Light for Life

Defeating deprivation: Weight loss can be fun and sustainable

Earlier this year I conducted a survey to learn more about the…

 

Recipe for easy peasy sugar pumpkin puree

If you bought any of the smaller sugar pumpkins to decorate for…

 

White bean chili — it’s healthy and cheap

March is here and it is time to begin the MyPlate on…

 

Rosemary roasted Brussels sprouts with apples

I am sure you have been hard at work on those 5 Simple Steps to Launch Your Weight Loss I gave you last week. Here’s… Continue reading

On a mission to perfect the chicken nugget

I have to tell you about these Savory Herb Chicken Nuggets. I spent weeks working on the recipe. I was on a mission and did… Continue reading

Top 5 reasons I don’t make ‘kid food’

1. It costs additional time and money to prepare multiple entrees. 2. All the food we eat is suitable for children. 3. My job as… Continue reading

Soda bread oat scones for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday but my brain is already far away in the land of rolling hills and dramatic seaside cliffs. Without even… Continue reading

MyPlate on My Budget: Pricing produce

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that fresh produce is one part of the grocery bill that can add up very quickly. Jenny… Continue reading

Pastel-colored meringue cookies for Easter

More than a year ago, I went on a mission to conquer making meringues. It took me a few months and several dozen eggs worth… Continue reading

Yummy Potatoes, with a light touch

Growing up there were a few dishes that my grandma would make only for holiday meals or special family dinners. My sister and I looked… Continue reading

Fat-free and fresh: Raspberry vinaigrette

It’s spring! I am so excited to have made it through the dark dreary days of winter. The days are longer and the branches outside… Continue reading

Step by step: How to poach an egg

When we go out for breakfast or brunch I love to order poached eggs. I like the simple clean look of a poached egg and… Continue reading

Coconut-ginger shrimp offers a taste of the tropics

This time of year I start to get antsy for the temperature to climb. On the chilliest days I cruise around the Web planning tropical… Continue reading

Put your heart into better health

Today I took a little time out to show some love to myself. Even with a busy day ahead I spent 30 minutes jogging on… Continue reading

Delectable lemon cake with just 3 ingredients

I planned to take a break from making treats. I was going to focus on savory side dishes and warm-your-tummy dinner suggestions. I was going… Continue reading

Chicken noodle soup: the answer to what ails you

“What does good in bed mean to me? When I’m sick and I stay home from school propped up with lots of pillows watching TV… Continue reading

Can a family eat thrifty AND healthy? Let’s find out

I am so excited to finally share this project with you! The MyPlate on My Budget Project was conceived by fellow blogger Jenny Bardsley of… Continue reading

This cobbler is a special treat in the winter

Every day we go through our closets mixing and matching various items to create a new outfit. Sometimes a tailored blouse works with dark blue… Continue reading

Grilled cheese with spinach and avocado

What caught your eye? Was it the cheese, spinach, avocado, or all of the above? Whichever ingredient grabbed you, I am betting you are already… Continue reading

Small steps toward ethical eating

Dear readers, I’m going to veer into moderately controversial waters in an area where I am just beginning to become educated. Feel free to use… Continue reading