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Back at’em

Whew! Christmas Drive-By 2010 (Columbus to Chicago to Champaign and back in 3 1/2 days) has come to a close, and I start back to work as of this morning. At least I can say that my brief time away was well-spent with family and friends, and decompressing from the stress that was last week. I am feeling energized and ready to take on a crazy, but fulfilling schedule. I have even toyed around with the idea of moving my workouts to the morning as to allow a bit more flexibility in the evening, and to keep up with regular workouts while teaching 2 nights a week…we will see. The added bonus to morning workouts is my hair and its stubborn cow’s lick do appreciate  a morning wash and blow-dry, but that hasn’t motivated my morning sweat sessions as of yet. 😉 Stay tuned.

So after getting nailed by a state trooper going 73 mph in a 55, my trip picked up from there. Santa, family, and friends were all too generous. Guess I’ve been on my best behavior in 2010. I’d say so 🙂

Mr. P and I pulled in the drive-way right around 6:30pm last night. We unloaded and extremely packed car (packed in like sardines, I tell you!) and a very tired Lily Monster. I started on dinner right away — I needed balance, green, and something relatively quick.

I loved the lunch I had at Northstar Cafe with Gina. I’ve been wanting it ever since! It was called the Buddah Bowl and was described like so:

Pan seared organic tofu or chicken, long-grain organic brown rice with peanut sauce and bright veggies.

Yum, right? I went with the tofu and it was fabulous.

However, I am a tofu novice. I know that I love a slightly crunchy tofu with a soft center, and I’ve been told “sauteing” in oil is the best/only way to get that texture. Wrong! Baking worked beautifully in this dish that I re-created at home.

Tofu Buddah Bowl Re-Make inspired by Northstar Cafe and Eats Well with Others (sauce)

1 cup brown rice, dry
1 block extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed
6 cups broccoli florets
2 cups carrots, peeled, and sliced into thin, 4″ long pieces
1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp nut butter (almond, cashew, peanut, etc.)
1″ piece ginger, peeled and diced
6 cloves garlic, chopped
3 Tbsp cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
3 Tbsp water


Preheat oven to 475° F.

Cook 1 cup of brown rice according to directions.

Meanwhile, cube tofu. Spray a ceramic or glass 9×13 dish with non-stick spray. Arrange tofu in a single layer in the dish. Spray tofu with non-stick spray. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Bake tofu for 30 minutes, stirring and rotating tofu every 10 minutes.

In a food processor, mix together nut butter, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sugar, oil, vinegar, and water. Set aside.

With 5 minutes left to cook on the rice and tofu, steam vegetables in a steamer bag, or place into a large dish and cover. Microwave for 4-4 1/2 minutes or until cooked al dente.

When rice is cooked, stir in half of the nut sauce. Plate rice and top with tofu and veggies. Drizzle with an additional 1-2 tablespoons of nut sauce. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 565 calories; 25 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 642 mg. sodium; 52.5 g. carbohydrate; 10 g. fiber; 16 g. sugar; 24.8 g. protein

Result: This was VERY close to the Northstar Cafe version – delicious! Mr. P really liked it, too. The portion is generous and very high in fiber with a great balance between carbohydrate, protein, and fat. As much as I love baked tofu, this dish would be just as good with shrimp, chicken, pork, or beef…it’s very versatile. You can add more veggies to bulk it up, too! Enjoy!

I am working today and tonight have orientation for new adjunct instructors until nearly my bedtime!! It’s going to be a long one, but the week looks up from here! 😀

Question: What are your NYE plans?

Be well,



Filed under dinner, fiber, fruits and vegetables, garlic, healthy cooking, recipe, restaurant, stress, travel, vegan, vegetarian, work

Digging deep for the jolly

It seems like the closer we get to Christmas the less jolly I feel. Quite frankly, I am beat. I haven’t been sleeping well with the anxiety I’m feeling towards my new teaching job. Obviously I am well-versed in nutrition, but I have never lectured 5 hours a week…while balancing a nearly full-time job and a growing private practice. I feel like my to-do list leaves me feeling like nothing ever gets accomplished and there’s always so much on my plate yet to get done. Don’t get me wrong, I am very excited about my new teaching gig…I just hope I do well and give my students the best dose of nutrition ever!

