Putting Chia Seeds to Work in Apple Coffee Cake

Chia seeds are a little powerhouse in this refined-sugar-free coffee cake.  Not only are the chia seeds the egg replacer in this vegan breakfast treat, but they also act as a binder for the gluten-free flour.  Not too shabby for … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Chili

I’ve never had Cincinnati Chili before and it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve even been tempted to try. But when Bon Appétit featured a story about different regional chili recipes, it wasn’t the Squash and Black Bean California-inspired Chili … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions That Matter

Morning shows, magazine articles and blog posts this week have been heavy with talk about New Year’s Resolutions. It’s January 5th, the New Year has come and gone and until last night I had no idea what my resolution was going to … Continue reading

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K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sista!)

I am an educated person and strive to do what is best for myself and my family, but there are times when I feel lost and alone in trying to navigate our food industry.  Anyone else with me? Despite the … Continue reading

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MyPlate – Visualizing a Healthy Eating Pattern

Though the Dietary Guidelines for Americans hasn’t changed, My Plate makes visualizing a healthy eating pattern easier. Jennifer shares tips of how to make the most this resource.  To learn more about healthy eating and nutrition resources, visit Jennifer’s blog … Continue reading

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Making Healthy Choices While on Vacation

Last month, I took a trip to Mexico with my extended family. It was absolutely wonderful. Nothing beats being on a beach in January. We went to a beautiful, all-inclusive resort which meant that all of our meals were served … Continue reading

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Acetylated monoglycerWHATS? – Understanding Food Labels

The new dietary guidelines for Americans will be released on January 31 – but I always wonder how much we actually understand about the food we put in our body. I know I, for one, don’t always understand the sometimes … Continue reading

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Seasonal Vegetables for the Holidays

Each time of year has its own array of seasonal vegetables and fruits—winter is no different with its dark, hearty greens, roots veggies, and other “good keeper” crops.  Throughout the holidays, when sweets seem everywhere and people complain about unwanted … Continue reading

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White Bean Dip with Carrot “Chips”

White bean dip is basically a hummus made with cannellini beans and walnuts instead of chickpeas and tahini.  The beans and nuts provide an excellent source of protein, and the olive oil and nuts provide a good source of healthy … Continue reading

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Marinated Roasted Mushrooms

Roasted whole with herbs, olive oil, and white wine, I find these mushrooms slightly addictive. They can be served cold as antipasto or straight from the oven alongside an entrée as a vegetable side dish.   Crimini Mushrooms ~ 12 … Continue reading

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