January 11, 2017 Laura

I love love love to curl up with a cup of hot tea! Maybe it’s the Brit in me but anywhere, any time of year, you can find me drinking tea. I have found that a cup of hot tea can mellow me out, keep me from snacking, and soothe a sore throat. It can make my tears go away, bring a smile to my face…tea fixes everything in my life. Tea not only has it’s emotional benefits for me but it also has quite a lot of health benefits. Did you know that studies have shown that tea even…

January 4, 2017 Laura

I am a healthy snack fanatic. With the exception of Cheetos, I would choose something fresh over chips any day. I think they taste better and I feel better eating them. This series is all about making that healthier choice. I’ve combined some benefits of some of my favorite power foods with some snacky ideas and recipes in this series to help you fight the temptation of running to the vending machine. This week’s choice – almonds! I will never forget my first time eating a raw almond from the organic stand at the Farmer’s Market – ripping off the…

December 10, 2016 Laura

I feel like every year I see the articles and the posts, “How to Stay Away From the Treats This Season” or “How To Stick To Your Diet This Holiday” – I say Bah-Humbug to that! I believe in balance. It’s a celebratory season, enjoy it, we only get it once a year. That doesn’t go to say to over-indulge, key word was balance, but design your plan so that you can enjoy the season. I am not a huge believer in diets, I believe in lifestyle, I believe in living balanced, loving life and not depriving yourself of treats….

October 27, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

Halloween snuck up on me this year, creepily approaching…with the Halloween weekend approaching I wanted to share a favorite among our household – a delicious discovery, a wicked twist on a classic… So keeping in mind that it’s also #tbt tonight seemed like the perfect night to share this throwback recipe: Zombie Meatloaf – Deliciously Dangerous! Make your meatloaf recipe as normal. Shape meatloaf into a head shape. Wrap in bacon. Use onion slices for eyes – slice slightly into them and add drop of red food coloring to center (the food coloring will bleed out making the eyes look…

June 2, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I love to cook but I also love to eat healthy…sometimes coming up with the right combination can be tricky… this is a recipe I put together for my Mom and I one night….keeping it around 300 calories per serving (came to 311.5 calories for total meal – I came pretty close!) Recipe is broken down for one serving – multiply to create additional servings. Ingredients – 3 oz salmon fillet 1/2 c broccoli florets 1/2 medium tomatillo 1 Tbsp chopped onion 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp soy sauce 1/4 Tbsp sesame seeds 1/3 medium potato Blackening Seasoning Directions…

April 28, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve made this recipe…and I noted in an old post that it was delicious…with my life in a busy, tight schedule I thought this was a great recipe to revisit. Taking only about 30 minutes to make, it is a great fit for an evening getting home at 7pm. I hate eating too late because then I tend to have a hard time getting to sleep at a decent time so the quicker and easier recipe for an evening during the work week the better, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice…

April 21, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

With the thought of bananas – tagging my Power Food post from earlier this week – Power Food – Bananas  – this week’s #tbt post is my Grandma’s Banana Bread Recipe – I posted it publicly about 2 years ago after much debate about letting this cat out of the bag, but over the last several years I’ve learned that we’re here to share our joy with others (I’m awfully dramatic about banana bread aren’t I!) Two years and two months ago I wrote… There aren’t many things better to me than my Grandma Bell’s Banana Bread…and today was a good…

March 3, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

Here’s another throw back post from my previous Foodie blog…Enjoy! Today we start the day with Homemade Pancakes and sausage links (I cheated a little on those- just had to cook them) – yum! I had my kitchen assistant in tow too! This is a batter I’ve made several times before – for about two years probably now but it’s so simple to make and typically I have all the ingredients on hand that I had to share! It’s less expensive than buying the pre-made mix and almost just as easy to make than the mix up pancake batters. Homemade…