NO-NOODLE ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

INGREDIENTS: 2 large zucchini 1 tablespoon salt 1 lb. ground beef 1½ teaspoons ground black pepper 1 small green pepper, diced 1 onion, diced 1 cup tomato paste 1 (16 oz.) can tomato sauce 1/4 cup red wine 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped Hot water, Continue reading

THE LONGEST DAY FOR ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS

On June 21—the summer solstice and longest day of the year—we collectively stand up to darkness in an effort to end Alzheimer’s and other memory diseases. Families, friends, communities and organizations all over the world come together on this day each year to raise awareness about the disease as well Continue reading

AVOCADO SAUCE PIZZA

INGREDIENTS: 5 oz cooked chicken breast (you can also use eggplant, portobello mushrooms, tempeh) 1 piece wheat naan bread 3/4 cup arugula 1 small Haas avocado 1 heaping tbsp goat cheese 1.5 tbsp reduced-fat parmesan cheese (optional) Dash of sea salt and pepper DIRECTIONS: Set oven to 405°F. Mash the Continue reading

GET INVOLVED IN MEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Not only are men more likely than women to encounter physical and mental health issues in their lifetime, they’re also less likely to seek treatment and prognosis. These simple facts make Men’s Health Awareness Month all the more important as we officially celebrate the 25th year of national recognition. The Continue reading

MAINTAIN EYE & VISION STRENGTH

As the saying goes: Take care of your eyes—you only get two! Some of us are cursed by genetics and the rest of us are cursed by time. But there are more than a few ways you can help to safeguard your vision and even detect issues early on. Learn Continue reading

MINI LEMON TARTS

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or more to taste 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to Continue reading

RETIREMENT MADE LGBTQ FRIENDLY

Having only lived in their new home for a matter of weeks, Ed Ploegar and Rick Hahn decided to make their way to their community’s biweekly movie night for some entertainment and maybe to meet some of their new neighbors. To their pleasant surprise, the film shown was GLAAD Media Continue reading

TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL DATA ONLINE

These days, you’re much more likely to give out your personal information—like your full name, date of birth, address or even credit card number—in exchange for goods and services online. If you’ve created a Facebook account, downloaded a free app or purchased an item on Amazon, you’ve divulged some of Continue reading