Entries by Amy Van Liew

Pumpkin Chili

Besides adding a sweet nutty flavor to dishes, pumpkin is a ready source of vitamin A, which boosts the nutrition content of this offbeat chili recipe I got from Whole Foods Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I adore butternut squash soup!  Most recipes call for a lot of cream or sugar and you really don’t need it because squash is so sweet on it’s own.    I found this recipe from  https://cookieandkate.com/roasted-butternut-squash-soup/   They are right and the leftover soup tastes even better the next day. Recipe yields about 4 bowls or […]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a fall favorite of mine and this recipe uses healthier ingredients to give it that “fall” flavor! INGREDIENTS 1 cup Steel Cut Oats (I love these from Bob’s Red Mill) 3 cups almond milk, unsweetened 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin spice 1/2 cup pumpkin puree   hurry and get your pumpkin I hear it selling out! […]

Simple Miso Dressing

I’m always on the lookout for healthier options with ingredients that have a nutritional boost!   Miso is one of those ingredients.   Miso is rich in essential minerals and a good source of various B vitamins, vitamins E, K and folic acid. As a fermented food, miso provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that help us […]

How To Create A Healthy Habit

It’s now the middle of September 2020 and I just completed a FREE Back to School – no – wait – Exercise Challenge.  I had been hearing from a lot of members and friends that the summer slump was real and I wanted to help.   My goal for this challenge was to help those […]

Roasted Figs with Balsamic and Goat Cheese

We have a fig tree and have to rush out to get the ripe ones before the birds do.   I love this recipe and it’s so easy to make! INGREDIENTS 4 ripe figs 8 thin slices of goat cheese 1 T good quality balsamic vinegar 1 T honey .  Make sure it’s real honey salt […]

When Is It Time to Ask For Help?

Today there’s no shortage of free workouts and fitness tips on the internet and social media, which is great — but sometimes it’s more overwhelming than helpful. Figuring out which workout plans to follow, what actually works for your goals and fitness level, what kind of exercise equipment you need, and if you can even […]

Yes, You Can Lose Weight Over 50!

You cut back on portion size; you say, “No, thank you,” to desserts; you sign up for an exercise program — and yet your jeans size goes up. What is going on? As always, I find inspiration from the Be Healthy Enough Online Exercise Platform Members. The question that popped up most last month was […]

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

This lemon vinaigrette dressing recipe is super simple to make. Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice honey or maple syrup (optional […]

Rosemary Ginger Lemonade

This drink is so yummy I usually have to make a double or triple batch. Ingredients 1/2  cup honey or you could use any other sweetener 1   piece unpeeled ginger, about 1 1/4 in. by 1 1/4 in., sliced into 1/8-in.-thick coins 1   sprigs rosemary (5 in. each), plus 8 sprigs (1 1/2 in. each) […]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemons

I am not sure where I got this recipe.   I was looking for one to use with my preserved lemons. Both this dish and preserved lemons are very easy to make and taste so yummy Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, skin removed, cut into pieces 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or a mix of vegetable oil and […]

Preserved Lemons

I have a lemon tree and often have way too many lemons (oh poor me I know).  A few years back I found out you could preserve lemons!  They are yummy in many recipes.  My favorite is Moroccan Chicken.   They also make a great gift.  This recipe is from cooking.nytimes.com   INGREDIENTS 9 organic lemons  Kosher […]