15 Pounds Lost with my #SimpleHealthyFresh Cookbook Series


During the past few years, I've had some stress to deal with-an unhappy marriage, multiple health issues, moving twice, having to give up my cats and so forth. Like most people I dealt with the stress by eating comfort foods and over eating. Since I've lost height as well (going from 5'9" to 5'7"), I … Continue reading 15 Pounds Lost with my #SimpleHealthyFresh Cookbook Series

Celery-Split Pea Soup with Ham


I've always loved split pea soup, esp the bad-for-you canned variety, so I learned to make it myself. Split Pea soup is high in carbs, so I add celery soup to bring down the carb count and increase the fiber count, making it diabetes-friendly!   Make Celery Soup from Simple Healthy Fresh.   Normally when … Continue reading Celery-Split Pea Soup with Ham

Healthy Thursday: Healthy Eating


Week three is starting in the new year, 2015, and i'm wondering how your Healthy New Choices are going so far. My posts have been about making better choices for ourselves instead of resolutions. Resolutions can be broken, but if you're consciously making better choices, you'll keep making them. We've discussed substituting some bad foods … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Healthy Eating

Healthy Thursday: Healthy on a Budget


Eating healthy on a budget, while having health issues-ie: diabetes, heart disease, organ transplant, etc, can be difficult but attainable.  A few hints and tips I've followed throughout my "Simple Healthy Fresh" cookbook series are, in fact, simple. Increase low-carb and low-starch vegetables. Increase your intake of 'free foods for diabetics': Eggplant is one. Now, … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Healthy on a Budget

Healthy Thursday: Fast Food Health


Eating Healthy with Fast Food Health and fast food used in the same sentence? Impossible you say? Nonsense! Just be aware of a few hints, tips and tricks to use at the local fast food restaurant. If you’re at a burger joint, it’s still possible to eat healthy. Want options? Order a burger with a … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Fast Food Health

Healthy Thursday: Don’t Diet


Summer is in full force, more people are feeling energetic, making plans to diet, exercise in order to lose weight fast.  They are looking for fast diets, like the antithesis of fast food. More and more articles are popping up, everywhere I look promising to help you melt fat faster than you can down  a … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Don’t Diet

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

Sneak Peek: Ultimate Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbook


Sneak Peek at my Ultimate Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbook The cookbook has been the culmination of eleven years of research, networking, reading, cooking by trial and error. It never would have gotten off the ground had friends not continually asking for a physical, hardcopy cookbook.  I got my feet wet by writing the two ebook … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Ultimate Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbook

Last First Friday Free Recipe


Bringing you free recipes from my cookbook, "SImple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0" this last year has been fun!  I know a lot of you have enjoyed the recipes and hopefully, the healthy nutrition along with them.  Last month I showed the Top 4 recipes from the past 7 days and 90 days, this month, I"ll bring … Continue reading Last First Friday Free Recipe

Healthy Thursday: Using Spices in New Ways


Living  a no-salt or low-sodium diet can be difficult at first.  When I was ordered to stop using salt in my cooking and at my table 25 years ago I remember it about killed me.  I remember thinking 'if i'm not adding salt , then anything is fair game.'  I lived off of pre-made, boxed, … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Using Spices in New Ways