Love hiding vegetables from your family?  I do! We’re used to using pureed pumpkin & sweet potato and grated zucchini everything at this time of year, why not use squash?

By using grated squash, buttermilk & vinegar this cake comes out so moist and flavorful!  Best part, you’ve hidden a large amount of squash from all the veggie […]

By |October 6th, 2017|Baking, Recipes|0 Comments


One of my favorite foods is salad!  Salad can be made of anything; fruit, nuts, mixed greens, protein, cheese you name it – put it all together in just the right way and you’ve got a salad.

I absolutely love this mango salad – it’s simplicity is mind boggling especially when I think about how versatile it […]

By |October 6th, 2017|Health & Wellness, Recipes, Side Dishes|0 Comments


I’ve always loved meals that are what I call “One Pot Wonders”.  Although this bakes up all in one nice big pan, you will need a deep skillet to get it all started.  I’ve been making a dish similar to this for years, but the other night while watching Chef Lidia Bastianich on Television make […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Main Course|0 Comments


I really love fast ‘n easy light summer meals.  This of course can be served any time of the year!

Canned Tuna is one of those pantry staples that just about everyone keeps, so when you’re looking for something different are in a pinch for a meal why not pull out the tuna, add a few […]

By |July 22nd, 2017|Main Course|0 Comments


I made Lentil Shakshuka the other day and found I cooked way too many lentils.  Decided I’d make another batch and when I started the sauce I got creative adding a few other spices, then I decided I was in the mood for curry with a Thai twist.  Next thing I know I’ve got this gorgeous bubbling, thick, rich […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Main Course|0 Comments


Shakshuka has always been one of my favorite go to “one pot wonder” meals.  After all, how can you go wrong with a lovely warm, satisfying savory sauce of red peppers, tomatoes and loads of seasoning topped with perfectly poached eggs?!

As I continue through this journey of trying to live well and healthfully I find […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Main Course|0 Comments


I love using seasoned ground meat as a main dish in a myriad of ways. Once you’ve decided what kind of seasonings you’d like to use – in this case I like the South Western flavors – you can use this as a filling for taco shells, fajitas, […]

By |August 9th, 2016|Main Course|0 Comments

Ricotta Protein Pancakes

I’ve been obsessed with pancakes lately!  Not sure why, but I’ve been making them in every conceivable configuration without using flour in the last few months.

Forgot all about a fabulous recipe I used to make years ago that was just ricotta cheese, eggs and some flavoring.  Dairy was omitted from my diet for quite some […]

By |March 28th, 2016|Main Course, Recipes|0 Comments


I’m always looking for ways to enjoy my favorite foods in different ways.  We now know that we need fat to survive and to actually help us burn fat.  But the fats we need to eat have to be one of the “good guys”.  Avocado is one of the really good guys!

The majority of fats […]

By |March 28th, 2016|Main Course, Recipes|0 Comments


We all need a treat every once in while, so why not have something that’s good for you as well?!  High in fiber, low in fat, low in calories with a bit of protein as well :0)

These black bean brownies can be quite satisfying and they’re great for those that need gluten free, lactose free […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Baking, Recipes|1 Comment