Broccoli Pomegranate Salad

Broccoli Pomegranate Salad
Broccoli Pomegranate Salad fits perfectly into a holiday meal because it's simple but festive, comes together quickly, can be prepped a day or 2 ahead then mixed together right before serving.  With so many dishes needing attention at the last-minute, this salad is a bright spot on the holiday menu in more ways than one.  It's not fussy or high ... Read More

Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles

Pickling Naturally : Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles
Making Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles is what you do when you've done everything you can possibly do with your bumper crops of kohlrabi and beets and want to extend their season. I finally got around to pickling spiralized veggies with awesome results! But if you don't own a spiralizer, no worries.  Just chop the veggies in small pieces. ... Read More

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing 2.0

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing
It's countdown time to Christmas and like me, you're probably planning your menu for the big meal. This Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing was a hit last year for Christmas and its making a return by popular demand.  Looks like a new tradition was born in the salad department.  It has made an appearance to other gatherings and has ... Read More

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites
Oh. My. Goodness. These are dreamy and delicious, tasting decadent but they're healthy.  Quick to make in a food processor with an "S" blade and they don't require cooking, Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites are holiday inspired, and they make a great snack to have around the house or to bring to a holiday party. I came home after an intense ... Read More

Strawberry, Fennel, and Arugula Salad

Strawberry, Fennel, and Arugula Salad
We were hoping to plant our garden this week, which would have probably been the earliest we've ever planted.  But lo and behold we've had really frosty mornings so we've decided to wait.  Instead I took advantage of the sunny (but chilly) mornings and have been out doing yard work while Jack does further prep on the garden (more tilling). ... Read More

Hazelnut Espresso Truffles

Hazelnut Espresso Truffles
This is my new favorite "healthy" treat that delivers satisfaction in a bite.  I was going for a hint of decadence while consuming a nourishing snack.  Make them and tell me what you think.  They definitely have layers of flavor with dark chocolate under tones. Use roasted and finely chopped almonds if you don't have hazelnuts in your pantry.  I ... Read More

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing
Our Christmas holiday exploded with family, good food and lots of laughter.  So grateful we were able to congregate for a solid stretch of time over the last 2 weeks of December.  The Portland and Nashville gangs took turns staying in any one of our 3 homes, here in our hometown.  The day they all left, it got awfully quiet ... Read More

Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie

Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie
Caught up in a Christmas frenzy, I haven't been cooking much.  Truth be told, we've been living on fast food.  You know, the kind that you whiz in your Vita-Mix for 2 minutes and it's done?  Best fast food there is. You know those people who have Christmas wrapped up in July?  Well, that's not me.  I never got the ... Read More

Kale Pomegranate Salad with Walnuts and Apples

Kale Pomegranate Salad
Don't wait until Christmas dinner to serve this nourishing salad.  It has all of the ingredients to bring it to holiday status, but it's also excellent for everyday.  You can dress it and it will stay delicious and crisp refrigerated for days later. Holiday season is here in all its glory and unfortunately with it comes cold and flu season. ... Read More

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls
Having spent a good amount of time lately in airports, temptation gave way and I indulged in a couple of good foodie magazines.  This quick and easy recipe for No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls caught my eye in Clean Eating.  It has just a few ingredients, most of which I had in my pantry.  So before dinner tonight, I whipped them ... Read More