Chicken Cacciatore Made by a Cacciatore – Secret Family Recipe Lightened Up

Given that my last name is Cacciatore, you would think that Chicken Cacciatore would be part of our family’s regular repertoire of meals. However, traditional chicken cacciatore can be high in calories, especially when served over pasta, so I hadn’t prepared the beloved family recipe in years.

I bought fresh mushrooms at Trader Joes last [...]

Exhausted? Eat this to get your energy back.

I was completely shocked when I read that America’s top weight loss coach, best-selling author and nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health – Dr. Jonny Bowden said that sardines are “health food in a can.” I was even more shocked to learn that sardines can not only help with overwhelming fatigue, but [...]

Southern New Year's: Collard Greens & Black Eyed Peas

New Year’s Day in the south isn’t complete without black-eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread. We have a tradition in our family to eat black eyed peas to bring luck in the new year and collard greens to bring money. I typically am not a fan of this cruciferous vegetable, but I eat it at [...]

Day 53: Killer Kiwi

Can you believe that my daughter’s favorite fruit is kiwi? Not something typical like a banana, strawberry or even a peach. Her love for kiwi actually started when I made her a spinach-kiwi protein shake. No joke! Just shows you that you never know what your kids will like until you get them to try [...]

Day 52: Wonderful Watermelon

Watermelon has three key elements that create a “perfect storm” for making it one of the healthiest foods on the planet: high water content, high levels of lycopene and high levels of vitamin A.

Let’s start with the high water content. Study after study shows that high volume foods are one of your best allies [...]

Day 37: Down in the Cabbage Patch

You know that you are a child of the ’80s if you remember The Cabbage Patch kids. Ah, those were the days. Neon shirts, scrunchies, poufy bangs, The Smurfs and The Cabbage Patch kids. They have brought The Cabbage Patch kids. back for all of us 80′s mommies who now have kids of our own [...]

Day 36: Not a Horse, Not a Radish

My husband took me out to my favorite restaurant this weekend for my birthday: The Melting Pot. We’ve gone there every year for fifteen years. I absolutely love the cheese and chocolate fondue. This year we got the Alpine Cheese Fondue (which actually wasn’t as good as others I’ve had), Surf-n-Turf main course and Cookies [...]

Day 27: Another Reason Why George Bush is a Tool

George Bush Sr. was quoted as saying, “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m the President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”

C’mon, how can you not like broccoli? It [...]