Whole wheat buttermilk biscuits

Happy Easter!I can’t believe we are already in to April and Easter is just around the corner!!  I talk a lot about healthy eating, but I have never been a believer of trying to eat healthy for holidays.   I usually have traditional family recipes that I like to make for holidays.  My line of thinking is that they only come once a year, and how much you eat on a particular day isn’t going to make or break your diet or waistline :-).  You do have to be careful when it turns into a week of eating fattening leftovers though....more

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Everybody loves chocolate…right?  Chocolate ranks right up there with ice cream as one of my favorite desserts.  In the last few years I have opted for dark chocolate because it has less sugar and it also contains antioxidants that are really good for you.  I don’t make desserts very often.  I guess I usually spend so much time cooking meals that dessert seems like a lot of extra work and too many dishes to hand wash :-).  It’s all too easy to go to Bruster’s occasionally to get an scoop key lime pie ice cream or nutty coconut….yum!  However, sometimes I do get...more
Thank you!  Even my husband liked it :-).more

Almond Joy Smoothie (from Connoisseur 4 The Cure)

I love smoothies. ...more

Blueberry Empanadas

 I tend to get creative when I feel the craving for a dessert coming on, and this is the perfect example of that.  I had some empanada dough in my freezer that I needed to use up, so I created this dessert.  I promised in my blog introduction, on my about me page, that I would feature all types of recipes including an occasional dessert.  I mostly feature healthy recipes, but In order to be healthy you have to occasionally indulge in something sweet and tasty!  That is what allows me to eat healthy the rest of the week....more

Kale Chips

Green Tea Soup

I usually highlight a particular ingredient in a recipe that has breast cancer prevention properties. This recipe has two ingredients that have been shown in studies to reduce breast cancer risk. Many of the recipes here also have antioxidant properties that are good for other types of cancer prevention too....more


Kale is a wonderful anti-cancer superfood.  In studies, kale has been shown to reduce rates of breast cancer.   There are several different types of kale.  The types I use most often are curly kale and Lacinato (also called dinosaur kale, Tuscan kale, or black cabbage)...more

Winter CSA and Tania's Antioxidant Vegetable Soup

When my husband and I moved to Charleston I first became aware of CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture).  I learned about CSA -- from one of the money saving blogs I visit  -- as a great way to save money on produce.  Most of the time this produce is organic, but check your local CSA for details on their farming methods. ...more

Peanut butter and banana chia wrap

Here is another great and very easy recipe that uses chia seeds.  It is great for a quick breakfast or lunch.  To learn more about chia seeds go here. ...more
Great use of chia seeds. I like it.more

Sweet Potato and Pepper Stew

Pepper and Sweet Potato StewI grew up having sweet potatoes as a Thanksgiving staple.  I know a lot of people with some version of the sweet potato casserole recipe topped with either marshmallow or brown sugar and pecans.  As good as it is that way, I have added them to my diet in more healthful ways.  They are very versatile and are good both savory dishes and sweet dishes....more