Thousand Island Dressing Made Healthy

I usually make a vinaigrette or olive oil and lemon dressing for my salads, but this is quickly becoming a favorite alternative. And bottled dressings are so unhealthy. That’s why this is a quick, easy and healthy Thousand Island Dressing. And it’s so versatile! Not only is it a delicious salad dressing but you can […]

Chocolate Mint Spirulina Protein Truffles

Here’s another easy, delicious, healthy, vegan, gluten free recipe from my friend at Bunny’s Bite. Black Beans and Spirulina (a superfood) might not sound so delicious but combined with the chocolate, it just melts in your mouth. Plus each truffle has 3 grams of protein – something you don’t usually find in a dessert! You […]

Clay Pot Vegetable Medley

This recipe is easy, healthy and delicious! Add a salad, put the veggies over rice or pasta or add some quinoa and you have a meal. Check out my blog for reasons why you should use a clay pot for cooking.  As always, organic ingredients are the healthiest. Feel free to add or leave out […]

Steamed Greens

We know that eating greens is vital to a healthy diet. Especially dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale, bok choy, spinach, swiss chard, collards and mustard greens provide vitamins A and C, B-complex vitamins and potassium – an essential mineral that helps you maintain healthy blood pressure. Putting them in salads and smoothies is […]

Artichoke Squares

I have been making this super easy, delicious recipe since the 70’s! Appetizer or side dish, it’s always a hit. Over the years, I have changed some ingredients: Instead of marinated Artichokes, I use ones packed in water. And now with so many choices for plant or nut based cheese, I have changed to using […]

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa, pronounced “Keen-wa” is a great wheat and gluten free alternative to starchy grains. Some of the benefits of this super-food are: it is protein rich, has twice as much fiber as other grains, is high in magnesium, iron, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, vitamin E and many antioxidants. It also cooks quick and is delicious […]

Nutritious and Easy Chocolate Bars

No traditional chocolate and dairy in these bars! Instead the main ingredient is a superfood called Cacao. Cacao comes from the seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree – the original, natural chocolate. Some benefits of Cacao are: more antioxidant properties than Blueberries and Bananas, full of phytonutrients, calcium, magnesium, highest plant based source […]

Lentil Loaf

Enjoy this vegan, gluten free Lentil Loaf as a change from meat loaf. Lentils are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Not only are they good for your heart and blood sugar but they are a good source of iron, protein, Vitamin B1 and B6, zinc, potassium and magnesium. In addition, they are […]

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Before you throw away the seeds from your pumpkin, you may want to consider how many health benefits there are in those little seeds and start adding them to your diet. Magnesium, manganese, copper, protein, zinc are some of the nutrients. Plus they are an antioxidant, contain fiber, may help with heart, liver and bone health and […]