Healthy

Citrus Marinated Olives

With the Holidays quickly approaching, I love to give food gifts that are homemade. There is nothing as thoughtful as a gift that is made by hand for the special people in your life. This year, I want to make something that is not only beautiful, but healthy as well. […]

Tzatiki- The simple sauce that elevates everything

Got a cucumber and some greek yogurt in the fridge? Then you have the base for a creamy, fresh and bright dip/sauce/dressing that elevates every meal. This is THE best recipe for Tzatiki. It is really thick and creamy. Actually, I use Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt– it is really thick and […]

Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

Almond milk is one of those items that once you make it at home for pennies an ounce, you’ll wonder why you ever paid upwards of $4.00 a half gallon for it. It requires 5 ingredients: raw almonds, dates, vanilla, cinnamon and water. Yep- water. Nothing fancy and nothing you […]

Crazy Healthy Green Goddess Dressing

You wouldn’t know it to look at it, but my green Goddess Dressing is so healthy, you’ll want to start slathering it on everything you eat. I use Italian Flat Leaf Parsley as my base, add in Greek yogurt (no mayonaise or sour cream), avocado and fresh lemon juice. Sprinkle […]

Friday Mocktail Hour – Cucumber Melon Aqua Fresca

Welcome to the final day of Vegetarian Week. I thought instead of a boozy send off, I would make something full of yummy, but very healthy things. Melons are in season right now and what could be more refreshing than a beautiful honeydew with cucumber, ginger and fresh, tangy lime […]

Lentil & Feta Stuffed Peppers

When researching what to put in these peppers, I could not belive the high calorie and cholesterol filled cheesy, beefy, greasy recipes out there. How did we turn these vitamin rich pockets of yumminess into vessels laden with fat and starches? So I completely remade the recipes and instead of […]

Quinoa & Roasted Vegetables with Caramelized Lemon Vinegrette

Welcome to Day 2 of Vegetarian Week. Today I am sharing with you a bright, beautiful quinoa-salad bowl packed with nutritious “Super Food” vegetables. This bowl has roasted sweet potatoes, swiss chard, peppers, broccoli, dates, roasted pepitas (pumpkins seeds) and fluffy quinoa. I made a vinaigrette of lemon cooked in […]

Summer Vegetable Quiche

Welcome to Vegetarian Week. My newly married daughter, Elizabeth, challenged me to create a series of vegetarian recipes that would be simple, cost effective and healthy. So I bring you- Vegetarian Week. My first recipe is a zucchini, mushroom, spianch and pepper quiche. I just picked up seasonal veggies from […]

Quinoa Chicken Power Bowl

This is one of those fantastic meals that is as healthy for you as it is beautiful to look at. Tons of fiber, protein and vitamins from quinoa, chicken and crisp cabbage, peppers and edamame. Feel free to add in whatever veggies you have on hand. This is very similar […]