Category: Easy

My Secret Cranberry Relish Recipe

When I was growing up, no Thanksgiving meal was complete without cranberries. Unfortunately, it was canned cranberry sauce. And “sauce” isn’t the right word. It was actually more like cranberry gelatin. Yuck. (If you like it, that’s fine, you can

Posted in Cranberries, Delicious, Easy, Healthy, Relish, Salad, Side DIsh, Thanksgiving

My Secret Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

(Photo to be added later.)Poultry StuffingMakes 12 portions (approximately 4 ounces by weight, about 2/3 cup by volume) This looks like a scary long recipe, but it is really very simple. 18 slices Healthy Life bread (or any preferred bread.)2

Posted in Chicken, Delicious, Easy, Favorite, Feast, Healthy, Side DIsh, Stuffing, Thanksgiving, Turkey

Five Secret Tricks to Regain Control of Your Eating (Part 5)

This is the final step of our journey of finding more self-control. In the first four steps, we’ve covered how to use our dinner plates effectively for improved weight management and weight loss, and have gained self-control while grocery shopping, at

Posted in Control, Diets, Easy, Podcast, Portion Size, Self-control, Success, weight loss

Five Secret Tricks to Regain Control of Your Eating (Part 4)

Welcome back to this series of life-changing tips which are very simple to use! To recap, we use going to use the “Half Plate Habit” everywhere, chew gum while shopping, and move temptations at the office out of sight. But

Posted in Control, Diets, Easy, Habits, Motivation, Podcast, Self-control, Success, weight loss

Five Secret Tricks to Regain Control of Your Eating (Part 3)

If you just found this blog, I am giving five tricks (they really are not secret) for learning how to gain control over your eating habits.On Monday, we learned a new method of portion control. It does not require weighing

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Five Secret Tricks to Regain Control of Your Eating (Part 2)

Yesterday, I talked about a new approach to weight management. Specifically, I gave you the idea of  the “Half Plate Habit.” Using the Half Plate Habit whenever you eat from a plate will help you regain control over your eating.

Posted in Diets, Easy, Eating better, Podcast, Portion Size, Self-control, weight loss

Five Secret Tricks to Regain Control of Your Eating (Part 1)

Let’s start with the beginning.  Most people are overweight in the US. Recent studies show more than 60% of people 12 and older are overweight, and about half are clinically obese. It’s not getting better over time, it is getting

Posted in Diets, Easy, MYST, Planning, Plate, Podcast, Portion Size

Two Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Fries and Three Bean SaladThese recipes feel a little like cheating. They are so easy that I almost think I should not include them here, but I don’t want people to overlook these. Sweet Potato Fries I bought

Posted in Beans, Easy, Fries, Green Beans, Hamburger, Healthy, Low Sodium, Potato, Salad, Sandwich, Side DIsh

Marsala-Poached Figs

Fresh Figs, Poached in MarsalaServe 6 1/2 cup sweet Marsala1 cinnamon stick3 black peppercorns1 tablespoon honey6 Figs, stems removed and halvedWalnut halves for garnish Combine first four ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil. Cook 7 minutes or

Posted in Dessert, Easy, Fig, Wine

BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta SaladServes Approximately 16 (one cup portions) 1 pound shell pasta8 slices of thick-cut bacon (ideally, low sodium)1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered)2-3 cloves garlic, minced5 ounces fresh arugala1 bunch green onions, sliced, greens and whites Bring a

Posted in Arugala, Bacon, Easy, Garlic, Light, Pasta, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato