Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in | 10 Comments

There is a principal in yoga called ahimsa which translates to non harming or non violence.  This is why many yogis are vegetarian.  I do not follow it one hundred percent but do try and limit my meat intake to a few times a week and only eat local, grass-fed, organic, all that good stuff. […]

Berries & Cream Smoothie

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in | 11 Comments

Frozen bananas are all over the web, being used as a quick and healthy one ingredient soft serve.  They have a similar effect in blended beverages, making the drink thick and sweet, more like a shake than something nutritious.  Frozen bananas, instead of ice cream, make the cream in this healthy smoothie. All berries will […]

Homemade Almond Milk

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in | 6 Comments

One day I was at a local juice bar called The Gem and a woman offered my friend and I a sample of homemade almond milk.  I was completely flabbergasted by how delicious it was.  I asked the woman what was in it and she said almonds, maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt. I have […]

Healthy Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in | 6 Comments

It is important to eat breakfast.  Most days I have green tea and oatmeal (if in a rush a few of these) but left to cravings, I would eat muffins with coffee every day.  Instead of every day, I treat myself every once and awhile to a hot cup of coffee and a warm pastry. […]

Israeli Couscous Caprese Salad

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in | 4 Comments

I was shopping at the Farmers Market and needed some spices.  There were several people waiting outside the locked door of the spice shop for the owners to arrive.  I asked them why they would wait upwards of 30 minutes for the doors to open and they said the barbecue spice is worth the wait. […]

Late Summer Market Soup

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in | 10 Comments

There is a stand at the Farmer’s Market that sells freshly shucked peas; creamers, purple hulls, and pinto beans.  It instantly woke my desire for soup and cornbread so we collected sweet vidalia onions, jalapenos, several ears of fresh corn, a basket of ripe red tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes and purple hull peas, all the ingredients […]

All Natural Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in | 4 Comments

If your life is sweeter with sugar, treats like these are a good compromise. These all natural, no bake Chocolate Peanut Butter bars are rich and delicious and contain good-for-you ingredients like cashews, oats, peanut butter, honey, dates, and dark chocolate.  You will still get fat if you eat the whole pan, so moderation is […]

Vegetable Paella

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in | 11 Comments

 This hearty meat-free paella is light on the oil and heavy on the vegetables.  An assortment of mushrooms, artichokes, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and peas offer texture and flavor to the famous Spanish one pot meal. Whole Foods sells cooked and vacuum-sealed artichokes in the refrigerated part of the produce section.  I love to use […]