Healthy Roasted Salmon Salad

by zesty on March 6, 2013 · 3 comments

I have been getting some flack as of late.  Nothing major, just people wanting to see healthier recipes that can be made in a hurry.  Not a lot of ingredients, not a lot of effort to prepare.  The hamster was spinning for a while but really when you break it down in your head – [...]


Good Monday to you. I have a special treat for you today.  A reader of Cooking wanted to be featured for one of his favorite smoothies.  I thought it was a neat idea to feature you guys and see what you make in your own kitchens.  So please enjoy today’s delicious take on a berry [...]


Simple Pan Seared Salmon

by zesty on January 11, 2012 · 7 comments

Good day to you!  Sometimes dinners can be rushed and you need a quick and easy solution but still keep the food “somewhat” healthy.  Today’s feature is dead easy and if I might add quite tasty.  I might be biased as I love salmon – especially fresh Atlantic salmon. However, any salmon will work and [...]


Top 7 Foods under $1

by zesty on June 22, 2011 · 18 comments


Can we eat healthy and not break the bank?  A couple of years ago I wrote an article about grocery prices going out of control and I still believe that is the case.  Over the past couple of years especially with all the world issues, food prices have not reduced in many areas. With that [...]


Tangy Turkey Burger

by zesty on May 20, 2011 · 2 comments

Weekend… is… close. What about ground turkey, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger and red pepper flakes all mashed into a burger and topped with baby arugula and Parmesan pepper mayo? Feast your eyes… and make it tonight!  This was done inside and not on the grill.  feel free to pop these on the grill [...]


College-Friendly n’ Healthy Snacks

by zesty on September 22, 2010 · 6 comments

Help The Students Event: Day 16 By: Amie Valpone, HHP, AADP Nutritionist and author of The Healthy Apple, Heading off to college? Pack some of my portable snacks to keep your tummy satisfied whether you’re in class, studying in the library or trying to find healthy fare in the dining halls…these healthy nibbles are [...]


Brown Bag Oven Fries

by zesty on September 1, 2010 · 15 comments

Help The Students Event: Day 1 Welcome to the kick off of Help the Students event.  For the next month you will be seeing recipes that are student friendly.  Recipes that use simple, easy to find ingredients.  Recipes that are straight forward and easy to prepare.  You will also find tips, tricks, shopping ideas, economical [...]


Yummy Whole Grain Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by zesty on February 16, 2010 · 11 comments

Ok, so I have to confess a little bit here. I totally forgot to post yesterday being Monday and all do to the holiday. My apologies for that. To make it up to you I think I have a pretty tasty recipe that you can try at home and I think you even may be [...]


Milk and Alternatives with a Pop Quiz

by zesty on December 15, 2009 · 5 comments

According to the latest Community Health Survey, on average we consume just over one portion of Milk and Alternatives per day.  That is not even close to the recommended daily intake for each age group: Children 2-3 and 4-8 need 2 servings Children 9-13 and teens 14-18 need 3-4 servings Adults 19-50 need 2 servings [...]


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