My schedule come January is going to be…insane. I work 34 hours a week in dialysis, teach 5 hours + prep and grading, spend time in private practice and meetings with my partners as much as possible, and love to spend time cooking, exercising, playing ice-hockey, and blogging. I feel like there’s about 8 million balls in the air and I’m trying to keep them all from colliding or crashing to the ground. I thrive in busy environments, but this impending schedule is simply stressing me out.

In order to keep blogging a hobby that brings me enjoyment, I will have to see what my schedule allows as far as posting. While I hope to continue blogging most every day, that may no longer be realistic. As much as that saddens me, I hope you understand…a girl has got to do what a girl has got to do!

Today I am working a short day before picking up Lily at doggy daycare and we make the trip together to Chicago. Mr. Prevention is off on a “Poker Run” today in Illinois with his high school friends. Imagine 30-year-old men in 80’s workout clothes, running around the University of Illinois campus collecting poker cards from various bars for drinking certain beers, shots, and cocktails. As imature as this sounds, it’s a blast….and I will be stuck working. Bitter much? You betcha! The excessive alcohol doesn’t interest me, but not being able to witness this event this year is a shame! But really, I just miss having an actual “Christmas Vacation”…or any substantial amount of time off for the holidays. Oh well. I am very thankful for being employed, there is no doubt.

On a completely unrelated note, several of you have asked me about the new PointsPlus plan from Weight Watchers. As familiar as I am with Weight Watchers, I am not familiar with the new plan. I did, however, find out that my company reimburses 100% for Weight Watchers and so I have plans to attend a meeting very soon to get the skinny (pun intended). With my company, however, you sign-up for either a 13 or 18-week package and are then reimbursed if you attend all the meetings (you can miss up to 3). Several coworkers are taking the plunge to join and I figured it would be a great opportunity to learn about the new program (and give my honest feeback to you all, of course!) and to possibly take off some weight that I have commonly referred to as my “PCOS weight”. Being the go-getter that I am, in addition to feeling as heavy as a boulder with all the Christmas eats, I went all out for the 18-weeks of Weight Watchers. Sure, it will be a challenge to take that time out for meetings, but it is a part of my “me” time that I require for sanity.

It will certainly be interesting, as a dietitian, to sit in on a Weight Watchers meeting. It’s been a long time since I attended Weight Watchers AND lead Weight Watchers meetings. I have heard bits and pieces of the new program — good and bad…from media and members alike. The information regarding PointsPlus found online is very vague and I hope to bring you all information on the new program from my perspective.

Well, that’s a wrap for the most whiny and random post…ever (?) on Prevention RD. I will be glad to pull into Chicago this evening and spend some time with the family, and hopefully a good night’s rest!

I’ll leave you with a recipe for some tasty Pumpkin French Toast with Light Pumpkin Butter, inspired by our hosts in Albuquerque. Their pumpkin french toast was delicious!!

Pumpkin French Toast with Light Pumpkin Butter

1-16 ounce loaf challah, cut into 8 slices, about 3/4 to 1-inch thick
1 cup of Egg Beaters or egg substitute
1 cup + 3 Tbsp pumpkin puree, divided
1 cup of skim milk
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
3 Tbsp Smart Balance Light or Earth Balance
1 Tbsp brown sugar
non-stick spray


For the butter, combine 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree with the Smart Balance Light and brown sugar. Combine well.

Cut bread into 3/4 to 1-inch thick slices. In a large bowl, whick together Egg Beaters, 1 cup pumpkin puree, milk, and pumpkin pie spice. Soak bread in milk-egg mixture for 1-2 minutes.

Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place the soaked bread in the skillet or on the griddle, flipping after the bottom has browned. Cook the opposite side until browned. Serve immediately. Serves 8 with ~1 tablespoons of pumpkin butter.

