Not Your Average Asparagus

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by HylaryL

Asparagus In the vegetable world, asparagus is often misunderstood. Commonly served baked or boiled, the sometimes bitter flavor is, unfortunately, what many associate with these long and skinny green stalks. Well forget what you know (or think you know) about asparagus! Now that asparagus, which is actually a member of the lily family, is in season, it’s the perfect time to try something new that highlights . . . more »

Healthy Hot Pockets

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by HylaryL

Did you hear about Nestle’s voluntary recall of their Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets due to contaminated meat? Yikes! Even more alarming, however, is the calorie, fat and sodium content of these and other ready-made frozen meals. One little Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pocket contains 340 calories, 16 grams of fat and 700 mg of sodium. That’s more than a McDonald’s cheeseburger or two crunchy . . . more »

Eat Like an Olympian!

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by HylaryL

Olympic fever has gripped the world! We are right in the thick of the Winter Games in Sochi, and, while it’s fun to watch people in peak physical condition compete in feats of endurance, strength and artistry, one question keeps popping up (in my mind at least): how do these Olympians get in such good shape?! Training for the Olympics takes a lifetime of practice, . . . more »

Healthy Chicken Wings? It’s possible!

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by HylaryL

Halal chicken wings Did you know that the Buffalo Wing turns 50 this year? It’s true! Back in 1964 at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, this delicious party food first hit the culinary stage. Since then, these morsels of spicy, savory goodness have been delighting us with various iterations of sauces, flavors, and cooking methods. Unfortunately, chicken wings aren’t always the healthiest thing to eat. So how . . . more »