Archives for March 2011

Menu Plan Monday – March 28

For those readers in Georgia, this Wednesday, March 30, is your chance to get your nutrition questions answered by the Nutrition Experts, a registered dietitian. Just call 1-855-Diet-411 (1-855-343-8411) to speak to a Registered Dietitian between the hours of 4 and 7 pm. This is an event hosted by the Georgia Dietetic Association in honor of National Nutrition […]

Ode to an Immersion Blender

We all have our favorite kitchen tools, those that are indispensable and we couldn’t live without. It is hard to narrow down what my favorite one is, though I’m definitely a little bit of a gadget junky. I even have a mandolin (wedding present) that has been sitting in my cabinet that I’ve never used. […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 21

I am now contributing a blog on a variety of nutrition topics once a month on Dr. Z and Friends. If you haven’t discovered this blog yet, you should. Dr. Z is Mary Zurn, who is the Vice President of Education and Professional Development of Primrose Schools. On the blog, she answers questions about early […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 14

I am loving my pressure cooker. I made the steamed carrots this past week, and decided to do broccoli as well at the same time. I could not get over how flavorful they turned out – we ate them plain without any seasonings and didn’t even notice! I can see this becoming a favorite way […]

10 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Eat Right With Color.” It is about using color as a guide to eat more fruits and vegetables – the more color we add to our plate, the better off we will be. But in reality, how do we do it? There are a number of ways, […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 7

The pressure cooking is going well so far. Last week I made great northern beans in the pressure cooker as well as the smashed potatoes. I need to work a little on the timing, particularly with the beans, but all in all it was a success. We ended up eating out the night I had […]