Category Archives: Health

Pecan-Crusted Chicken on Food Porn Friday

I remember growing up how excited I was to visit my grandfather and get my hands on a bushel of those ginormous pecans that fell from his pecan trees. Those long brown shells held some of the biggest, sweetest and meatiest pecans I ever tasted. Nowadays, I have not found any pecans that fit the size or caliber of my memories of those Ninja pecans my grandfather grew.

So today, on Food Porn Friday, as we celebrate National Pecan Day, which by the way has been celebrated on April 14 since 1996, I decided to feature this healthy recipe, Pecan-Crusted Chicken from EatingWell Magazine. This recipe coats tender chicken breasts with buttery pecans flavored with spicy chipotle and zesty orange.

This recipe only takes 30 minutes to prepare and is ready in 30 minutes. In the picture, it is served with spinach salad. Depending on your tastes, you can modify a number of certain ingredients to your choosing. What a wickedly delicious way to eat a healthy meal with only 270 calories per serving.

#HappyNationalPecanDay on #FoodPornFriday!

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Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Food, Health


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For You Potato Lovers on Food Porn Friday

How do I love potatoes? Let me count the ways. Well, you have Idaho Russet, Sweet, Jewel Yam, King Edward, Japanese Sweet, Doré, Laura, Rose Finn Apple, Hannah Sweet, Solanum, Red Thumb, LaRette, Désirée, Austrian Crescent, Red Gold, Purple Majesty, Yukon Gold, Kennebec, Parel…shall I go on?

February is National Potato Lovers Month, so why not put a new spin on this common staple that you will find in practically every pantry. Today I am featuring this artistic recipe for a delicious potato kugel cup from Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller. If you have a favorite potato recipe or a favorite type of potato you enjoy cooking with, please feel free to share it with our audience.

Happy National Potato Lovers Month on #FoodPornFriday!

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Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Celebrations, Food, Health


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Something REDiculously Delicious on National Wear Red Day

Today is National Wear Red Day where women around the country lift their voices, by raising awareness in the fight against heart disease and strokes. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. So as you stand in solidarity with survivors everywhere, just remember that we have the power to change these statistics because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.

Since this is also Food Porn Friday, we wanted to delight you with this Red Berry Fruit Compote (German rote grütze) recipe, courtesy of BBC Good Food. Although this is a summertime staple, this light fruity dessert is a mixed berry compote with custard and is an ideal topping for granola or stirred through ice cream. Yummo! The color of this dessert is a complementary treat to serve and enjoy on National Wear Red Day!


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Observing National Oatmeal Month on Food Porn Friday

According to the Whole Grains Council, oats is January’s grain of the month. Throughout the month of January, we celebrated National Oatmeal Month. Oats have been a crucial part of our diet and this grain is used in a myriad of recipes from cookies, bread, muffins to cobblers.

No longer a boring hot cereal that is only served up for breakfast, oatmeal is also used in cosmetics, external medical treatments, soaps and some alcoholic beverages. Studies have shown that oatmeal is a heart-healthy food which contains soluble fiber that helps to lower cholesterol and may reduce blood pressure.

Check out this delicious and healthy Cuban-Style Black Beans & Plantains over Oatmeal recipe that can be served up for lunch or dinner from the great folks at QuakerOats!

Happy National Oatmeal Month on Food Porn Friday!

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Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Celebrations, Food, Health


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Staying Healthy: Mind, Body and Spirit

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Can you believe we are three-quarters of the way through January? While so many people made New Year’s resolutions that have probably become extinct at this point, if their direction towards their goals were strategic focusing on personal, divine development, then those resolutions can be a done deal before it is done.

Since this is National Staying Healthy Month, we tend to focus on increasing fitness, eating better and losing weight. Yet, if our mind isn’t trained on these things, then we certainly can’t expect the body to follow suit. So before we say goodbye to the first month of a brand new year, let’s stop, reflect and meditate on whether or not our goals align with our mind, body, and spirit!

Have an AWE-INSPIRING day! Happy #NationalStayingHealthyMonth!

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Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Health, Reflections


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Celebration of Life Month is Alive and Kicking!

Life is Beautiful, Celebration of Life Month

What a great everyday reminder to start our day off with, in humble gratitude, joy, peace and happiness!

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Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Celebrations, Health, Reflections


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Celebrating World Vegan Month on Food Porn Friday

Vegan Recipes, World Vegan Month, The Vegan Society, Vegetables

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World Vegan Day is celebrated on November 1 and marks the beginning of World Vegan Month throughout November. The Vegan Society was founded in November 1944. The principle of the emancipation of animals, non-dairy vegetarian diets and lifestyles were adapted. To learn more about The Vegan Society visit their website

Join the raw vegan movement with this recipe for RAW VEGAN COLLARD WRAPS from Avocado Pesto. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare this great healthy lunch or snack. Have a delicious #FoodPornFriday y’all.

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Posted by on November 18, 2016 in Food, Health, News


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