Healthy Thursday: Setting Realistic Goals


  We all want to be healthy, getting to a decent BMI (body mass index), so we can feel better, walk more, enjoy life. Setting realistic goals is the key to keeping your interest in eating healthy and exercising.  Read more about healthy BMI here, http://www.webmd.com/diet/calc-bmi-plus#moreWTH. A healthy BMI is one tool doctors, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Setting Realistic Goals

Happy Humpday Pic!


Happy Humpday!  This was taken last November at Pike Place Market.  This is where we shop for the fresh foods for the recipes in my cookbooks. There is a meat vendor across the way that has fresh, all natural meats that taste totally different than supermarket meats.  Don't know what the difference is but the … Continue reading Happy Humpday Pic!

Monday Book Review: Family Circle Step-by-Step Sensational Vegetable Recipes


  From the Book's description: Everyone knows that vegetables are healthy and a necessary part of our daily diet.  But not everyone knows just how delicious they can be.  Sensational Vegetable Recipes shows  you how to make great main meals from vegetables, as well as side dishes and delectable snacks.  There's also a chapter on quick … Continue reading Monday Book Review: Family Circle Step-by-Step Sensational Vegetable Recipes

Monday Book Review: The About.Com Guide To Shortcut Cooking


  http://www.amazon.com/About-Com-Guide-Shortcut-Cooking-Delicious/dp/1598692739/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354559997&sr=1-1&keywords=about+guide+to+shortcut+cooking From the Amazon description: Book Description Publication Date: April 2, 2007 | Series: About.com Guides In the harried world we all live, every minute counts. "The About.com Guide to Shortcut Cooking" features 225 time-saving recipes for beginner chefs and foodies alike! This cookbook will help readers prepare home-cooked meals in less time without sacrificing flavour and … Continue reading Monday Book Review: The About.Com Guide To Shortcut Cooking

Monday Book Review: Double Review!


http://www.amazon.com/Feed-Family-More-Month-ebook/dp/B00710A0V6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1350319267&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+feed+a+family+of+4+or+more+for+less+than+%24200+a+month Small booklet, 52 pages, of the author's personal account of her family's poverty and feeding them for $200 per month. More of a diary/account of how bad her family had life. Gives generic advice, not much new.   http://www.amazon.com/Joyful-Shopping-Cooking-Frugally-ebook/dp/B0077H7NNQ/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2 Another personal account of poverty and feeding a family of seven for $200/month or so, … Continue reading Monday Book Review: Double Review!

Announcing Partnership with Spice Islands for spice giveaway!


From my books blog, http://brickoneil.blogspot.com, http://brickoneil.blogspot.com/2012/10/announcing-partnership-with-spice.html Posted over on my books blog about a new partnership with Spice Islands and Simple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0! Head on over to my blogspot blog for details about the Spice Islands giveaway! With every First Friday Free Recipe, Spice Islands will give away at least one spice from the recipe.  See … Continue reading Announcing Partnership with Spice Islands for spice giveaway!

Where should the Image Links for my books lead?


If you've noticed my side bar, I have all my books listed (of which I am quite proud!).  As of right now, they point to the Smashwords retail site but i'm thinking of changing them to the Amazon site.  What are your thoughts? Human nature is odd and which I'll never understand. For two years, … Continue reading Where should the Image Links for my books lead?

The Cookbook is here: Simple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0


Simple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0 by Brick ONeil https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/224370 The long-awaited and much requested cookbook is here, finally! After two years of people requesting me to write one, I got on the ball this summer and put fingers to keyboard and wrote it.  There is a six or seven page introduction/forward and six chapters, each with … Continue reading The Cookbook is here: Simple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0

Most Fattening Foods


  Spring Watch out for these Spring Teasers. When the weather warms up, ice cream shops have lines out their doors. And unless you’re careful, the calories in these chilly treats add up in a hurry. So forget the toppings, candy mix-ins, and waffle cones and stick with a single scoop of your favorite ice … Continue reading Most Fattening Foods

Protein: Are You Getting Enough?


Meats and Protein Nutrition facts labels prominently display information about protein. But of the three macronutrients in food – protein, fat, and carbohydrates — protein may be the one most of us know least about. How much protein do you need to stay healthy? What’s the best source of protein?   Protein requirements are complicated because … Continue reading Protein: Are You Getting Enough?