Recipes

MIND-full Monday: Spicy General Tao Chicken Stir Fry on Brown Rice

Its another MIND-full Monday here at Nesting with the Nelsons. I’m switching onto spicier fair for today’s convenience meal, using General Tao Stir Fry sauce from Blue Dragon. My husband and I originally picked these up as cash back offers from Checkout 51. If you’re a regular reader, you already know that most new things that I try out are… Read more →

MIND-full Monday: BBQ Chicken Thighs, Black-Eyed Peas & Broccoli

I’m back in the kitchen today, creating another meal in the MIND-full Monday series, using the reported guidelines used in a recent study for Alzheimer’s prevention, also know as Dr. Martha Clare Morris’  MIND diet. This week, I’ve been very excited to learn about the molecular level of brain plasticity in my online course on Perception and Action in the Brain from Coursera. I’ve… Read more →

MIND-full Monday: Mediterranean Pan-Seared Salmon & Green Bean Medley

Welcome to another MIND-full Monday where I show you what is cooking in my kitchen, in line with Dr. Martha Clare Morris’  MIND diet. As always, if you’re curious about why I choose to showcase meals in line with this diet or want to know more about the research conducted by the Rush Memory and Aging Project, read my previous post, Why I… Read more →

MIND-full Monday: Simple Salmon & Brown Rice Khichri

Hi everyone, Welcome to the first installment in the MIND-full Monday series where I share my convenient, affordable recipe ideas that fit the requirements of the Alzheimer’s prevention MIND diet. To read more about my motivation to adopt this diet or to read the initial research by the Rush Memory and Aging Project on Dr. Martha Clare Morris’ MIND diet, follow the… Read more →

Monday Musings: Quick Avocado-Parm Pasta Lunch for Two

I love to strip recipes down to their very-best ingredients. When I was really little, my favorite foods were macaroni and cheese and grilled chicken in mushroom alfredo pasta. I loved and still love all things creamy. But I know that with that creamy texture comes calories, fat, sodium and sugar. So, I’ve finally come up with a solution to… Read more →

Monday Musings: Zucchini Pizza and Health Myths!

Its a Monday Musings post, today, starting off the week with tasty food and interesting reads. Today’s lunch: Ham + Sausage Zucchini “Pizza”, modified from a base recipe found on Cooking Classy (also featured on my Pinterest board under “Mains”). I made two (foreground) for my husband with Italian sausage marinara sauce from the President’s Choice brand and I made… Read more →