#FoodFocus – Super Simple Salad Jars

Do you ever feel like a deliciously healthy salad but are too pressed for time to make one? Or you just don’t feel like collecting all the ingredients, slicing and chopping? Wouldn’t it be great to just grab one already prepared and go?  I am always shocked at how much the grocery stores charge for…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Super Simple Salad Jars

#FoodFocus – Tower Gardening

With the health challenges our family is facing lately, getting back to good health is top priority. I have always grown some herbs and vegetables in my backyard garden. Gardeners know that so many factors play a role in the success of their crops. Soil quality, amount of rain, and temperature are so important to…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Tower Gardening

#FoodFocus – Vegetable Savoy Cabbage Soup

A light but extremely nutritious soup to warm the body and soul on cold winter nights or anytime you need a ‘bowl of comfort’. Cabbage is nutrient-packed with 1 cup containing nearly an entire day’s recommended daily allowance of vitamin K, half the amount of vitamin C, lots of dietary fiber, Vitamin B’s and phytonutrients. This…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Vegetable Savoy Cabbage Soup

In Search of the Perfect Banana Bread – Part 3

There has been quite a bit of de-cluttering, clearing and reorganizing going on in our house over the last month or so. Guess what I came across?? My mom’s banana cake recipe!! Needless to say, I was over the moon! And it just so happened that I had some pretty ripe bananas in my fruit…… Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Banana Bread – Part 3

#FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

This dish is delicious and so easy to prepare. For a smooth polenta, a slow 15-20 minute cook is required but it is definitely worth it. Yields 2 servings Begin by cooking your lentils: 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry brown lentils, rinsed bit of salt black pepper to taste Bring salted water to a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

#FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

It seems like it’s all about comfort food at this time of the year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, where it’s cold and snowy. Even if you enjoy the outdoors in winter, a bowl of something that’s been simmering on the stove is always welcome! Chili is one of those comforting dishes! After all, we…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

#FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts

 I am Italian therefore it goes without saying that chestnuts were a staple at Christmas time! We munched on the roasted nuts way after the meal was done. I will always remember regrouping around the dinner table after the dishes were done and one of my uncles breaking out the Bingo game. That’s when the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts