Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Commemoration in New York City

Memorial Day Commemoration in New York City

Members of the Fleet Week flag detail unfurl a U.S. flag during a Memorial Day commemoration aboard the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum during Fleet Week New York City in 2009.

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This Week From The Food Blogosphere: May 23rd, 2014

Healthy Recipe Substitutions

Healthy Recipe Substitutions

The Ultimate Guide to Healthier Baking from the



30 Light Memorial Day Recipes

1 Year Anniversary!


Thanks Foodies for all of your recipes, suggestions, tips and pics!

Turkey Burger with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

Turkey Burger with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

Makes 4 Patties

Submitted by Alecia Patrick (from

Turkey Burger with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta (photo credit:

Turkey Burger with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta (photo credit:

Our friend Alecia was kind enough to share some recipes with us before she left.  This recipe for turkey burgers is great because the dried tomatoes will add some rich flavor.  And both the tomatoes and feta will also add moisture (as long as the burgers aren’t overcooked).  A rich garlic aioli would be a good balance as a sauce but it would add LOTS of fat and calories.  But a plain, Greek yogurt, blended with some chopped, roasted garlic would be a much better choice.


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes (if using 99% lean turkey breasts, recommend using sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced chives or green onions


Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and make into 4 patties. Recommend outdoor grilling or using a George Foreman type grill. Top burgers with your favorite condiments.

Note: Patties can be made ahead of time and frozen.

Serving Size: 1 burger patty & 1 whole wheat bun

Calories: 185 |  Total Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 | Cholesterol: 56 mg | Sodium: 134 mg | Total Carbohydrates: 12 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 18 g


This Week From The Food Blogosphere: May 9th, 2014

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Happy Mother’s Day!


Edible Art – May 1st, 2014

From Food Heaven Made Easy

From Food Heaven Made Easy

Food For Thought – May 1st, 2014

Don’t you just love this kid?  Oh, and the T-shirt too.

Lettuce Turnip The BeetOr how about this one…

Lettuce 2

Artist Elektra designs these tanks and T’s.  You can find them on Etsy.

lettuce tank


This Week From The Food Blogosphere: May 2nd, 2014

15 Spring Crock Pot Dinners

15 Fresh Spring Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

Food Heaven Made Easy

Food Heaven Made Easy

If you are looking for healthy, flavorful plant-based recipes as well as nutrition and dietary tips, check out the Food Heaven Made Easy website.  “Nutri Nerds” Wendy and Jess provide lots of food and nutrition information through their web series.  Wendy is a self-described “nutritionista” and Jess is a register dietician.   Through their website, YouTube web series and Tumblr blog, you can find information on everything from the importance of fiber in your diet to fuel for your workouts.

This week, I discovered their website and a recipe I want to try.  It’s a “pasta” using wide strips of zucchini for noodles and sauced with a pesto of avocados, basil and garlic.  Under 200 calories and just a little bit over $1.00 per serving.

Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Pasta from the Food Heaven Made Easy website and blog

Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Pasta from the Food Heaven Made Easy website and blog

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Margarita Chicken with Mango and Avocado Salsa

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