Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts, Apples, and Blueberries

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in | No Comments

Baked Oatmeal is one of my favorite ways to make oatmeal.  It is fabulously simple to prepare, smells delicious while baking in the oven, and comes out a hearty, chewy, sweet treat that tastes way too delicious to actually be a healthy way to begin the day. For this version I use sliced apples and ...

Lightened Up Morning Glory Muffins

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in | One Comment

These moist delicious Morning Glory Muffins chock full of pineapple, carrots, coconut, apples, and pecans are one of my favorites.    Many recipes use high amounts of sugar and oil, resulting in an overly sweetened and greasy muffin.  I have cut back the sugar, substituted half whole wheat flour for all-purpose, and used applesauce to ...

Warm Spinach Salad with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in | One Comment

Often warm spinach salad recipes contain heavy amounts of bacon, hard boiled eggs, and cheese.  This Warm Spinach Salad with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts has no bacon or egg (the small amount of cheese is optional) and, I think, is even more delicious. The sauteed mushrooms and shallots wilt the spinach so it is not ...

Crunchy Asian Cashew Salad

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in | No Comments

This Crunchy Asian Cashew Salad is a delicious way to enjoy a hearty helping of fresh vegetables.  A bright and healthy medley of bok choy, red cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, cilantro, mandarin oranges and cashews are tossed with an easy Ginger-Lime Vinaigrette. The secret to this salad is shredding the vegetables into super thin strips. ...

Marbled Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in | 2 Comments

Fruit dipped in chocolate is a great treat any day of the year (I served these at the end of a meal recently and one guest levitated off of her seat with glee), but chocolate covered strawberries have become synonymous with Valentines Day. In fact, Valentines Day has presented itself as the perfect opportunity to ...

Chocolate Cherry Almond Chia Seed Pudding + NEW Video

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in | 2 Comments

I set an intention to avoid refined sugars for the New Year.  This is a big challenge for me since I was eating sugary foods after every meal and sometimes something sweet as an appetizer before a meal.  And a little chocolate pick me up in the afternoon.  And then a chocolate night cap before ...

Chunky Split Pea and Celery Root Soup

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in | 2 Comments

Celery root looks like a softball sized bulb, bumpy and gnarled, with a patch of small green celery sprouting from the top.  It might not catch your eye, especially as it is generally nestled between bok choy, daikon, burdock, sunchokes, jicama, and other obscure vegetables in your grocers produce section, but it is not to ...

Raw Cranberry Orange Carrot Cake

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in | 2 Comments

This delicious looking cake is made in a food processor and blender.  No cooking required.  It is totally raw and completely amazing. I love cranberry orange bread but wanted to make something more healthy.  I drew inspiration from my Raw Carrot Cake bites, and turned them into a cranberry orange cake with an exceptionally fantastic ...