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…

Gardening Update – You Can Grow Your Own Vegetables

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on May 21, 2013 ]

I thought I’d update everyone on my gardening efforts.  Here is a picture of my cilantro.     That’s right.  There is nothing in the pot because the cilantro died.  I had heard that cilantro was difficult to grow and I proved that comment correct.  I wanted to try though because I use so much Read the full post…

Making Yourself A Priority

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on May 17, 2013 ]

Wow, what a week!  I have been pulled in so many different directions that I hardly got anything done.  Several appointments were crammed in there, dentist with the kids, end of school awards, work and tonight, supper club with friends.  The stress level has been pretty high as I had some pressing jobs to get Read the full post…

Quiz Results and Beef Stir Fry

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on May 6, 2013 ]

I had six responses to my quiz last week and I’m relieved to report that mostly, those that replied do basic things every day for better health.  All six are concerned about taking care of their precious health so all but one floss their teeth every day; and all but one are concerned enough about Read the full post…

Health Survey

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on April 30, 2013 ]

Last week I had lunch with a friend and was wishing for some dental floss after eating when my friend commented that she hardly ever flosses her teeth.  Now I consider this person to be well educated and thought she probably took reasonably good care of her health so this statement stunned me.  Flossing your Read the full post…

Healthiest Counties: Where Does Craighead County Rank?

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on April 16, 2013 ]

  I read an interesting article on the healthiest counties in the U.S.  The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Here are some interesting tidbits from the study for you to consider when thinking about national health care right down to your own state, county Read the full post…

Ways To Be Healthier

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on April 8, 2013 ]

I’m afraid I need to get on my soapbox today.  I keep preaching but feel I’m not reaching very many people.  So here it is:  YOUR HEALTH IS LARGELY IN YOUR OWN HANDS!  My husband and I had dinner with another physician and his wife this weekend and the topic was how the public wants Read the full post…

Gardening Update

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on April 2, 2013 ]

  I realize I am getting ahead of myself here but I am so excited that my little seeds have sprouted in an amazingly short time and some are over an inch tall!  Just last week, I planted the seeds for cilantro, basil and lettuce and in two days, they were poking their tiny heads Read the full post…

Early Spring Gardening

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on March 25, 2013 ]

Well spring is officially here even if mother nature is still hurling snow and freezing temperatures at us.  Following a spring break trip to the beach, I am all fired up about healthy eating and gardening.  Some of you may know that I have a black thumb and lots of shade at my house which Read the full post…

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