March 2008 Newsletter: Shamrocks and Spring On The Way

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Irish CookiesGet ready for the month of March! There are plenty of chances to share a tasty meal since we’ll be celebrating two of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.

I’m dedicating this newsletter to my Granny, “Patricia”, born on the March 17th! Even though she isn’t Irish, she certainly has had a lot of “luck” with her dishes. Queen of our family kitchen, she has passed on some fierce cooking skills and many cooking tips that you can see on the site, including her famous recipe for Hungarian nutroll.

When St. Patrick’s comes to mind, I also think green. Try my Irish cookies, low-sugar treats that use green tea powder instead of green food coloring. Find out why green tea is so healthy and how to use it in other recipes.

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Why not roast a beautiful leg of lamb for this year’s Easter feast? Butternut squash risotto makes a hearty, low-fat side dish, perfect for entertaining a large group.

Want to Include More Superfoods in Your Diet?

She Knows

Check out my super food shopping list in She Knows Magazine and stock your fridge with my top picks.

Want to learn more about super foods? Find out what makes them super powered in comparison to other foods we eat and find out how easy it is to use them in everyday recipes. Hear me on the radio giving you the skinny on why superfoods promote longevity through increasing immunity, slimming the waistline, and providing your body with the right nutrients for optimal beauty.

Webcast: Eat Like an Actor

Actors eat

Ever wonder how professional actors stay fit? What about fighting cravings? Find out more when I visit my friend Chad Carpenter, a professional actor, getting ready for a big part at his rehearsal studio. I’ll tempt him with a luscious chocolate cake that even he has trouble resisting! I’ll teach him how to make his favorite buttermilk chicken the skinny way.

Spring Cleaning for Your Kitchen in 10 Minutes a Day

Don’t worry about fancy cleaning products, a bucket of hot water and vinegar or dish liquid will do the trick. Getting your fridge and freezer organized is the best way to save money on groceries, avoid waste, and inspire you to cook more often. Read the full article

Day 1. It’s a date. Take 10 minutes on a rainy afternoon to check all the dates on your condiment bottles and jars.
Day 2. Shake of the Chill. Take 10 to tackle the freezer. You’d be surprised at the pre-historic goodies that are taking up valuable space.
Day 3. Let There be Light. Take time to clean your dark pantry cabinets. Closed doors don’t prevent dustballs!
Day 4. Air it out. Do you smell a rat? Ok, maybe it’s not a rat under your sink but it could be a spoiled potato or just particles of food that may have fallen into your cabinets.
Day 5. Set it and Forget it. Clean all your appliances at once.

How Sweet is Your Love Recipe Contest

How Sweet Is Your LoveEnter to Win, it’s not too late! This February, in honor of National Grapefruit Month and Valentine’s Day, we’re asking grapefruit enthusiasts to submit a grapefruit recipe they love.

It can be an appetizer, entrée, dessert or beverage, but must include either one half of a grapefruit or 8-ounces of grapefruit juice. The winner will earn a trip for two to Florida to cook with me, visit a grapefruit grove and shop for fresh grapefruit.

 

Happy & Healthy Cooking,
— Jennifer

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