Orange Sunflower Slaw

Summer is salad time at our house and the variations are endless. I like a serious crunch with my salads and this definitely provides that with the cabbage, peppers and  sesame seeds. The sesame oil brings a hint of a traditional Asian Slaw and I loved that I had all of the ingredients, no need […]

Goddess Fruit Salad

This Papaya Fruit Salad has been a family favorite for years! It’s seasonal since it calls for fresh papaya, nectarines and figs (I use dried). My girls request it every year at this time and I’ve made it so often, the recipe is stored in my memory forever. This fruit salad is so good for […]

Cantaloupe Sherbet

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to find something tasty for my dad that didn’t require a grill. I knew this was the one as soon as I spotted it in a Cooking Light magazine. My dad loves sherbet and cantaloupe, but who doesn’t?  It’s super easy and I’m planning to double the recipe […]

VEGAN STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM

One of the ladies from our bootcamp requested a recipe using frozen strawberries and I found the PERFECT one! This delicious strawberry ice cream may be the simplest recipe you make all summer. It was quick – with only 3 ingredients – easy and SO delicious! I may have eaten most of the ice cream, all by […]

Taste of Summer: Superfruit Salad

  Let me start by saying I’m absolutely in love with the Superfood Kitchen book by Julie Morris. I’m not sure what I like the most, the gorgeous photos, the nutrient information or the easy recipes. Regardless, this cookbook is a a Godsend for me and I can’t wait to get through more of the […]

Blueberry Muffins (Sugar Free, Vegan, Gluten Free)

These quick and easy blueberry muffins are made completely fat free and sugar free, but are light, fluffy and moist on the inside. They are also made with no eggs or dairy, so are suitable for those following a sugar free, vegan, gluten-free and low-calorie diet. My daughter made these when health issues required her to […]

Upgraded Pizza

I loved everything about this recipe, once I found the chickpea flour. Anything with feta pretty much wins me over, but I loved the combination of feta, tomatoes and kale with this non-traditional pizza. I would probably scale down the onions the next time I make this for the family, but really this pizza is […]

Blueberry Lemon Mousse Cake with Scented Orange Blossoms

This beautiful dessert was dreamed up by pastry chef Henrietta Inman and featured in her cookbook Clean Cakes ($18; amazon.com). We love it for Mother’s Day because she can enjoy it guilt-free, the whipped coconut cream filling doesn’t call for dairy or processed sugars. I love it so much that I’ve made it twice already! Happy Mother’s […]

Make Mom Breakfast in Bed: Cinnamon Roll Muffins

If breakfast in bed is mom’s thing and she likes cinnamon rolls, these are a perfect Mother’s Day treat for her special day. These aren’t the quick bake cinnamon rolls in a can that have artificial colors, ridiculous amounts of sugar and saturated fat, but are a delicious compromise with almost half the calories. They are […]

Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions

Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, commemorating their 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. In the United States, it’s a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage and can be a pretty big deal. While these aren’t authentic tacos by any means, I think they are a fun way […]

Roasted Mushrooms, Tomato & Cashew Salad

We love mushrooms and cashews so I was super excited when I found this recipe that combines both. It’s beautiful, healthy and delicious, and since it’s served warm it’s great on these cooler, rainy days of spring. Plus, cashews are one of the best sources of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is critical for improving the […]

Corn Frittata with Pecorino-Romano Cheese

I’ve found the perfect recipe for Easter morning. Sadly, I’ve had this tucked away since 2014, waiting for an appropriate time to test it out. I wish I had made it sooner! It’s super easy and was a hit with everyone in my family except the kid who hates eggs and corn. It’s not a […]

Protein Packed Breakfast Muffins

Easy, savory and healthy, this protein packed muffin is sure to be a favorite! Egg Muffins with Lean Turkey Bacon Ingredients 12 slices of lean turkey bacon + 2 diced and reserved 20 free range, cage free eggs 3 egg whites ½ red bell pepper 1 cup baby spinach or chopped regular spinach  ½ small yellow onion 1 clove of garlic […]

Tomato Basil Soup

Nothing beats a slice of margarita pizza. The tomato, mozzarella cheese and basil combination just can’t be beat. This soup comes pretty close with the basil and tomato, just add a little mozzarella and it seriously melts in your mouth. Next time I’m going to make sandwich ‘croutons’ with a little bread and mozzarella and give […]

Fancy Chili

I held onto this recipe for a long time, two years to be exact before finally giving it a try. From a Good Housekeeping magazine that featured Trisha Yearwood, the actual recipe calls ground beef, but I omitted it and it still tasted like good old fashioned comfort food.   Fancy Chili 2 garlic cloves, […]