Water, my favorite “cocktail”

Someone emailed me with the suggestion to do a blog post about light cocktail recipes.   Personally, I’m still in weight-loss mode, and alcohol at 7 calories/gram does not fit into my daily plan.  I look at alcohol as a treat.  Something to have on a rare...

Is lack of sleep hurting your weight loss efforts?

So you have changed your diet, ditched the junk food, and now consider the gym your second home, but the needle on the scale seems to be stuck.  While it’s always a good idea to have someone else take a look at your food journal and exercise plan, it might just be the...

Green Smoothies – general notes

I eat a lot of salads. I like green leafy veggies, and I know they are good for me. In the summer, though, sometimes I prefer to drink my greens. A cool concoction of leafy greens and frozen fruit is quite refreshing, and ultra healthy. Here are a few tips that...

Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie

Ingredients 2    lbs    of sweet potatoes 1    cup    diced onions 1    cup    diced carrots 1    cup    diced celery 1        bell pepper of any color, or 1 package — of mixed pepper strips – diced 10    ounces    pkg baby bella mushrooms 3-4 veggie burgers...