Menu Plan Monday–June 27

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My garden has been loving all the rain we’ve been getting lately. I am overrun in cucumbers right now! I need to find more creative ways of using them! I did make this Japanese Cucumber Salad the other night which was really tasty. We had our first okra of the season the other night. Roasting […]

Recipe Redux – Grilling!

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Recipe Redux is a new cooking challenge founded by three dietitians. This group was founded on the belief that healthy eating should always be delicious. I will be participating in this monthly challenge. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. […]

Menu Plan Monday–June 20

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We had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. On Saturday we took our son to his first sporting event – an Atlanta Braves game. It was a blast, despite a rain delay. Sunday we spent with family and hosted a dinner at our house for my family. Stay tuned tomorrow for my recipe for grilled flank […]

Should You Buy Organic Fruits and Veggies?

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This is a common question and concern I hear often from people. And the answer is, it depends. Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases their “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists. They take data released from the USDA and FDA on pesticide residue on 53 fresh produce items and rank them in order […]

Menu Plan Monday–June 13

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I’m so excited that our garden is starting to produce! This past week we’ve gotten the first crop of blueberries and a few cucumbers. We have a ton of tomatoes on the vine and some peppers coming in as well. Our fig trees are also going to produce for the first time this year. My […]

Menu Plan Monday–June 6

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Better late than never in getting this post up! I had an incredible weekend at my 15 year college reunion but when I got home yesterday I was completely exhausted and had some client work to finish up before I could think about my menu plan. Needless to say, menu planning had to be put […]

The Gluten Dilemma–Your Questions Answered

What is Gluten? Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. So any food products that contain these ingredients or derivatives may also contain gluten. Gluten is therefore found in a variety of food items from breads, pastas, crackers, and cookies to other foods such as some salad dressings, sauces and even some […]