#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

#FoodFocus – Italian Style Brussel Sprouts

It’s interesting how you either love them or hate them! I am thrilled that my family loves Brussel sprouts. After all, they are of the cruciferous family (cabbage) of veggies and that means they are packed with heart-healthy nutrients, vitamins and folate, dietary fiber for good digestion and antioxidants for optimal brain health! This recipe…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Italian Style Brussel Sprouts

#FoodFocus – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

Growing up, we always had pasta on Sundays and Wednesdays. Always. Even though mom didn’t work outside of the home, she reserved the more complex pasta meals for Sundays. That was when she would make ravioli, lasagna or gnocchi. But, the pasta sauce for the week was made on that day too. It would simmer…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

#FoodFocus – Creamed Broccoli Soup

Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, this soup is so easy to prepare. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. If you don’t already have broccoli in your fridge, go get a couple of heads and make this soup. You will most probably want to double the recipe 😉 Makes 4 servings You…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Creamed Broccoli Soup

#FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup

Lentils! Green, brown, black , yellow, red or orange, there is so much nutrition packed into these tiny little legumes. They are high in dietary fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels and lowers cholesterol, are low in calories and are an excellent source of protein, B-vitamins, Iron, Folate and Magnesium (heart health). They support…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup