Saturday, August 8, 2009

wine and antioxidants

Red wine is full of antioxidants. It is a known fact that the antioxidants in red wine are heart healthy. Something about the mixture of the alcohol and the antioxidants are great for lowering your bad cholesterol. Drinking a glass of red wine a few nights a week good for you. I also believe that wine can improve your experience of the food you are eating. So as long as you are drinking that glass of red wine in moderation feel free to do so. If you don't want the alcohol in wine try concord red grape juice. If you don't want the calories in juice and the alcohol in wine then have green tea. These are excellent sources of antioxidants as well.

Helpful information
How to get more antioxidants in your diet.
How to taste wine in a restaurant.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A romantic night at home

Having a romantic night with your spouse does not meen you need to spend a lot of money. You can stay home and have a romantic night without leaving the house. Here is a picture from me and my husbands last romantic night in. Have fun and make a fancy meal for the two of you.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quinoa casserole

This is a kid friendly healthy recipe that I love to make for my kids!
How to make quinoa casserole.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Some fun summer recipes

I just wanted to share some new and wonderful recipes I have. These are really fun in the summer.

How to make a grilled vegetable platter
How to make vegetarian summer rolls
How to make a healthy Greek Salad
How to make Mojito sorbet
How to make a iced mocha

Hope you enjoy these fun summer recipes and please share your opinions of them.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Healthy muffins

I love this recipe. I can mix up a batch of these muffins in minutes. My and my son love them. The best part is that they have oats, whole wheat, applesauce, and flax seed. Talk about healthy. For the recipe click here. Try them and tell me what you think. If yo want to make your own applesauce click here for a great recipe. You can freeze these and thaw them in the microwave for a breakfast on the run.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sun brewed ice tea

So here is a perfect summer treat. As a kid my mom would do this all the time. I live in Phoenix and it gets so hot it takes no time to brew iced tea. So here is how to do it.

Find a glass jug.
Fill with water.
Use the amount of tea bags your tea requires for your container size.
Cover so no buggies enter your brew.
Leave in direct sun light for three hours.
Remove tea bags.
Refrigerate and enjoy.

This is easy and green because you are not using heat from electricity and since you do not use heat you do not heat up your house. When it is 110 degrees out I do not use the stove unless I really have to! Instead you are using solar heat. You can use any kind of tea you would like and later mix with juice, honey and lemons.