Mango and Coconut Muffins with Carob Frosting

Thank you @Denise Compliments are always welcome!more

Rainbow Chard and Grape Smoothie

I was very happy after I made this smoothie. It tastes great! Rainbow chard is a beautiful plant and breaks down nicely in a blender when the ribs are removed. I do not own a Vitamix yet....more

Lemon Muffin Tops

 A little birdie told me you like muffins. I know I do. Haven’t I told you this before? Now this recipe idea started as lemon cookies but quickly evolved into something I like so much more. I struggled for a bit with what to call them and as I was talking to my audience of taste testers, it hit me. These are the same consistency of muffins so the muffin top was born....more

Three Beautiful Benefits of Eating Like A Vegetarian

With eating fads like the Paleo diet all the rage right now, you might wonder if eating a vegetarian, or mostly vegetarian diet, is the way to go.  After all, the Paleo diet advocates a high amount of protein from animal products - namely beef, eggs and chicken. Knowing that eating a high protein, high saturated fat diet can be hard on your kidneys and heart, a vegetarian diet might just be the better choice....more

Chia Seeds vs Flax Seed: The Great Debate

The use of chia seeds in a healthy diet is becoming more common in the United States.  I decided to explore which was a better choice; chia versus flax seed....more

Raspberry yogurt with cashews and shaved chocolate

When I was young I don’t remember ever tasting a raspberry. I think it might have been because my mom did not care for them. Come to think of it there were a lot of fruits and vegetables she didn’t like but I won’t hold it against her. I want to say we were a meat and potatoes kind of house but it was actually a meat, rice, and beans kind of house. ...more

Celebrate Pi Day with Apple and Toffee-Peanut Hand Pies

We have a small obsession with pi and pie in our house. My son has been fascinated with the number pi for as long as I can remember. Few things in life are forever. I think the fact that this number goes on forever in some ways offers him an unmet challenge to memorize as many of the numbers as he can. Last year on a family vacation he memorized pi to fifty numbers, past the 3.14 most of us know. Ask him today and he will still be able to recite them back to you. ...more

Freshen Up Winter's Menu With Delicious Grapefruit

Grapefruit is in season now and except for those who take statin drugs, or some allergy medications, it’s a healthy addition to your diet. Grapefruit is an excellent source of immunity-boosting vitamin C, fiber, lycopene and potassium. It’s grown in pink and red varieties. I love its versatile nature to add a light, sweet flavor profile to a snack, lunch or dinner. ...more
It's delicious!  I'm on a big grapefruit kick right now. If you have any good recipes please let ...more

Wild rice salad with feta