Monthly Archives: September 2011

Salad on a Stick

I totally stole this recipe for a quick healthy snack from my friend Cal Ford — with his permission of course. He made them as a dinner garnish and posted a photo on Facebook. Well, I just thought they were … Continue reading

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“Cant You Just Eat Normal?”

Imagine the following scenario. You are dining out with family and friends to celebrate an occasion, and you’ve already gone through the menu and picked out a relatively healthy choice for your entrée. As you are perusing the menu, one … Continue reading

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Zucchini Cake Christina

I discovered several things on our short wine tasting getaway to Sonoma County last month, including some tasty tapas at Marimar Estate Winery. Although we were served small tasting portions, the Zucchini Cake Cristina really stood out. And when I … Continue reading

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Road Trip Food Challenges

Last month we had to make a quickie trip from California to Maine, and although there were a number of eating challenges, we still managed to do all right in the end. I will say that it did call on … Continue reading

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Support the Boy Scouts and Our Troops – and Dodge the Calories!

It’s that time of year again – fund raising time for all sorts of non-profit groups and schools. And although I try to be as supportive as possible, that’s kind of hard to do when they’re selling large quantities of … Continue reading

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Amy’s Bean & Rice Burritos

OK, the sample lady at Costco got me again. This time the winner is Amy’s Bean & Rice Burritos. I had never tried any of Amy’s products before, but I heard good things about them from other folks. Well, the … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken Pies

This recipe is adapted from an old Bisquick favorite. I lowered the sodium by eliminating the salt, and using Heart Smart Biscuick and the lower sodium Fresh Gourmet french fried onions. Then I knocked the calories down a bit by … Continue reading

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A Low Sodium Mustard Find!

My farmer’s market hopping has turned up a few unexpected finds this summer — some great low sodium olives, a tasty and healthy Basque sauce, and most recently, a yummy low sodium mustard.

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