Patriotic Pigments: Eat your red, white & blue!

  Looking down at my breakfast this morning, luscious berries in a cushion of oatmeal, I was suddenly overcome with patriotism. Well, at least I was struck by the patriotic resemblance to our nation's red, white and blue banner as Fourth of July nears. And so, I became inspired to talk about the colors in our [...]

Recipe: Easy spicy potato stir fry

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHGo111hSaN/?taken-by=lgemme_confidence_mentor Spicy Potato Stir Fry How to prepare: How to prepare: 1 lb baby potatoes, cut up 1 large yellow onion, diced 4 to 5 diced tomatoes 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 large jalapeno pepper, minced 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic 1 tbsp tamari sauce 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp [...]

How to get your tomato naked

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHIYbcJBfYZ/?taken-by=lgemme_confidence_mentor How to skin a tomato! To blanch tomatoes, start by boiling some water Once boiling, turn off the stove, taking the pot off the heat, and put the tomatoes in After 10 minutes, or once the tomato skins start to split open, put them into some cool water. I used room temperature water (no such thing [...]

So unexpected (plus a recipe)

Me? Write a cookbook? Well, after deciding a meal my husband made was too pretty to eat and took out my new studio lights to take pictures - I was hooked. I have awakened a new passion the past few days to design recipes and artistically and visually capture the love I have for food, [...]

Depressed? How to tell, and mood-lifting lifestyle tips

Signs & Symptoms for Depression You have an ongoing sense of hopelessness or feel helpless You are always tired You’ve experienced changes in your sleeping (e.g. insomnia or sleeping too much) and eating patterns (severe weight loss/weight gain) You have difficulty concentrating or remembering things You no longer enjoy usual pastimes, events, or friends and [...]