Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers

The perfect stuffed bell peppers are filled with the perfect mixture of the perfect ingredients—such as ground beef, tomato sauce and rice— and then topped with just the right amount of cheese and baked to perfection. A classic dish. Bell peppers are a comfort food at its finest…even though if you’re like me, you absolutelyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers”

The Cajun Holy Trinity

Usually when I think about  bell \peppers, the first thing that  comes to mind is stuffed bell peppers. However, the most common use of bell peppers is the almost daily use of “The holy trinity,”…used just about in every recipe…such as Cajun foods and Creole foods like etouffee, gumbo, dirty rice, red beans and ricer,Continue reading “The Cajun Holy Trinity”

Bell Peppers…The Which

Now that you know what bell peppers are and why you should include bell peppers in your quest for a healthier diet…and a few great recipes to use them in…let’s make sure that we’re selecting the best bell peppers and storing them correctly. ********************* Selecting Bell Peppers   Like most other fruits and veggies, bellContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Which”

Bell Peppers…The What

When you think about peppers, the first thing that you probably think about is just how hot they can make your food…   But there is one type of pepper that contains hardly any capsaicinoids, the chemical typically found in peppers that are to blame for making other peppers so hot.   This pepper is theContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The What”

Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea

Okay, so I realize that not everybody has had the privilege of growing up in the Deep South where people don’t even bother to take drink orders, but simply pass around huge glasses filled with ice tea as soon as your butt hits the restaurant dining table chairs…     So how do you makeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea”

Essential Oils and Sleep

Chamomile; German Chamomile; Hungarian Chamomile; Camomile; Matricaria recutita; Chamomilla recutita; Matricaria chamomilla is a member of the Aster Family, Asteraceae or Compositae, the dried flowewrs of which are one of the most well-known herbal teas of commerece, valued for flavor, mild anti-inflammatory activity, and a calming effect. Many essential oils out there can help youContinue reading “Essential Oils and Sleep”

Chamomile…The What

Chamomile is an herb that comes from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family….a family of plants which also includes sunflowers, Echinacea and marigolds.     ******************* Types of Chamomile There are actually nine different types of chamomile, including… Chamomilla recutita, German Chamomile Anthemis arvensis, corn, scentless or field chamomile Anthemis cotula, stinking chamomileContinue reading “Chamomile…The What”

Making Marvelous Muesli

So now that we know what muesli is…how do we make our own…and what do we do with it once we have it made?! Making your own muesli is super easy and takes only about five minutes to go…a perfect combination of nuts, seeds, and oats that is perfectly healthy and perfectly filling.     ********* TheContinue reading “Making Marvelous Muesli”

Yogurt…The Which

These days there are SO many yogurts to choose from…   So how do you know that will give you the most health benefits? Here are a few things to look for… ******** Milk Nowadays yogurt not only can be made with the typical cow’s milk, but can also be made from one of theContinue reading “Yogurt…The Which”

Raspberries…The Which

  Raspberries are another food that is high in antioxidants. ******************** Buying Raspberries Buy certified organically grown raspberries because these have less likelihood to have been exposure to contaminants—such as pesticides and heavy metals. Look for the USDA organic logo on the container to make sure that they are “cerified organic.”. Buy raspberries in their peak period—whichContinue reading “Raspberries…The Which”