{Roasted Root Vegetables & Baked Halibut Filets – a complete meal baked together in the oven for 30min}

Ana’s Roasted Root Vegetables Summary:  This recipe requires some extra prepping (lots of peeling and chopping is involved) so an extra hand is welcome.  Besides that, it requires little active time. Just leave in the oven unattended for 30 minutes (remember … Continue reading

{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

{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

{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

Metabolic Syndrome & 24 Foods That Can Save Your Heart

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Hello readers! I was asked to give a conference on Metabolic Syndrome and the keys to preventing or reducing its potential health risks. For those who are not familiar with this condition I would like you to take some time … Continue reading

{Berry Citrus Beet Juice: another detox recipe}

Summary: This juice is a sweet and satisfying way of detoxing and cleansing your body…but beware! For those who haven’t experimented with beet before; it is eliminated both by the gastrointestinal system and the urinary system. So don’t call a … 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