The Crux of Cooking

During these cold winter months there are few dishes more satisfying than a hot bowl of soup to warm us from the inside out.   Most soups begin with a broth or stock base, a humble base of meat and bones, carrots, celery, parsley and lots of time.  Upon hours of simmering what you have is […]

Food Matters | Chocolate Pudding Cups

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have a sweet tooth that just won’t go away.   I just need that little something to satiate that craving. This week I planned a dessert into my menu so I had that quick sweet snack that I knew would be a wise and healthy choice to turn […]

Fast Fuel for Moms and Kids

For many moms, August brings excitement as the kids return to school and routines are again established  laced with an underlying panic and pressure of mom guilt for quick lunches and dinners that are healthy to fuel their growing bodies and brains.   Guess what?  I’m one of those moms.   While I enjoy eating and providing […]

Food Is Medicine

You are on a personal health journey and it’s one you should not navigate alone.   When it comes to dealing with your health, dreaming of where we want to be is easy, getting there can be the challenge.  If you’ve tried what you know and still are not getting the results you want, that’s where […]

Food Matters | Detox Salad

With the approach of spring and warmer temperatures, my eating habits transform.  I go from warm, comfort foods to dishes featuring crisp, fresh salads.  This Detox Salad is my favorite and is often included on my weekly meal plan.  The prep time is quick considering I use my food processor to chop all the ingredients […]

Food Matters | Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Tacos

I cook vegetarian meals several times a week.  It’s one way I am able to keep my grocery budget expense manageable so I can purchase high quality, pasture-raised meats from Harmon Creek Farms.    As I determine my weekly vegetarian meals, I’m mindful to include alternative protein sources from foods such as beans, legumes, quinoa and […]

Winter Comfort Food

Hosting friends for dinner this week inspired me to serve a comfort food meal that was easy to prepare and delicious.  My day was filled with appointments so I decided to go with a crock pot recipe for the main dish, accompanied by two side dishes that could be made in the oven.   I substituted […]

Weekly Shopping Steals!

I’m having a lot of fun grocery shopping right now to discover what great sales I can walk away with.   It’s a fun thrill, especially for this time of the year when fresh local produce isn’t available. My steals again came from Beiler’s Penn Dutch Market.  How much did I spend this week?  $17.98.  I […]

28 Days of Purposeful Eats

The journey towards healthy living begins with the food we eat.   There are a lot of resources and dieting trends to help jump start that journey, but often they provide a temporary fix without a long term, reasonable solution.   28 Days of Purposeful Eats isn’t a diet trend, it’s discovering how to make unprocessed, nutrient-dense […]

It was a steal!

I typically grocery shop once a week with a shopping list so I don’t overspend or impulse buy.  Today I broke all my rules.  Following a Meal Prep Assistant appointment with a client, I stopped off at one of my favorite local-owned stores, Beiler’s Penn Dutch Market in Uniontown.  They always have fresh, low-priced produce, […]

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