Light for Life

A delicious and attractive potato salad

This potato salad was a highlight of our Father’s Day dinner menu. I served it along side grilled turkey bratwursts (no buns), grilled sweet onions,… Continue reading

Making use of forgotten produce

Here’s the scenario: You go to the store full of resolve to eat healthier. In the produce section, you load your basket with fresh vegetables… Continue reading

Lemon-lime pops for a hot summer day

I recently treated myself to a set of popsicle molds (link). Of all the new kitchen gadgets I have acquired this spring, these popsicle molds… Continue reading

Tomatillo-apple guacamole: Cool treat for warm days

We are on the verge of another unseasonably warm weekend. I am itching to soak up as much warm sunshine as possible before the weather… Continue reading

Quick, easy coconut-almond granola

This week, I’ve got some quick and easy granola recipes for you to try. Granola ranks among the cooking projects I often think about tackling… Continue reading

10 tips for maintaining or losing weight during a vacation

Over the past five years, I have lost, gained and maintained weight while on vacation. Each time, the key to success or a weighty surprise… Continue reading

The art of making a perfect pie

“Have you ever made a dough and felt like YOU are the one who must be wrong because even though you followed everything that the… Continue reading

This meal takes just 5 minutes of work

Time, time, time… Where does it go and how can we get some more of it? This is likely to be a prominent feature in… Continue reading

Mini frittatas easy to make for ideal breakfast

Forgive me for working backwards. Rather than including a recipe in my previous post I thought those mini frittatas deserved their own moment in the… Continue reading

Start planning Thanksgiving with these tested recipes

I’m calling it early this year. I have a baby who pretty much wants to be held and snuggled all the time. I am happy… Continue reading

What it’s like to cook for a TV audience

I blew into the KCTS channel 9 studios propelled by gusts of wind strong enough to close off one of Seattle’s two floating bridges. Leaves… Continue reading

A simple recipe for holiday potlucks

I have been sitting on this recipe for a long time. We were first introduced to caramel apple salad at… Continue reading

Tips for staying on track during holiday meals

Whether you count, calories, carbs, points or minutes until your next meal, Thanksgiving can be the beginning of a tricky time for people trying to… Continue reading

Sweeten fall with crispy apple crumble

An apple a day may keep a doctor away, but I bet they would come running if you put that apple into this crumble! I… Continue reading

Blogger visits small screen for holiday cooking

It feels as though the last seven days have passed in as much time as it takes to complete a sneeze! Monday morning I accepted… Continue reading

Welcoming a new family member

Happy back-to-school week! I hope you celebrated the last holiday weekend of summer with a sunny day of hiking, boating, strolling or other active activities.… Continue reading

Cardamom peach cake

Peaches and cardamom are one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations. In my humble opinion, cardamom is under-appreciated in western cooking. Cooking with peaches (or… Continue reading

Breakfast month is a good time to change habits

Who ever it is that declares things has declared September “National Breakfast Month.” I find it fitting to have breakfast month coincide with the beginning… Continue reading

Get creative and have fun for healthy cooking

By now you should have caught on that I feel strongly about continuing to eat familiar favorite foods while maintaining my weight in a healthy… Continue reading

Bulk-up lean burgers with zucchini

Burger night is a rare treat in our house. When it does come around, burgers are a great opportunity to put the recipe lightening techniques… Continue reading