#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)

#FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea

I love chickpeas! My family loves chickpeas! We call them ceci in Italian but they also go by other names such as Garbanzo beans, Egyptian peas,  Bengal gram or Kabuli chana. They are protein-packed legumes and you probably have a can or two in your cupboard. To be honest, my kids and I would eat…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea

Stickers and Lists

When I set out to blog about healthy eating, it was all because I was beginning to notice what people were eating. Really noticing. These days, I’m all about mindfulness. It’s interesting when you get into that mindset how you really see what’s taking place around you. I read somewhere something to the effect of that if we…… Continue reading Stickers and Lists