Surviving College Without The Meal Plan! A College Collection of Creative Recipes

Part Two:  A College Collection of Creative Recipes from Nutrition Experts! When September’s National Family Meals  month ends, October quickly picks up with Eat Together.Eat Better month, a Washington State University Extension initiative continuing the focus on families sharing time and activities around food.   Evidence shows children growing up eating around the table have better nutrition, self-esteem and better grades, and parents…

Festive Beef Fajitas

1 pound, beef round, cut into strips (pre-cut and packaged from butcher, meat market or supermarket) 4 bell peppers. I like the variety pack with one orange, red, yellow and green pepper 3 medium yellow onions 1 garlic clove, chopped. 1 teaspoon, chili powder  1 – 2 teaspoons, steak seasoning mix 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped…

Five Tips to Celebrate Family Meals Month

September, Family Meals month is a good time to set a successful dinner table especially in the fall with hectic family schedules. Interviewing me for her blog post, Chere Bork, registered dietitian, energy igniter, coach and co- author of the Five Ingredient Cookbook asked me as the Family Meals Dietitian to share some tips to…

Pesto Chicken over Tagliatelle

Pesto Chicken Over Pasta This dish is a “fast-no oven-required” dish! By the time you are waiting for the pasta- water to boil, mix pesto ingredients in the blender or food processor and brown the chicken in a skillet. You can even substitute chicken strips with shrimp. Both cook quickly. For hectic days you can save an extra step by using the “Go-To” Pesto –…

Basil Becomes…

Pesto is one of my ways to go ‘green’ and savor that garden flavor long past summer! No waste here!  I pick fresh basil leaves from my garden with the wonderful smell (of basil) immediately bursting into the air and onto my hands!  High in potassium and vitamin A. Simply wash, pat dry, add in blender with the ingredients…

Best Sandwich? Mom’s Eggplant Parm’

Want a perfect sandwich for the beach or a picnic? Bet eggplant parmesan wasn’t high on your list!  I have fond memories of my mom making non-traditional sandwiches for Summer Sunday Outings to the beach.  Zucchini and eggs, and yes, MY favorite, eggplant parm’.  This sandwich satisfies your taste, your tummy and helps build strong bodies. Eggplant delivers on fiber, potassium, and antioxidants while tomato sauce adds the antioxidant,…

Recipe: Homemade Italian Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: Tomatoes –  4 about medium to large Garlic – 1 clove Basil, 3 leaves chopped Olive Oil – 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese – ¼ cup, grated Breadcrumbs  ½ cup Anchovies – 3, chopped Green Olives, 2 sliced Pignoli nuts (optional)  1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, (optional) ¼ teaspoon or to taste Wash tomatoes….

Are You Ready To Be Your Own MVP?

If you’re ready, Barbara is ready to help. Using her exclusive MVP approach – Moderation, Variety and Planning – she’ll guide you to a healthier lifestyle and a better overall outlook, through good nutrition and meal planning. Everything she does is completely customized for you… because your lifestyle and nutritional needs are yours and yours…

Savor the flavors of Italy in Brooklyn!

Coming this fall: Join me for a Lunch and Learn this fall as we experience the flavors of Italy at Brooklyn’s Mama Rao’s Restaurant and Pasta Fresca store! Your host, owner Salvatore Rao will lead us through an unforgettable culinary tour of foods for a traditional Italian family meal that includes everything from handmade mozzarella…