All posts tagged: how to eat well

Food: What You’ll Find In My Mediterranean Kitchen

For every site I find suggesting what constitutes healthy consumption of food, there is another, stating otherwise.  I have to admit. I take all of the information offered with a grain of salt and continue to, simply follow what I’ve learned from generations past about our Mediterranean cuisine and lifestyle. Sure I tweak the recipes a little or experiment with a ‘healthier alternative’, but at the end of the day; I think my grandmother, and my aunts had and my mother has to this day, the secret to the best method of preparing the healthiest of meals. The reality is – the ingredients produced in masses today, no matter organic or otherwise, mostly filled with additives, or certain mystery matters, lacking the pure quality from decades ago, make it difficult to sustain a healthy cooking style. As a result, in some cultures today, we can only strive to learn and do our best with what we have, to  create the healthiest meals possible for ourselves and our family.  Everything else is simply information overload.  Meat: …

Food: Dinner Tonight: Healthy Lasagna Alternative

With this managed carb and hardly sugar diet (notice how managed and hardly are inserted) because – trying to avoid carbs is pretty difficult when even the best of vegetables are made up of the worst of carbs and the most of sugars. So, sticking to a list of what to do takes lots of discipline and remembering. This lasagna recipe seems like a great plan for dinner tonight because – everyone in the family can enjoy it. Whether on a diet or not, the alternative is a great meal option to  consider: INGREDIENTS 4-6 small spaghetti squash halved lengthwise and seeds scooped out 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 head garlic 1 pound spicy Italian chicken sausage or 1 pound ground chicken or half ground chicken half sausage 4 ounces pancetta finely chopped 1/2 a sweet onion finely chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon fresh sage 1/2 teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon fresh basil 2 teaspoons dried 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 cup water 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1 1/4 cup milk I used 2% 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 3/4 cup provolone cheese shredded 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese fried sage or fresh basil for garnish {more}