November 15, 2021

How to Enjoy a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thursday the 25th will be THE DAY again – a day that many people both love and dread at the same time.  You love Thanksgiving because it’s a chance to celebrate all that you’re thankful for in your life with your family. Yet, you can also dread it because you know you may not end Thanksgiving Weekend without at least a 5 lb weight gain! To avoid this slippery slope, all you need to do is prepare your favorites in a healthier way.  And if you’re going out for dinner, we also have some tips for you to bypass diet disaster […]
November 15, 2021

Celebrating A Green Thanksgiving

Turkey: Fifty years ago, Americans did not eat the over engineered bird that we consume today. We dine on heritage turkeys. Firmer, richer, juicier, and more flavorful–for these birds, gravy serves no purpose. Find your turkey at www.localharvest.com Use their convenient drop down menu to choose your state and view their selection of turkey farms. Pick your bird after browsing photos and prices. Be sure to start your turkey search well ahead of time. A heritage turkey will cost more, but resources are saved when you’re not cooking the turkey overnight or soaking it in brine. Knowing your bird wasn’t […]
November 11, 2021

Try a World of Tastes and Turkey Tips for the Holidays

There’s no doubt that this will be another unusual holiday season. Gatherings may still be smaller as we social distance and some celebrate together
December 15, 2020

Don’t Deprive Yourself To Get Fit In Fall Season

The fall and winter seasons, combined with the upcoming holidays, mean the re-emergence of those comforting classic dishes: Mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and a plethora of pastries. Many of the typical comfort foods are filled with calories and fat, plus the potential to overeat these dishes during the colder seasons is always tempting; but if you’re smart about it, you don’t have to deprive yourself, said Karen Bright, adult and youth nutrition outreach instructor for the WVU Extension Service. “The biggest thing people have problems with that I’ve noticed is portion size,” she said. “During the holidays and colder […]
November 17, 2020

Thanksgiving Is All Rolled Up with This Dish!

If you don’t feel like roasting a big turkey for Thanksgiving, or want to try a great dish for holiday entertaining, you might want to try my
November 19, 2019

Give Your Turkey Some Super Sidekicks!

Thanksgiving is a very big deal around my house. I really love the sides at Thanksgiving dinner. That’s where you can get even more creative, so don’t let side dishes weigh you down. Who doesn’t love buttery mashed potatoes, but if you want to change it up a little with a healthier but just-as-tasty alternative, check out my mashed potato substitute! Bok Choy can bring some excitement back into the “green” portion of your meal, and my Tropical Yams kick up the flavor for sweet potatoes. For an added fall touch, I also recommend my Stuffed Sugar Pumpkins and Cranberry […]
November 19, 2019

Turkey 3 Ways: Basic to International Flavors

Turkey 3 Ways: From Tasty Basic to International Flavors Don’t you love Thanksgiving? It’s when the holiday season starts in earnest, yet there are no gifts to buy, no tree to trim, just
December 16, 2018

Make This Thanksgiving a Healthy Day

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a carb-loaded, overeating frenzy. You can make satisfying, anti-aging food choices for this holiday that will leave you feeling thankful for indulging. Take turkey, for example. I cook at least four turkeys each Thanksgiving because I usually have about 30 people over for dinner. Turkey contains tryptophan, which produces niacin, giving us energy. Turkey also contains the selenium, a detoxifying antioxidant. You don’t have to drown your turkey in fatty gravy. It can be deliciously sauced using healthier ingredients. I like to marinate my turkeys in a mixture of red wine, soy sauce, and lemon […]
December 16, 2018

Avoid Becoming a Holiday ‘Butterball’

Thursday will be THE DAY again – a day that many people both love and dread at the same time. You love Thanksgiving because it’s a chance to celebrate all that you’re thankful for in your life with your family.  Yet, you can also dread it because you know you may not end Thanksgiving Weekend without at least a 5 lb weight gain! To avoid this slippery slope, all you need to do is prepare your favorites in a healthier way.  And if you’re going out for dinner, we also have some tips for you to bypass diet disaster there […]