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Hearty Chicken Chorizo, Kale, Bean and Farro Soup Recipe

Chicken Chorizo Kale Bean Farro Soup

Today, I'm teaching a soup class at our local senior center where we'll be making this Hearty Chicken Chorizo, Kale, Bean and Farro Soup. It's definitely on the heartier side, and a great one dish meal for the wintertime. The purpose of the cooking class is to encourage seniors to make healthy meals at home. Often, whether you're living alone, or are empty nesters, it can be hard to get motivated to cook. However, it's so much less expensive than buying prepared foods, and you can control … [Continue Reading...]

What Does Gluten-Free Mean To You? {The Gluten-Free Lifestyle} #Hangout

Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookie

If you're new to a gluten-free lifestyle, it can be intimidating at first - not knowing what you can eat, whether you're trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast, packing lunch for your child, traveling or eating out with friends. This week, I hosted my first Gluten-Free Google+ hangout What Does Gluten-Free Mean To You where a group of talented gluten-free bloggers shared some tips and their experiences living a gluten-free lifestyle. If you didn't have a chance to join us, you can … [Continue Reading...]

My Mom’s Beijing Biscuit “Shao Bing” Recipe (北京燒餅) – An Heirloom Recipe

Baked Sesame Shao Bing

Today, I have a very special recipe to share with you, so please indulge me. Although my parents immigrated to the United States over 50 years ago, they still love their Chinese food more than any other cuisine - authentic Chinese food that is. We're not talking about Chinese take-out. We're talking about food that you won't find in most Chinese restaurants, and in the case of these Beijing Biscuits or Shao Bing that I'm sharing today, you probably can't find these anywhere in the United … [Continue Reading...]

Crock Pot Jamaican Spiced Chicken Stew Recipe

Crockpot Jamaican Chicken Stew Dinner © Jeanette's Healthy Living

A number of years ago, we had a wonderful babysitter from Jamaica who was exceptionally warm and had the biggest smile on her face. Not only was she patient and loving, but she was also a good cook. In fact, she taught me how to make Jamaican porridge for my father-in-law who had Parkinson's disease and was on a soft food diet, as well as Jamaican Curry Chicken. She even made me Ackee and Saltfish one day, Jamaica's national dish. Like so many cuisines that I have been exposed to, I … [Continue Reading...]

The Chinese Takeout Cookbook’s Dan Dan Mien Recipe

Szechuan Dan Dan Mien © Jeanette's Healthy Living

You might think I'm a bit obsessed with Dan Dan Mien, the spicy, garlicky, peanut buttery noodles that are found on many Sichuan restaurant menus. Recently, I made Steamy Kitchen's Dan Dan Mien, which my kids loved, and last night, I decided to give Diana Kuan's version a try from her recently released her first cookbook, The Chinese Takeout Cookbook. Diana Kuan is the writer behind Appetite for China and a cooking teacher. Dan Dan Mien or Noodles (担担面) is considered street food in Sichuan … [Continue Reading...]

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetable Meatloaf Recipe (gluten-free)

Roasted Vegetable Meatloaf Dinner © Jeanette's Healthy Living

You're either a meatloaf lover or a meatloaf hater. I happen to like meatloaf, but I know plenty of people who have an adverse reaction at the very mention of it. Several years ago, my sister passed along a healthy meatloaf recipe by Bobby Flay that included lots of finely chopped roasted vegetables in the meatloaf mix, topped with a sweet and tangy balsamic ketchup glaze. I was skeptical at first and was afraid my kids would revolt at the thought of having vegetables in their meatloaf, but I … [Continue Reading...]

Kale Spinach Lettuce Apple Green Juice Recipe – Bella NutriPro Juicer Review

Kale Spinach Lettuce Apple Green Juice © Jeanette's Healthy Living

You might have some friends who've tried a juice fast or juice cleanse, especially after some indulgent eating. I've had friends who've paid a lot of money for cleansing plans. Maybe you've even tried it yourself. I've experimented with juicing the last few years, but haven't actually tried a strict juice fast or cleanse. [rss-cut] These days, you can find "fresh" juices in some stores, but these aren't really fresh since the very nutrients and enzymes that you're trying to capture from fresh … [Continue Reading...]

Onion & Sun-Dried Tomato Almond Crackers {Gluten-Free and Heart Healthy 2013}

Almond Crackers with Chia Seeds and Sesame Seeds

Today, we're wrapping up our week-long Gluten-Free and Heart Healthy 2013 event with none other than our lovely Lexie from Lexie's Kitchen. Lexie was one of the first people I met when I needed help figuring out what to feed my son after we discovered he had food allergies. She is not only exceptionally talented in the kitchen, but she is also the creator of our event badge. Thank you so much Lexie! It has been a week of heart healthy inspiration. I have learned so much from the bloggers … [Continue Reading...]

20+ Heart Healthy Recipes and Walnut Crusted Seared Wasabi Salmon with Warm Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe {Gluten-Free and Heart Healthy 2013}

Walnut Crusted Seared Wasabi Salmon © Jeanette's Healthy Living

February is American Heart Month and a group of health minded bloggers are gathering around to share lots of heart healthy recipes this week with a Gluten-Free & Heart Healthy 2013 recipe roundup. It's my turn today, and I'm sharing a dish chock full of heart healthy ingredients - Walnut Crusted Seared Wasabi Salmon served with a tangy Warm Napa Cabbage Salad and Steamed Brown Rice. Before we get to the recipe, I'd like to take a moment to share some heart healthy tidbits since what we … [Continue Reading...]

Dark Chocolate Red Wine Truffles {Gluten-Free and Heart Healthy 2013}

Dark Chocolate Red Wine Truffles

Happy Valentines Day! Today, I've got a special treat for you! Beth from Tasty Yummies is sharing a special recipe as part of our week-long Gluten-Free Heart Healthy event. Treat your heart well and enjoy these Valentine truffles. Hi there! Happy Valentine's Day! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Beth of Tasty Yummies. I would like to thank Jeanette of Jeanette's Healthy Living for hosting me here today as part of our heart healthy event! I am honored to once again collaborate … [Continue Reading...]

Almond Joy Raw Bars {Gluten-Free and Heart Healthy 2013}

Almond Joy Raw Bar

Today is the fourth in a series of Gluten-Free and Heart Healthy recipe posts from a group of talented health-minded bloggers. Please welcome Meg from Beard and Bonnet! For those of you who don’t know me, My name is Meg and I run a little site called Beard and Bonnet. I would like to thank Jeanette of Jeanette's Healthy Living  for hosting me here today and for letting me share a little heart healthy treat that I have been indulging in lately. [rss-cut] Here I am, mid 30's, with … [Continue Reading...]