Easy Veggie Tacos

 I have 3 requirements for meals that I make at home: easy, delicious and plant strong. This recipe definitely fits the bill. It’s a favorite in my house and I’m you will love it too.Ingredients:...more

Is Your Plant Milk Poisoning You?

Sometimes, in the world of nutrition, it feels as though we can't win.  One day it is eating a Paleo diet that is reported to be the "best" way to eat, the next day it is a vegan diet.  Or how about the Mediterranean diet? Anyone heard of the 17 Day Diet?...more

Black Bean and Brown Rice Chopped Salad

So this is what happened, I was in charge of making a quick and easy dinner and here is what I came up with. I grew up eating black beans and rice a lot. It was pretty much 5 days a week. So this dinner idea was a no brainer for me. ...more

The 2013 Kids State Dinner from the Kids' Perspective

Michelle Obama knows that the best way to get kids to eat their vegetables is to involve them in choosing what they eat. On July 9th, we were there for the 2013 Kids State Dinner. This event started last year, and it's part of the Let's Move initiative. 54 kids were chosen for the Kids State Dinner because they had very healthy recipes. They came to celebrate their work and present it to the public. ...more
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Celebrating Dad

Hey there!  Happy Father’s Day to all those Dad’s out there, especially to my Dad! That’s me and him circa 1983.    Who needs Instagram when you’ve got the retro reality, huh?...more

Swap This! Better Choices For Everyday Foods

 When you see the words "all natural" or "organic" on a food label what else comes to mind besides being really good for you?  Well, it tuns out there is plenty to think about.  If you don't know this by now, food marketing is BIG business, and the words "natural" and "organic" are just two ways the food mavens try to lure you into the den of bad and addictive eating.  Below are a couple of common everyday foods I bet you eat because you you were lured into thinking they are good for you, along with the more nutritious swap you can make today....more

Delicious Sides - Avocado Fries

I’ve already expressed my love affair with the avocado. On top of being packed with essential nutrients and omega 3′s, they’re also delicious. Being the mom of a toddler, I’m always trying to figure out creative ways to get him to eat more avocado. The following recipe was definitely a hit…not only for the little guy, but for mom and dad as well  Avocado Fries are crispy on the outside while being creamy and nutty on the inside.  ...more

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