Pumpkin Cheesecake - Gluten Free

Pumpkin Cheesecake – Gluten Free

October is ‘pumpkin season’! What could be better than pumpkin cheesecake? Pumpkin has amazing health benefits for us. It is one of the foods we can feel good about eating, even as a dessert, provided there are other healthy features of the dessert! This recipe uses healthy alternatives: ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese, and …read more

Spicy Chickpeas - An Easy Snack

Spicy Chickpeas – An Easy Snack

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are a very healthy legume that contains fiber, protein and a whole lot of nutrients – a great combination for a healthy snack. Spicy chickpeas can also be tossed into a green salad to add a bit of zing. You could also add a handful of these chickpea snacks to a homemade …read more

Cauliflower Salad (Potato Salad 'Twin')

Cauliflower Salad (Potato Salad ‘Twin’)

My friend Judy shared this recipe with me. She makes this salad and serves it as an amazing double for potato salad! If you love potato salad, but you don’t want to use potatoes (because they are high glycemic or for any other reason) – this is the recipe for you!   Thanks, Judy for this …read more

Zucchini Pasta au Parmesan

Zucchini Pasta au Parmesan

A few weeks ago I purchased a spiral vegetable cutter, which has three different cutting blades. It is a simple but amazing machine that can cut veggies (or fruit) into circles, or thin ‘noodles’ or thicker ‘noodles’. The ‘noodles’ can be one continuous strand! So far, our favorite is Zucchini Pasta – we like both …read more

Blueberry Glazed Sea Bass or Barramundi

Blueberry Glazed Sea Bass or Barramundi

Barramundi is a healthy, white fish with a dense meaty texture and a very mild flavor. Because of its mildness, barramundi will easily take on other flavors. Another name for Barramundi is Asian Sea Bass, and it is becoming more popular because it is an eco-friendly and sustainable type of fish. This recipe is quick …read more

DIY Easy & Healthy Trail Mix

DIY Easy & Healthy Trail Mix

What could be better than DIY healthy, nutrition packed Trail Mix? I have found that making my own simple, whole foods version is the very best way for me to have the perfect, low glycemic trail mix snack, sans excess salt, and all the unhealthy sugary foods that seem to find their way into commercial …read more

Refreshing Cucumber Water with Lemon & Mint

Refreshing Cucumber Water with Lemon & Mint

I love to flavor pure water with healthy fruits and vegetables! It is a great, refreshing way to add some zing to an ordinary beverage! You can make your own healthy creations by using combinations of lemon, ginger, cucumber, mint, fennel or raspberry. This recipe has plenty of health benefits. The cucumber is very hydrating …read more

Quick & Easy Veggie Frittata

Quick & Easy Veggie Frittata

                A frittata is essentially a quiche without a crust, and it can be made without dairy products. Quick and Easy Veggie Frittata can be varied by changing up the veggie ingredients or by adding spices to suit your tastes. This recipe came from The Egg Farmers of …read more

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Here is an unusual and refreshing salad. It is colorful, delicious, very healthy, and makes a great addition to any summer or early fall meal. Enjoy! Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: none Refrigeration time: 1 hour, if desired Servings: 6 to 8   Ingredients: 1 small seedless watermelon, or ½ of a large watermelon …read more

Easy Chia Porridge

Easy Chia Porridge

This easy, gluten free and dairy free Chia Porridge provides a filling breakfast, which contains protein and fiber. Adding fresh berries gives it an even bigger nutritional punch with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants! Chia seeds are a nutrient dense, protein and fiber rich whole food that is easily utilized by the body. Buckwheat is a …read more