Nutrition Information (per slice with 1 Tbsp pumpkin butter): 221 calories; 6.6 g. fat; 17 mg. cholesterol; 340 mg. sodium; 35 g. carbohydrate; 3.4 g. fiber; 8.2 g. sugar; 8.2 g. protein

Result: Carb-o-licious! It’s hard to limit to just 1 piece, but they are rather large. I splurged and had 2 one morning and I ate the leftover pieces one at a time with an over-medium egg. Delicious! Pumpkin is never out of season in my kitchen or belly!!!

I may not be 100% jolly (just yet!), but our neighborhood is sure all decked out! Our block all decorates our trees the same and it really does look festive and beautiful!

Question: Does the hustle and bustle of the holiday season make you giddy with glee, or do you get a bit overwhelmed and stressed?

I think working adults need sanctioned holiday vacations like kids in school. I remember the days of a full MONTH with nothing but sleeping in was of concern! College, I miss you!

Tis the season,


Filed under breakfast, butter, carbohydrates, coffee, condiments, diet, dietitians, holiday, PCOS, recipe, stress, weight loss, Weight Watchers, work

better late than never…

A late post today!

So you remember those YUMMY no-bake cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and cranberry white chocolate chip cookies I made for Mr. P’s company bake sale that I posted about yesterday? Well, he forgot them on the kitchen table and left without them in the morning. I grocery shopped, baked, cleaned, packed in baggies, and loaded in a shopping bag, placed right in front of his keys and wallet. Still, he walked out without them. Needless to say, my yesterday started on the wrong foot (really wrong foot). I drove the cookies to my office in the town we both work in, completely out of my way, and jetted off to a meeting an hour away. Good thing I can put the pedal to the metal…this girl was on time. Mr. P got his cookies and I got to my meeting on time. Crisis… averted.

After the meeting and before I started my late, long work day, my co-worker (Hi Christin!) took me to my new favorite place: an Amish market!

1.99 pounds of steel cut oats for $1.17!!!

Blackstrap molasses for $1.75!!!

1/2 pound of banana chips for $0.88!!!

Colby for Mr. P and Apple Cinnamon Cheddar to share 🙂

Fresh spices: cayenne, cumin, sage, cinnamon, rosemary, Spanish paprika, chili powder, and poppy seeds for $0.89 to $1.98 for ~2/3 cup or 1/5th pound 😀

Fresh churned peanut butter on-site for $1.54! Cheaper by the pound than Skippy Natural!

And I got all sorts of fresh pastas in fun shapes and some chocolate-covered goodies for Mr. P. His birthday is Saturday, after all. So fun! Thank you, Christin 😀

It’s fair to say my day improved from there…despite walking in the door at 8pm and making some bad choices for dinner.

Obviously by 8pm I was ready to eat my arm off and Mr. P had taken it upon himself to order pizza on my late night. So I came home, had 1 slice of pizza, 1 leftover Buffalo Chicken Bite, 2/3rds-ish cups of Mr. P’s leftover pasta from a dinner out, a few gummy butterflies (i.e. gummy bears), and a glass of wine. …All before I got my heels off my feet. Vegetables who? Fruit what? Whole grain why? Oy!

THIS is why I meal plan and love leftovers!!! And THIS is why it’s so important to not get to the point of HUNGRY because nothing good ever comes of it! …at least not for me. Obviously. But it was still probably better than stopping for fast food. Which, by the way, sounded really appealing during my 70 minute commute home…since I’m baring all here. 😉

Question: What was your last amazing food bargain?

I seriously feel like I hit the JACKPOT yesterday! 😀

Almost Friday!


Filed under budget shopping, dining out, dinner, fast food, fruits and vegetables, grocery store, herbs, hunger, marriage, self-control, stress, Uncategorized, wine, work

“get riiiii-iiiii-iii-iiight”

I officially don’t like Wednesdays. On Wednesdays I work at a different dialysis clinic that is an hour and 15 minutes from home. And my hours are 10am-8pm, meaning I leave at 8:45am and get home at 9:15pm…ugh. I really like the clinic and the staff, but covering 2nd and 3rd shifts so far from home is obviously not optimal. C’est la vie. I am blessed to have a job…and one that I love, at that 😀

But it is days like yesterday that make me very glad I plan ahead and have easy on-the-go healthy snacks. When Georgie posted the below recipe, I absolutely wanted to try it.…especially since I’ve never used wheat bran before. And what a treat I was missing! A serving of wheat bran, 1/4 cup, is a mere 30 calories and 6 grams of fiber!

