Sweet Prohibited: Going Gluten-Free

Iced sugar cookie cut outs in shapes of stars, circles and reindeer.  Chocolate chip cookies.  Rosemary lemon clover-leaf rolls.  Challah bread. YUM!  I love to bake. Where some love to cook, baking is one of my vices. This time of year I normally look forward to baking my holiday favorites for family and friends: russian […]

Weekly Recipe – Parmesan & Chicken Brown Rice Bowl

Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main entree Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes I love brown rice, especially Trader Joe’s brown rice medley mix because it is a blend of long grain brown rice, black barley and daikon radish seeds. Rice is an important component of so many cultural […]

Weekly Recipe – Toasted Walnut Pear and Arugula Salad

Pears are still in season and available! Get ‘em while they last and use a Starkrimson, red pear. Pears are high in fiber when eaten with the skin. In fact, one pear provides approximately 5.5 grams of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber has been found to help lower blood cholesterol, keeps us regular, and slows the […]

Weekly Recipe – Caramelized pumpkin seeds

When you finish carving your pumpkin this Halloween, turn those seeds into a delicious treat! Pumpkin seeds are high in the minerals magnesium and potassium. Magnesium helps maintain bone health and is important in energy metabolism. Potassium helps maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in our bodies. So when you’re “inspecting” your kid’s trick or treat […]

4 ways to have fun with chocolate

It’s that time of year of again when little goblins and fairies appear to let us know the holiday rush is about to begin.  This is also the time of year where I feel I am being stalked by chocolate. October marks the beginning of all those perfectly bite-sized treats.  Those mini-peanut butter cups, fun-size […]

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