Have A Happy, Healthy Holiday With These Appetizers

Appetizers can be the downfall of a weight management plan for anyone over the holidays.  Food is everywhere! On desks and in break rooms, in classrooms, at parties and get-togethers!   Are there any healthy choices?Some picks are better than others.  Here are some choices to look out for and at the bottom is my Mother’s recipe for a great vegetable dip that she served at the holidays. Appetizers to look for:-Shrimp cocktail...more

Oh-So-Yummy Pancakes

They are gluten free, dairy-free, filled with wholesale grains and other fantastic, nutrient-rich ingredients.  I've played around with a lot of pancake recipes, and for being gluten and dairy free, these are perfect and kid-pleasing.Ingredients:1 cup spelt flour (we love Vitaspelt)...more

Delectable Dairy-Free Smoothie

I love smoothies, especially for my kids, for a number of reasons.  First, they're fun to drink, especially if you've got fun glasses or crazy straws.  Secondly, it's an easy way to pack a lot of different kinds of nutrient-rich foods in a compact, easy-to-drink form.  I also love them because can you can include foods that your child may otherwise not consume that are nutritionally essential for them. ...more


With Thanksgiving just two days away, I am scurrying to find some quick, easy and healthy Thanksgiving recipes — specifically side dishes and desserts since I won’t be hosting this year. The holiday itself always brings out the glutton in people but with Christmas and New Year’s Eve still ahead, don’t go crazy gorging on traditional favorites.Instead save some room for the other two upcoming holidays along with a host of fabolous holiday parties and opt to trying some of these healthy alternatives at your Thanksgiving feast this year....more

Curried egg salad sandwich

I hope you like the combination of curry and eggs as much as I do....more

What’s in your Fall Pantry?

Fall is here. With the change in season, so too, come changes with food. There are certain foods that are reminiscent of this time of year and they bring us warmth and comfort as we start to “bundle up” on evenings because of the chill in the air.  Some of these foods, such as pumpkins, carrots and sweet potatoes, bring comfort home in a way that is so inviting.  What about scrumptiously delicious pumpkin bread that warms you through and through, sounds good on a cool night, right? This is a perfect bread to make, especially now that pumpkins are in season....more
Mmm I'd be tempted to make this right now but that would be silly since I'm about to leave on a ...more

Meatless Mondays: Quinoa 'burgers' with portabella mushroom 'buns'

I think quinoa just might be the healthiest grain on the planet. You see, without boring you with all the scientific details,  it’s a complete protein.  And for a grain, that’s saying something.  You see the only other complete proteins – meaning food with all eight essential amino acids for human health – are meats.  But they come with a lot of baggage.  Quinoa comes without baggage, and actually brings much more to the table o’ health....more

Celebrating One Year of Blogging & 150 recipes!

Just one year ago it seemed like a good idea to start a blog. It didn't matter that I didn't know what a blog was. I figured I'd find out by starting one. I googled how to start a blog and jumped right in. Positive feedback fueled the fire, fanned the flames and sent me tumbling along from post to post. I was possessed, until I hit the 100 post mark and then I slowed down....more
Happy Bloggiversary! Wishing you many more years of great food blogging!more

3 Summer Heart-Healthy Recipes with This Versatile Fruit

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Vegan 4th of July Recipes

It's time to break out the red, white and blue decorations, dust off the grill and party your swimsuit off! It's a time to celebrate summer but let's not forget that it's a time to party patriotic....more
Awesome ideas, definitely going to try the tomatoey potatoes and deviled "eggs". Very inventive!more