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 […]

Pasta with Greens

Pasta with Collards

Last week I purchased two huge bunches of collard greens from a roadside vendor.  Not wanting to make the usual sautéed collards side dish, I began perusing some magazines for some inspiration.  I came across this light  and flavorful recipe in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine, and loved this recipe!  It’s quick, easy, and chock […]

Amazing Carrot-Ginger-Orange Soup

Fantastic carrot-ginger-orange soup.

This past weekend was rainy and cold…perfect weather for more soup!  You can clearly see a trend in my kitchen this fall.  I believe soup is the perfect vehicle for bumping up your daily veggie requirement (that’s 9+ servings of fruits/veggies a day friends).  What’s more, research shows soup can play a big role in […]

Too Many Overripe Bananas?

Banana muffins fresh out of the oven!

I was signed up to bring snacks to our son’s soccer game last weekend.  Trying to reverse the trend of buying chips or other junk foods for the kids, I opted for bananas and granola bars.  Let’s just say the granola bars went well…..but for the bananas, I ended up taking home more than we […]

Fantastic Frogmore Stew

Frogmore Stew with Grilled Sourdough

This past Sunday morning I asked my husband, as I always do, what he would like for dinner.  His usual response for Sunday dinner is to smoke or grill something on our Big Green Egg.  The man is obsessed with it.  But on this particular day he threw me for a loop.  Not only had […]