Zoodles and Mung Beans and Other Pasta Substitutes Oh My!

spiralizerThe seemingly never ending question of whether carbs are “good” or “bad” is not something I’m going to talk about.  I’m not a nutritionist or any kind of expert, so, I’m not touching that with a 10 foot pole!  But, I do know that a lot of people, when they are cutting calories, find that a way to make that easier is to cut carbs.  When my calories allow it, I’ll eat pasta like a champ, but, honestly, I’d rather spend the calories on sauce or cheese, so, that brings us to THE SPIRALIZER. Continue reading

Slow Cookers

When people tell me they can’t cook or they hate to cook or they’re scared to cook, the first thing I ask is “Do you have a crockpot?”  Seriously, buying and using a crockpot (or, more accurately, “slow cooker”) is the easiest way to feel like you’ve got healthy cooking within your grasp.  And it’s not even really cooking.. I think of it more like “combining” or “compiling” or (the much less appetizing) “dumping.”  I mean, c’mon… 3 ingredient Chicken Cacciatore that takes about 5 minutes to put together?! Continue reading