Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: The One and Only Adrienne Barbeau

Lose Weight with Ruth: The One and Only Adrienne Barbeau: Ruth Frechman and Adrienne Barbeau Adrienne Barbeau has literally done it all. Stage. Television. Film. Voice-Over. Radio Host. B...

The One and Only Adrienne Barbeau


Ruth Frechman and Adrienne Barbeau


Adrienne Barbeau has literally done it all. Stage. Television. Film. Voice-Over. Radio Host. Best-selling Author. She sings. She dances. Is there anything that she doesn't do?
I could have listened to Adrienne for hours, as she talked about her life and her love of writing at a recent Independent Writers of Southern California meeting (IWOSC). She started her career on Broadway with “Fiddler on the Roof.” Besides being on the TV series “Maude,” Adrienne starred in “The Fog,” “Escape from New York,” and “Swamp Thing” to name a few. Recently, she was on “Argo.” Besides her best-selling memoir “There Are Worse Things I Could Do, she also wrote “Vampyres of Hollywood,” and “Love Bites.” Stay tuned for the release of her third book.
But did you know?? Adrienne’s favorite food is grapefruit juice? She could live on it and drinks four cups a day! Health choice! It’s loaded with vitamin C and potassium. She loves to walk miles and miles down city streets. When she’s on location for a film, she likes working out on the machines and weights at the hotel gym. Great way to stay fit and healthy!
It was a pleasure to meet such a beautiful, talented, and gracious multi-talented star.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: Are You Drinking Your Calories?

Lose Weight with Ruth: Are You Drinking Your Calories?: Thirsty? To lose weight, don't drink your calories. Are you drinking 8 glasses of water a day? The Food Is My...

Are You Drinking Your Calories?

Thirsty? To lose weight, don't drink your calories.


Are you drinking 8 glasses of water a day?

Staying hydrated is important. Just being a little dehydrated can make you feel tired. Don't drink your calories. Is eight glasses of water enough? Check out Day 24 of The Food Is My Friend Diet to make sure that you are drinking enough fluids.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: Nothing's Better than Freshly Baked Bread

Lose Weight with Ruth: Nothing's Better than Freshly Baked Bread: Since I like quick and easy, I was intrigued when I saw fellow registered dietitian nutritionist, Maggie Green&#...

Nothing's Better than Freshly Baked Bread


Since I like quick and easy, I was intrigued when I saw fellow registered dietitian nutritionist, Maggie Green's recipe for "dump and stir" bread. You can get more of Maggie's recipes in her cookbook, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook from her website: http://greenapron.com

Please enjoy guest blogger Maggie Green's recipe for Beer Batter Bread. Try it. Let me know what you think:

“Dump and stir” savory breads make a quick addition to any meal. When made with a dark, rich stout, or in honor of Oktoberfest, a hearty German beer, this bread pairs well with fall fare such as soups, stews, or roasted meats and vegetables.

Beer Batter Bread
 
Makes one 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the loaf pan
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
One 12-ounce bottle stout or German beer at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Brush one 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with some of the butter. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add the beer and 2 tablespoons of the remaining melted butter, stirring just until combined. (The batter will be somewhat lumpy.) Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: The Best Tofu Recipe Ever

Lose Weight with Ruth: The Best Tofu Recipe Ever: Tofu Ratatouille from Plant-Powered For Life Do you feel like you should eat tofu because it’s healthy but don’t know what to d...