{Chickpotato burgers: chickpeas + sweet potato + middle eastern spices}

Summary:  The month of february (or month of “heart health” in the medical community) is coming to an end – I hope you’ve learned about heart healthy ingredients and have tried some of my recipes! Now as you must have … Continue reading

{The martini salad: super simple, fresh & guilt free}

  Summary:  This salad is so fresh, light and delicious I could eat this everyday! You palate will be pleased and your body…thankful. The best part is that both the watermelon and cucumber have a high water content and are … Continue reading

{Meatless Monday: Baked Black Bean Nachos}

Summary:  In my opinion, both Mexican and Italian cuisine are the best options when going meatless. Freshly made guacamole with lemon juice, parsley and garlic add so much flavor to Mexican dishes that you don’t need to pile on calories … Continue reading

{Be My Valentine Post: a Strawberry & Watercress Salad, plus inspiration for the day!}

Fresh flowers…plus an opportunity to use our Wedding china…love this day! Finished tablescape. ——- Summary: I love Valentine’s Day. For me it’s not about buying an expensive gift or making any grand gesture it’s about showing your loved one that … Continue reading

{Meatless Monday: Quinoa with mushrooms, mozzarella & chives}

{Meatless Monday: Quinoa with mushrooms, mozzarella & chives}

Summary: Oh yum. This warm quinoa bowl will be hard to share with another person! Now for those who haven’t cooked quinoa before, I suggest reading all of the instructions before making the recipe. Instructions differ between certain quinoa brands … Continue reading

Exercise for Better Health: benefits, guidelines & prevention

We’ve all heard this one before. I’ve been hearing it all my life from my parents. “Exercise is good for you honey…” “You have to exercie every day big guy…” And for half of my life I just listened blindly as … Continue reading

{Banana Oat Pancakes with Roasted Walnuts}

Summary: Since February is the national month for cardiovascular health I will post a lot of recipes with heart healthy ingredients. Even if you do not have hearth disease, these recipes are great prevention tools. I mean did you know … Continue reading

{Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad: and a couple of salad dressing recipes}

Summary: I want to share a little secret with you. I’ve recently become addicted to eating grape tomatoes…They are bite size, juicy and sweet…which makes them a perfect addition to any salad. This time I decided to go with a … Continue reading

{Strawberry-rhubarb cream cheese spread: eat it as breakfast, snack or appetizer}

Summary:  Now I know what you must be thinking…don’t they sell strawberry flavored cream cheese? Yes they do. However, they use the regular cream cheese in the store bought kind, I prefer the 1/3 less fat kind. Plus I like … Continue reading