Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Recipe: Fail-safe Salmon

Hey Foodies!

I think most people are deterred from cooking salmon because there's a fine line between perfect, moist, flakey fish..... and dry overcooked fish.

However, just because a food is daunting to cook, doesn't mean we should avoid cooking it! Salmon is high in protein and is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids!

Luckily, the Food Network's Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, has found the fail-safe method.

To Make:

  • Drizzle salmon filet with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt substitute and pepper (or your chosen seasonings)
  • Put the salmon in a COLD oven, and then turn on the heat to 400 degrees.
  • Keep salmon in oven for 25 minutes, and then remove for perfection.

Pioneer Woman Approved!

Friday, April 5, 2013

How Many Calories Should I be Consuming?

Hi Folks!

I hear this question asked a lot. Weightloss comes down to calories in vs. calories out. The hard part is finding the exact number.

Enter the internet -- where there are websites for that kind of thing:

I love this website because it gives you a RANGE of what to eat for your activity level. I don't think it's realistic for anyone to keep themselves on a strict diet. I think if you're extra hungry one day, you should feel free to have a little bit more of a healthy option. Denying yourself nutrition when you need it is dangerous, and can lead to bingeing.

So type in your stats, and good luck on your continued efforts!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Recipe: National Chocolate Mousse Day!

Happy National Chocolate Mousse Day!! Statistics show that chocolate mousse is THE most delectable dessert in the entire cosmos. 

Therefore, I present to you my "no-longer-secret" recipe for the world's most amazing dark chocolate liqueur mousse. 

Just understand, dear readers, how much of a sacrifice to you this one is.... as now that I have given it to you, I can no longer use it in my campaign to take over the world. Yes, it's THAT good.

Oh, and there will be no nutrition facts posted. It's decadent chocolate mousse..... Do you actually want to know what you're consuming?

Stephanie's Dark Chocolate "World Domination" Mousse

  • 6 eggs
  • 8 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 ounce butter (or margarine, if you're making this recipe parve)
  • 2 TBS black coffee
  • 2 TBS of the liqueur of your choosing -- I recommend orange, berry, coffee, or chocolate flavors
To Make:
  • Separate 6 eggs. Discard 1 yolk, so that you are left with 6 whites, and 5 yolks.
  • Place chocolate and butter in a double boiler. As they begin to melt, add coffee.
  • Whisk egg whites until they form stiff peaks
  • Once the chocolate and butter have melted, turn off the heat.
  • Stir egg yolks and liqueur together in a separate bowl.
  • Temper a bit of the chocolate/butter/coffee mixture into the egg yolks, (stirring so that eggs do not scramble). Then add the egg yolk mixture back to the rest of the chocolate mixture, stirring well.
  • Once the chocolate and egg yolk mixtures are completely incorporated, fold in egg whites gently. Be careful not to over-mix or beat at this stage.
  • Pour chocolate mousse into serving dishes and refrigerate until set.


Picture from, since my recipe is too secret to ever have been caught on camera before

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Candy: Do You Really Want It?

The next time you're waiting in line and contemplating a candy bar purchase. Consider if you really NEED it, or if you'd prefer to satisfy hunger with something healthier.