Can You Guess the Liquid Lifesaver?

If you guessed pomegranate juice you would be right.  A new study published in Nutrition Journal found drinking only a half cup of pomegranate juice three or more times per week for at least a year has the power to reduce blood pressure and lower triglycerides....more

Post Work Out Protein Snacks

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Go To Breakfast: Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Mornings can be hectic. Between feeding the cat, waking up the kids, getting their breakfasts, packing your car, doing your hair, makeup, etc. etc. it’s easy to walk out the door without having eaten. Then getting something out of a vending machine at nine because you realize that you are starving. That’s why having a go to breakfast can be important. Something that you can just make without thinking, like brushing your teeth (which is also on your morning to do list)....more

How to make home cooking part of your lifestyle

If you’ve had a chance to visit my healthy cooking page, you’ll know that I’m an advocate for home cooking.  Making an effort to cook more food at home might sound like a chore, but it really is one of the simplest, most straightforward ways you can eat more healthfully....more

Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Spinach

Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and SpinachIngredients:4 Large Sweet Potatoes3 Tbs Goat cheese2 Cups chopped fresh baby spinach2 shallots sliced2 Tbs.Olive oil1/2 cup milkSalt and pepper to tasteDirections:Boil sweet potatoes until soft, between 25-30 minutes and then drain water and set asideSaute Shallots in 2 Tbs Olive oil in a small fry-pan. (approx 4-5 minutes)Mix together Potatoes, shallots, spinach, goat cheese, and milk.Mash well and add salt and pepper to taste....more


Oven roasted pecans coated in cinnamon are by far my new favorite snack.  It takes very little preparation, minimal dish washing, low carb, gluten-free and Paleo. ...more

Real Food: How Changing My Food Changed My Life!

I have recently written about my oldest son Joe Cool, and how he is growing up way too fast,  and The Genius, and how he is now enrolled in College, and I have even written about ...more

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip is an excellent alternative to fatty dips which are often served at parties. It is tasty, filling and good for your health. If you serve it with some fresh vegetables, it can be a great afternoon snack for the whole family. Black beans are full of proteins and fiber and also low in carbohydrates. That makes them a great dish for diabatics and everybody else on a low-carb diet. Bean dip is suitable for vegans and vegetarians alike. It consists of cooked black beans, ketchup, garlic, olive oil, lemon or lime juice, ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt....more

Peach Cobbler with Chickpea Flour

The other day I was surfing the internet to see what I could to with my garbanzo flour and I found this recipe for a Peach Cobbler with Chickpea Flour. Since I already had some peaches sitting on my counter it didn’t take me long to decide to try out this recipe. Garbanzo/chickpea flour is high in protein and low in carbohydrates so it is suitable for all people on a low-carb or diabetic diet as well as those trying to cut back on gluten. I thought it would be the best to use lot of spices to cover the garbanzo taste. I used cinnamon, vanilla, lemon zest and nutmeg....more

Light Lemon-Dill Rice

This lemon-dill rice makes a quick and easy side for whatever your weeknight has in store. ...more