{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

{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

{Rainbow Bright Zucchini Ribbon Salad}

Summary:  This works great as a side salad and pairs lovely with a light vinaigrette. I love to make this when I get tired of eating spinach or any other leafy green…why? Because this salad recipe has none included! This … Continue reading

{3-bean stovetop chili: one pot, super easy, perfect for a football weekend}

{3-bean stovetop chili: one pot, super easy, perfect for a football weekend}

Summary:  It’s football season. Guy gatherings usually consist of pizza, hot wings, fries, burgers, or other pieces of greasy meat…so what can you bring to stay healthy? A chili….Now guys won’t complain. This recipe serves 6 people. These chili bowls … Continue reading

{A healthy and quick homemade jam recipe: Berry-licious Chia Jam v. 2.0}

Summary:  This is a modified recipe I’ve cooked up (and posted) before, with some added corrections.  Come this time during the year, you begin to see fresh berries at every corner… I can’t resist them. They are small, sweet and rich … Continue reading

{A no fuss, no carb lunch or dinner: A Greek Style Quinoa Salad}

  Summary: I love quinoa. It tastes like rice but it’s not a carb. It’s a great source of protein. Now I’ve written about all of its powerful benefits before so I won’t babble about it. I’ll just say this … Continue reading

{Easy 3 Ingredient Cluster Snack}

Summary: Have you ever read the labels from the snack/dessert/breakfast bars or 100-calorie bags? Even well recognized brands which claim to be “healthy” add at least 3-5 preservatives to the bars. I encourage you to look at the ingredients. I … Continue reading

{Skinny Frozen Papa-berry Yogurt: no ice cream maker needed + takes 5 min!}

Summary:  Thank the Lord for the invention of this instant frozen yogurt. I will cherish this amazing culinary discovery forever. Frozen fruits + some greek yogurt + electric mixer = frozen yogurt in less than 5 min. Eat this as … Continue reading

{Negative Calorie Raw Shredded Salad – load up on this to curve hunger}

Summary:  Have you heard of negative calorie fruits and vegetables? For those who haven’t….you can eat these amazing items without feeling guilty since the amount of calories these veggies have are burned during the digestive process! At least most of … Continue reading