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!

Light and Hearty Saffron Chickpea Stew

Wind, snow and frost… although the first day of winter is technically December 21st, it’s already here. Which means I’ll be eating 50% more bread than usual and making plenty of warming dishes in an attempt to feel cozy.Speaking of bread, it’s easy to gain a little winter weight when it’s cold outside and you’re craving something with loads of fat to keep you warm. This light and hearty saffron chickpea stew is a deliciously warming dish that fills you up without weighing you down....more

Healthy Thanksgiving side dish: Parmesan and sage crusted butternut squash

Welcome to day 2 of Thanksgiving Week! Every day this week I’ll be posting a new healthy Thanksgiving recipe to serve as inspiration for your own Turkey Day feast.  That’s 7 recipes in 7 days!  The week will flow just like a menu, from starters and salads to side dishes and mains....more

12 healthy fall appetizers to try this month

One of the busiest months of the year is now well underway, and those holiday get-together invites are already starting to pile up!...more