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less sweet Patient Expert

jackson, Wyoming
I'm a stay-at-home-mom with a PhD in chemical engineering. I'm revamping our diet to make it as healthy as possible while still appealing to my two young children (and me).
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Ode to an Onion by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am a sweet onion fanatic. Not so very long ago, I'd have to sometimes settle for a stouter storage onion.  Storage onions are fine for cooking, but they can be too pungent ... Read on »
Lunch for a Princess by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Do you ever get in a rut when you prepare food for your child?  Make the same things over and over again or go to the foods that are supposed to be "kid friendly"?  I'm cert ... Read on »
It's National Empanada Day! by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Who knew?  What perfect way to end my blogging vacation than to celebrate the humble empanada on its very own day by resharing my empanada recipe.  (As an aside, I always wa ... Read on »
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! King Cake for Mardi Gras by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Care to guess what I'll be doing today?  I've spoiled a few Wyoming folk, and they now plead for King Cake.  Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, so King Cake time is quickly ending. ... Read on »
Meatless Monday - Greek Stuffed Peppers (Yemista Orphana) by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My husband and I love Greek food.  We've been enthralled with Greek flavors for years now, but enthrallment turned to obsession after eating at a fabulous little Greek resta ... Read on »
Go Red for Women! by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Many thanks to Sahar at Fatfighter TV for inviting me to be a part of Blog Your Heart Out .  This is a cause that is close to Sahar's heart.  Please take the time to read Sa ... Read on »
Equal Exchange Chocolate Giveaway! by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I love Equal Exchange chocolates, so I was thrilled when they asked if I would like to review their new chocolate bars and hold a chocolate giveaway.  Click over to A Life L ... Read on »
Flavored Milk vs Veggies for Calcium by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Like to curl up with a nice cup of hot tea on these cold winter days?  I've got a great Celestial Seasonings tea giveaway on A Life Less Sweet Reviews !  Read about their ne ... Read on »
What are you Superbowl foods? And a giveaway! by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The Superbowl is one week away!  The three things I think about when I hear Superbowl?  Football, commercials, and food.  And the food almost always includes chips.  I've go ... Read on »
Eat your applesauce and help the Breast Cancer Foundation! by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Click over to my review blog - A Life Less Sweet Reviews - to read about how Musselman's applesauce is partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation this month.  I'v ... Read on »
For Shame, Girl Scouts! by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 'Tis the time of year for cute little girls in brown vests to smile at your door with an order form for boxes of irresistible cookies.  Girl Scout cookies really do have a m ... Read on »
Meatless Monday - A roundup of some of our favorites by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's been a while since I've had a Meatless Monday post, but that isn't because we've abandoned the idea.  I simply haven't developed any new recipes lately and have been co ... Read on »
What's your motivation? by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Once upon a time I ate anything I wanted and didn't think about ingredient lists.  Once upon a time I didn't care if the food I ate was heavily processed and shelf stable fo ... Read on »
Black Eyed Peas Two Ways by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy New Year!  Do you have New Year's Day meal traditions?  I hail from the South, which embraces the humble black eyed pea.  The traditional Southern meal to start th ... Read on »
It's always a good time for chai! by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Mmmm...chai.  My love affair with chai began many years ago when I was a graduate student in Colorado.  My husband and I were fresh from Mississippi and happy to try all of ... Read on »
Pumpkin in granola bars! by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I roasted a pumpkin for the first time ever last weekend.  It was easy, but time consuming, and frankly not much cheaper than buying canned pumpkin*.  Honestly, unless I fin ... Read on »
Kitchen tips by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Did you miss me?  I'm back, and today I'm going to share just a few random kitchen tips that I use quite often in my cooking.  I'll admit, these are not rocket science, but ... Read on »
It's Pumpkin Muffin Time! by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I've posted these muffins before (um...many times before), but they're just so right for this time of year that I'm posting them again.  Full of pumpkin-y goodness, they're ... Read on »
Cowboy Pizza by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Do you like applesauce?  Then you'll want to read about the new applesauce offerings from Musselman's on A Life Less Sweet Reviews !  These applesauces will undoubtedly beco ... Read on »
The Snack List by less sweet Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Plain and simple, this post is all about snacks.  Her e yo u'll find most of the snacks that I turn to day in and day out.  Healthy snacking is still tasty snacking!  I a ... Read on »