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8 Mood Boosting Foods and Recipes

Mood Boosting Recipes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Get a jumpstart on Spring with these 8 Mood Boosting Foods and Recipes. Spring has FINALLY come!! It was an incredibly long winter and I have to be honest - we still have snow banks outside out house so it doesn't really feel like Spring yet. Weather and sunlight definitely affect my mood, and keeping my spirits up the last couple of months when it's been so cold and dark hasn't been easy. Eating the right foods and exercising can make all the difference in how we feel, mentally and … [Continue Reading...]

Big Announcement: New Community Forum!

Jeanette's Healthy Living Community Page

I've got a very exciting announcement to make - I now have a state-of-the art Community Forum! This is a brand new feature that has just been rolled out and I am so excited to be able to share it with you. I'm one of the first sites/blogs to feature this new type of Community Forum that's got incredible capabilities for you to participate. You can ask questions, share recipes, photos and videos, and so much more. You'll notice the new page tab at the top of my blog called Community. Click … [Continue Reading...]

Stir-Fry Shrimp with Thai Roasted Chili Paste Recipe {Video + Giveaway}

Shrimp with Thai Chili Paste © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Stir-Fry Shrimp with Thai Roasted Chili Paste is really easy to make - the trick is in the flavorful Chili Paste. I love Thai food so when I first learned how to prepare some of my favorite Thai recipes several years ago, it was really eye-opening. I think my first experience cooking Thai food was from a class given by the chef of a local Thai restaurant. After learning about the different curry pastes, sauces and herbs used in Thai cooking, I felt confident enough to try cooking Thai … [Continue Reading...]

Filipino Style Turkey Garlic Sausage Recipe

Filipino Turkey Garlic Sausage Patties © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Today's Filipino Style Turkey Garlic Sausage recipe is a healthier version of a traditional Filipino breakfast sausage. I love savory Asian and Asian-inspired breakfast foods, from congee to Nasi Goreng to Burmese Fried Rice and Peas to Asian Inspired Savory Oatmeal. One of the first savory Asian breakfast foods I had when I was growing up was Filipino garlic fried rice and eggs at a friend's house. I remember being surprised when fried rice was served for breakfast - it seemed kind of … [Continue Reading...]

How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg – Sous Vide Cooking {Video}

The Perfect Sous Vide Poached Egg

I've been wanting to learn how to make the Perfect Poached Egg - Sous Vide style for a while, made using the sous vide technique. This "fancy" technique simply means cooking food at a precise temperature for a period of time so that it achieves the "perfect" consistency or texture. The most critical piece of equipment for sous vide is a circulator which is basically a giant heater with a built-in thermometer that circulates and heats water in a pot or tub, maintaining the temperature at a … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Serve these Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies hot out of the oven for a special treat. Fresh baked cookies are a real treat in our house. There's nothing quite like the smell of homemade cookies baking in the oven, and it's almost impossible to resist a fresh baked cookie hot out of the oven. My kids are really spoiled when it comes to cookies. I don't bake cookies very often, but when I do, my boys only like them fresh. If they've been sitting around a few days, they won't … [Continue Reading...]

Asian Tomato Ginger Lime Salad Recipe

Tomato Ginger Lime Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This simple Asian Tomato Ginger Lime Salad is a refreshing side accompaniment that will compliment just about any meal. Most times, fresh ingredients require so little adornment that you can simply eat them raw and slightly seasoned if desired. Last week, I made a Fresh Citrus Fruit Salad that demonstrated how beautiful yet simple it can be to showcase the finest fresh citrus fruits. Today, I've got another simple salad, made with just organic cherry tomatoes, scallions, fresh ginger and … [Continue Reading...]

Filipino Garlic Fried Brown Rice Recipe

Filipino Garlic Fried Rice © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Filipino Garlic Fried Brown Rice is a healthier version of a traditional breakfast food, although it would be great as a side dish for dinner as well. I had a Filipino friend in high school that I used to hang out with and one of my favorite memories was the time I stayed at her house and was treated to Garlic Fried Rice for breakfast. I remember thinking it was odd eating fried rice at breakfast time, but it was so good. My friend went on to become a doctor and although I haven't seen … [Continue Reading...]

Bistro 7 Restaurant + Bar Tasting Dinner

Bistro 7 Restaurant + Bar Menu

Last week, I had the opportunity to join a VIP Tasting Dinner at Bistro 7 Restaurant + Bar in Wilton, Connecticut. Interestingly, this restaurant is located in a little strip that looks like it's in the middle of nowhere, taking over a space that used to be a gluten-free cafe that I went to buy fresh gluten-free bread several years ago. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the space has been transformed from a deli-like atmosphere to a warm and inviting restaurant and bar, great for … [Continue Reading...]

Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Bacon Egg Potato Casserole © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Casserole is perfect for brunch or dinner; leftovers can be heated up for breakfast. Is it possible to say bacon, potato and casserole in the same sentence and think it's healthy? Today's recipe for a Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Casserole is based on a classic Amish country style breakfast classic that's typically loaded with cheese and made with regular pork bacon. I've taken this basic recipe and packed it with vegetables, lightened it up with … [Continue Reading...]

Fresh Citrus Fruit Salad

Fresh Citrus Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Fresh Citrus Fruit Salad is packed with vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals. It's so pretty, and perfect for dessert. I am always amazed by the bounty of nature and the rainbow of colors that can be found in different varieties of fruits and vegetables. Whether it's purple cauliflower, yellow carrots, blood oranges or cara cara oranges, I find it fascinating that each variety of these fruits and vegetables have their own unique properties, offering different textures, flavors, and … [Continue Reading...]