How To Make Perfect Eggs Every Time

Eggs are nature’s perfect food. Cooking them perfectly every time is easy. Read below to learn how to make perfect eggs every time. Yes. Every. Single. Time.

Eggs have always been one of my favorite foods. They make me happy. They really are easy to make perfectly if you know a few simple tricks.

Eggs make everything taste better. When in doubt, crack an egg on it. When my kids were young, the way I got them to eat foods they didn’t think they liked, was to put a fried egg on top. We had chicken topped with eggs and salad topped with eggs, and oatmeal topped with eggs. We had savory yogurt bowls with eggs. We had eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The first thing we were taught in cooking school was how to make scrambled eggs and omelets. I thought this was a no-brainer, but it’s not. …

Reasons Why You Should Be Eating More Tomatoes (With Recipes)

Tomatoes are not only delicious gems, but they are also have healing capabilities. Here are the reasons why you should be eating more tomatoes (with recipes).

I love tomatoes. I love them raw. I love them cooked. I love them fresh. I love them canned. I love them in cold gazpacho and in hot creamy tomato soup.⁠ Okay, you get the picture… ⁠ Tomatoes are loved by most people because they taste awesome and they are so versatile. But, did you know that this humble fruit is really good for you?⁠ ⁠ In Chinese medicine, we use tomatoes to aid in digestion and to help detoxify the body. They are also good to combat excess cholesterol, lessen inflammation and curb asthma. Tomatoes can also quench thirst, and they can help fight some kidney infections. ⁠These are great reasons why you should be eating more tomatoes. ⁠ And can we just …

How To Make Healthy Casual Dinners At Home

It’s fun and easy to make healthy casual dinners at home. Here are my favorite tips and tricks to help you and your family/friends enjoy these times.

It’s no secret that I love to cook and I love to entertain. And yes, I am a chef. But no, I don’t always feel like cooking fancy food and my guests most often prefer a more relaxed vibe. So over the years I’ve amassed many tips and tricks to make fun healthy casual dinners at home.

Dinners can be fun without being fancy. As a matter of fact, a lot of times the less fussy, the more fun they are.⁠ ⁠This pic is of hot dog night at our house. We’ve got the dogs, of course, But we also have lettuce wraps, sauerkraut, leftover Korean pickled vegetables, leftover pasta, kimchi, crispy roasted potatoes, and a variety of condiments. ⁠ ⁠

To me, …

Great Salad Recipes

I am giving you all of my great salad recipes in one spot — because we all need to eat more greens and veggies.

I was never a huge salad fan. And now, one of the things I am craving most is lettuce. ⁠ ⁠ I hate to be so stereotypic, but I guess I am — as soon as I can’t have something, I want it. Big time.⁠ ⁠ I can cook anything. And most times, I like what I cook better than anything I can order in or take out. But not salad. I hate making salad. I almost always think that a salad that someone else makes for me is better than one that I make at home. ⁠ ⁠ There are a few exceptions, but, for the most part, I am so happy to go out to one of the salad places that will make me …

Boost Your Mood During Quarantine

Sometimes it gets really hard to boost your mood during quarantine. Nobody’s perfect, but keeping a positive attitude certainly makes things better. Here are some of my tricks.

I’m a pretty positive person. I pride myself in almost always being able to see the bright side of a situation. But I’m not perfect. And this whole social distancing/quarantine thing is challenging. Really challenging. But that doesn’t mean it’s not doable… but it does require some effort.

It’s really easy to fall into that stay-at-home-not-getting-dressed pattern. But this does not make you feel good. Seriously, the novelty of not wearing a bra or pants with a waistband can wear off really fast.

I speak from experience. Learn from my mistakes. The first few days of this new normal had me a bit out of sorts. I felt mood swings like never before, I had some anxiety, my temper became a bit …

10 Pantry Meals To Make Now

Are you trying to figure out what to cook these days? We all need recipes that are simple, delicious, healthy, and made with accessible ingredients. Well, here you go… scroll down for 10 pantry meals to make now.

I’ve always been pretty good at opening my pantry and coming up with something to cook for dinner with whatever’s in there. And, now, in these unprecedented times, this skill has become invaluable. When you scroll down and look through these 10 pantry meals to make now, please remember that it’s only food. It is not rocket science. You can change and substitute the ingredients for something similar in your pantry.

So, what constitutes a pantry meal? Well, for me, a pantry meal is one that can be made from the dry goods that are in most people’s pantries. Pasta, beans, grains, etc. are classic pantry meals. Also, I consider my freezer …

Health Benefits Of Cilantro

There are many health benefits of cilantro. Keep reading to learn the how’s and why’s of adding cilantro into your diet — it’s worth it.

You either love cilantro or you hate it. I’m a lover. But if you are one of the people who really dislikes this herb, maybe you’ll change your mind about never eating it after you read about the health benefits of cilantro… keep scrolling and I’ll teach you how to add cilantro into some great recipes.

Cilantro is also known as Chinese Parsley. It is good for so many things that ail us! An old Chinese remedy for the common cold and even for measles was to drink cilantro and mint tea. I’m not telling you you have to take a shot of cilantro juice or make a cup of cilantro tea… but these are really good for you.

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Cilantro

Trust Your Gut Instincts

It is so important to trust your gut instincts when it comes to your health.

 

Don’t underestimate your initial instincts. You are very intuitive. Believe in what you think.

Remember when you were a kid and you’d be taking a multiple choice test and everyone always said, “trust your first instinct”? And then do you also remember going over your answers before you handed in your exam and ferociously erasing and changing your answer in the last few seconds? How often was the change the right thing to do? I’ll bet almost never.

But we are not kids anymore. Now, instead of a written test we are playing with our health.

I have spent years teaching people that when it comes to diet and health, food and herbs, exercise programs, and meditation… that one size does NOT fit all. This is where the importance of learning to trust your …

How And Why You Should Be Using Chia Seeds

These ancient seeds are a healing superfood, and they are easy to add into your diet. Read this post to learn all about how and why you should be using chia seeds. Be sure to scroll down for some great recipes…

I’ve been eating chia puddings for years… way before I knew how good chia seeds are for our health. Honestly, I love the taste of this creamy pudding; it’s like dessert for breakfast. I think this love affair stems from the fact that I used to love rice pudding when I was a child but my digestion can’t handle rice or dairy any more. To me, a good-flavored chia pudding is like the rice puddings of my childhood.

And a great benefit for me is that chia seeds keep me full. If I have eggs or a more traditional breakfast in the morning, I am usually hungry in a …

Simple Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Are you still looking for some simple healthy Thanksgiving side dishes? I’ve got you covered…

There are two types of Thanksgiving cooks. One type plans and plans and plans the menu and relishes in this planning. Then there’s the type who kind of wings it. Which type are you? I’m the planner… but I also end up winging a few recipes at the last minute because I almost always think of something else that will make the meal “just perfect”.

I’ve included recipes here for both types. Pick a few of these recipes that resonate with you. They are all simple and healthy and delicious. They are all crowd pleasers, and they all make for great leftovers.

Here Are The Best Simple Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans are the perfect side dish. They are easy, can be made in advance, and are great at room …