Flavors of spring with a Fizzy Rosemary Rhubarb Cocktail

Each season brings it’s own joys and now that Mother Nature has graciously allowed spring to bloom, it’s a delight to hear mowers whirring away and to breathe in the sweet smell of cut lawns. Blossoms are opening and fresh shoots of grass are making their way past dried leaves in the woods. Grills are uncovered on patios, and chairs have once again made their … Continue reading Flavors of spring with a Fizzy Rosemary Rhubarb Cocktail

Lighten up with Great Salads that are good for the Bod

The holidays are full of love, laughter and great fellowship.  Spending time with friends, family and a ton of prep time in the kitchen, seems to leave very little will power when it comes to sampling every item as it heads to the table. So, for the next few days after a big celebration and backyard barbecue, it’s time to lighten up, find the fruits … Continue reading Lighten up with Great Salads that are good for the Bod

Sweet Sensations wins “Best Right Bite” at Emerald Queen’s Taste of Tacoma

Taste of Tacoma kicked off today with a shot of fantastic weather, delicious cuisine and runs the entire weekend.  With 29 restaurants, 4 music stages, amusement rides, a comedy club and wine tasting, the whole family will enjoy spending the day at Point Defiance Park. This year I had the pleasure of being asked to be one of the judges for Hope Heart Right Bites, … Continue reading Sweet Sensations wins “Best Right Bite” at Emerald Queen’s Taste of Tacoma

Seasonable Cuisine Cooking Demo with Tacoma Food Co-op

TACOMA:  Tacoma Co-op’s first cooking class with Produce Director Rhys Hansen will highlight local farmers June bounty.  The demonstration’s focus will be three vegetarian recipes prepared by Hansen, which will take place at Tacoma’s Epworth LeSourd United Methodist Church, located at 710 South Anderson Street, Sunday June 30th 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend with a very minimal ticket price of $5 … Continue reading Seasonable Cuisine Cooking Demo with Tacoma Food Co-op

Delicious Ideas for Dad

Father’s Day is around the corner and a friend of mine has asked for a few ideas for her Dad’s special day.  “Each year, she said with mild frustration, we do the same thing for him.  Grill steak, toss baked potatoes in the oven and my sister brings a pie.  Please help….” We sat and talked about what her menu for Father’s Day and I … Continue reading Delicious Ideas for Dad

Ask the Anytime People; Expert answers to your health and wellness questions

Ask the Anytime People – Expert answers to your health and wellness questions By Grant & Cathy Pritchard Question: I love fast food, but I am trying to lose weight and improve my health. Is it okay to eat fast foods while on a diet program? Answer: Yes, but as always, there are a few important points to keep in mind. We all know fast food … Continue reading Ask the Anytime People; Expert answers to your health and wellness questions

Backyard Grilling; The Magic of Summer

We are back today and sharing the love of the grill.  Summer time is just around the corner and that means months of barbecue weather and we are collecting recipes! A cookout, barbecue, backyard party….whatever your best loved term for it is, is a fav of ours because of pre-prep time.  Most of the work is done the day before or the morning of, leaving … Continue reading Backyard Grilling; The Magic of Summer

The Sunshine Booster Smoothie

I saw this recipe on the well and good site and thought, “my readers must see this!”  The trifecta of inflammation-fighters in the Sunshine Booster Smoothie include pineapple, turmeric, and ginger. Come April, we’ve never craved sunshine so much. And we’ve just found it in a glass. This spicy-sweet smoothie recipe is layered with dynamic flavors, playing between a Pina Colada and a turmeric-ginger juice. Here’s why we’ll … Continue reading The Sunshine Booster Smoothie

Financial Incentives for slimming down

Losing weight isn’t easy.  The decision to change your eating and exercise habits is difficult to make.  An even harder choice, is finding the best way to go about it. HealthyWage is a company that can help you make that tough decision to implement a lifestyle change.  In 2012, HealthyWage contests assisted more than 1,300 locals shed 16,700 lbs.  The dangling carrot, monetary compensation.  And … Continue reading Financial Incentives for slimming down