Brussels Sprouts with Currants and Pine Nuts

Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts 1 T pine nuts Olive oil-flavored cooking spray 2 T dried currants ½ tsp dried thyme ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ½ cup vegetable broth (or chicken, if you prefer) Prepare Brussels Sprouts for Cooking: Cut ¼ inch from bottom of each sprout, then remove any bruised or [...]

Your Strength Training Workout

I might as well fess up now; I didn’t actually put together this strength training workout for you. My trainer did it. She’s a genius. At exercise, and a bunch of other stuff too. Lucky for us, she said I could share it with you as a good example of an introductory strength training workout. [...]

Roasted Asparagus (YUM!)

Prepare Asparagus for Cooking: Trim inedible ends (an inch or two) off the bottom of the stalks. If the stalks are thick, peel the fibrous outer layer off with a vegetable peeler to within two inches of the top. Asparagus will cook more evenly. Directions for Roasting: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare 2 pounds [...]

Strength Training Magic

Now that last week’s blogs got you all jacked up to start a running or walking regimen, I’m going to tell you to STOP! No, I’m just kidding. Don’t stop. But do add in strength training. You won’t end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I promise. Even if you’re a guy it’s difficult without hours [...]