The last thing you should have to worry about when planning dinner or a salad is whether you are going to get food poisoning, but recent outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 indicate that this is an ongoing concern.  Although the four fields confirmed to be contaminated with manure from sick cows are not currently being used to grow crops of leafy vegetables, the safety of this kind of produce has been a concern raised by FDA for over a year and it continues to be an ongoing issue.  What can you do to protect your health and the health of your family?    For mor information see this article about E Coli – The truth about contaminated spinach and lettuce


Here are a few new recipes for hamburgers – try one of them tonight and have a more interesting dinner:

If you want to make lunch in a hurry but want an alternative to fast food, here are some quick and easy recipes:

  • Potato Cabbage Box Lunch
  • Express Ratatouille Lunch
  • Spaghetti quick lunch
  • Tomato Broccoli Quick Lunch
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    Homemade dog treats are better than storebought because you can control what’s in them so you know they are wholesome.

    Here’s one your dog will love:

    dog biscuits with rolled oats, cornmeal and cheddar cheese

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    Finally I found a recipe for chocolate brownies that does not have a million calories per serving.
    I’m not sure I’m going to bake it until the weather cools down but here it is:
    Chocolate Brownies – Low Cal

    When I get home at the end of the day in the summer, the last thing I want to do is spend another hour cooking dinner and heating up the house.  Here are two cold soups you can prepare in a few minutes: