Rich and Creamy Chocolate Shake

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in | 7 Comments

I love this shake as an afternoon pick-me-up. Chocolate contains small amounts of caffeine which is why some recommend not to eat chocolate before bedtime.  It is perfect here, though, when it is too late for coffee or tea but too early to wind down. Protein from the almond butter makes the shake filling.  A ...

Broccoli, Tomato, Goat Cheese Frittata

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in | 8 Comments

Frittata is like a crustless quiche or a large omelette.  Piled high with tender broccoli, juicy roasted tomatoes, and creamy herbed goat cheese, this dish is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or  a snack. I use goat cheese in most of my recipes because goats milk is supposed to be easier to digest than cows ...

PB+J Smoothie

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in | 6 Comments

  I crave peanut butter and eat a ton of nut butter and nuts so when I saw PB2 at the store I decided to give it a try.    PB2 is powdered peanuts with most of the fat removed. The only way I use it is in smoothies.  It has all the taste and flavor ...

Fresh Tuna Nicoise

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in | 7 Comments

    If you were to order a Salad Nicoise in France, you would receive a combination of canned tuna, raw vegetables, olive oil, hard-boiled egg, and Nicoise olives. This salad is inspired by the Nicoise, but with a face lift.  Here we will use fresh tuna, cooked green beans and potatoes, a dijon mustard ...

Salad with Chicken, Apples, Cranberries and Goat Cheese

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in | 2 Comments

I love this salad, though I do love any salad with nuts, goat cheese, and dried fruit.  The combination of textures and flavors ensures that each bite is bright and bold, and a slight variation from the last. The tangerine vinaigrette will use both the zest and juice of the fruit.  It adds a powerful ...

Raw Seven Layer Bars

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in | 2 Comments

I’ve wanted these since the moment i saw them (yesterday). Some things are best kept not waiting. Traditional Seven Layer Bars (also called “Hello Dolly” or “Magic” bars) include butter, graham crackers, semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, walnuts and sweetened condensed milk.  Delicious, yes.  Good for us, no. These raw bars ...

Chicken Soup with Cilantro, Lime and Avocado

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in | 9 Comments

  This soup is all the best of summer in a bowl.  Use ripe fresh tomatoes, corn, chilis, and avocado from your local Farmers Market to make it. The broth is pureed, which makes the soup smooth and velvety but adds no cream or fat.  To the pureed broth you’ll add tender chicken, creamy avocado, ...

Almond-Oat Energy Balls

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in | 10 Comments

Health is wealth, y’all. That is why these super awesome energy balls are such a great snack. Most energy bars that claim to be healthy are nothing more than glorified candy bars, filled with soy isolates, processed sugar, preservatives, and chemicals. These Energy Bites contain oats, pepitas, sunflower seeds, spices, dried fruit, honey and almond ...