Mar 4, 2013

Power Salad

PowerSalad_9895Here’s my “Power Salad.” I just made up that name because I just made up this recipe. I did it because I wanted something really healthy to snack on today and didn’t have anything on hand. It’s an easy recipe. I steamed 2 cups each of broccoli and cauliflower (cancer defenders!) and poured over a lemon vinaigrette. But I wasn’t done yet. Then I added some drained cannellini beans (calcium for bones & fiber), some diced red pepper (tons of vitamin C), and onion (natural anti-inflammatory) and bam! It’s good! And healthy beyond words!

Mar 3, 2013

Caramelized apple oven pancake

Oven Apple PancakeIf you haven’t tried it yet, Sunday morning is the perfect time to make this amazing caramelized apple oven pancake. The apples cook in the skillet and then you pour the pancake batter on top and boom – into the oven. And there’s only one tablespoon of butter in the whole thing! It’s an impressive looking breakfast, too.  Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Mar 1, 2013

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake

Sweet Potato Chocolate CakeWhy is this cake so unique?  It’s a sweet potato chocolate cake! Yes, it’s made with sweet potatoes.  Not only does it have health benefits, it’s also a heavenly, fastastically, stupendously delicious moist chocolate cake!  It has almost no butter so I love that it has very little saturated fat. This recipe was in my first cookbook and was the second most popular recipe in the book (my meatloaf was first).

Cooked sweet potato is the highest vegetable source of betacarotene, which boosts your immune system and even gives you glowing skin. If you’re looking for a healthy chocolate cake I promise you… everyone will love this moist & delicious sweet potato chocolate cake! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Mar 1, 2013

Chocolate Cupcakes

Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Feb 28, 2013

Best pepperoni pizza ever!

Homemade Pepperoni PizzaIf you like super crispy pizza like I do, you will LOVE this recipe.  It’s a healthier pizza than most, and the crust is so crispy you can hear it crackle when you slice it. That comes from using a pizza pan with holes. And by using instant yeast, you don’t have to rise the dough so that saves almost an hour.  You do all your prep while the oven heats up and 15 minutes later…  you and your pie hole will be very happy. Yes, you can make a healthy homemade pizza and nothing else compares. “Best Pepperoni Pizza Ever” is my most watched video on youtube!  Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Feb 27, 2013

Meyer lemon brownies are almost ready

Easy Lemon Brownies

There is a meyer lemon tree in my back yard and I have more lemons than I can use, or at least I did. I decided to make lemon brownies and I’ve been through more than a dozen lemons already trying to get the brownies just right and I think they’re almost there. I’ll try one more adjustment and then I’ll post the recipe. And by the way, there’s no butter in the recipe and it’s all in one bowl. The recipe is super easy and they taste out of this world. UPDATE March 20, 2013: The recipe is ready. Click here.

Feb 26, 2013

Mediterranean diet lowers risk of heart attack, stroke


This was the lead story on the national news last night. I’ve always believed in the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and the research is compelling. These healthy meals include olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit, vegetables, and a glass of wine every day. I won’t say I told you so but I might have a glass of red wine to celebrate!

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Feb 25, 2013

I love my vegetable pasta!

Easy Veggie PastaI got a late start thinking about dinner and decided to make my vegetable pasta. As simple, easy recipes go, this is the best, and one of the healthiest. As long as you have some fresh vegetables in the fridge, you can put this together in 20 minutes. Tonight, I made it with broccoli, asparagus, kale, spinach, and bowties. Try it yourself and this could become your favorite meal or side dish, too. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Feb 24, 2013

Cook some beets


If you’re looking for healthy foods and meals, learn to love beets, and here’s why…

1. Anti-aging powerhouse.

2. Brain booster.

3. Less wrinkles.

4. Fight bronchitis.

5. Detoxifier.

6. Reduce cholesterol & triglycerides.

7. Guard again colon cancer.

8. Prevent cataracts.

9. High in folic acid (anyone pregnant?)

10. Nature’s viagra!

Besides my awesome borscht recipe that’s coming soon, beets are really good roasted in the oven and here’s an easy recipe: Scrub clean, dry and rub with oil. Wrap in foil, place on tray. Roast at 400 degrees for 35 minutes to an hour depending on size.  Yesterday my oven was busy so I put on some latex gloves, peeled and cut the (uncooked, raw) beets into chunks. Then I steamed them for about 25 minutes and we ate them plain. They don’t need anything added at all because they are so sweet. You can’t beat beets!!

Feb 23, 2013

My Beef Stew Recipe

Fork Tender Beef StewIf you’re looking for an old fashioned beef stew recipe, you will love this one. The meat is so tender you can cut it with a fork and the potatoes and carrots are full of flavor. It’s a pretty easy beef stew recipe. I dredge the meat in seasoned flour, brown it in olive oil, then it cooks in beef stock for an hour and a half. Long cooking is what makes the meat so tender and using beef stock instead of water makes a delicious beef stew.

I make my own beef stock and keep it in the freezer to use for this delicious dinner recipe and by the way, beef stew tastes even better the second day. As comfort foods go, homemade beef stew is one of the best. It does take time but it’s mostly unattended and really worth it. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones