Posts From the monthly archives: "July 2009"

Brownies with a Twist


Sometimes I see a recipe with odd ingredients and think “Yeah, right.  That’ll taste good?”  Well, when a recipe for one of my favorite foods, especially one containing chocolate, comes across my desk or email, I take a second look. This past week, I received a recipe for Fudgy Black Bean Brownies.  Yes, you…(Read More)

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the scale. In the past few years, I’ve convinced myself it doesn’t tell me my body composition but is just a number I can use as a benchmark. However, it is still frustrating to be told I look like I’m “losing weight” when…(Read More)

How Sweet It Is!


We have five tastes available on our tongues: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami.  Combinations of these make up all the wonder flavors we experience when we eat.  However, I often think that one dominates – sweet.  Have you ever noticed how much sweet stuff you eat on a daily basis?  A while back, I…(Read More)

“What do you mean ‘backload my calories?'” I hear you asking.  Backloading calories is when you consume most of your calories at the end of the day.  Calorie backloading can happen for a number of reasons including dieting or just a lack of time to eat in the morning.  Often, when people are trying to…(Read More)

Seafood can be one of the best protein choices you can make.  They are typically low in fat, and those that are higher in fat such as salmon and tuna are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which have been shown to help reduce serum triglyceride levels, potentially reduce the risk of heart disease, and…(Read More)

Last blog post I talked about ways to get food locally through farmer’s markets and pick your own.  There is another way to be a Localtarian – to patronize restaurants that use local and seasonal ingredients.  There are some great restaurants in Houston that use local and seasonal restaurants – like t’afia by Monica Pope…(Read More)

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