Salads to Bring to Work

You have every intention to bring your lunch to work, but then you have to rush out the door. Sounds familiar? With a little planning, you’ll be able to have delicious salads for lunch and save a bundle of money! These two recipes take a...

Tasty Tuesday’s: Hummus Three Ways

Hummus is one of our favorite foods. Did you know there is actually a National Hummus Day on May 13, this year? Maybe you could make your own, here are three simple recipes you could try. Hummus makes a perfect snack, easy and versatile and...

Cinco de Mayo – Our Favorite Recipe

Queso Fundido With Chorizo, Jalapeño, and Cilantro 7 ounces dried chorizo, diced small 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped 2 Tbs chopped cilantro 2 scallions, finely chopped ¼ tsp salt 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated Tortilla chips, for serving – our favorite is Xochitl...

TASTY TUESDAY: YOU CAN’T BEAT, BEETS!

Beets, which are actually beetroots, a humble root vegetable, are very good for your health. Rich in antioxidants, they help prevent cancer and fight inflammation. Beets are rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, iron, and magnesium. They also boost liver and...

WHAT HEALTHY MEANS NOW

Healthy food is very different than it was 10, 20, 30 years ago. In fact there’s a whole new rulebook…30 years ago, “healthy” meant eating reduced calorie margarine not real butter. Enjoying foods was not part of the rulebook, now it’s time to celebrate real...

Shiitake Mushrooms – a fantastic fungi!

Long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years. These exotic fungi are now readily available, fresh or dried, in markets all around the country. Their unmistakable umami...

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are my go-to breakfast. Every single morning that's what I crave, even when it's cold outside. They're quick, they're yummy, and they're hydrating, which is always a plus after 8 hours of sleep with no water. Recently, I was whipping up a batch of vegan...

Watermelon Salad Recipe

One of the great things about summer is the abundance of ripe watermelons! Sweet and deliciously refreshing, they make a perfect summer salad. You can easily adapt this very simple recipe to add toppings and herbs of your choice. We especially like feta cheese and...

Chilled Asparagus Soup

Asparagus season is one of my favorite times of year. Farmers markets are the best places for just-cut, farm to table asparagus. I have frozen it (without the asparagus tips for garnish) and heated it in cooler months. It still tastes wonderful, but chilled is...

Eat Your Veggies Day

This time of year is so easy to get your fill of amazing veggies! We love them grilled. You can do this on the BBQ or in the oven. All you need is a selection of seasonal veggies, a little olive oil, sea salt and black...