Smoothing out that workout

2018 is here and many of us have resolved to improve our health. That generally includes changes in our diet and exercise, but did you know it was important to eat after a workout? Smoothies are a great post workout snack. iCook for my health.

A Roast for the Holidays

I love the holidays except for one thing, you tend to eat the same foods over, and over, and over. This year some friends and I decided to have an Italian dinner for Christmas Eve. It was really fun to gather round the table and celebrate without seeing one piece of Turkey or spoonful of yams. iCooked something different for our holiday feast.

From Nose to Tail... Oxtail that is

Eating sustainably has been in fashion a long time. Cooking ‘nose to tail’ isn’t just a catch phrase. It’s a way of life for some people and is an old practice that is new again. This week I’m preparing something from my wife’s childhood that’s all about nose to tail. iCook with sustainability in mind.

Breakfast in a Jingle

Christmas is always a busy time of year.  Like most people I’m looking for easy timesavers, especially when it comes to meals. Just in time for Christmas morning I have found the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe to help you get the festivities started. It’s easy to make and ready in a snap! iCook breakfast casseroles in a Jingle.

A Holiday Tradition Upgraded

Holiday traditions are great until they aren’t - I mean, I love traditions but sometimes they need to be upgraded or changed a bit for the times. Holiday recipes are no exception. Today, in line with Holiday feasting, we are giving a fresh twist to the classic green bean casserole. iCook holidays dishes with an upgrade.

Rootin' for Rutabagas

It’s the time of year when I start getting creative with vegetables. Root vegetables are readily available and a great way to supplement your diet and menu. Rutabagas, also known as swedes or neeps, are extremely versatile as food - good for man and beast. iCook rutabagas because they are tasty.

After the Big Meal

Thanksgiving is tomorrow but I’m already thinking about what to do with the leftovers. I may be getting ahead of myself as we have family visiting, but experience has taught me that I will probably have extra turkey and ham. iCook with leftovers to stretch my budget and not to waste food.

OMG! Thanksgiving is next week

If you are as busy as we are around the iList family, it may have snuck up on you that Thanksgiving is next week - time to get your menu together and start shopping. I like to include new ideas each year to liven up the table. This week I’m sharing a dessert worthy of your holiday feast. iCook for those I love during the holidays!

Cauliflower... with a little spice!

Cauliflower isn’t exactly a crowd pleaser. You typically must smother it in cheese or hollandaise sauce, hide it in a casserole or add other vegetables to make it a bit more palatable. It is not our “go to” vegetable for dinner but we’ve discovered a new way to jazz it up - southern Indian style! iCook cauliflower because it’s good for you!

A Spicy Tagine on a cold day

Cold weather rushed in like the roadrunner and with it came the requests for soups and stews in our house. This week we are going to prepare a delicious Moroccan stew called a Tagine using Lamb, green olives and lemon. Sometimes iCook with my Tagine because I’m bored with the same old stew.