Archives for Healthy Cooking

6 Recipes to Kickstart Healthy Eating

by TT Editors January 11th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Recipes

Using summer squash in place of lasagna noodles lightens up this entree and adds more veggies to your diet. Get the recipe here

To fight the chill of winter, try this carrot soup recipe. Although creamy in texture, it’s low
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Recipe: Scranton Seahorse Kale Smoothie

by BnB Finder January 8th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
Green is good - especially when it comes to veggies and healthy eating. One of the world's healthiest leafy greens, and most popular, is no doubt crave-worthy kale. It's enjoyed a killer year of palate popularity, so of course, we had to share a recipe to help savor it. Innkeeper
oven fried potatoes

Recipe: Oven “Fries”

by Jane Wangersky January 6th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Simple Solutions
A few years back, I read a newspaper article ridiculing “the low fat craze of the early ‘90’s.” This was in a paper that had been running low fat recipes -- it seemed to me anyway -- just a few months earlier. Of course the “don’t get more than 20%

Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Pineapple

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 5th, 2016| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
The holidays are over, and so should all of our indulgent snacking be. However, after devouring dozens of decorated cookies, sampling a multitude of meatballs, and sipping who knows how many holiday-themed cocktails, it can be hard to give up these eating habits. At least for me, my stomach gets

Strawberry Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 5th, 2013| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Tapas Monday
Until this summer, I never had attempted making a berry soup.  I'm not quite sure why that is, as I love berries of all varieties and am always seeking new ways to use them.  So, it was long overdue when I decided to use some strawberries in a soup. 

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 16th, 2011| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
Zucchini is one of those vegetables that seems destined for filling with ingredients.  Growing up, my mom frequently stuffed zucchini with spinach, which made a delicious dish that could be served as an entrée or side.  This spring I created a tomato-stuffed zucchini topped with mozzarella.  As both of

Summer Squash Lasagna

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 13th, 2011| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Last night was the perfect night for a little bit of recipe experimenting.  Due to business travel and sporting events, I had only one other person at home with me, my 13 year old who had the start of a cold.  As she was a bit under the weather, a

Stuffed Zucchini

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 4th, 2011| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian
I have dabbled in the world of vegetarianism, so I am fairly comfortable with creating menus that do not include meat.  In fact, my 13 year old has been eating a vegetarian diet for five months, which has helped me create meals with meat that easily are transformed into vegetarian-friendly

Winter Stirfry

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 3rd, 2011| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian
It is two months into the year, and we have been successful with our goal to use only locally sourced meats, produce, and dairy items.  While it has made meal planning a little more challenging, it has been exciting to visit our biweekly farmer's market to see what produce will

Creamy (Yet Lowfat) Carrot Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 24th, 2011| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian
While I am not a vegetarian, I find many all-vegetable dishes to be exciting.  I do enjoy lamb shanks and braised beef short ribs, but I also enjoy Moroccan vegetable stew equally as much.  Now that one of our daughters has decided to give vegetarianism a try, I have

Warm Cole Slaw

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 14th, 2011| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads
This year, my husband and I each created some goals. The goals fell into separate categories: as an individual, as a couple, and as a family.  Being food-centric people, several of the goals involved food, such as trying a new fruit or vegetable each month, taking the family to

Curried Yogurt Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 3rd, 2011| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday
We had an enjoyable set of holidays at our home with our children and a set of grandparents.  Christmas was a nonstop rotation of presents and food, which is the perfect way to spend the holiday: Open presents with immediate family, have breakfast.  Open presents with grandparents/in-laws, have a