Hello there and Welcome to my wee world!

You may wonder who I am and why you’d be interested to hang around my blog. Well, I’m just a girl – a girl that learned how to cook – who had a whole whack of health issues that contributed to making me feel lousy and gain a ton of weight. I realized if I didn’t start taking control of my life I soon wouldn’t have a life to control.

I’ve always wanted to write, but about what? My original idea was to try my hand at writing a cookbook – but then I thought does the world really need another cookbook?

Blogging is a way for me to write, share recipes & ideas and in many ways it’s a cathartic bit of therapy during my wellness journey. What I didn’t expect was the amount of people within my own circle of acquaintances that would come to me to ask what I was doing and if I could help them to change some habits, get healthier and maybe shed a few pounds along the way.

That’s what this blog is about. Some recipes (some really healthy, some…well some you may only get to eat on special occasions) a story about where I started, where I’m at and where I hope to end up. The story of course encompasses everything in between, the dreaded diet & exercise and all the “tweeking” that’s involved to get a very stubborn compromised metabolism to move!

I hope you hang out for a while, check out some of my recipes, read my story – never know you may see glimpses of yourself or someone you know.

Feel free to drop me a line or better yet sign up and find out when I post a new blog, either way I appreciate that you stopped by.  I wish you great health & happiness!

Chef Lorraine



March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

I made Lentil Shakshuka the other day and found I cooked way too many lentils.  Decided I’d make another batch and when I started the sauce I got creative adding a few other spices, then I decided I was in the mood for curry with a Thai twist.  Next thing I know I’ve got this gorgeous bubbling, thick, rich brew that smelled so heavenly…but seriously tastes EVEN BETTER!

I knew that dinner tonight would include spaghetti squash and some roasted Brussel sprouts, I figured…oh why not? Throw it all together it’ll work, and believe me it did, SUPER delicious!  With the added bonus of loads of fiber and low calories

You can eat this as a stand alone curry, serve with bread, naan or add whatever you’d like underneath or on top it ALL works.
I hope you give it a try.  Bon Appetit

COCONUT CURRY LENTILS                                       
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, small dice
4 garlic cloves, chopped
½ red pepper, small dice
1 tbsp. mild curry powder
1 tbsp. coriander
1 tbsp. turmeric
1 tbsp. cumin
½ tbsp. chili powder
½ tsp. (or more* if desired) red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
1 – 28 oz. can San Marzano tomatoes with their juice, broken up with your hands
1 – 13oz. can Arroy-D Coconut milk (full fat)
2 cups cooked green lentils
Sprinkle with a little freshly chopped cilantro or parsley before serving (optional)
*PLEASE NOTE; the earlier you add hot peppers the hotter it gets, be careful if you think something isn’t “hot enough” give it time!

In a heavy bottom skillet set on high heat add olive oil, add onion, garlic and red pepper stir to coat, add a pinch […]