The Big Leftover Makeover Project

Thanksgiving Turkey

One of my favorite parts of a Thanksgiving Dinner is the leftovers. There are a lot of recipes out there for turkey casseroles and turkey soup. And, we can always put that turkey and cranberry sauce in a sandwich. But what about recipes that use your leftover mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or cranberry sauce besides […]

Southwestern Potato Skins

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Being gluten-free, potato skins are one of my favorite party foods. But, when they’re just topped with cheese, bacon and maybe some sour cream, that just seems too disgustingly fat-filled. And, some restaurants even deep-fry their skins. According to nutrition reports online, one order of potato skin at a restaurant like Chili’s will provide 1120 […]

The Kale Buyer’s Guide


Are you confused about kale? Which one is best for which purpose? Have you ever tried kale in your green smoothie, but still had little bits – making it a chunky smoothie? What kind of kale should be used for salads? How do you cook kale? First, let’s talk about what type of kale to […]

Top 10 Obscure Valentine’s Day Facts

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Valentine’s Day is often considered the day to celebrate love. However, studies of large groups of people indicate that depression and suicide hits harder in the month before and after Valentine’s Day than between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There’s a big focus on love, candy, chocolate, and flowers for the holiday. But, let’s take a look […]

How do they make Maraschino Cherries?


Do you know how they make those bright red cherries that adorn drinks, ice cream sundaes and cupcakes? Yes, lots of high fructose corn syrup and synthetic red dye. But first, they bleached with calcium chloride and sulfur dioxide to take away much of their natural color. Check out this article about how it’s done: […]

GMO Wheat?

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Many people claim our increasing number of people with gluten issues is due to GMO wheat. But, did you know that GMO wheat is NOT approved in the US or in other countries? Monsanto developed a wheat that was genetically modified to resist herbicides, like Roundup. However, it’s last known field test was in 2005 […]

The No Sugar (or substitutes) Pledge


Are YOU ready to join Nutrition by Nancy in the “No Sugar Pledge”? In a large study that was recently published, sugar was identified as contributing to Diabetes worldwide. Some bloggers say it might be the sugar or it could be that high intake of sugar contributes to total calorie intake. Do you have a […]

Recipe – Tamale Sauce


Woo Hoo!! Nutrition by Nancy’s Chili Sauce recipe for tamales was featured in today’s recipe Mailbox in the Sacramento Bee!  This recipe is very easy to make and stores well in the freezer. A friend’s husband is very critical of the Mexican food he eats and judges it for authenticity; he gave this sauce 5 […]

Quick Tip – Heating Tortillas


Feeding a crowd? Having a make-it-yourself taco party? Making a big batch of enchiladas and want soft, pliable tortillas? Nutrition by Nancy was preparing stir-fry tacos and needed an easy way to heat tortillas for everyone there. We decided to try heating them in a slow cooker. It’s really like a small compact oven. Put […]