Apple Bran Muffins slightly adapted from Ask Georgie

Cooking oil spray or muffin liners
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup wheat bran
2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped (2¼ cups)
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup skim milk
¼ cup egg whites (2)
¼ cup molasses (I used maple syrup)
2 tablespoons oil (olive, macadamia, or canola)
1 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat wells of a muffin tin thoroughly with cooking oil spray or place liners in muffin wells.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, bran, apple, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir to mix.
In a separate large mixing bowl, stir together applesauce, milk, egg whites, molasses/syrup and oil. Add dry ingredients to wet ones, and stir just until uniformly moistened. Spoon batter into 12 muffin wells.

Bake 18-20 minutes or until tops spring back lightly when touched. Allow to cool completely before removing from tin. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 12 muffins.

Nutrition Information (per muffin): 103 calories; 2.7 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 60 mg. sodium; 18.9 g. carbohydrate; 3.7 g. fiber; 1.6 g. protein

Result: These are great! They are hearty and filling…and remind me so much of fall which is quickly approaching. I don’t think you can beat those nutrition stats, either. One muffin for breakfast? Why not 2 AND a piece of fruit and still come in under 300 calories!


And during my run yesterday I decided that this song is one that always causes an increase in pace! It’s hard NOT to move to this song! The beat is great…the lyrics…um, yeah. It’s the beat I love! 😉

A short day at work and then I’m off to Chicago for a wedding and some over-due time with family & friends! My brother is my date to the wedding…we’ll have a blast, I can’t wait!

Question: What’s your #1 workout tune that always gets you in the workout state of mind?

Be well,


Filed under breakfast, fiber, recipe, running, stress, Uncategorized, work


Forewarning: This post has nothing to do with nutrition, cooking, health, or fitness. 🙂

Wow. Words cannot describe the happenings of the past week. But let me try anyways. 😉

Last Monday the movers showed up in Tulsa. They packed us all day Monday and loaded all of Tuesday. It was a FULL 2 days of packing. Lily was totally exhausted once she got over the initial excitement of all the happenings around her.

(You guys asked for Lily pictures…you got’em!)

Before we left, I picked the remains of my Tulsa garden. And LOOK what popped up in time for our departure: JALAPENOS!! Poor timing, but that means that everything I planted produced yield!! 😀

Picked my onions at immature bulbs, but they’re a good 2″

Tuesday afternoon around 3pm we headed out for a 9 hour drive to central Illinois to spend the night with Mr. Prevention’s parents. Lily did wonderful and we got in safe and sound, albeit very late and totally exhausted. We slept in the next day and I proceeded to take a 3 hour nap. Glorious. Wednesday was just a day to relax and we got to have pizza and tour our old stomping ground, The University of Illinois. 🙂 Always fun to recall those amazing 4 years!

Thursday morning I headed out before Mr. Prevention to get to my interview in Columbus. Another 5 hour drive. Off I went in my suit all prepared! Of course, somewhere along the line I got a run in my nylons. An emergency Walgreens trip and nylon change later, I was nearly late to my interview. However, it went really well. They have three second-round candidates for 2 positions and I should know something more this week. However it turns out, I was pleased with my interviews and gave it my all.

After my interview I rushed to our new house to do the final walk thru. The previous owners had taken it upon themselves  (against the contract agreements) to spackle EVERY nail hole in the entire house. I walked in to a polka-dotted house. Ugh. We got a painting estimate right away and asked the sellers pay for the painting. They said no. We were in a head-lock. And would we close first thing the next morning? Stress.

