Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Eat This Not That – A Book Recommendation

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on February 4, 2010 ][ In Diet Tips and Better Eating Ideas ]

My husband found this series of books recently and showed them to me.  I’ve seen Eat This Not That articles on MSN and in Men’s Health before and always found them useful and informative.  David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and editorial director of Women’s Health and Best Life, and Matt Goulding, food and nutrition editor of Men’s Health, collaborated on a series of books called Eat This Not That.  I picked up the Supermarket Survival Guide and plan to use it to overhaul some of our food purchases.

The books are in an easy to read and understand format.  They do not promote any kind of diet but rather help you understand what you are eating and to make better, healthier food choices.  Hundreds of food products from snack foods like candy bars and ice cream to canned vegetables and dairy products are profiled with better choices clearly identified.  The authors explain food labels and ingredient lists and expose industry secrets such as the fact that the FDA allows up to 20% moldy fruit in canned pineapple.  Wouldn’t you like to know that the bottle of Snapple Lemon Iced Tea you are contemplating has the sugar equivalent of 6 original Fudgsicle Bars?  Now if you wouldn’t eat 6 Fudgsicle Bars at one sitting, you probably will want to choose another drink.  Many supposedly healthy foods are exposed for being less than stellar choices.

With this book, it will be much easier to navigate the supermarket isles and to come home with food worth eating.  If you are concerned about all the additives in your food, this book is definitely for you.  I plan to check out more books in this series.

As usual, I encourage you to cook and eat at home, the simpler the food, the better.  This weekend I am trying several new recipes; soup, fish and a frittata.  A frittata is an egg dish filled with a combination of meat and vegetables that is ready in no time.  I’m making a meatless version with asparagus, onions, portobello mushrooms and Italian cheese blend.  Simply chop up the vegetables you choose and stir fry in olive oil till slightly tender and brown.  Beat the eggs with some basil, salt and pepper and the cheese and pour over vegetables.  Let cook undisturbed till eggs are nearly set.  Place under broiler till light brown on top.  Serve in wedges with a salad on the side.

Have a lovely weekend and if you make it to a bookstore, check out Eat This Not That.

 

Upadated on February 4, 2010


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