|October 26, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Candy, Good Food, Good Times, Halloween|
Halloween is a busy time with costume planning, spooking out your house and planning for not-s0-sugary snacks for the kiddos to bring to school. Somewhere along the way its easy to get a little stressed out, and so a little extra magic potion can go a long way in getting back into the “Spirits of Halloween”. Enjoy this fun and easy Enchanted Candy Corn cocktail for adults only, slightly adapted from One Martini at a Time !
|October 26, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Candy, Good Food, Halloween|
Infused vodkas are easy to make, and serve as a great base for many mixed drink cocktails. This Candy Corn infused vodka is great for Halloween inspired drinks such as this Enchanted Candy Corn cocktail, the options are endless on what you can use it for. Just let the creative juices flow and mix as you wish! Two of our favorite sites for mixed drinks are Boulder Locavore and One Martini at a Time. Both have recipes for candy corn infused vodkas, ours has taken inspiration from both.
|September 1, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food|
Its September, which for gardeners ring the word Harvest in a big way. Speaking of big – yesterday we harvested 12 pounds of zucchini alone. Holy smokes! This raises the question “What do we do with this abundance of zucchini?!” Here are 5 great recipes to put this versatile vegetable to use. Zucchini bread and frittata freeze well, while pizza bites, salad and sticks are best enjoyed fresh.
- Michael Ruhlman’s Raw Zucchini Salad
- Grilled Zucchini Pizza Bites
- Paula Dean’s Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
- Giada’s Fried Zucchini Sticks
- Eating Well’s Zucchini Frittata
Do you have a favorite Zucchini recipe? Post comments below to share with us!
|August 5, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food|
Those of you who read my Colorado Healthy Living post for a Cauliflower-Spiked Tuna Salad for National Eat Your Vegetables Day know that I was a little disappointed in the size of our dill plant at the time that recipe was due. Well that was then and this is now ~ one and a half months later the plant is huge and most definitely ready to be harvested. The timing was perfect to make this Zesty Dill Sauce, which we brought to a weekend barbeque. The flavors intensify as the sauce sits in the fridge, so if you have an after work party to attend it is a good idea to whip up the dip in the morning before taking off for the day. We enjoyed the dill sauce with chicken and steak, but it also makes for a great dip to any vegetable.
Slightly adapted from Bon Apetite’s Dill Sauce
|August 3, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food, Good Tips|
August 3rd is the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival in Olathe, CO and those of us living in Colorado are feeling really lucky right now. Sweet corn is in its peak season and grocery stores around the state proudly present fresh Olathe sweet corn in the produce section. So, I thought it would be good timing for a Good Tip on how to boil perfectly crisp corn on the cob, every time.
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|August 2, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food|
Normally Fika lends to more of a cookie or pastry than cake, but August is heavy on birthdays in our family and so I wanted to make this First Friday a little extra special.
There is my brother Christoffer on the 1st, our little friend Hunter on the 4th, my niece Edith on the 7th, our Aunt Tracy on the 13th, mine on the 14th, friend Kaylie on the 16th our grandma Kerstin, who is in heaven, on the 25th and friend April on the 28th.
Wouldn’t you say this is a pretty busy month as far as birthdays go?! 8 to be exact… I had completely planned on making mom’s famous Philadelphia Cheesecake, but I can’t quite remember where I put the recipe (I know, I’m bad!!) so instead I took to Google and found this classic New York Cheesecake by Emeril Lagasse. I like – and hope you do to!
|June 3, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food|
In January one of my recipes; Pasta with Creamy Avocado Pesto, was featured as the Yahoo Shine Supper Club winner and aside from bragging rights, I won the Cooking Light “The New Way to Cook Light” cookbook. Timing could not have been better. We had gotten ourselves stuck in a dinner rut (you know what I’m talkin’ ’bout!) and when the book arrived at our front door both the kiddo and I were excited to browse thru it for some new culinary experiences. One recipe we both “oohd and aaahd” over at the same time was this Chicken Saltimbocca. It looked so pretty, bright, fresh and delicious. You know why? Because it really is With very few ingredients, 7 to be exact, this lemony fresh and light yet herbaceous dish comes together in a flash. It’s tasty and quick enough to have made it into our little black book of favorite go to dinners. We hope it makes it into yours as well!
An added bonus was the sage we picked from our garden. By going out and picking it together we created memories which made Sunday supper all that more memorable. This is one of my favorite things about food; how it brings people together.
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|May 28, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Health, Good Times, Good Tips|
Earlier this month I was contacted by David, a writer and awareness advocate for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, who had come across CaffayWay and enjoyed reading a few posts on healthy eating. As such, he asked if I ever allowed Guest Posts, and if so would I be interested in sharing an article related to benefits of healthy eating and nutrition, specifically for those battling cancer.
What can I say… I was flattered, humbled and honored to have this offer come across my table, and couldn’t be more proud in helping the efforts of cancer awareness to all in my reach, near and far.
Overcoming Cancer Through Good Nutrition
A nutritious diet is important to maintaining good health and in preventing such diseases as cancer. However, eating healthily may be equally important to those who have been diagnosed with cancer, are undergoing treatment for the disease or are in remission.
The consumption of certain foods has for a long time been linked to higher cancer rates. Obesity, which itself can result from a poor diet, is also known to be a cancer risk factor. Alternatively, the consumption of some foods can reduce the risk of someone developing the disease. Research has shown that, beyond preventing the disease, certain foods can be beneficial in overcoming cancer.
The treatment of cancer through such methods as radiation therapy or chemotherapy can be as hard on the body as the disease itself. Much energy is usurped as the body tries to recover, and this process draws off the fat and protein that it has stored. Some 30 percent of the cancer deaths in fact stem directly from malnutrition brought about in some manner by the disease, and a good diet is needed to assure that vital nutrients are constantly being replenished.
Maintaining a good diet during cancer treatment is important for a number of reasons. It helps support the immune system of the body, which is important in overcoming any disease, and in a related matter it can decrease the chance of infections that often come with progressive ailments. It also helps keep the body leaner and thus healthier, improves overall strength and regenerates body tissue. A good diet is equally important for the patients of mesothelioma, which is a type of cancer that affects the lining of certain organs of the body. Such products as milk and eggs are known to reduce mesothelioma symptoms.
A dietitian will often be a part of the team treating a cancer patient. It is the role of the dietitian to help assure that the patient is receiving a sufficient intake of protein, calories and vitamins. Proper eating is also necessary for cancer patients because of the weight loss that often occurs as a result of the disease or the treatment. Adherence to a proper diet is important after cancer treatment as well. One study showed that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can significantly reduce a recurrence of breast cancer. The relationship between nutrition and the treatment of cancer is outlined in an American Cancer Society website article.
To learn more about David, and the cause he supports please visit http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/david/