Healthy Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in | 5 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 | 10 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 ...

Granola Grabber Cookie Balls

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in | 15 Comments

One of my favorite cookies are called Granola Grabbers, a chunky cookie overstuffed with a delicious mix of crunchy granola, chewy golden raisins, sweet coconut, and salty peanuts.  I want to take all of those delicious healthy ingredients I love and leave the unhealthy butter, flour, and sugars behind. The list of cookie ingredients are ...

Summer Berry Galette

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in | 9 Comments

My father is born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  He knows of a secret location deep in the woods where wild blackberries grow and each summer spends hours filling large white buckets with tiny black fruit.   The surplus is used predominantly for jam.  I think it is the best jam in the world ...

How To Make Homemade Larabars

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in | 17 Comments

Larabars are a blend of heart-healthy nuts and fiber rich dried fruits.  The nuts are processed into crumbs almost like a flour and dates act as the sweet sticky glue to hold them together.  Store bought bars are pretty good, but fresh ones made at home are even better. They are a great healthy snack ...