8 Ways to Lower Bad Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Lower bad cholesterol roasted salmon

A recent health checkup caused me to reassess my dietary needs.  My labs results indicated a jump in my LDL, or bad cholesterol numbers. My husband, recently evaluated due to a new health program at work, was told his triglyceride numbers were too high. What are LDL and triglycerides? LDL or low-density lipoprotein,  is theRead more

Shucks Oyster Bar Shines Like A Pearl

Shucks Oyster Bar

I don’t have to explain the difficulty in finding a great oyster bar when you do not live anywhere near coastal waters; but, Mr. Pitmaster and I discovered a pearl in the Upstate culinary scene. Shucks Oyster Bar is a husband and wife owned eatery just 30 minutes southwest of Greenville, South Carolina. Not onlyRead more

Fish and Potatoes for Two People

Fish and potatoes with whiskey tarter sauce

Honestly, I had never had fish with a potato dish before.  I thought it just was not a logical combination, however, after preparing this dish,  I now realize what I have been missing.  Full of flavor and very easy to prepare, this Lemon-Herb Code with Crispy Garlic Potatoes is delicious and a perfect meal forRead more

JoAnn’s Whiskey Tarter Sauce

Yields approximately 4 servings. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. This can be kept in the refrigeration, in an air-tight container for about a week.     1/2 cup of your favorite mayonnaise 1 1/2 Tablespoons of sweet pickle relish 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 1 teaspoon of finely chopped lemongrass 2 green onions, chopped,Read more

Fish Tacos: 100 Day Real Food Challenge

fish tacos - 100 days real food challenge

Challenge is an UNDERSTATEMENT. When your household hates vegetables and you are a foodie, this 100 days of real food is nearly impossible. Today’s recipe is in Lisa Leak’s new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous: The Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food.   Easy Fish Tacos with PicoRead more

Braising Halibut With Leeks

What is braising? Braising involves cooking a protein in a small amount of liquid at a low heat, covered for an extended amount of time.  This method allows for a flavorful, tender food, by breaking down the fibers.  A tight fitting lid is important.  Do not create too much liquid either, this can cause theRead more

Florida Lobster Rolls

We enjoyed these lobster rolls with potato chips. INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons butter, divided Garlic powder 3 Florida lobster tails, about 7 ounces each DRESSING: 1/2 cup mayonnaise Zest from 1/2 a Florida orange 1/3 cup finely chopped celery Pinch dried tarragon 6 buns, top split if available Spinach or lettuce leaves Set grill or BigRead more