Category: Sides

MASHED POTATOES

“Mashed potatoes are the candy of vegetables.” Every now and then my world needs mashed potatoes.  I do love them.  However, I am way too lazy to make them from scratch unless I mash them with their skins still on.  But sometimes I crave the creamy goodness of a bowl of old fashioned mashed potatoes.…

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HEALTHY SKIN

“The average adult has approximately 21 square feet of skin, which weighs 9 lbs and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels.” Perhaps the above quote will engender more respect for your skin, which is the largest organ in the human body.  And most humans are born with lovely skin. Where did it all…

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HAIRY UPDATE

“Do the Work!” Recently, a post on Facebook asked people to give advice in 4 words or less.  One of the replies was, “Do the Work.”  Wow!  That covers a lot of territory.  Too often I find myself saying that I want something to happen.  That’s a nice idea but what’s lacking is investing the…

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HEALTHY NAILS

“A woman is helpless only while her nail polish is drying.” Truth be told, I was looking for a dietary health tip for the body that would include green leafy vegetables.  That’s because of yesterday’s post about my granddaughter, Em, and her kale salad.  I was not a regular kale eater.  Because… OK.  I know…

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KALE SALAD ALA EMILY

“Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done.” This is a blatant marketing post for the family, which keeps producing amazing progeny in spite of me.  My kids have always amazed me.  And now my grandkids are getting into the act. This is a delicious recipe for a kale salad and a bit about…

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HEALTHY HAIR

“Hair today!” Spoiler alert!  Those of you approaching the last section of your life, that would be old age, might have to deal with an issue that’s sometimes only whispered about – thinning hair.  Also known as balding or, “Do I look cute in this hat?”  Gender will not save you, except maybe for that…

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POTLUCK PRINCESS

“There is a princess inside all of us.” Holiday and family time often brings about enough sanity that people resort to the potluck format.  Everybody bring something, please, and we’ll all live happily ever after.  Think again. The goal, often unspoken, when participating in a potluck, is to bring the most sought after dish.  That…

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PISTACHIO AND CRAISIN RICE

“Rice is great if you’re hungry and want two thousand of something.”  Mitch Helberg Seems I’ve been into side dishes lately.  Probably because of the holidays and I’m generally asked to bring a dish to pass.  The host/hostess generally want some food on the dish.  Side dishes are the answer. INGREDIENTS: 4 cups cooked rice…

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POTATO CAKES

“It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.”  Jeff Bezos I came across this recipe and wondered if it would work with instant potatoes that were made from “real” potatoes.  I happened to have a package.  I felt rather confident using the product because the ingredients listed on the package were potatoes,…

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VEGETABLE CURRY

“Keep calm and curry on.” There have been numerous writings about the benefits of turmeric, one of the ingredients in curry powder.  So I’m going to try to kill two birds with one stone with this recipe.  Healthy and delicious! If you use the veggie broth, this would be a vegetarian recipe.  If you serve…

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