Lightlife’s Savory Plant-Based Food Innovations

Lightlife Plant Protein Based

As I mentioned at the beginning of the year, one of the biggest food trends for 2018 will be the expansion of plant-based food innovations, such as plant protein sources and Lightlife is one of the pioneers.  Read my Food Trends for 2018 article here Plant-based diets are dominating the food world.  Several manufactures areRead more

5 Ways the Potato Can Be Healthy Food

Potatoes

Making a Potato Healthy Recent research has determined THE POTATO can be healthy.  At only 110 calories for one medium russet potato, they are high in fiber, calcium and potassium.  If cooked properly, they can help lower blood sugar levels. The key to lowering blood sugar, while still enjoying the fluffy, creamy potato, is toRead more

Sidewall Pizza is Popular in Travelers Rest

Sidewall Pizza

I love dining at locally owned restaurants and Sidewall Pizza is a prime example.  A popular restaurant before I relocated to the Upstate, they now have 2 locations. Known for FULL-SIZE, loaded pizzas…you will never go away hungry at this establishment. This place is always hopping.  With its simplistic exterior and casual setting, it isRead more

Pasta Can Be Healthy

whole wheat pasta - 100 Days Real Food - joanns food bites

DAY 6 of my 100 Days of Real Food Challenge and my #1 issue is PASTA!  I crave it constantly. Scientific research claims when we crave carbohydrates, it is usually due to the association of comfort and our mood. Besides the energy boost, carbohydrates provide solace during stressful times. Although I don’t feel it, subconsciously,Read more

Free Proper Protein Temperature Chart

Ok, my memory is not what it used to be. Last night, I am grilling chicken breast and could not remember the proper cook temperature – uggg.  So, I decided to make a user friendly chart for me and my fellow home cooks. [table id=1 /] The best way to test for doneness is usingRead more