Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread

I can’t believe I’ve had this recipe filed away from Cooking Light since 2008. Talk about embarrassing. At least I can say it was worth the wait. I love quick breads, mainly because I don’t have the patience for traditional bread making with yeast and waiting for it to rise, etc. Plus, quick breads tend […]

Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup

This soup is perfect to pack for a tailgater or keep in the slow cooker while you take the kids trick or treating. Mild and slightly sweet the entire family will enjoy it and, like everything I make, it’s super fast and easy. With a salad and some garlic bread you have dinner ready in […]

Buttermilk Pancakes

My son flew across the pond last weekend for college, so it’s safe to say it’s been a tough week around here. I preach all the time to not use food for comfort, but I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this sad. I’m willing to try anything to help with the ache, including […]

Healthy and Delicious, Banana Bread Buckeyes

This is the first recipe I have made from The Toasted Pine Nut’s Blog and I am sold. These banana bread buckeyes are delicious and I love that she included hemp seeds – non-animal protein is always a win! To save time, I altered the recipe a bit. I didn’t melt the chocolate, instead I […]

Coconut Mini’s | Bobo’s Bar Recipe Copycat

I love Bobo’s Bars, but they’re kind of expensive and a bit high in calories, if you eat an entire bar, so after reading the ingredients I was pretty sure I could make a similar treat at home. After 5 attempts I finally have what I think is the perfect coconut mini! These are a […]

Summer Salmon

Salmon is a favorite in our house, especially in the hot summer months. We love it smoked, grilled, baked and rolled into sushi. Today we’re sharing one of our favorite summer salmon recipes. Enjoy!   Ingredients: 2 tbsp red curry paste 1/3 cup reduced fat coconut cream 1 1/2 tsp fish sauce 2 tbsp lime […]

Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette and Jicama Sticks

I was invited to a summer soirée and asked to bring something healthy and homemade, so this salad served with Jicama Sticks was the first thing that came to mind. I hadn’t ever made it, but love all the ingredients, so I knew it would be yummy! I loved that the crunchy jicama sticks would […]


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 […]

Eating Healthy While Traveling

Summer is almost here and vacation getaways are on the horizon! Maintaining healthy eating habits while traveling can be challenging. Avoiding unhealthy foods is tough enough as it is, and it can feel impossible to eat healthy while traveling and on vacation.  Read on for our tips on eating healthy while on the go this summer.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

A delicious, beautiful, and healthy Mother’s Day breakfast that anyone can make

Instead of sharing a recipe, I decided to share ideas on creating a beautiful, healthy, simple breakfast for Mother’s Day. This breakfast plate is easy to prepare with kids, healthy, colorful and nutritious. The inspiration for this meal was the colorful bell pepper eggs. From there I chose to add a breakfast salad made with Arugula […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

I’ve been waiting for some cooler temperatures to make this soup and had the perfect stormy day to give it a try. This is good with or without a toasted cheese sandwich and definitely qualifies as comfort food. You do need to plan ahead with this, since it takes time to roast the tomatoes, but really […]