Mushrooms seem to be everywhere these days - shiitake, portobello, oyster, cremini, white button -- the list goes on and on. They are a versatile vegetable that provides copper, potassium, niacin and folate. They are low in calories but provide some plant-based protein (one large mushroom - raw - has approximately 5 calories and 0.7 grams of protein). This super easy recipe for Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushroom caps makes a delicious starter that you can make in advance and then bake just before serving. They also make a nice savory snack with a cup of ginger tea, or could even be lunch if you have a way to heat them up, preferably in a "real" oven -- they'll get soggy if heated … Read More
Welcome to Second Act Kitchen
I created this site for people who want healthy and delicious recipes from around the world with ingredients from around their kitchen. I also wanted to provide science-based nutrition information and guidance about making healthier choices whether eating at home or out at a restaurant, every day of the week. I believe food should be easy to prepare and enjoyed with family, friends and great conversation.
My overall mission is to share what I've learned over the years about food, recipes, and nutrition so you can relax and enjoy your meals while living a vibrant life.
It's a chilly day outside, and it makes me think that it’s a good day to start with a warm bowl of oatmeal, to help get the morning started. When you are looking for a simple breakfast that is more "interesting" than plain old oatmeal, look no further than this recipe. Oatmeal is a good choice for breakfast Easy and quick to make, it stores well in your pantry where it is always available when you don't know what to make. It's a good choice to start your day because it is nutritious, provides fiber, and fills you up before you start your busy day. Bananas are ok to eat Yes, the recipe includes a banana. I don’t know quite why or when bananas got a bad … Read More