the myth or truth … [Read more...]

9 Most Unhealthy Eating Habits Exposed

Cheese Burger - the king of all fast foods

  I was guilty of all unhealthy eating habits at one point of my life. I think we are one of the most advanced nations in the world, but our unhealthy eating habits lead us to obesity and sickness with skyrocketing health care cost. One of the major problems we face is that fast food and unhealthy groceries tend to be cheaper than quality foods. Education is really a vital step to tell the public to make the right choices when buying foods. Below is a list of all unhealthy eating habits exposed and what solutions you have to get around that pit fall. Fast Food – We want it snappy … [Read more...]

Black Bean Vegetable Wrap with Chipotle Mayo

Black bean wrap with chipotle mayo

After raising two boys into young adults I realized we have grown up in a fast food society where processed foods rule. Thinking back I regret having done some fundamental errors. I always thought - OK - if the kids behave I will reward them with a treat. And the treat was the kid’s meal at Mc Donald’s (that's when they were really small), since they had an indoor playground where they could play after their meal. What a terrible mistake. I instilled junk food as a way of an incentive for my kids. I can never forgive myself for that. I remember my kids knew all the burger joints by name … [Read more...]

A Lovely Ice Cream Cookie for Valentine’s Day

Vanilla Ice Cream cookie with warm blueberries

I love the combination of blueberry, coconut and vanilla. You probably have seen this combination in my blueberry & vanilla soy milk oatmeal post. For this dessert I warmed up blueberries with cream of coconut and served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream served on a cookie.  The cookie's ingredients support this dessert with flavors of coconut,  vanilla and chocolate chips. Topped with a thin slice of banana and chocolate shavings makes this dessert a very simple yet tasty treat for any occasion. A Quick Journey into the History of Valentine's Day As Valentine's day is upon us we … [Read more...]

Three Wine Pairing Principles

In my opinion there are no wine pairing principles. The only true fact is your taste and your preference. So why am I naming this blog post wine pairing principles? The answer is very simple and you might be surprised! Have you ever ordered an expensive bottle of wine that didn’t match with your meal? You know what I mean, you paid a lot of money and the wine came burning down your throat or just didn’t harmonize at all. We all made this experience; at least I did until I knew better. There is a simple trick, which would harmonize any wine to whatever dish you choose, but I’ll get … [Read more...]

What is Comfort Food and Why Do We Love It So Much?

Green Split Peas Soup with Bacon, comfort food,

  A Soup Made for a Blizzard We just made it through one of the worst storms the American east coast has ever seen. That was in October of 2012. And now this blizzard that brought us more than a 2 feet of snow. I think that calls for some serious comfort food. The famous green split pea soup. A comfort soup made for cold and snowed in days. Luckily we didn't lose power but others where not so lucky. I can't think of another storm destroying our house it's too nerve wrecking. Even month after the Hurricane left us we are still in renovation mode. For those of you who missed my Hurricane … [Read more...]

Pepper Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Red Onion Chili Marmalade

Grilled Pork tenderloin with red onion chili marmalade

Buffalo sauce and blue cheese smothered faces. Big guys becoming kids again - so it seems. Chips are clinging to the children hands and everywhere on the carpet. The room is filled with laughter and occasional screams. Well, maybe more screams than laughter depending on who is winning. Sounds familiar?  Yes it's Super Bowl time again. Even though the big game is upon us I didn't feature chicken wings on my blog (this time).  Well, because everyone else does it, so I thought lets cook something out of the ordinary. Don’t get me wrong I love chicken wings, chips, rips and all the other … [Read more...]