Tag: Livestrong

Easiest Dinner Ever. No-Boil Baked Ziti With Bison Meatballs

Easiest Dinner Ever. No-Boil Baked Ziti With Bison Meatballs

Baked ziti (ziti al forno) is a true comfort food to me.  A warm, baked, cheesy pasta dish bubbling from the oven is true comfort food.  Baked pasta dishes such as this have been around since the Middle Ages where nobles served such dishes at banquets. Once […]

Shredded Brussels Sprout With Bacon, Cranberries And Brown Sugar

Shredded Brussels Sprout With Bacon, Cranberries And Brown Sugar

Boy did I hate Brussels sprouts when I was a kid.  To my six-year-old self, these were an odd-looking vegetable not meant for human consumption.  Kudos to my parent, the Brussels sprouts kept returning and eventually, I learned to like them.  Now, older and wiser, […]

Cabbage Salad Even The Kids Will Eat

Cabbage Salad Even The Kids Will Eat

This is a nice, simple, crunchy cabbage salad that goes well with just about anything.  I personally like it so much, I make it year-round, as it is easy to make, especially when I’m in a hurry.  I was first introduced to this type of […]

Need Some Energy?  Try This Mango-Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Need Some Energy? Try This Mango-Pineapple Protein Smoothie

This mango-pineapple protein smoothie is a must try for kids and adults.  Mangos, the “the king of fruits,” is a member of the drupe family, a type of plant food in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell (or pit) with a seed inside. […]

Blueberry-Cherry Powerhouse Antioxidant Smoothie

Blueberry-Cherry Powerhouse Antioxidant Smoothie

This is a blueberry-cherry powerhouse antioxidant smoothie and it is delicious. It’s summer and everyone should eat more blueberries and cherries, but not just because they are fresh and plentiful.  Often referred to as a “superfood,” blueberries are low in calories and incredibly good for […]

What Is That Crazy Fruit You See In The Grocery Store?

What Is That Crazy Fruit You See In The Grocery Store?

You know what I’m talking about right? You reach for some bananas, but in doing so, your arm grazes a vast assortment of odd-looking specialty fruit.  Brightly colored, with spikes, prickly, some even flower-like in appearance.  What are these crazy looking fruits and what the […]