Chicken! Probably the most versatile ingredient for meat lovers.

Chicken! Probably the most versatile ingredient for meat lovers.It really does not matter how you want to cook it, it is always good, tasty, and fulfilling. The flavor of the meat will leave your appetite satisfied and happy, that you had some "bird" indeed. ...more

A Week in Napa - Part 2

1 in 8 Thrive! Food and Lifestyle for Women with Breast Cancer launches

This weeks featured recipe is Mom's Lucky Sticky Rice in honor of Chinese New Year.  Check out for more healthy recipes and empowering stories....more

Park Avenue Restaurant Gets a Makeover

Restaurateur Michael Stillman recently re-opened his Park Avenue restaurant in Flatiron, on 26th and Park. The fine dining establishment is well known for its changing décor, menu and name each season. Right now, it’s Park Avenue Autumn.The dining room is less formal than its previous incarnation on the Upper East Side. The expansive location boasts soaring ceilings and is currently decorated with fall foliage....more

Stouffer's Cheeseburger Mac cups

I was desperate for food this morning. The closest place to grab something was a Circle K. The frozen section had a few sparse choices. I noted the Cheeseburger Mac and grabbed it.I followed the directions, cook it for two minutes after peeling off the lid, stir, then cook for an additional one minute. So far, so good, it was hot and steamy....more

How to feed the familia quickly so you can get back to your running

Getting food on the table on a daily basis is a struggle in and of itself. Add the challenge of getting it done, plus squeezing in a run or workout and, well, something’s gotta give and often it’s the exercise.Let’s stipulate that we’re all very, very busy.That’s where I come in. In the interest of full disclosure, this chica is blessed that her kids’ abuela makes dinner on weeknights....more

Forget the Sugary Drinks - Pass These Laws to Make Parenting Easier

The other day, I saw yet another bill being proffered so that parents don't have to do their job.  The Healthy Kids' Meal Bill would require that restaurants offer water, juice or milk as the beverage with a kids' meal. Why? Yes, because it's healthier than, say lemonade or a soda. But, also, because parents don't want to be the bad guys on this.  Really?...more

Healthy and Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever since we tried those Avocado Chocolate Cookies, Mateo has been determined to create his own “healthy” cookie recipe.  These chocolate chip cookies are his first attempt, and man are they delicious!  Even better, they are flourless, lactose-free, and have no added sugar (aside from the chocolate chips), so you can feel good about eating them....more


 Guess who is back with another recipe? This gal. I know you are all probably astonished like my mother was when I told her I was cooking this but lately, I've really been digging trying new recipes....more

Healthy Snack Time!

Healthy Snack Time!2/27/20150 Comments...more