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Best Brunch Menu!

I have strong memories of spring brunches at my parents’ house with wonderful smells coming from the kitchen.  Trying to enjoy the smell of spring flowers, freshly growing grass and having some down-time on a Sunday.   Many of our brunch get-togethers had a menu of quiche, fresh squeezed orange juice, asparagus and spring mix salad.  The March issues of eating Well and Cooking Light Magazines give great alternative ideas for variations on this theme. Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Hash


Sweet Potato Hash (courtesy of Oxygen Magazine, January 2014)

Ready in 20 minutes • Makes 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 1 chicken jalapeno sausage, diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 sweet potato, shredded
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • 3 fresh sage leaves or 6 cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Sauté the onion, bell pepper, sausage and cumin. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the sweet potato and hot sauce. Cook 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sage or cilantro and cook 1 minute. Remove from skillet and set on a plate.
  4. Fry the eggs for 3 minutes, flip, and cook an additional minute. Place eggs over hash. Season and serve.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 224, Total Fats: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 244 mg, Sodium: 414 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 22 g, Dietary Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 9 g, Protein: 16 g, Iron: 3 mg

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Would You Consider Moving Toward A Vegetable Based Diet?

I grew up with my family in the hamburger restaurant business. My grandfather started in the 40’s with a single restaurant, and after some fits and starts, the successful company in the family-style hamburger genre was born! But as I’ve gotten older, and my metabolism has become slower, I’ve seen my personal diet move more toward an 80% vegetable-based plan. I love the seasonal options available and challenge myself by finding creative options for flavor and opportunities to add more vegetables that I may not be familiar with. They aren’t all a resounding success, but it is an adventure (ask my kids). Continue reading

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Bacon is Served? Should I Run?!

During the age of the Atkins Diet, many people bellied up to a platter of steak, bacon and other meats in an effort to be a part of the weight-loss phenomenon. The mirage was lifted when nutritionists questioned the benefits of weight loss versus the health dangers of eating so much saturated fat every day. Continue reading

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Egg Dish Casserole

I’ve shared this delicious recipe when I first launched the  Paula’s Healthy Living website but wanted to share it again with all of my new followers.  It’s one of my favorite dishes to make for brunches or family gatherings.  It makes enough to feed 6 people or make it for your family and enjoy leftovers. Continue reading

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Happy Easter from Paula’s Healthy Living!

For many Christian believers Easter is a holiday signifying rebirth.  For many others, Easter is a joyful ushering in of spring, chocolate eggs, and Easter Egg Hunts with family gatherings. Continue reading

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