Prep time: 10 minute Blend time: 5 minutes Chill Time: 1 to 2 hours Serves: 2 On hot humid summer days, sometimes a gal just needs a drink! This refreshing concoction not only refreshes but smells great, too! Drink this recipe in the morning to get your day going, after your holiday 10k, or […]
Where did you get those sunshiny eyes?
Bathing Suit, check. Flip Flops, check. Towel, check. Sunscreen, check. Water bottle, check. Ready to go? Ye— wait aren’t you forgetting something??? Before you head out to enjoy the full effects of the summer sun, don’t forget to protect your eyes. The same UV rays that damage our skin also harms our eyes. […]
Healthy Recipe – Yogurt Vanilla Bean Flan
Prep time: 50 minutes Bake time: 40 to 90 minutes (depending on size of dish) Cool time: 30 minutes Chill time: 4 to 48 hours Is it worth it? Yes! Looking for a dessert for your Cinco de Mayo celebration? Try this flan, made with greek yogurt it has a different taste and textures. Traditional […]
Recipe – Blue Chili Corn Crackers & Baby Blue Almond Corn Bread
The rain has returned to California this week and with it all the cold and dreariness it brings. Whenever it is cold, the warmth of comfort food beckons. I’ve been wanting chili and what goes so well with chili? Corn bread! Having almost a full bag of organic blue corn meal, I figured I’d try […]
Alternative Egg Fillers for the Weekend’s Hunt
For those that celebrate Easter or perhaps just have an egg hunt, what fills those eggs? This Sunday, I am hosting Easter lunch and a hunt for my family. However, my eggs hunts are a little different. First, I do not boil and color real eggs. Really, how many boiled eggs can one eat? Instead, […]
Fooducate – Nutrition Education While You Shop
I think…err believe that I eat healthy, as do most of us. And as do most, there is the occasion to underestimate just how much we eat. So, it stands to reason that there is a vast underestimation of how healthy we eat as well. Until… FOODUCATE! Fooducate is an application designed to ease […]
Healthy Recipe – Sausage and Onion Strata
Prep Time: 25 minutes Chill Time: 1-24 hours Cook Time: 30 to 40 minutes at 350 *F A strata is a cross between french toast and bread pudding. It normally calls for day old french bread and can be savory or sweet. This version uses chicken apple sausage and whole wheat bread. It is quick, […]
Vitamins – To Supplement or Not To Supplement?
Should you take a vitamin supplement and if so, do you take a multi-vitamin or perhaps just a little extra vitamin C? Is any one vitamin more important than another? And aren’t vitamins for the elderly anyway? Arguments for and against supplements are many; and the decision to take supplements is personal and self-prescribed. How […]
Healthy Recipe – Tomato, Basil & Mint Vinaigrette
A few weeks ago, I met up with former co-workers for a life catch-up session. It was great! I really miss working with those ladies and it was wonderful to hear about the changes that had transpired over the last year. We met over brunch (my favorite meal) and I ordered a black walnut kale salad. I liked it except for the vinaigrette. For me, the vinaigrette did not complement the kale.
Recipe – Kale, Black Bean, and Corn Moons with Lime Cream Dip
These moons are based on the edamame quesadilla recipe, except I substituted fresh chopped kale for the edamame. Kale boosts the fiber content and makes it possible to enjoy two as a light lunch.