Great things about using pregnancy pillows

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Nowadays, pregnancy pillows are getting more and more popular due to their benefits. And here are just a few of them: ventilation and cooling features, additional comfort for belly, hips and head, easy washable, etc. But who are these pregnancy pillows for and what is so unique and exceptional about them? Continue reading “Great things about using pregnancy pillows” »

How a rice cooker solved it all

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Every time you need to buy something, you start a long and careful research of this product, since it is important and significant to have the best of the best quality, efficiency, and, of course, durability. Speaking about rice cookers – they are not an exception, therefore a detailed research based on reviews, feedbacks, and ratings should be made. Continue reading “How a rice cooker solved it all” »

Simple Lunch: Miso Soup

One of my favorite soups has become Miso Soup. Maybe because of my need to use all of the kale from my CSA. Whew…if you want to make sure you get all of your daily greens, join a CSA!

So this one is too easy to do any other way but in pictures.

This is my favorite Miso Paste so far (I get mine at Whole Foods) and I use the recipe conveniently located right on top of the container. I just tweak it a bit to fit what’s in my fridge.

It’s a very flexible recipe. It even list options for veggies. What it does not mention is the greens I usually add near the end of the cooking process. Just a personal preference. And I don’t always add the tofu…just depends on how I’m feeling and if adding the tofu means an unwelcome trip to the store.

This is a quick easy soup and great when you’re feeling under the weather and it’s gluten free.

You want simple? It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Try something new this week.
Enjoy!
Jen

My experience with Omega 8006 masticating juicer

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We all know that the choice of juicers is so huge that at times it is really hard to select the right one – the one that would correspond your needs, preferences, and targets. At the same time, we are also aware of the fact that masticating juicers are one of the most famous juicers due to their efficiency, durability and extremely delicious juice. But which model is the best? Keep reading further and you will find out why I recommend Omega 8006 – an absolute must have. Continue reading “My experience with Omega 8006 masticating juicer” »

4 Simple Ways to Lunch

When asked about my tips on packing a simple lunch the first thing that always comes to mind is leftovers.

I urge clients to intentionally make a little more than they need for dinner to make lunch easier. Cook an extra piece of chicken, enough brown rice or quinoa for a week instead of what you’re making just for dinner, etc… Use your time wisely, think ahead and save yourself time. This also lowers your risk of eating something convenient instead of what you need to fuel your body properly and keep you from craving. Making a little intentional leftover could be the key to you keeping your hand out of the 2:00 in the afternoon cookie jar (or if you’re like me the chocolate bar). Continue reading “4 Simple Ways to Lunch” »

Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup (Gluten Free)

I’ve been asked to post a few of my favorite soup recipes. So I’m going to do that. But as I have stated before, I’m a simple girl so there is no real “recipe” for these. They change from time to time based on what is in my fridge. So I’m not trying to be vague with my recipes I’m trying to leave you room to make it your own. Get creative, add what you like and take away what you don’t. Have fun cooking!

If you’re thinking it’s too stinking hot for soup I would agree with you wholeheartedly. But the beautiful reality is that soon, very soon PLEASE, fall will roll in and cool us off a bit and we’ll be looking for our favorite fall flavors. This is us staying ahead of the game. Continue reading “Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup (Gluten Free)” »

Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup

I’ve been asked to post a few of my favorite soup recipes. So I’m going to do that. But as I have stated before, I’m a simple girl so there is no real “recipe” for these and they are…surprise – SIMPLE. No fancy here! They change from time to time based on what is in my fridge. So I’m not trying to be vague with my recipes I’m trying to leave you room to make it your own. Get creative and add what you like and take away what you don’t. Have fun cooking!

Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup:
(I personally prefer this without the noodles but for my kids the noodles are their favorite part so I add them.) Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup” »

Pink Eggs and Scram

One of my usual “go to” breakfast items is what I call a Clean Out the Refrigerator Scramble. It’s exactly what it sounds like.

Today’s scramble got a little adventurous.

My last CSA box showed up just a couple days before we left for vacation for a week. So when I returned home I had to do something quick with my veggies or I was going to lose them all. I wanted to eat them soon, just not all in one day. So I roasted some yellow squash and zucchini to get a few more days out of them. I also roasted some beets – that was a first for me. Continue reading “Pink Eggs and Scram” »

Play With Your Food!

If you have a great mom like me you’ve heard the words, “Don’t play with your food!” more than once. In fact as time has marched on I’ve become the one reciting those famous words.

I remember my mom trying her best to get me to at least watch her cook. She probably knew there was no hope of getting me to slow down long enough to actually cook, but I remember as I was approaching the end of high school her telling me that I would need to know how to cook. My response was, “I’m good, Publix has a frozen food section.” With of course the teenage eye roll. Continue reading “Play With Your Food!” »

Going Green

Of the mound of things I’ve learned at nutrition school so far, quite possibly, the most important is this…EAT MORE GREENS! And if you saw this you know that advice came just in time because last week I received an abundance of greens in my CSA share.

Here is some encouraging info from David Wolfe, a leader in the raw food movement (not sure I’m ready to jump on board there but still wonderful information). “Green leaves are the best source for alkaline minerals, contains the best fiber, have many calming, anti-stress properties and are the best source of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a blood-builder and one of nature’s great healers.” Continue reading “Going Green” »