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

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner from Simple Healthy Fresh


Happy Thanksgiving from Simple Healthy Fresh and brickoneil.com Here are the recipes from the Cookbook Series for you and your family! Don't forget the healthy Thanksgiving Breakfast. FRITTATA: Zucchini/yellow squash frittata  with mushrooms, tomatoes and cheddar Heat oven to 350, oil a baking dish. 1 ea. med. zucchini and yellow squash, sliced 2 oz. button … Continue reading 2016 Thanksgiving Dinner from Simple Healthy Fresh

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

1/2-1 Plain Chocolate Cake


Created a Simple Chocolate Cake after looking through all my cookbooks and not finding a simple, plain chocolate cake recipe. Simple Recipe, Simple Measurements, Simple Ingredients. 1/2-1 Plain Chocolate Cake cream: 1/2 cup butter (one stick-softened in micro for 20 sec) 1 cup sugar. blend in: 2 eggs (throws off the 1/2-1 but 1 is … Continue reading 1/2-1 Plain Chocolate Cake

Help a Family from the Nepal Earthquake


brickoneil.com, Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbooks and Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries are raising $1000 to get a ShelterBox to a ‪#‎NepalEarthquake‬ family in need. Safe, secure donation, Shelterbox includes tent, cooking stove, utensils and more http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1079124&supId=422509058&extSiteType=1 When a disaster occurs, we watch the news and wish we could help. We CAN help! About every two … Continue reading Help a Family from the Nepal Earthquake

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

Wertfrei Wednesday: Special Thanksgiving Post


Instead of posting yet another social commentary about Ferguson, Police, Citizens, the Law or anything similar, I thought I'd post the SImple Healthy Fresh Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole again. This recipe has been the most searched from the Top Ten Recipes I posted a few years ago from the Year Long recipe giveaway when I … Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: Special Thanksgiving Post

Simple Healthy Fresh 3.0 is Coming!


There are 96 recipe so far for "Simple Healthy Fresh 3.0", about every other recipe has a pic for an easier download and easier read. This will be an ebook cookbook availability unknown, but def ready by Easter 2015.   I've decided to start on the next ebook cookbook, bringing more low-carb, low-salt Simple Recipes, … Continue reading Simple Healthy Fresh 3.0 is Coming!

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: 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