Jun 7, 2011

Low Calorie Summer Beverages: Iced Russian Tea

I have never been an iced tea lover.  Forced into trying it–through thirst or politeness–it seemed either cloyingly sweet or tongue-bitingly bitter.  But in my quest for alternatives to Diet Coke, iced teas are simply too big to ignore.  Even better, tea has been linked to a number of health benefits from delivering a healthy dose of antioxidants to possible cardiovascular … Continue reading

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Jun 4, 2011

Lo-Cal Summer Beverages: Homemade Lemonade

I spent years as a Diet Coke Addict. In the early days, I had many food vices, but as coffee, wine and chocolate became healthy, it was all I had left. Now even that is gone; you see… I have given it up. Trouble is, I still relish the flavor. I know how the ex-smoker feels. Plain old ordinary water … Continue reading

May 25, 2011

Simple Mussels in Wine

Mussels in Wine is one of my favorite foods.  Typically served as an appetizer, it is substantial enough to work as an entrée.  I used to indulge this way often.  Go out to dinner, order an appetizer, stay thin and happy.  Who could feel deprived with seafood, wine and garlic melded in front of them?  When I left the corporate … Continue reading

May 15, 2011

My Most Forgiving “Bok Choy” Salad

One of my all time favorite non-lettuce salads is Bok Choy Salad. Crunchy, and flavored with soy sauce, it has a nice Asian flair pairing perfectly with all types of casual foods. Now I admit that all of my pictures here show Napa Cabbage—but it’s a very versatile salad (and the store’s Bok Choy looked terrible). I believe that in … Continue reading