If you’re like me, you’re already starting to think about how you can enjoy the holiday season without packing on those extra pounds or spiking your blood sugar sky-high. If you’ve been following along here for a while, you know my philosophy of enjoying all the foods we love with whole body balance and moderation. Eating healthy doesn’t mean we must forego our favorite foods! Keeping Fit & Fabulous During the Holidays without Sacrifice is the name of the game!
Of all the things I put in my body, ginger tea is the most simple and most healing. It is also my most frequently consumed! In fact, ginger tea leaves me feeling so renewed, it has become habit to reach for a cup when I’m feeling the slightest bit off, or even when I just need a little lift in my day.
The benefits of ginger are nearly endless. Its healing effects are most often associated with settling an upset stomach, but ginger does so much more! Continue Reading
One of my punch bowls occupies a considerable amount of space in the antique sideboard that houses a great many of my platters, bowls, trays and table linens. Yes, one of them. Confession: I have 3 punch bowls. Why? How? In my defense, I didn’t purchase any of them. The first, a gift from a dear aunt when I first married. Every lady needs a proper punch bowl and cups for entertaining. ‘Tis true. I remember opening the big cardboard box it was in and squealing with delight! My first punch bowl! I know, it doesn’t take much, does it? Continue Reading
Every summer of my childhood, my godmother would wash and squeeze lemons what seemed like every other day for homemade lemonade. It was so, so good and had the most lovely pale yellow color. I loved watching her make it standing at the tall work counter against the backdrop of poppy red appliances in her kitchen. Continue Reading
Often referred to as the “House Wine of the South”, sweet iced tea is a staple in most refrigerators year round, but especially in the summer months when steamy and sticky are two words frequently used to describe the weather.
Everyone has their special “secrets” for making sweet tea, and I’m no different. I make mine less sweet than the traditional glass and a bit stronger than even Lipton recommends. I also go to a bit more trouble dissolving the sugar in part of the water, then steeping the tea bags in another portion of the water. This is the old fashioned way I saw it done growing up and it seemed to work just fine back then. (You know the saying, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”, don’t you?) Continue Reading
No campfire required for this indulgent-tasting Healthy S’mores Smoothie!
And while you may think the ingredients list a bit odd, this is truly a “must make and try before judging” recipe. Somehow, this strange lot of items work together harmoniously to yield a rich, creamy smoothie that satisfies. Continue Reading