Vegetarian Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili

I'm always looking for funky chili recipes.  Don't get me wrong, I like a good standard chili.  But chili can be downright interesting.  I've made it with peanut butter and cinnamon.  Squash is another ingredient I like to use in chili.  It provides a sweetness that tastes amazing.  When I found this recipe from Cookie [...]

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Extended Illness and Maintaining Weight

It looks like I won't be up to full strength for a while.  The setback I am experiencing will take a month or more to heal.  It's pretty discouraging since I now face a very low level of activity for an extended period.  I don't want to gain weight while I'm resting.  I know my [...]

Beef, Brown Rice and Mushroom Soup

Looking through my pile of recipes, this one caught my attention.  What's not to love about a soup with beef, brown rice and mushrooms?  The original recipe from Very Well uses some high sodium ingredients like canned mushrooms and reduced sodium beef broth.  Yep, reduced sodium beef broth is still too much sodium for a [...]

Don’t buy that gym membership! Save money by buying a few workout staples.

STOP!  Put down the credit card and pen!  Don't get a gym membership!  A lot of people this time of year buy gym memberships as part of a new years resolution.  I GUARANTEE you're wasting your money.  Gym owners love people who sign up for the gym and only use their membership for the month [...]

A New Year’s Day Healthy Treat – Healthy Hoppin’ John

There are lots of dishes around the world that represent prosperity for the coming new year.  One of my favorites is Hoppin' John.  If you're from the southern US, you know this dish very well.  I know southern dishes aren't known for being healthy, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few healthy gems in [...]