Thursday night we spent in a hotel in Columbus that allowed pets, because we had not only Lily, but also Pinky, our snake. And about 50 bottles of wine to keep cool, or at least room temperature. So we roll up to the hotel and it’s a 4-star, luxurious hotel. But, they allowed pets…the only one in Columbus. Three carts later, Lily, Pinky, and all of our wine was in our hotel room. It was a sight to see, but everyone thought Miss Lily was just the cutest thing. The hotel was SO nice that someone actually asked if Lily was a service dog. At which point I laughed and politely responded, “No, just staying here because they allow pets!” Too funny. And so Thursday night was a restless night with Lily’s snoring 10 feet from the bed. Sigh.

And as for the house, the seller’s realtor ended up forking over the money for the painting from her commission. What a saint. We closed and we started moving in on Friday morning.

Friday was a whirlwind. We unpacked all day and I was beat. It was 4pm before I had even looked at the clock, but we had made good progress unpacking. We went out to eat on a patio near our new house and just took a load off.

Saturday we continued unpacking and when I had finally stopped to just sit, I realized something. Something bad. I had COMPLETELY forgotten to go take my drug screen on Friday for my new job that I start TODAY. Oh. My. Gosh. I immediately started crying. That is precisely how busy this week has been…and I blew off something that important without even REALIZING it until more than a day later. I called immediately and everything is fine, but I just can’t believe that happened.

On a completely unrelated and happier note, I WENT TO TRADER JOE’S!!! Oklahoma doesn’t have TJ’s and so this was majorly exciting for me! I now have a fridge full of delicious foods! I really don’t know how I survived 18 months without TJ’s!! 😀

This was an insanely long post, I apologize. And unfortunately, my next post may not be for a bit. I start work today, and Mr. Prevention is due into the office, too. Meaning, getting a cable guy to come out this week probably won’t happen until Saturday. And this is where I admit to having the shakes from Internet withdrawls. No lie. Ahhh!

In the mean time, I’ll try to decompress & celebrate our new home this way:

Off to my first day of work! 😀

Thank you, Cold Stone, for letting me borrow your internet from the parking lot! 😉

Question: Would you rather go a week without Internet or TV? Would you do okay without either, or would you be camped outside Cold Stone too? 😉

I will do my best to check-in, but for now it’s focusing on my new job! And staying hopeful about the job I interviewed for last week! 😀

A huge thanks again to all the wonderful guest posters last week! 😀

Have a great week,


Filed under alcohol, dog, fruits and vegetables, garden, grocery store, pets, restaurant, sleep, stress, Trader Joe's, travel, work

You’re going to eat that?

As I was working really hard on Friday, I read Gracie’s post about friends commenting on her eating pie despite being a “health food blogger”. And I loved her response, something along the lines of health having a definition outside of food that included things all that increase her quality of life – like pie! Amen, sister! I loved that response.

Unfortunately, I am not as big a person as Gracie. I really dislike when people make comments like that. Not only am I nutrition blogger and dietitian, but a PERSON! I mean, hello?! Am I the only one that finds is slightly…rude…to dictate the appropriateness of what another is eating? It’s like verbally judging someone for their actions. A lot of people would look at a drive-through line wrapped around a parking lot 4x and think to themselves, “Wow, what people won’t do for some fast food” or see a grocery cart filled with Koo-laid, hot dogs, and Doritos and think something like, “Geez”. Point being, you may think it…but not many people would (or should) say it. Yet, when it comes to those in the limelight (blogger, dietitian, dieter, or otherwise), it’s appropriate to comment and judge?

“Dieters” get this all the time, too. You make the mistake of telling people you’re trying to lose some weight, you enjoy a piece of cake to celebrate a co-worker’s promotion, and BAM! Co-workers will comment. “Oh, are you off Weight Watchers now?”…”Is that on your diet plan? I want to be on that diet!”…”Hm, cake. Does that mean lettuce and vinegar for dinner?” Okay, I might be exaggerating…but you know it happens!

Rant over 🙂


This week I tried stuffed turkey burgers. After KT gushed over her stuffed turkey burger rendition after seeing these stuffed turkey burgers, I figured…why not? I followed something more along Kristin’s recipe and simply stuffed 2% shredded mozzarella into the burger after seasoning the ground turkey breast with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, garlic, pepper, and some salt. And then we just grilled’em up!

