The holidays have officially begun, and that means it’s time to start passing around the snack plate. So if you have a party for your preschooler coming up, here are some fun and creative ways to celebrate with festive food and snacks. No. 1 – Snowman Juice Boxes If you’re looking for something simple, fun, and creative […]
Adapted from Pamela’s Chewy Pizza Crust Pizza Crust Yield: varies Prep Time: 10 minutes Rest Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 40 minutes Dry Ingredients 1 active dry yeast packet 3 1/2 c. Pamela’s Bread/Flour Mix 1/2 c. chia seeds (adds healthy Omega-3 fatty acids) 1/4 c. basil, chopped 2 tbsp. chopped rosemary 1 tbsp. lemon […]
Prep time: 20 minutes Serves 2 I love yogurt. I normally try to enjoy it for breakfast, however, there have been many occasions when I just don’t seem to finish the entire container. Sound familiar? Well, instead of having yogurt for breakfast why not enjoy it for dessert too? This layer of berries and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
Although I normally save pancake breakfasts for the weekend, I can’t help but make these during the week on occasion. They require no eggs and provide whole grains.
Ahhh comfort food. We all have our favorites. For me, it is more than just mac and cheese. Feed me enchiladas or a casserole! Of all the casseroles my mother baked, I distinctly remembered one that had asparagus and was delicious!
Yum! Pictured with Trader Joe’s Soy & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips Prep Time: 10 minutes Set Time: 10 Minutes On Game Day, don’t ruin your New Year’s Resolutions… Instead, help yourself and others to healthier versions of popular snacks. For instance, guacamole isn’t in itself that bad considering avocados provide essential mono-unsaturated fats, potassium and folate. […]
Prep time: approx. 30 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Servings: 16 4-tablespoon servings Folate is important in preventing neural tube defects, protects against heart disease, and helps form new cells. It is just dark leafy greens that are excellent sources of folate but beans as well! This week (January 8 – 14) is National Folic […]
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes I’ve used this quick dressing on pecans and walnuts with rave results. This is a great quick dish for unexpected guests or as an appetizer for larger dinner parties. Toss them in your salad for added protein or enjoy them with diced parmesan (yummy!). It is also […]