About Me

My moto: Food is not the enemy, but bad choices are. Food is good, food is necessary, and YES, food is delicious! If you make better choices and better replacements and portion control, then the word “diet” will never part of your vocabulary!

My name is Maureen Fastige. I’m over 50 years old and was never known for my cooking skills. I knew dinner was ready when my fire alarm went off. Yea, that happened often. So hubby and I would go out to dinner A LOT, which is how I gained 50 pounds. Not only was my health in danger, my regular clothes didn’t fit. I felt my life was never going to be the same ever again. I had to do something SO unlike me. The only way I was going to lose this weight and still enjoy food was to learn how to cook and be in control of what I ate. Who knew I’d fall in love with cooking.

I’ve learned so much along the way. Fresh herbs are my best friends. Toss those can veggies away, and use only fresh. AND presentation can make the meal go from Ok to Wow.

I want to share the recipes and secrets that helped me lose 50 pounds. I am NOT a chef, so ANYONE can make these meals. I don’t post calories or points and I never say the word “diet”. These are light, low-fat and portion controlled meals. You can lose weight without being on a diet, and make crowd pleasing meals for the whole family. Let’s do this together!


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