Healthier, Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Chocolate and peanut butter; one of the best combinations invented. I sometimes feel as though I could survive off of the two... So, I went ahead and created a healthier, vegan version of Reese`s Ice Cream, using banana.Servings: 1Ingredients:1 banana, frozen1 tbsp peanut butter...more

Cumin Lentil Collard Wraps

Road trips are still quite foreign to me. I grew up in Hawaii, the longest we ever drove was 2 hours and that was to go around the entire island. I’ve had to learn some tricks to stay awake and happy. My go to is always food. Its tricky though, not every food is car friendly. My go-to happy foods are smoothie bowls, salads and salad rolls. All of which are not car friendly....more

Leslie's Favorite Spring Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing

Just call me Elaine Benes, because I love a big salad. The bigger the better. “Big lettuce, big carrots, tomatoes like volleyballs.” If I order a salad and it fits in a cereal bowl, I feel dejected and let down....more

Vegetable Stir Fry

I love those moments when you open your fridge and you realize how many things are about to go to waste if you don't eat them soon… Sometimes coming up with a game plan though becomes more of a hassle than an enjoyment of making dinner. Yet I always love the simplicity of a vegetable stir fry. You can use so many different ingredients, and yet they all pair so well together....more

Recipe: Arroz Sin Pollo

Arroz con pollo is a staple in just about every Spanish speaking household. You may not have ever had it since it doesn't really appear on the menus of Latin restaurants (except for the really authentic ones) and is pretty basic, but I grew up eating it and it's one of my favorite dishes....more

Refreshing Watermelon Ginger-Mint Juice

 I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.  We finally got some nice weather here so Cliff and I got to get out and do a little site seeing.  Since moving to Philly from the west coast 2 months ago we haven’t really had a chance, or decent weather, to do so.  So it was nice to get out and see a little more of the city. more>>...more

The best of London with kids

   Five nights in London! What a great idea. The flights are cheap (more on that later...) and it is just a quick hop over the Channel from Bordeaux to an English-speaking place. We got on the plane the day after the Germanwings crash and there was a passenger behind me freaking out about it. I am already an armrest-gripper so that didn't help much. Arriving at the airport, we took a bus to catch a train to get on another train. The stations weren't accessible so Dave got a good workout hauling the pushchair and luggage up and down steps. Then after most of a day travelling, there was no-one at the apartment to let us in....more

Healthy In A Hurry

Eating healthy when living a busy life is tough!  So how do you do it?  If you're trying to keep up with a full schedule - whether its managing your home, caring for loved ones, growing your career, or finishing your education - its even more important to fuel your body well.  You're expending energy (and likely experiencing stressful moments) balancing everything and your body needs proper fuel to have a strong immune system to continue with diligence and excellence in each arena of your life....more

Masala Oatmeal

 Ingredients½ tsp olive oil1 tsp fennel seeds1 tsp chopped garlic1 cup chopped onions1 cup peas and carrots (chopped)1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp cumin powder½ tsp dry mango powder (amchur)½ tsp chili powder½ tsp garam masala10 cups water2 tsp salt3 cups quick oats (dry roasted)1 tbsp. chopped cilantro (for garnishing)...more