Whole Wheat Fig Muffins

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We had a dinner party a few week’s ago and I served these beautiful Turkish and Black Mission figs with cheese as an appetizer.  Problem is, I bought way too many figs from the bulk section at Whole Foods and needed to do something with them.  Since I’m always looking for a quick and easy […]

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 3

My son enjoying an apircot for midday snack!

Bump Up your Fruit Intake We’ve all been told that eating more fruits and vegetables is key to good health and weight management, yet we still seem to have trouble putting this knowledge into action.  Yesterday I discussed the importance of adding more vegetables to your meals.  Veggies really should take center stage at meals […]

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Chipotle Dip

Just last week I purchased the Breville Fast Slow Cooker from Williams-Sonoma.  I already have a slow cooker, but this one intrigued me because it can also roast and pressure cook. I’ve been meaning to get a pressure cooker, as I really do enjoy using dried versus canned beans in my recipes when I can. […]

Going Green in the New Year!

Tasty mid-afternoon kale, cucumber and ginger pick-me-up!

Happy New Year!  May 2013 bring you much love, laughter, good health, and nutritious food! Although I am not a fan of new year’s resolutions, I am big on using this time of year to reflect on my lifestyle and adjusting anything I feel may be taking my health off track.   My quest for […]

Antioxidant-Boost Salad

Antioxidant-Boost Parfait

Even for those with the greatest willpower, the holiday season is generally a nutritional downward spiral until January 1st – um, make that 2nd (you just HAVE to attend a New Year’s Day party after all!). I concocted this easy, antioxidant boosting fruit salad and parfait the morning after Thanksgiving…it was my way of giving […]