Quinoa Tabouli


I love tabouli – so much so that whenever it is on a menu somewhere I always order it to give it a try.  I take issue with tabouli that is mostly grain-based.  I prefer tabouli packed with parsley – and my new favorite is from Leyla downtown on King Street (I’ll be posting my […]

Eggplant Parmesan Goat Cheese Stacks

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This dish may not be the healthiest in the world, but all the ingredients I used were either organic  or minimally processed…so that accounts for something in my book!  I had a number of girlfriends over last Thursday night and wanted to make something vegetarian and yummy.  I was perusing Food & Wine’s website and […]

Homemade Peppermint Mocha


I am a lover of black coffee and plain lattes or cappuccinos – no sugars or syrups added to this girl’s cup of joe.  HOWEVER, I was recently introduced to Starbuck’s Skinny Peppermint Mocha (one pump of peppermint and mocha syrup) and I was hooked! While my skinny version is literally less than 100 calories […]

Happy New Year 2014!


Happy New Year!  I hope 2014 brings you good health and much happiness! I’m sure that a good number of you are setting some goals for the New Year, and that many of those involve changing your eating patterns.   Whether you’re cleansing, juicing, detoxing, fasting, or dieting – I hope that your long-term goal […]

8 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

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I’m baaaack!  It’s been a while and life has been hectic, but I’ve got some fun posts in our future.  Wanted to send this one out, as found in Daniel Island Park Living  magazine (soon to be Daniel Island Life magazine!).  I’m the resident nutrition writer, and am having a blast doing it!  8 Tips […]