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It Balances Out

Monday, December 7th, 2015

If you eat like this most of the time …

Fresh Wild Rock Cod with stir-steamed veggies.

Fresh Wild Pacific Rockfish with stir-steamed veggies.

Veggies! Lots and lots of veggies!

… and just a little bit of this … 

Holiday Treats

Holiday Treats – homemade, of course!

Then it all balances out in the end.

Just remember … if you’re going to treat yourself and splurge on goodies, splurge well. Enjoy homemade, real treats. Use real ingredients. And be sure to enjoy every delicious morsel to the fullest. That is how you can splurge and be satisfied with just a bit and survive the holiday season without gaining a bunch of weight.

Oh, and cycling lots helps!

For recipes to these yummy treats, see my previous blog post.

A Little Holiday Baking

Monday, December 7th, 2015

So, these happened today. Let the holiday gift prep begin. Have you been naughty, or nice?

Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Spiced Nuts

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Nuts

Peppermint Biscotti

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies & Peppermint Biscotti

Classic Shortbread

Classic Shortbread

For the recipes, see:

Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Peppermint Biscotti

Shortbread Cookies

The Butterscotch Chocolate Chip cookie recipe is still in testing and I’m not quite ready to share it.

Super Easy Holiday Treat

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

I don’t think these could be easier to make. Melt some dark chocolate, stir until smooth, dip your favorite pretzels, set on a parchment paper lined tray, bedazzle with your favorite holiday sprinkles, allow them to cool until the chocolate is set. This is a great “recipe” to try with kids!

Dark Chocolate Dipped Pretzels


The most challenging part of this recipe is melting the chocolate. Follow the directions on the package. If you want super super easy, just use chocolate chips. Place them in a microwavable bowl and heat on low power for 2 or 3 minutes, then check them. Stir, and if necessary, return them to the microwave until they’re melted and smooth. Depending on how many chips you’re melting, this could take another minute or more. You can do 30 to 60-seconds each additional time, just be sure to keep a careful eye on this because the chocolate can go from perfect to scorched very quickly.