Posted at 2:38 pm , on December 21, 2013
In many households it’s a tradition to leave out a plate of cookies & a large cup of milk for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
But is anyone considering that Santa may have food sensitivities or allergies? Better to err on the side of caution to ensure Santa doesn’t have to miss out on enjoying some well deserved treats.
I’d feel really bad if Santa couldn’t indulge.
Here is a recipe that is completely grain, wheat, dairy, soy, egg and refined sugar-free. A perfect holiday treat for me..or for Santa I mean! Continue reading
Posted at 5:30 pm , on August 5, 2013
I was relaxing on a sandy beach, with the balmy salt breeze and sunny rays. While listening to the sound of the waves splashing against the seacoast…
In the near distance I see a glass bowl overflowing with luscious, juicy, vibrant berries. I walk towards it…
BUZZZZZ the alarm clock goes off and I’m staring up at my bedroom ceiling.
It was all a dream. A dream that ended one step away from tasting those delicious berries. Don’t you just hate it when a good dream is cut short?
That was when I decided I would depart on a mini-vacation. There would be no passport, packing or destination required for this trip. I would bring the tropics to me. And of course the berries. Continue reading
Posted at 11:55 pm , on July 4, 2013
Lentil love can be profound. Rich, creamy, melt in your mouth goodness topped off with excellent nutritional value. For lentils, I’m always in.
Lentils can serve as the base for so many simple, healthy and cheap meals. You can’t get much better for a high nutrition/low cost combo. High protein, high fiber and an excellent source of iron. Power packed into every bite.
What a great way to reduce your weekly intake of meat, yet not compromise on protein. A night or two of “meat free” meals is a great way to add a little detox to your diet. Let your body have a rest from trying to digest heavy meat. Lentils are also wonderfully light on your wallet. A great two-for-one deal.
Added to soup, cooked up into a tasty Indian spiced dahl (see pic below) or added to fresh salads…the options and taste variations are endless. Continue reading
Posted at 11:59 pm , on June 25, 2013
Say good-bye to picky eaters. Say hello to toddler tummies filled with wholesome goodness!
Above are pictures of my four-year old son and an 18 month old daughter. I work hard to provide food that nurtures, heals and benefits their growing bodies. They eat healthy because it really is the only option in our house.
Even if your little one seems to hate healthy food, with patience and love you can still win your little one(s) over! As adults, we know that healthy food is necessary to run our bodies at optimum efficiency. Little ones on the other hand, would probably be happy with jam toast, cereal and cookies for each meal..that is a recipe for disaster and a definite no-no! Continue reading
Posted at 2:59 pm , on June 5, 2013
I have a little secret that turns healthy eating into fun! It’s so simple and yet can really make a clean, healthy meal turn into magic!
Presentation really is key and sometimes can make or break a meal (to me anyways).
I love serving my soups in deep white, wide-brimmed bowls. The outcome is so elegant. I feel like my family is dining at a fancy restaurant about to dig into some classic or exotic cuisine. The bonus, though, is that I know what all the ingredients are…healthy, allergen free and completely homemade.
If I really want to “spice it up” I add some beautiful fresh garnish to the top and it takes the meal to a new level! It may just be all in my head, and that’s ok! What matters is that meal time is fun, my family gets excited by the fantastic looking food they’re about to dig into and I’ve turned a simple meal into something great. Continue reading