Recipes by Zola / Recipes

Italian Green Bean Salad

Brain Gunk As a youngster, I attended a Catholic grade school. In those days we gathered for morning Mass every day. When I was in second grade I was allowed to receive Communion, but that meant I had to fast for three hours in advance. ...

Almond Snickerdoodles

After School Snacking When I was a grade-schooler my brother and I would walk home from school each day. He was one grade behind me. It was about a mile from school to the house. If we didn’t get any other exercise at least we got ...

Bread Is A Dessert

I have to tell you I am reluctant to have this discussion. In the four years I’ve worked to develop Plan Z, the Diet By Zola, I have never brought up the subject of bread and baked goods. I felt like if I ignored the subject it would not come up...

Pass Me an Orange!

A full two-thirds of Americans start off their day with a glass of orange juice. They think that’s healthy behavior. I rarely ate breakfast, so I used to get my orange juice a different way. If I was in a restaurant, I’d order a drink that ...

Mexican Chicken Bowl

It’s the Best with a Buddy "Most people put all their effort into finding the right diet or exercise program but don't put any energy into creating a support and accountability system, and too often, that's where the devil lies," says ...

Chicago-Style Hotdog

Hot Diggity Dog! We’re living in a sausage-centric society. (I dare you to try saying that three times fast!) Restaurants are popping up all over Chicago that focus on the mighty sausage and all types of charcuterie. Sausages, once ...