Hummus

A fun dip that is healthy and good for you.  Perfect for your Super Bowl menu!!!  Chickpeas provide a creamy, nutty base that is accented with garlic, tahini and cumin....more

4 Vegetarian Meals for the Weekend

Four yummy vegetarian ideas for the weekend. Enjoy! And have a great weekend :)...more

Phulauri the ultimate vegetarian snack

This is my first recipe on #Blog Her". So this is very new to me and I had to check out other postings from bloggers how this all is working out....more

Low Carb Spinach and Artichoke Mini Muffins

Spinach and artichoke dip has pretty much always been one of my favorite appetizers at restaurants; I wanted to take the flavors and represent them in a new way that is both low carb-friendly and absolutely delicious.  Of course, you could make a traditional dip and serve it with celery, cucumbers, bell peppers or maybe even pork rinds, but these muffins are my new favorite way to enjoy the taste of spinach and artichoke hearts....more

My Life As A Leafy Green Vegetable

Marcy the Cat enters the living room to find Cynthia the Person staring at the computer and looking a little freaked out....more

Low Carb Ranch Mushrooms

Can you believe December is half over already?  I cannot.  With the new year approaching, and so many milestones reached the last 9 months, I am spending time this month thinking about everything I've learned about health and nutrition this year.  As I said in my last post, I am so grateful for everyone who has read this blog or tried a recipe and shared with me their thoughts and encouragement throughout my process.  I am so excited to go home this week and enjoy Christmas with my family and friends....more

Can eggplant ward off cognitive decline? 10 Things your probably didn't know about the purple perennial

One of the most beautifully colored foods in all of nature is the purple eggplant, a species of nightshade. You probably know it best from eggplant parmesan, ratatouille or moussake. But here are 10 things you probably don't know about it:1. The flowers and leaves can be poisonous if eaten in large quantities.2. There are white eggplants!3. Wait at least four years after successfive crops before planting in the same spot due to pets and diseases that "stick around."4. About 20 pounds of eggplant has the same amount of nicotine as a cigarette....more

Low Carb Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake

Today's recipe combines three of my favorite things in one easy-to-make dish: spinach, cheese and eggs.  This is a fantastic savory casserole that I would happily eat for breakfast lunch or dinner.  It's easy enough to make after a long day at work but also a satisfying meal to make for Sunday brunch, too.  Sometimes it's nice to have meat-free options that still fit ketogenic macros (low carb, high fat, moderate protein); this egg bake certainly fits the bill....more

No-oil Granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!