Walnut Granola

If you love gra­nola and have been told to stay away from the sug­ar and fat laden ver­sions of it, this recipe is for you.  This gra­nola recipe has less sug­ar, oil and salt than most store bought ver­sions and it still tastes great.  You can’t com­plete­ly leave out the oil  oth­er­wise it won’t be crunchy.  It’s become a sta­ple in our home.  My daugh­ter takes it to...
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How to Choose the Best Cereal

Eat­ing cere­al for break­fast can be a quick and healthy way to help you lose weight or main­tain your weight loss; but only if you choose the right cere­al! Stud­ies show that break­fast eaters are lean­er than those who do not, and are more suc­cess­ful at loos­ing weight (Nation­al Weight Con­trol Reg­istry). But with the huge num­ber of break­fast choic­es avail­able, choos­ing the right...
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Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

These pan­cakes are not only easy to make, but they are also high in pro­tein.  I like to make them on Sun­day morn­ings with a big pot of hot tea or cof­fee. If you don’t have fresh blue­ber­ries, you can also use them frozen; they will defrost when cooked in the skil­let. Ingre­di­ents: Makes 6 pan­cakes 1 3⁄4 cup or 15 ounces of skim or part-skim ricot­ta cheese 1 Tbsp sug­ar 1...
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Steel-Cut Oatmeal

  Peo­ple tend to shy away from steel-cut oat­meal because it takes a long time to cook,  I’m not going to tell you oth­er­wise.  It takes about 30–40 min­utes of cook­ing time. But on week­ends or on days when you need to be more than just fueled, spend some extra time to make a break­fast that nour­ish­es and sat­is­fies your body from the inside out.   Eat­ing 3⁄4 cup of...
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Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Corn Tortillas

“Huevos Rancheros” or Ranch-style eggs are per­fect for a week-end break­fast when your crav­ing some­thing spe­cial and don’t want to eat out.    The sauce is adapt­ed from Diana Kennedy’s “The Art of Mex­i­can Cook­ing”.  It’s so easy to make yet so deli­cious.  Serve it with a strong “cafecito”. Makes about 3 cups. Ingre­di­ents: 2 gar­lic cloves 1 15 oz can stewed toma­to...
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