With the weather this hot, I'm doing all I can think of to keep us all cool. While I was eating my salad and daydreaming about snow yesterday, I thought what if I froze the salad dressing - and let it melt and dress the greens? Cool salads.
When the temperature-humidity index approaches triple digits, it's time for indoor hiking. If you're on your feet for 3-4 hours, you'll cover 3+ miles and burn 600-1000 calories in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This sounds like a great idea - but if it doesn't taste great, it's just an idea - not a solution. So I'm going to give you a tasty taste every week until you get hooked on one. This is a healthy addiction that can replace a very unhealthy one.
Now at Farmers Markets everywhere: eggplant, peppers, squash, fennel and tomatoes at peak flavors. Now everywhere: way too much heat. Make a silver lining: a huge pot of ratatouille; refrigerate it; and enjoy it cold for the rest of the week.
There's nothing better than a handful of fresh blueberries, with the possible exception of Blueberry Shortcake. You can make the shortcake biscuit dough in five minutes flat. Seven to ten minutes in a 450-degree oven and you've got a killer dessert.
Yup. Still here, flat on my back. We've done Knees-To-Chest and Spinal Twist to warm and loosen up your lower back. Now we'll relax, stretch and strengthen your hamstrings. Here's a video to demonstrate an Active Hamstring Stretch. Give it a try.
I got a huge bag of white and yellow peaches in my CSA farm share this week, so I'm making a Peach Pizza for brunch. And because today is National Ice Cream Day, it's time for homemade peach ice cream, too.
Two great pizzas. Two bucks each. Totally fresh. Tomato-Basil and Escarole-Prosciutto. If you have kids or a significant other with bad eating habits, pizza crust is a great platform for healthy ingredients. I mean, who doesn't want to eat a pizza?
Pizza for better, cheaper, delicious breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners and desserts. You can put almost anything on it. When it comes straight from your own oven, it’s infinitely better than anything you can carry home or have delivered.
If you're not motivated to exercise, here's my suggestion: put on some music that you can't not dance to. This is aerobic: you get your heart rate up and sweat. 45 minutes and minus 275 calories (that's a big scoop of ice cream). My playlist: