Figs are one of my favorite fruits and so simple to prepare for family and friends. Add some fluffy, creamy ricotta cheese, a tiny bit of honey, and I’m in heaven. These delicious little bites are perfect as an appetizer or dessert. A healthy and delicious addition to your next gathering! Figs with Ricotta Makes […]

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Bloom Fresh pomegranate seeds are a great addition to, well, everything. This simple, elegant dessert makes a statement as a beautiful homemade holiday gift or the perfect finish to a meal. Pomegranate seeds twinkle like rubies and the sweet/salty combination pops in every bite. Check out other Bloom Fresh items and follow them on Facebook […]

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It’s time for Recipe Redux! This month’s challenge was to cook with at least 3 ingredients that are actually in my refrigerator or pantry right now – without going to the store to buy anything new (hopefully). So many ideas as I looked through my refrigerator and pantry…. There are several ways to use leftovers […]

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s a sweet recipe that is free of added sugar! Strawberries and Mascarpone Makes 6 serving(s) Ingredients 1 pound strawberries, halved ¾ cup mascarpone 1 ounce balsamic syrup / reduction 12 mint leaves Directions 1. Spoon mascarpone onto plate. 2. Top with strawberry halves. 3. Garnish with balsamic syrup/reduction […]

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Randall, aka the Honey Badger, highlights the top 5 favorite “sweet” recipes from my “Recipes for Recovery” series on Addiction.com

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Excellent source of vitamin C from strawberries. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals in the body and contributes to immunity and bone health. Slice any extra strawberries and place into a pitcher of water for a refreshing fruit-infused water beverage. Use this as a substitute for sugary sodas. Makes 6 serving(s) […]

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Excellent source of vitamin B1 from lentils. Vitamin B1 supports maintenance of mental function and helps regulate metabolism. Lentils are legumes and a great source of protein and fiber — the best food combination to curb cravings. Makes 6 serving(s) Ingredients 1 cup uncooked brown rice or 2 ½ cups cooked brown rice 2/3 cup […]

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Excellent source of potassium from banana. Potassium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Sip on this over an hour or more if you’d like. The blend of carbohydrate, fat and protein is tasty, filling and is a healthy alternative to processed foods. Makes 1 serving(s) Ingredients 1 cup low fat or […]

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Excellent source of vitamin C from zucchini. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals in the body and contributes to immunity and bone health. Eating zucchini is a wonderful way to substitute an old addictive eating habit like binging on pasta, with treating yourself to zucchini spaghetti. Just use a mandolin or […]

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