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Yvonne Tally

Back To School: Sample Lunch Menu

Yvonne Tally

Sample Lunch Menu Entrée Choices Snack Choices Fruit Crunchy Choices Dessert Choices Afternoon Snack Choices FG Caesar Salad with Chicken Peanut Butter and Apples Orange Nuts FG Peanut Butter Crunch Cookie Organic Popcorn Organic Mac & Cheese with Organic Hotdogs Cheese Stick and Fruit Banana Organic Pretzels FG Organic Oatmeal & Almond Cookie Deviled Eggs…

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Summer Is Here. Fire Up The Grill

Yvonne Tally

Summer is here… kabobs, burgers, marshmallows and watermelon are lining up at the grocery checkout, ready to accompany us home. Fire up the grill, put the cushions on the chaise lounge, pour yourself a cool one and relax – the air just got a little calmer, and the cooking just got a little bit easier.…

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Back To School: Brain Food For Your Budding Scholar

Yvonne Tally

As summer comes to an end and we rev up our SUVs and hybrids to head back to the school drop-off and pickup lines, packing lunches is once again on our plate. Food manufactures skillfully wag their branded bags of over-processed foods in the faces of our children, making feeding them a healthful meal rather…

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Snacks…..The New Tapas

Yvonne Tally

While lunching with my friend Julian Serrano, famed executive chef of Picasso restaurant in Las Vegas, we discussed a range of food-related things — the dangerous profession of crab catching (don’t go there), where to purchase the best cauliflower, and how the American palate has changed over the last decade. In addition, we talked about…

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Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Your Carbs

Yvonne Tally

1. Don’t Undress the Vegetable! Leave the skins on your cucumber, broccoli, potato and carrots and get the benefit Mother Nature has provided — fiber, vitamins and valuable nutrients. 2. Red Light, Green Light Think of your carbs as the stop light at the intersection. Carbs that get the green light are the “high-fiber” fruits…

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Autumn, the perfect pie…or at least the perfect bakery!

Yvonne Tally

Fall is my favorite time of year, not just because I get to turn my clocks back or snuggle by the fire with a good book and hot cocoa, but mostly because Fall is the time of year hearty cooking makes it back into our kitchens. When I was a kid, my mother kicked off…

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Family Fiesta

Yvonne Tally

August… those long, slow, hot days that signal the end of summer. The end of sleeping in just a bit longer, late evening walks after dinner, the end to bare feet, shorts and lemonade. Fall is just weeks away and yet it feels like summer has just begun. When I was a kid, August marked…

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Aunt Glady’s Knickers

Yvonne Tally

My Uncle Bill was a big man, a rancher in the beautiful pine covered mountains of northern California. He married his high school sweetheart the week after they graduated. They were married for 56 years. Uncle Bill and Aunt Glady lived on top of Chalk Mountain, 10,000 acres of pristine mountain land. He was an…

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I Want My Bagel! The Battle Against Carbs

Yvonne Tally

How did the bagel become the enemy? When did my beloved French fries get political? And what about the rice on my sushi that I now scrape off into an abandoned pile? I can no longer eat my taco with a flour tortilla; it must be a low fat, low carb, whole grain look alike.…

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‘Tis The Season…Or Not

Yvonne Tally

Recently I was asked what fruits and vegetables are in season during February. The usual cast of roots and greens came to mind: beetroots, broccoli, beans, and… bananas. Yes, I think, bananas! But what is locally in season? Nowadays, with grocery stores full of fruits and vegetables such as New Zealand kiwi, South American avocados,…

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