#FoodFocus – Refrigerator Oatmeal Breakfast

I absolutely fell in love with this idea when it first surfaced a few years ago! What could be better than oatmeal, yogurt and fruit? The problem before this was that you had to cook the oatmeal and then load it up with fruit and a bit of yogurt. Now, with this technique, this deliciousness…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Refrigerator Oatmeal Breakfast

#FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – AvoPeach Smoothie Bowl

My daughter will be┬áspending the next 3 months out of province so yesterday, we had a few of her friends over for a special send off dinner. I woke up this morning feeling a little guilty about all the lasagna and the profiteroles and the Portuguese tarts we ate. Not to mention the appys and…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – AvoPeach Smoothie Bowl

#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