The Power Salad

It seems like everywhere we go nowadays, whether it's the grocery store or a local restaurant, we can always find a food, dish or beverage that comes with the "power" label. I'm always buying power greens at the grocery store, I'v tried an array of bottled power juices and I couldn't resist the green power smoothie at the local Panera. I'm not sure about the validity of the "power" claim but in general, most of these foods have a high level of nutritional value. All I know is that it can't be bad. So I decided to come up with a quick and easy power salad that I can whip up in no time and enjoy at least 2-3 times a week....more

Product Review: April Fit Snack Box

GF Almond Banana Bread

Bread is so delicious! But often times it's packed with bleached flour, gluten, and preservatives that make you raise an eyebrow while reading the ingredient list! So why not make your own, ESPECIALLY if you're gluten intolerant - this is a perfect solution. I mean, have you seen the size vs price for gluten free breads at the store? Outrageous! Nonsense! I'll make my own....more

Free Healthy Foodie Giveaway

CharmsTheFoodiehttp://www.charmsthefoodie.com/foodie-giveaways.html I am giving a free healthy foodie basket filled with my favorite snacks, which I blogged about. Please copy and paste the link to learn more...more

Double Chocolate Protein Cheesecake

I’ve been working on this recipe for about two weeks. Dozens of trial cakes have been eaten during this journey*, but I’ve finally developed a recipe that I think you all will love.*Not complaining. ...more

Using Oats in Indian Cooking

As people in India become more health conscious, there has been a marked increase in our consumption of oats. In earlier years oats was, at best, used to make porridge in more Westernized homes. We didn't much hear of the use of oats in making  our traditional Indian dishes. But all this is changing- for the better....more

Brain Food: 5 Best Foods for Your Mental Health

Researchers and scientists have only recently started examining a possible connection between mental health and diet. While it’s unclear whether eating unhealthy foods leads to mental illness, or mental illness leads to eating unhealthy foods, there’s no doubt that cleaning up your diet can clear up your mind as well.1. Green Food...more

Zucchini Noodles: The Healthy Way to Enjoy Pasta!

I enjoy a good plate of pasta.And since I married my Italian husband, I've been working on my Italian housewife skillz.So far it's going really well. But in an effort to eat more nutritionally dense food and less carb heavy food, I've been trying to avoid pasta night....more

East-West Curried Seafood Stew

 Are you a fan of bouillabaisse? Well, prior to meeting my husband, I’d actually never had bouillabaisse, which is surprising since I’ve always been quite the foodie. Now, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur. Bouillabaisse is essentially a type of seafood stew that’s packed full of veggies, beans, herbs and spices. Using a pressure cooker to prepare such stew can substantially reduce your cooking time while also preserving all the savory flavors. Here’s a fun and delicious pressure cooker bouillabaisse recipe that’s perfect if you’re in the mood for something exotic: "East-West Curried Seafood Stew"....more
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