Italian Sandwich made from spinach-grilled hamburgers and organic herbs You’ll need the following four fresh herbs (a list I’ve described by their flavors) for this Italian-style open-faced sandwich. basil – has a sweet peppery, minty flavor cilantro – has a flavor similar to celery and mint mixed fennel – tastes like black licorice rosemary – a sweet minty flavor Nutritional Values and Uses for Basil Basil is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, iron, and calcium. Did you know that basil can be used as a body deodorizer and in a bath as a calming effect along with Himalayan Pink or Epsom Salt?Read More →

Make a Sandwich from a Slow Cooker Baked Chicken Bake a chicken in your slow cooker. Then see how many meals you can get out of it. Start with a nutritious chicken and avocado sandwich. Enjoy the whole sandwich yourself, or cut it in half it and share a snack with someone.Read More →

Cheese and Meatless Lunches & Snacks Want to save money on menu planning this spring and summer but prefer nutritious choices? As the days become warmer and the temperatures rise, light lunches seem more appetizing than heavier and meatier entrees. Start planning your summer recipes now. Try these summer cheese ideas for healthy snacks and small meals.Read More →

February is filled with dip, snack, and dessert recipes galore for Super Bowl get-togethers and Valentine’s Day. But what about after those two most popular occasions? After all those snacks and sweets, veggies sound very appetizing. Too many snacks and desserts can pack on the pounds quickly. I’ve been choosing more protein meals, cutting back on meat (although I love it), and increasing vegetable and fruit intake. Veggies for Breakfast This morning I started off with a veggie-packed three-egg omelet. Too many eggs? Perhaps not. My husband met a professional truck driver who feeds his pet macaw a four-egg omelet for breakfast. I had theRead More →

Today a sweet friend surprised me with an Irish dinner at my door! I’ve had vertigo for nearly two weeks, and she cooked enough for her family and me. The meal included corned beef, Irish potato, and carrots. She apologized for not bringing the cabbage, but it was still cooking at home. I was thrilled to be treated so kindly, cabbage or no cabbage. I love the Irish Reuben sandwich, but I actually had planned to make a chicken salad sandwich (the corned beef dinner has me craving the Reuben sandwich now). Having cooked a pot of garlic-seasoned chicken breasts ahead of time, I madeRead More →