Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Obese Children: Who is Responsible and What Can We Do?

It seems these days that the most popular headline on the cover of gossip magazines is which celebrity has gone into treatment for anorexia or who has gained weight. But what about the growing number of children who are overweight or obese? They won`t make the cover of Star or People magazine, but are often made to feel like they are on public display just by being in a public place. Why are so many children getting so big? And who is to blame?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Grilled Vegetable Three Cheese Lasagna

The smoky flavor of the grilled vegetables gives this lasagna a nice unique taste.

Zucchini Patties with Fresh Herbs

Anyone who has ever planted zucchini grows that a single plant can often provide more than the average family can use in a season. These zucchini patties are a simple, delicious way to use them up.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fat-Free Garden Dip with Fresh Dill

For a thinner dip you can use fat-free yogurt instead of the cottage cheese. Be sure to make a double batch. With no fat, you can indulge a little.

Lazy Baker “Almost Biscotti”

When I first started out in the food industry, I worked as a cake decorator, which was a strange career choice for someone who doesn`t eat sweets and hates to bake. However, after marrying someone with a love for baked goods, I have spent the past twenty-two years trying to come up with simple recipes, that will make it easier on me, and keep his sweet tooth satisfied.

Spicy Vegetarian Jambalaya

Traditional Jambalaya may be made with chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, crayfish, sausage, oysters duck or any combination. Even without meat this dish is a crowd pleaser. Try doubling the recipe and keeping it warm in a crock pot for guests at a get together.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Five Websites That Let You Earn Just for Using Them

Although you definitely won't become rich overnight, or be able to retire next year, these websites actually pay you to do the things you like to do. You already search the web, play on-line games, and listen to music, so why not get paid to do these things?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Get A Badge and Do Good

I recently came across a site that helps many different relief organizations to raise money and has come up with a way for bloggers to help. The site is called Avanoo.
Their site offers many different badges that bloggers can place on their blogs, and each time your badge is clicked on, a sponsor will donate to the cause associated with your badge. It`s that simple!

You can even check how well your badge is working, because Avanoo tracks all badge clicks and the amount of money that is raised thanks to those clicks. That information is available on their totals page.

Why not help to raise funds and awareness for causes that you care about by putting badges on your web pages, blogs, online profiles, and email signatures.

Save the Children

Friday, July 18, 2008

Vegetarian Burgers with Mock Fries

Everyone will enjoy these guilt-free burgers and fries.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hearty and Spicy Vegetarian Chilli

This dish is so hearty that even the carnivores won`t miss the meat.

Creamy Mandarin Fruit Dip

Simple and delicious, this is a great dessert after a hot summertime meal.

The Good the Bad and the Ugly About Nuts and Seeds

As far back as 10,00 BC, humans have been harvesting and eating nuts and seeds because of their high nutrient value. However there are a few drawbacks to these healthy snacks.

Baked Apricot Brie

This rich and delicious recipe can be served as an appetizer or as a desert.

Savory Garlic and Tomato Soup

Made with fresh ripe tomatoes, this is the perfect soup for gardening season.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fabulous Facts About Fennel

Although the fennel plant is commonly mistaken for celery, and its taste often mistaken for anise, fennel is definitely in a class of its own.

How to Properly Store Foods and Avoid Food Poisoning

Using proper methods to store foods helps them retain their nutrient content longer as well as preserving their fresh appearance, flavors, and textures. Exposing foods to light, heat, moisture, and air can decrease nutrient value, and increasethe risk of food poisoning.