It’s been a week full of tragedy and fear. My heart aches for the families of everyone hurt or killed in Boston and Texas, and my reaction to everything that’s happened (and continues to happen) is to plant myself in front of the news in search of the answers to “What?” and “Why?” It’s not a healthy response in a number of ways. Seeing the number of mistakes that the media has made, I’m becoming convinced that it’s probably better to check the news only once a day to avoid all the speculation and outright errors. And on a personal level, being holed up in front of a TV or computer screen has made me more sedentary than usual and less inclined to pry myself away and create a new recipe.
There is nothing more exciting than to see a positive sign on a pregnancy test and know that in 9 months you will be holding a sweet little babe in your arms. You may have a few weeks of bliss and then without warning, you join the ‘Queasy Club’. Studies show that 75% of women will experience what is known as morning sickness. The term is definitely misleading since the nausea and vomiting can effect you morning, noon, night or all three! Every woman is a little different, but being a 3rd time expectant mother and definitely effected by morning sickness, I thought I would share some of my knowledge about the subject. My current pregnancy has definitely been the worst as far as morning sickness which according to different sources is not common. Morning sickness is more common and tends to be more severe in first pregnancies, although generalities never seem to be true for pregnant women and I have found a lot of women are more sick with subsequent pregnancies than they were with their first.
Of all of the remedies, helpful tips, foods to eat or avoid – the best thing that I had during my morning sickness bout was my husband! Wow – how would I have survived without him!?! My best advice to you is to seek support and don’t be afraid to ask for help! As women I think we want to be independent and feel like we can do it all, but sometimes we just can’t and it is OK. It will make a world of different for you, especially if you have other children.
The Delicious and Healthy Cooking is packed with everything you need to know about a healthy diet. It includes our “Hand Picked Collection” of the most delicious Healthy Recipes ever made. Recipes cover everything from how to make a Mexican Pozole, an easy Fresh Cabbage and Tomato Salad to Zucchini Lasagna and Banana Mousse.
Preparing simple, homemade food in the comfort of your own kitchen is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your family.
This Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers is absolutely delicious and very Mediterranean. It comes together easily and healthy. The beef and cheese provide the 21 g. of protein, the peppers, zucchini and onions are nutritious vegetables, and the bulgur is an excellent source of starch. You can serve hot or cold, and can be made vegetarian by replacing beef with soya.
I hate to say it, but I’ve grown a little tired of quinoa lately. While it will always be one of my favorite grains/seeds (it has that split personality thing going on), lately I’ve been craving something more sturdy and robust, a grain that can stand up next to all the flavorful summer produce and say “Bite me! Chew me! I’m not just hiding in the background to soak up all the salad dressing!” This week, at least, my heart belongs to an assertive little grain called farro.
The Italians often fry the eggplant for this simple dish. Grilled eggplant works even better. This versatile recipe goes well with grilled meats, tossed with pasta or part of an antipasto. You can adjust the red pepper flakes in this eggplant dish, taking it anywhere from mild to spicy hot, according to your liking.