Monthly Archives: March 2008

I ate McDonalds

pThis week I indulged in my once-in-a-blue-moon-guilty-pleasure and I ate a Quarter pounder with cheese from McDonalds. Of course I know how unhealthy fast food can be, and they do offer some healthier food options at places like McDonalds, but honestly I wouldn’t go to McDonalds for a salad. Afterwards I decided to check up […]

Make it Healthy

This week’s Make it Healthy is a classic American dish we all know and love: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuit, and string beans. Got any ideas on how to make it healthy? This might sound a little strange to some of you, but it’s possible to use mashed cauliflower instead of the potatoes. […]

To Eat or Not to Eat Like an American

Nowadays there is a lot of criticism about how Americans eat, by not only Americans, but from people in other countries. I mean, we are known for bringing McDonald’s to the world… I hear a lot about how different countries have much different food cultures, such as the French and Italians who seem to enjoy […]

Iron and C: Match Made in Heaven

I am borderline anemic and take iron supplements everyday. I have been taking them for years after telling my doctor that I was tired all the time, no matter what I did during the day or how much sleep I got. After a blood test she told me to take the supplements and I noticed […]

Make it Healthy

There are plenty of things we love to eat that aren’t the healthiest things for us. I don’t know about you, but I don’t plan on completely giving those things up just for the sake of the H word. But I do want to know how to rejigger them so that they are better for […]

Thursday’s Dinner

Today I made pasta (whole wheat of course) with turkey Italian sausage and broccoli. I bought the broccoli a few days ago and I knew I had to cook it soon before it went bad, and I thought pasta was a quick and easy choice. When I cook sausage I like to cut open the […]

Good for You Chocolate Fix

I picked up Health magazine on a whim and found this great recipe. It’s for a chocolate muffin that chef Bethany Frankel created for actress Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU). It looks really good in the magazine and with ingredients like oat flour its pretty healthy. I’ll give a try and let you know […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring is on its way and its time to turn the clocks back and look around. A recent post on the blog Well about decluttering you kitchen is the perfect thing to think about as the weather gets warmer. I am a firm believer in what I call “purging.” Taking stock of your surroundings every […]

In Season: March

Its March and fennel is at its peak this month. I’ve just recently started experimenting with this versatile vegetable and I give it a thumbs up. It’s a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C, and is used a lot in French and Italian cooking. (You can find fennel seeds in many Italian sausages.) […]

I am My Fridge

I just moved in with a roommate and I have to admit it’s a little weird looking in someone else’s fridge – although it’s mine now too. I’ve only been at this new apartment for a few days and have yet to go grocery shopping and get some of my staples, like fat free organic […]