Easy Dinner Recipe: Pasta with Fennel, Kale, and Chicken Sausage

What can I say? I have a thing for pasta. First of all, let it be known that I love carbs. Second, pasta is so simple to make, even I can't screw it up. And finally, it's a quick meal. This easy dinner recipe adds in a lot of veggies, and the sausage makes it more filling than your typical pasta + bottled sauce combination. Goat cheese is my favorite everything, and adding it creates a creamy sauce....more

Ricotta and Kale Calzone

Ricotta and kale calzones with garlic, red onion, and castelvetrano olives was my absolute favorite meal of the week. Paired with a fresh oregeno and parmesean marinara, it’s perfect for this time of year....more

Vegan Sour cream & Chive Bacon Kale Chips


Gingered Kale for Breakfast

Breakfast was tasty-licious! Gingered Lacinato Kale, Hannah sweet potato, fresh strawberries, multi-grain french toast, applewood-smoked bacon. ...more

Acai Berry Kale Protein Breakfast Smoothie



Colcannon is an old fashioned Irish dish made with mashed potatoes and kale or savoy cabbage with addition of milk, butter and scallions or chives. It is traditionally served with boiled ham or bacon. Every Irish family has its own version or this classic dish. Colcannon recipe is from the bubble ‘n’ squeak family and traditionally it is served on St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween, but can be equally enjoyed throughout the year because it is so quick and easy to make and healthy at the same time....more

Day 2 and I've not given up yet!

Day 2.  So far so good!!  Thanks to everyone who read my blog and posted such encouraging comments on Facebook!!...more

Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, and Spicy Almonds

I had a version of this salad last summer at one of my favorite restaurants in Pawtucket, the Garden Grille. I love this restaurant because the menu is proudly vegetarian with a number of vegan options. You’d think this would limit the crowd, but almost every time I’ve visited there has been a wait. One of the reasons is that even the most cavemen of meat eaters can find something they enjoy on the menu. The dishes are filling and don’t feel like they are lacking in anything because there is so much flavor in them....more

Quick 'n' Easy: Shrimp, Kale and Pasta

I whipped up another quick 'n' easy, delicious and beautiful brunch for myself designed around what I already had in my refrigerator/freezer. Not only was it a colorful and aromatic meal, it was quite tasty too!...more

Paleo to Kale: Five Diet and Nutrition Trends from 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, are we any closer to finding the one "best diet" that will bring us optimal health? The year brought us some new trends and revived some ideas from the past.  Here are five popular diet and nutrition trends from 2013 as well as looking ahead to what is in store for 2014. ...more
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