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Jan 16, 2013

How to Prevent The Flu

People always ask me why I never get sick. In fact, I have never taken a sick day in my life, never missed a day of work. My immune system seems to be working very well and I credit my healthy diet and lifestyle. I drink a lot of green tea and combined with the healthy foods I eat every day, something seems to be working. Besides eating healthy foods overall, there are certain foods known to boost the immune system and that can prevent a cold or flu.

So I have put those “superfoods” into a video to motivate everyone to keep your immune system strong during cold and flu season. Now you will know what to eat to prevent the flu or avoid a cold. I also think a positive mental outlook makes a difference, too. If you feel a cold coming on, don’t just accept it. Fight back by eating healthy foods to prevent getting sick.

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Jan 15, 2013

Quick Mac & Cheese

Sometimes, I don’t have time to bake my homemade mac & cheese with the crumb topping but I still want my mac & cheese! So I worked on the easiest, fastest, (healthiest!) way to get  some quick mac & cheese into my pie-hole. This recipe has only FOUR ingredients and takes just twenty minutes! It’s lower in fat than most and creamy delicious. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Jan 15, 2013

Soup to warm you up

Minestrone_8536When it’s cold outside, what makes me feel warm and snuggly? Soup. Unless George Clooney comes over, then I don’t need soup. But he never shows so I make soup. This time it’s minestrone made with eleven different vegetables and my own homemade beef stock made with marrow bones.

Vegetables are essential to good health for their anti-aging benefits and the more different colors you use, the wider array of antioxidants.

Click here for the recipe.

Jan 15, 2013

Salmon Patties

Easy Salmon PattiesFor quick healthy meals, I always keep canned  salmon on hand for these delicious patties. I make them with red pepper, parsley, onion, soft whole wheat breadcrumbs and egg, browned in olive oil with a side of steamed vegetables.

Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids that protect the heart so I eat a lot of salmon sandwiches, too. I think it’s a Canadian thing… Click here for the recipe.

Jan 14, 2013

Caramel Corn

If you try just one of my recipes, this one is something special. My easy caramel corn has been hugely popular on youtube and everyone who takes a bite asks me for the recipe. Nothing you can buy even comes close to this homemade caramel corn. Mine is not too sweet (so you can eat more!) but I have to stop making it because I cannot leave it alone. Don’t even try to eat just one bite! It’s impossible! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Jan 14, 2013

Cook some greens!

GreensCook some greens!

Last night I made a Swiss chard/baby kale combo to have with our sardines! I know. 😛 But Denis eats everything I put on the table and cooked greens have lots of calcium for your bones and lutein for your eyes.

All the better to see your sardines up close!

Jan 14, 2013

My First Contest is Coming

I’m having a contest next month. Check back if you’d like to win a copy of my first cookbook. 🙂

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Jan 14, 2013

Color in the Kitchen

I swear cooking is more fun when you have colorful tools. This knife block may look fancy but I put it together myself with inexpensive knives from Target.

Knives

Jan 13, 2013

Best Pepperoni Pizza Ever!

This is my most viewed video on youtube! If you like a crispy crust and a pepperoni pizza that’s not greasy, this is it. Homemade pizza is such a treat and my healthy pizza  has a super crispy crust that comes from using a pizza pan with holes on the bottom, also knows as a pizza crisper, and I use reduced fat turkey pepperoni so it’s a much healthier pizza. If you’re tired of greasy pepperoni pizzas, you must try this recipe. And you will probably agree with me that this is the best pepperoni pizza ever! My trick is in what I do to the pepperoni first… Click here for a printable recipe.

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Jan 13, 2013

Who knew?

Attention bread bakers:Yeast I’ve been using this yeast for years because it doesn’t require proofing but I never read ALL the information on the back. Duh!! I just saw that this yeast eliminates the first rise so you save almost an hour off baking anything with yeast. So… I get cinnamon rolls an hour sooner! Yay!! And here we thought it was MEN who never asked for directions! 😉