Friday, January 13, 2012

Sale at HEB

We love to save money! There is a sale at HEB this Saturday and Sunday only! In the healthy living section, I mainly purchase items in the bulk. Items that are on my grocery list in the bulk section are the following: shredded unsweetened coconut, popcorn, organic oatmeal, dried pineapple pieces, and nuts. I'm not sure if this sale is for all HEB locations, but I know for sure the one 1488 & Kuykendahl in the Woodlands is having the sale. Happy Shopping!

All Healthy Living Items
20% off
2 DAYS ONLY! Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th Discount applied at checkout. Healthy Living Department only.
as we kick off 2012 and Healthy at H-E-B

Valid 1/14/12 - 1/15/12

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Prevent Crying while cutting onions!

I'm sure that I am not the only one who cries my eyes out while cutting onions. I have found the best tip to preventing this frustrating kitchen encounter! Simply place the onion in the freezer for 10-15 minutes prior to cutting! Once you remove the onions from the freezer, cut promptly! No more tears. Seriously, I don't dread cutting onions anymore!

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Cook Book has arrived....Finally!!!

Well, as you may or may not have noticed, I have not posted a new recipe in quite some time now. I have been working on getting all of my recipes into a simple cookbook, but the "simple cookbook" took much longer than I ever imagined. So, after many hours of making edits, the book is finally finished. One day I hope to have a recipe book that is published, but those costs are pretty high. All of the recipes that are on my blog are in the book in addition to many more! I know that you will enjoy these recipes and so will your family. The book is $14.00 for one book and if you purchase 2 or more, then the books are $12.00 per book. If you are interested in purchasing one, you can do so at Healthy Beginnings Family Chiropractic (936.321.7800) or email me and we can arrange delivery.
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Yummy Fish Tacos-GF

I love to try new recipes and I really love when I create something that turns out oh so yummy the first time. Its such a bummer to try something and then it taste bad! The other day I tried a new recipe and well, it had way too much Rosemary. It tasted like we were eating a Christmas Tree! No joke. I love a good fish taco so I decided to try to make them but I changed up a few of the traditional ingredients. No frying and no corn tortillas in this recipe! This fish taco turned out beautifully and so tasty. It was a success:) If you love fish tacos, you are going to love this easy and healthful recipe. I believe that this is OK for all you gluten free eaters as well.

For Fish Tacos
1 salmon fillet
Head of romaine lettuce
Red or White Cabbage-cut in thin slivers
2 T olive oil
Tomatoes (optional)-diced
For beans:
1 can black beans
½ t cumin
Salt & pepper to taste
For Creamy Jalapeno Sauce:
Until I find a good recipe, I have found that Eden Cafe in Magnolia TX has a wonderful fish taco sauce. I buy a small side of the sauce for $3.00. I’m sure other restaurants have this as well.

1. Place salmon fillet on baking sheet lined with foil ( skin side down).
2. Drizzle olive oil on top of salmon. Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Bake according to directions on fish package. I generally bake the fish at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of fish. Remove from oven and once it has cooled for a few minutes, remove bones and skin. Flake salmon with a fork.
4. Wash romaine leaves and pat dry.
5. Place lettuce on a plate and then layer with cabbage, fish, tomatoes, and top with creamy jalapeno sauce.
For Beans:
1. Place beans (with juice) in a small pot and turn to medium heat.
2. Add cumin and salt and pepper to taste.
3. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until slightly thickened and flavors meld. Serve in a small side dish.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Salmon Patties

Sorry guys, but no picture of this meal this time! I'm trying to learn how to take pictures of food from The Pioneer Woman, but its a slow process. The pics we took just don't do the food justice and these are too yummy. I learned a fabulous trick from Giada De Laurentiis on Food TV when making salmon patties and it really does help! I have made salmon patties numerous times and I always get frustrated when I begin to fry them in the skillet. They always fell apart! ugggg! Well, one day Giada was cooking salmon patties and I learned that she puts them in the refrigerator for one hour before frying them. They totally stick together! Woo hoo...oh the little things that excite me now days. Thank you Giada for solving the salmon patty fall apart mystery for me. So, this is a super easy and fast recipe and I always keep salmon in the pantry for "uh, what am I going to cook tonight" meal. Enjoy

Salmon Patties


3-4 large packages of Wild Caught Salmon. (This can be found in the tuna aisle. I prefer the salmon packaged in water and not oil. You will have to look closely on the package, but it should say if it is wild caught or farm raised.)

¼ cup of mayonnaise (I use Spectrum Omega 3 with flack seed mayonnaise. I have found this at whole foods and Kroger’s)

2 fresh basil leaves finely chopped (optional. If it’s in season, and I have it, then I definitely use it!)

1 t herbamare seasoning (by A. Vogel, this is just an herb seasoning salt and can be used in place of salt. If you don’t have this, simply use salt

1 cup finely crushed kamut or spelt flakes (substitute bread crumbs if you don’t have these) I keep this in the freezer and use it as needed! This saves lots of time.

½ cup olive oil

1. Pour the kamut flakes onto a large dinner plate and set aside.
2. Combine salmon, mayonnaise, basil, and seasonings all together in a bowl. Mix well and form into desired size patties. This is where it can get a little difficult because these are not super easy to form into patties. Just keep working with it and you will get them to form.
3. After you form a patty, place it onto the plate. Don’t touch the flakes because it will make a mess on your hands and then you end up washing your hands in between each patty. Continue until all the patties are made.
4. Then you will gently cover the patties in the flakes.
5. Place patties in refrigerator for 1 hour…if you are in a time crunch, you can place them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
6. Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Place patties in skillet and cook each side until golden in color. Remove and place on a paper towl. Serve with desired veggies!

Monday, July 12, 2010


I just found out from a friend that Sam's has a box of 18 Larabars ( 6 apple pie, 6 cashew cookie & 6 cherry pie) for $15.98. so that's .89 a bar! Thats an awesome price if you like those flavors.

Fizzy Drinks on sale!

Knudsens fruit drinks are on sale at Krogers this week. They are on sale and there is also a coupon on the side of the box for $1.00 off. If you are not familiar with Knudsens drinks, they are wonderful. They are all fruit juice and carbonated water. The drinks are rather expensive but with the coupon, they are much more reasonable. I rarely buy them and so it is a special treat when we do have them! I'm not sure how long they will be on sale though!

Krogers also has a brand of chip that are so tasty and they are on sale as well. The brand is "food should taste good" and its in the "healthy section" in the store. The sale price is 2 for $4.00 and they are regularly around $3.50/ pag.I love the sweet potato ones!