a Love a fare

Healthy eating is a lifestyle. I hope to inspire and get you cooking!

Super Fast Green Beans and Hummus

 You might be asking yourself if this even counts as a recipe because it’s so easy to put together. I can see that. But I think just as I didn’t  think of this combination until recently you might not have either. ...more

Is this fast food or food fast?

Do you like fast food? I like food fast especially when I’m hungry. A few nights ago I challenged my taste testers to make some food fast because everyone was starving and it had been a long day. They managed to pull out several bags of pre-cut vegetables, place them on a tray, and pour some dressing into a bowl. This took 3 minutes. Try this vegetable tray idea the next time you’re craving something crunchy and need it in 3 minutes. Yes it was 3 minutes. Don’t you believe me? ...more

7 Healthy Salads to try this week

I just realized I haven’t been posting any salad recipes lately. It’s not for lack of eating them. Just ask my taste testers. I am making a promise to you that a new round of salad recipes is coming soon. Stay tuned. In the meantime enjoy these oldies but goodies. ...more

Pear and Coconut Muffins with Chocolate Icing

I received an email from Shari’s Berries a few weeks ago and they asked if I could write a healthy chocolate recipe because March is National Nutrition Month. I said, “You’ve come to the right place.”...more

Quick Brussels Sprouts topped with Gouda

Right now I have garlic breath. Yep that’s what my favorite guy said when he came home today. Mind you I just finished dinner and had a good amount of roasted garlic in my Brussels Sprouts. No I don’t go around breathing on people right after I’ve eaten garlic. Whoops. He loves me. ...more

7 Days of Love and Chocolate

My heart belongs to these recipes and each one has been made to share with those I love.We all want to share love, be loved, and be in love. Our hearts and minds desire this above all else. Why else would we stay up all night or get up extra early, or go a certain path hoping to run into that one, that special one....more

Lentil Quinoa Burgers with a Buffalo Dressing

I really like the way these burgers came out. It took some time to put this recipe together but that said it is now complete. They are full of healthy ingredients and do a good job of staying together which is a plus. ...more

Super Quick Yogurt and Granola Breakfast

Do you ever forget to eat breakfast? Sadly I have on occasion. I’m not sure how that happens but for one reason or another I go about my morning and don’t feel hungry but then all of a sudden hunger pangs and I’ve just realized that I missed my opportunity to start out my day healthy. Being ravenous never ends up with good food choices. ...more

Warm Up With Rustic Roasted Vegetable Soup

The winds here in the Midwest are absolutely brutal. We have been hit with a pile of snow, then below-zero temps, more snow, more below zero and now 35- to 45-mile-per-hour winds. I keep saying it’s less than 10 weeks to spring. When I say that I usually get the eye roll from those around me. I’ve got to try and be optimistic. ...more
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Mushroom Goat Cheese Spinach Galette

I like to cook with mushrooms. They add a lovely texture when meat is not on the menu. When I’m pressed for time or just not up for making crust from scratch, it’s always nice to use a ready made pie crust....more