Brushetta Turkey Burgers

Add a second layer of pounded ground turkey…


Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and top with tomato and basil on a bun…

Result: They were disappointing and DRY 😦 Ground turkey breast is virtually fat-free and I think you need some fat in burgers to make them good. I think next time, I’ll add some extra-virgin olive oil to the meat in order to add healthy fats versus buying higher fat turkey meat.

Of course it was to my pleasant surprise that this month’s Cooking Light features burger recipes! Lily and I perused the issue this morning and dog-eared lots of pages!

Question: Do you catch heat for anything “unhealthy” you eat? Does it bother you like it does me? Or am I just a bit sensitive to the comments?

Some of my co-workers are throwing me an out-of-office going away party today. SO sweet of them! I work with some truly amazing people! And then this afternoon I have a hockey game! 😀 Busy day! What are you up to?

Have a wonderful day!


Filed under Cooking Light, diet, dietitians, friends, garlic, grilling, health at every size, healthy cooking, hockey, meat consumption, MUFAs and PUFAs, recipe, self-control, stress, Uncategorized, weight gain, weight loss, work

Drool-worthy Pesto

…Lily thought so, too (yes, my dog drools THIS much!)

[Miss Lily has packed on 5 POUNDS since her last check-up 1 ½ weeks ago!!! Oklahoma heat = lazy pup and lazier owners!! I think she needs a dietitian 😉 ]

Anyways, pesto is one of those things I love to order when out. But after seeing classic pesto on Jenna’s blog, I wondered, why not make my own? Sounds simple enough, right? And it is…very simple. And divine!

Classic Pesto adapted from Cooking Light

2 Tbsp coarsely chopped walnuts or pine nuts
2 3+ garlic cloves, peeled
3 tablespoons 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups basil leaves (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano + shavings for garnish (optional)
1/4 ½ teaspoon salt
14 ounce box whole wheat pasta
12 ounces chicken breast, grilled and chopped
Pine nuts, garnish (optional)


Cook pasta according to directions. Transfer to a large serving bowl after draining.

Grill chicken breasts until cooked through. Chop into strips and add to pasta.

In a food processor combine pine nuts, garlic, olive-oil, basil, cheese, and salt. Process until smooth.

Top the chicken and pasta with the pesto. Stir until well combined. Garnish with Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano shavings and pine nuts, if desired. Serves 7.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 402 calories; 17 g. fat; 47 mg. cholesterol; 346 mg. sodium; 39.8 g. carbohydrate; 5.1 g. fiber; 25.7 g. protein

Result: This was heavenly!! I only wished Mr. Prevention was there to share it with me. Or my BFF…she’s a pesto lover, too! I will definitely be making more pesto! And with the addition of chicken, it’s a great balance of complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy, mono and polyunsaturated fats. I love balance and all-in-one meals!

Life update: We have a house (after approximately 4,345 counter offers over the weekend)! We are scheduled to close July 30th…and I’m very excited about this house (even though I’ve never seen it in person – HA!). More excited than the first home which BOMBED the home inspections. Like so many of you said…everything has a way of working itself out and everything happens for a reason! ALSO, I have received not only one job offer, but a second job offer! While neither of them is in diabetes specifically, one of them has to do with diabetes, and both are wonderful offers. I’ll go into that more when I actually accept one of them. But for now I feel confident in saying, I have a job and that as much as I love my current job, I am embracing the change into a new arena of dietetics. I am feeling very blessed and much more “at ease” with the transition. You know, income and shelter…kinda, sorta important! 😉

It’s been a serious TASK to manage Lily, Mr. Prevention out of town during the week, 12-hour work days with my commute, and keeping a house on the market clean enough to be shown at any time! Plus, interviews and paperwork for real estate up to wazoo!

Happy birthday to my car! It is ONE year old today and has 24,550 miles on it! Holy moly!

Question: Do you drive a lot? How long is your commute to work/school each day?

Thanks for all your support and love during all my life changes! Means so much! Hugs!

Be well,


Filed under Cooking Light, dietitians, dining out, dinner, dog, exercise, fiber, garlic, grilling, healthy cooking, herbs, MUFAs and PUFAs, pets, protein, recipe, stress, work