#FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Simple Salads

Tomatoes are so versatile and incorporating them into a salad is a very easy way to reap the many benefits of this food. And simple doesn’t have to mean boring either. Check out these salad ideas. As you know by now, I am Italian so I use olive oil and oregano in a lot of…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato – Simple Salads

#FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato

When I think of tomatoes, I think of bushels and bushels of them, especially at this time of year! Mom and dad, aunts and uncles would set a date to go to the farm and hand pick tomatoes, one by one, for the annual ritual of preserving this amazing fruit! (Yes, we all know by…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Tasty Tomato

#FoodFocus – Eggs – The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

I’ve struggled with this. It can seem like quite the mystery. At least that’s how it felt to me before I learned the proper way. Sometimes they were too soft, sometimes they had that weird green ring around the yolk. But when they are perfectly cooked, they are a thing of beauty! The egg experts…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Eggs – The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

#FoodFocus – Eggs – Eggs-in-a-Mug

I believe that eggs rank really high as a perfect food. Think about it. They are like little bundles of protein, rich in Vitamins A, D and E and are a great source of folate, iron, zinc and choline. Eggs are good for healthy skin, eye tissue, bones and teeth, building and repairing muscles, organs,…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Eggs – Eggs-in-a-Mug

#FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Hummus

Dip into something brain healthy! Try this hummus recipe. I think you will like it! Ingredients 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (about 2 cups) 1 medium clove of garlic 1/4 cup olive oil 3-4 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp tahini or sesame paste 1/2 tsp black pepper salt to taste Put all ingredients, except…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Hummus

#FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

I’m not a snacker, but if I do reach for something in between having supper and going to bed, it’s usually something salty that I crave. This is probably the case for a lot of us. And we all know that too much salt is not a good thing. How about something savory that will…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

#FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Pasta e Ceci (noodles with chickpeas)

Comfort food means different things to different people. Every culture has its own version. Italians have quite a few, one of them being noodles with chickpeas, or pasta e ceci as we call it. You probably know by now that I am Italian, first generation Canadian. Growing up, I was attached to my mom’s apron…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Pasta e Ceci (noodles with chickpeas)