The Best of Summer

There’s nothing we don’t like about fresh summer fruits and veggies. And the best is, you can shop locally at farmers markets and get the freshest, most nutritious and tastiest produce all summer long. Tomatoes Eat them as is, they are wonderful, especially the little cherry tomatoes...

July 4th: Healthy Twist on Cool Salads

Everyone has their favorite celebration foods for July 4th, but with a few simple twists, you can lighten up the ingredients and still enjoy every single bite. Salads always seem like the healthier option, but there can be a lot of extra calories hidden among...

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...