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One-point Tomato Lentil Soup Recipe with Turmeric & Lemon

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True story: it snowed here today. Not even October and I’m pulling on my snow boots and stuffing Showgirl into a sweater.

This weather certainly took me by surprise, not just because of general weather trends that I’ve grown to trust, but my body just isn’t quite ready for below freezing temps yet. I needed to be eased into it a little more gently and ceremoniously.  Despite my goosebumps and a chill that I can’t seem to quite kick, I’m thrilled for the snow and the seasons and the winter wonderland that came early. Because it brings two truths to mind: it won’t be hot forever (AMEN!) and the holidays are around the corner (a.k.a. my favorite time of the year). continue reading

Lemon Herb Sous Vide Chicken

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A couple of months ago I had some very exciting news.  The Oliso company offered to send me a Smart Hub Combo to see how I liked it!!

Hmm…the crickets I’m hearing after my announcement tell me that some of you may not know what a Smart Hub is.

Allow me to enlighten you.

The Oliso Smart Hub Combo (brought to you by the same people who make those marvelous irons) is a countertop cooking system that combines a single induction burner  topped with an enclosed, cordless sous vide water bath cooker.  It also includes an Oliso Vacuum Sealer with heavy duty, reusable bags. continue reading

Miracle Muffins: Just One Weight Watchers Point Each!

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The snow in Central Oregon is up to my eyeballs.  Like most writers, I am prone to exaggeration. But this is not that. We had 51 inches of snow in a five-day period and are expecting another 3 inches this afternoon. I stand 65 inches tall so the snow is literally up to my eyeballs.

This means that I am spending a lot of time indoors. Of course I am using these snow days to write and to catch up on my quilting.  But I’m also deeply immersed in another favorite cold weather pass time: binge-watching stuff on Netflix.  continue reading

Go Pro with These Three Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

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It’s almost time for the Super Bowl (and the Puppy Bowl and Super Bowl commercials, take your pick of which one you’ll spend your time watching!)

No matter which you are watching it’s almost guaranteed you’ll be eating something. Because food and the Super Bowl go together like chips and salsa. (Or chips and guacamole, but more on that later!)

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Good Until the Last Drop: The Best Mushroom Soup Recipe That Everyone Will Love

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As you may have ascertained by now, I love soup. I love making it, and eating it, and serving it to family and friends.

Soup is basically love in a bowl.

That’s why I chose to create a soup and salad supper menu for the guests at my watch party last weekend, so they’d know how much I loved them.

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Stuffed Delicata Squash Recipe: Delicious Squash Boats (Just 5 WW Freestyle Points!)

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I have amassed any number insights and truths in my Beyond 50 years. Here is one of them:  People either like squash, or they don’t.

I definitely fall into the pro-squash camp.  I never met a squash I didn’t like – zucchini, acorn, butternut, spaghetti – they are all scrumptious. And so healthy!

So imagine my delight when I came across a new variety, the aptly named delicata, a delicious, sweet, firm-textured squash with a skin that is so thin and delicate that no peeling is required.  After cooking, delicata squash can be eaten whole, the flesh as well as the skin.

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Perfect for Fall Homestyle Chicken Stew Recipe: Just 4 WW Freestyle Points!

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chicken stew recipe

Earlier in this week, I blogged about my short-lived fall off the weight loss wagon and outlined steps I’ve taken to get back on board.  One of those steps included searching for satisfying, delicious new recipes that will reinvigorate your commitment to healthy eating.

You don’t need to go any farther than this blog to find all sort of inspiring recipes that will fit the bill.

How about Healthy, Zero Point Egg Salad? Or 3-Point Ricotta and Orange Crepes? 6-Point Chicken Parmesan? Or, one of my favorites, 4-Point Gruyere, Canadian Bacon, and Corn Frittata? Every one of these recipes is a winner – delicious, healthy, and oh-so easy to prepare.

And did I mention, delicious?  I did?

Well, it bears repeating. Because they are. continue reading

Perfect Make Ahead Summer Dinner Party Menu (Just 5 Weight Watchers Points!)

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If you’re busy (and who isn’t?) hosting friends for dinner can be a real challenge.

Unless, of course, you’re prepared.

This summer, I’ve pulled together some gorgeous, favorite recipes into an easy summer dinner party menu that can mostly be made ahead.

You know what that means, don’t you? You can actually go to your dinner party instead of spending it in the kitchen. Doesn’t that sound like a nice change? continue reading

WW Freestyle 3 Point Soups (And a Zero Point Chili!)

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In the spring and summer, I love a good salad. But when the weather turns cold, nothing beats a piping hot bowl of soup or chili.

Since I started on the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program, I’ve been enjoying a big, satisfying bowl of soup almost every day. It’s such a healthy, easy, delicious choice. All of these WW Freestyle soups are three points or less, even a zero point chili! What’s not to love?!

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WW Freestyle Review: A Dumb Question, A Smart Doctor, and Weight Loss After Fifty

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A few months back, my doctor asked me the world’s dumbest question.

“Have you ever thought about losing weight?”

After smacking myself on the forehead to signal the sheer genius of her revelation, I exclaimed, “Why, no! Until this moment, the thought had never crossed my mind. Thank you, Doctor! Thank you so much!  This changes EVERYTHING!”

Okay, okay.  I didn’t say that. But I wanted to.

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