Healthy Thursday: Cooking Simple, Healthy Fresh


Ever wonder how I create the recipes for my Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbooks?  Want to start cooking healthier?  There are some simple rules that recipes must follow to be included in the Simple Healthy Fresh cookbooks.  Here they are: 1.  They must be Simple recipes, that can include multiple steps, that anyone with a rudimentary…… Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Cooking Simple, Healthy Fresh

Healthy Thursday: Spring is here!


  Spring has arrived after a long rainy/snowy winter.  Seattle is typically moderate year round, but I really don’t like waking in downpours all bundled up.  The past year has been hard, medically speaking, just a cascade of health issues.  From runners knee reinjury, atypical seizures and heart stents, my weight has ballooned to 190.…… Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Spring is here!

Breaking up with the Gym


  Several years have passed since I last stepped foot into the local Y, yet i’m paying for a  monthly membership on the premise that “I’ll soon be healthy enough to go back to the gym.” If you’ve been following me for any length of time here and on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/brickoneil) you know that I…… Continue reading Breaking up with the Gym