Healthy Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins (and an Alter Eco GIVEAWAY!)

I actually love putting raw quinoa in my homemade granola so I would use the Black Quinoa for ...more

Recipe: Whole Wheat Waffles with Spiced Apples

hat’s your Saturday morning ritual?C’mon, we know you have one. Our theory is that Saturday mornings are universally regarded as the time to take stock in the things we love most. They’re reserved for the things that make us really happy. Taking long walks. Reading to our heart’s content. Hanging out with our families.And yes, of course, sleeping in. Breakfast on Saturday morning should be a little slice of heaven, something you and your family look forward to all week....more

Semi-Healthy Superbowl Fare

Are you ready for some football? Now we all know that the Superbowl is well known and not just for football. It’s a big ole eating fest. These recipes will get you a place on the sofa this year and you might even get the best seat in the house if you keep this up. Have fun and be safe!...more

Soba Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables in a Spicy Peanut Sauce

I just recently found out that buckwheat is a seed, not a grain. I always thought buckwheat was a type of wheat, and never bought it because I figured we eat enough grains (even if they are whole grains most of the time). But I recently learned that buckwheat is a seed, which means that it is higher in protein and fiber than wheat....more

Making Deer Bologna & Deer Jerky

Making Deer Bologna & Deer JerkyI was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.  ~Julia Child...more

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes

Confession: what I enjoy most about the Super Bowl isn’t the game, the halftime show or even the commercials.  It’s the food, hands down.  There, I said it!...more

Sunday Prep: What’s on the Menu?

As I have mentioned before, Sundays are my active rest day along with my prep day for the week. I take the day off of heavy exercise and give my muscles the relaxation they need as well as plan for a week of healthy and nutritious meals. Success is nothing without planning!!...more


This recipe is great for anyone who isn't comfortable about tasting liver because the strong taste of the olives and spices mixed with ground beef in the meatballs hides the flavor and texture of liver really well. [Read more]...more

Sunday meal prep tips: winter edition

Last spring I published a post on weekend food prep tips for healthy meals all week.  The post provides ideas for which foods can be easily prepared, cooked and stored in bulk and then assembled into a variety of healthy meals in the following days....more