Don’t Like Oatmeal? No Problem!

We’ve heard about the health benefits of oats; they’re loaded with fiber and have a range of cholesterol-lowering properties. But let’s face it: oatmeal is not the prettiest to look at, and the mushy texture can turn off even a … Continued

Fall Superfoods

It’s Fall! Or is it?! It reached 100 degrees F today here in Southern California, but this too shall pass! My daughter and I are getting ready to visit my sister in Chicago (where real Fall is in full swing!) … Continued

Half-time Snacks: Beyond The Orange Slice

Half-time snacks…Fruit, fruit, fruit…right? Orange slices have been associated with halftime during soccer and football games for many years. We have all been handed the “snack signup sheet,” and for half-time snacks, there’s never been a question; fruit is best. … Continued

Dinner Tonight: Caprese Paninis

I was in the garage the other day, looking for a platter, and what do I find? My panini maker! I LOVED that thing when we lived in Chicago, and I must admit I haven’t seen it in a long … Continued

Feeding the Team? Winning Team Meals

Are you a team mom (or dad)? Snack/meal mom (or dad)? Well, this one’s for YOU! It’s that time of year…school is back in session, and sports teams are enthusiastically practicing and gearing up for a successful season. I’ve written … Continued

Avocados for Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner!

Avocados for breakfast, lunch and dinner…why not? OK, I’ve heard this time and time again…”avocados are my favorite, and really the one thing I could not live without!” I too feel very strongly about my avocados, so I thought I … Continued

Doctor Jacq’s Pre-Game Chicken Chow Mein

Talk about a great 30 minute meal! My daughter and I were by ourselves for 2 weeks this summer (the boys were away at hockey camp), and she asked to if we could go out for Asian food. She loves … Continued

Summer Time is Tomato Time!

Ahhh, summer…finally here, and nothing says summer like tomatoes. I’ve tried to grow them myself a couple of times, but our dog Cody apparently LOVES them (he grabbed them all, but only when they turned red, little stinker) Luckily,  tomatoes … Continued

It’s Summer Time: It’s Strawberry Time!

We are lucky here in California to be able to get strawberries pretty much year round, but there’s nothing like a sweet, ripe, juicy Summer strawberry! Strawberries are serious nutrition power houses- they boast plenty of fiber, more vitamin C … Continued