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Jane S.

Cooking has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was privileged to have two fantastic 4-H teachers that instilled in me the love of cooking. I am married, mother of 3 boys (now married with their own families) and 7 grandchildren. I am committed to preparing and investigating healthy... Full Bio
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A Time to Begin…a Time to End by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I close out 2011 and reflect on the past year, I am amazed in a new way of the love and faithfulness of my Heavenly Father. He has provided and sustained us through the ... Read on »
Ham & Bean Soup by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sweet Basil Kitchen is kicking out a lot of soup these days! We both love soup with a side of a muffin or crusty bread and a green salad. Today’s recipe is an old tried an ... Read on »
Meatless Monday…Mushroom Quinoa Loaf by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Quinoa is my new favorite food! It boasts the most protein of any grain, is a great source of vitamins & minerals – iron, magnesium, Vit E, potassium, amino acids and fibe ... Read on »
Faith Filled Friday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What is Controlling You? I confess, I don’t like to be controlled…I would much rather be the one in control. My human nature thinks I know best. Today we read ab ... Read on »
Vegetable Panini’s by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Need a quick, but hot hearty sandwich? What about a panini? Check out my blog today for a few easy steps to sandwich happiness! I am always looking for ways to eat more ve ... Read on »
Pomegranate Parfait by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Recently our large extended family celebrated an early Christmas. Every family brings a favorite plate of goodies which results in an array of candies, cookies, chips and ... Read on »
Fried Chicken, the Healthy Way! by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We have the fantastic advantage to buy free range chickens from Growing In Grace farms, near our home. This is the same place we got our CSA baskets this past summer & fal ... Read on »
Sweet Potato & Red Potato Chowder with Turkey Bacon by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What a thrill to wake up to this… The first snow of the season always brings out the hibernation instinct in me. (I always knew I was part mama bear!) Isn’t thi ... Read on »
Spinach Bisque Soup by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There is a fantastic restaurant about an hour from our home, called Landmark Cafe & Creperie, in Galesburg, Illinois. I know people who plan a trip to visit to the Landmar ... Read on »
Faith Filled Friday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The Most Amazing Hike I love to hike and if there was ever a hike in the Bible that I would have loved to taken, it would have been this walk to Emmaus. Although ... Read on »
Family Favorite Granola by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We have eaten granola for years, however not always for breakfast, but as a snack when we travel, before bedtime or just those times when we need an energy pick-me-up! I h ... Read on »
Quinoa Butternut Squash & Roasted Red Pepper Salad by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We like this salad because it is loaded with veggies and yet you get a good dose of protein with the quinoa. Quinoa, pronounced “keen-wah,” is an excellent source of prote ... Read on »
Healthy Chocolate Banana Nut Muffins by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I added the word “healthy” to this recipe, because you may see the word “chocolate” and jump to the conclusion that this recipe is laden with sugar and fat. NOT! This muff ... Read on »
Faith Filled Friday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Absent From the body…at home with the Lord. On November 20th, my father, age 86, passed from this life. His body was worn and weary from battling Parkinson’s disease f ... Read on »
Family Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When it comes to our family Thanksgiving meal, we are very traditional. If there isn’t turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, homemade rolls and pumpkin pie, it isn’t ... Read on »
Healthy Southwestern Style Egg Rolls by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Egg rolls are known to be notoriously greasy and high in calories…but today I tweaked an egg roll recipe to make it heart healthy, easy and delicious! Often egg rolls are ... Read on »
Faith Filled Friday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Dull of Hearing I am the blessed Grandma of seven grandchildren. I loved each of their baby stage, so sweet and refreshing!  I also am excited and love to meet  baby C ... Read on »
Chinese Slaw with Creamy Peanut Dressing by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am all about salads that you can serve as a complete meal. This may not satisfy a hungry lumberjack, but this salad is loaded with nutritional vegetables, complete with ... Read on »
Faith Filled Friday by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Casa  Timoteo National Orphan Day 2011. The second Monday in November is observed each year to raise awareness of the plight of orphans and displaced children around t ... Read on »
Black Bean Veggie Burgers by Jane S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My daughter-in-law, Megan, got me hooked on black bean burgers. Seriously, I now prefer these over a hamburger. The flavor is amazing and the texture resembles the traditi ... Read on »