Tag: recipes

It’s Summertime!

It’s Summertime!

It’s summertime! That means plenty of fun outside playing basketball, tennis, hiking and other summer sports. With higher temps comes a higher risk of injury when playing outdoor sports. This year I established a goal for Lively Kitchens to partner with like-minded professionals that are experts […]

Nourishing Moms

Nourishing Moms

Happy Mother’s Day parents.  Enjoy the lavish brunch and pampering.  Next week you may go back to eating cold half eaten leftovers off your child’s plate. Or, consider ways to nourish moms, physically, emotionally and playfully.  This year I established a goal for Lively Kitchens […]

Soothing, Humble Soup

Soothing, Humble Soup

Out of curiosity, I looked up a definition of Soup. How can we define a food that is so basic and universal? Wikipedia says “Soup is a primarily liquid food, generally served warm or hot that is made by combining ingredients such as meat and […]

Time to Change Your Clock

Time to Change Your Clock

Spring invites us to change and look forward to new beginnings. Whether it’s time to change your clock, smoke detector or fitness goals, there is no time like the present to take steps to improve your physical and mental well-being. This year I established a […]

The Sweet and Sour Kumquats

The Sweet and Sour Kumquats

We don’t see kumquats in our produce departments very often, but when you do, buy some! They are in season from November through March and can be found in Asian stores—since they are native to China—and some higher end grocers. They look like little oranges […]

Onion, A Functional Vegetable

Onion, A Functional Vegetable

Perhaps it isn’t fair to call the onion “lowly,” but it certainly is common to so many recipes that we might not think much about it as an individual ingredient. Just go to the vegetable bin and grab one, right? You always have some stored […]

Step Into the New Year

Step Into the New Year

The Holidays of many faiths and cultures all converge at the end of December and then we all step into the New Year together. I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy some of the best foods of your own culture and maybe those of […]

Eating Seasonally

Eating Seasonally

A friend tells a story of an especially long and troubled winter several years ago. It seemed like the snow and cold would never end. One day she saw fresh asparagus at the grocery store and she burst into tears. She said, “I’m sure other […]

Healthy Sweeteners

Healthy Sweeteners

Some might say my title is impossible, that there are no healthy sweeteners. If your idea of sweetening involves large quantities of any sweetener, that is true. Healthy Sweeteners can only be good for you if used in moderation. Taking that into account, it is […]

Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen Gadgets

I once read about a chef who claimed he did all of his cooking with only the following items: one medium saucepan, one medium skillet, one high quality chef’s knife, one equally good paring knife, one wooden spoon and one wire whisk. The article claimed […]