Recently, I did a post that included a recipe for homemade Macaroni & Cheese. In that post, I was discussing the backlash that Kraft is receiving because of its refusal to eliminate artificial dyes in their American version of Macaroni & Cheese. The reason I say “American version” is because they have…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 9, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments
As my beloved Chicago Cubs celebrate their Opening Day, I thought I’d talk today about making healthier choices at the ballpark. As a baseball fan and someone who used to work in professional baseball, I can tell you that part of the overall experience is the food and drink. It just isn’t realistic to expect anyone…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Original Content from: Oh, Just Stop Already
Let me preface this recipe that I did NOT make this a CLEAN version. I waited too long to hit up the healthy food store in the next town over so I did the best that I could do with what I could find on a Sunday…
Added by Chelle on March 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Last week, I did a post about the child obesity epidemic in the United States. In that post, the first point I wanted to make is that food is fuel. When you realize that very fact, it becomes easier to make better choices. It’s all about how you view yourself.
If you could buy yourself a brand new car and money was not an option, what kind of car would it be? Visualize that car. Imagine yourself in the driver’s seat. Take in that “new car” smell – actually don’t…Continue
There has been a whole lot in the news lately about Kraft Foods and their boxed macaroni and cheese. And with good reason. Ever wonder what gives the product its golden, “cheesy” color? Artificial dyes my friend. I mean, come on. The “cheese” is a yellow powder that you mix with milk and butter.
But here’s the kicker. Several other countries have banned these artificial dyes and refused to sell any products containing them. So did that mean that these European boys and girls…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Our little guy, Rocco turned 5 on March 10th and being that his latest obsession is hockey & ice-skating, it was only fitting to throw him a hockey/skating themed party!
But here’s the catch. I delivered our 3rd baby boy 2 weeks before his birthday so this party was thrown together last minute! Why…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 22, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments
I signed up to bring Fresh Fruit for Roman’s pre-school class and when I showed up with this tray, I had signed up for the WRONG CLASS! Wouldn’t you know, the wrong folder was on the counter at the wrong time when I scribbled our names in for the 21st of March. Thankfully, Roman’s sweet…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 21, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments
If I were to ask the majority of people in my little community what they know about GMO, most of them would probably say “not much”. A few (sadly) would likely say “you mean the car company?” Sure, you chuckle but it’s true. Most people have no clue what a GMO is or why it would be important to them.
So, I decided to put something together for the average Joe that explains what a GMO is and why there’s so much in the news on this subject right now. They say “knowledge is power”,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
It’s no secret that obesity is a problem in the United States. And in spite of the fact that a hunger problem exists as well, our population as a whole eats more and moves less than the citizens of other countries. Sadly, it’s no longer just affecting adults, but children as well. Even though medicine has made huge strides and people, on average, are living longer, it has been said that today’s generation of children and teenagers may not live as long as their parents will. So,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Our little guy, Rocco turned 5 this past Sunday… 5!!! A WHOLE HAND!!! I seriously can’t believe it.
At Rocco’s pre-school, the kids are allowed to bring in a special birthday snack for the class. So, in true ‘I’m going to try to be a crafty mama‘ fashion, I immediately…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 12, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments
I know that my son gets plenty of vitamins because he takes a fantastic supplement and I “hide” vegetables and fruits in just about everything (might have to do a post about that). But when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables in their natural state, it’s all about the “dip”.
He doesn’t like apple slices unless there is peanut butter involved. Forget about carrots if there is no ranch dressing. Salad? Better have some raspberry vinaigrette. I should be glad, I know but I…Continue
When I made the decision, really made the decision, to adopt a greener lifestyle, I had people say to me “I’d love to go green but I can’t afford it.” Have you ever said that? Thought that? If so, I will refrain from telling you what I said in return.
The point is that if you think about it,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
One of the top New Year’s Resolutions has to be along the lines of losing weight, getting fit and eating healthier. We make these resolutions with the very best of intentions but then life gets in the way. Our bosses need us to stay late at the office. The kids get sick. We stress about gathering our tax…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 18, 2013 at 6:51pm — No Comments
My first home cooked meal for my kids in 2013! Yes, finally I have managed to cook a meal for my three kids during this CNY!! (An achievement if you know me by now.... LOL... .)
Early morning I went to the market to get the fresh stuff that I need... fish, meat for soup, green vegetables and for desserts, we had Durians!! Well, each time Aaron comes back to IPOH, he will crave for this King of the Fruits... and he was so happy yesterday when he managed to buy the whole lot of 9…
Added by Reanaclaire on February 17, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments
With full and heavy stomach, we eased digestion in Queensball Mall which is just a short distance away from Sungai Dua... we walked around the mall, browsing around and buying nothing.. seriously, nothing was bought that evening.... it was a good sign, at least for my pockets... hahahaa....
Thinking back now, it is indeed a Big surprise that we went back to the hotel empty-handed... Kudos to my girl! What a good girl she is! She didn't buy anything at all.....
Added by Reanaclaire on January 21, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments
It’s safe to say that I love sweets. And chocolate. And cookies. And well, I’m pregnant too (as if I haven’t mentioned that recently *wink*). Pregnant or not, I will never turn down the opportunity to eat something sweet! I had the chance to review a product (of my choice) from…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 18, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments
I'm going to be honest here...I made a bangin ass chili yesterday. All hail the crock pot, who does my best work for me. I'm obsessed with soup, this month anyway. Last month I was obsessed with all things pumpkin (when I started making pumpkin pancakes I realized things were getting out of control). I'm still working on the perfect pumpkin soup as a magical culmination of the last couple of months. I know, my life is intense.
Anyway, back to my chili. It…
Ok, so I know I just heated up a plate of food in the microwave. I remember grabbing my plate and my glass of water and walking towards the office so I could eat while doing a little work on the computer. I remember taking that first bite, but damn...where did the rest of my food go?
This must be that moment of self awareness I've been hearing about. The time when…
Added by Ronda on January 10, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments
Called up few restaurants in the late afternoon but all same reply, "Sorry, full.." or "Come around 8pm.." Not surprising to hear that especially during the festive season... Those popular eatery places are normally crowded or full.. unless we are willing to wait but stomach usually cannot wait that long.. hahaha... so where shall we go for our food... or what shall we eat..... I asked my kids... and their answer was ....
Yes... Yours Truly ended up folding up her sleeves and…
Added by Reanaclaire on December 25, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments
I love that our little family now has a few traditions throughout the year and this is one of them! Monkey Bread. I only make it one time a year; on Christmas morning and this year I am especially excited for it (probably bc I’m pregnant and have been craaaaving it since December 1st!)
Monkey Bread is prepared on Christmas Eve and left sitting out on the counter until morning. Then, all you have to do when you wake is pop it in the oven, set a timer, and voila! 20 minutes…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on December 20, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments