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Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes

  Healthier eating without sacrificing taste – my Pesto Penne With Crunchy Broccoli and Grape Tomatoes is a delicious gluten-free side or perfect as a main with some grilled tofu or tempeh on top.    Note!  If you’re staying home for Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect meal – simply […]


How To Make an Easy Sushi Bowl [Vegan/Plant-Based] 2

How to make an easy sushi bowl that’s got it all – from crispy seaweed to soft avocado, from firm edamame to crunchy cucumber – finished with a sesame ginger dressing.    Before we get to the tutorial, I’ll tell you a little story about how this whole sushi bowl […]


Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa – No Pre-Cooking!

This 100% plant-based, Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa recipe has bold flavor, is simple to make, there’s NO pre-cooking, and don’t take my word for it. It’s been family tested and approved.   Go ahead, ask me if I like my slow cooker.  Most normal people would reply, “Does a […]


Last Minute Homemade Christmas and Hanukkah Gift Ideas 2

We’re down to the last few gifts, we’re all broke and who wants another ugly Christmas sweater anyway? Bust out the glue gun and try these last minute homemade Christmas and Hanukkah gifts!   We’re crafty in our house. Over the years I’ve made ornaments, cookies, mustard, scented sachets and […]


Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies [Video] 4

Ah the holidays. Stress. Depression. Overwhelm….wait WHAT? Time to refocus on family with my Healthier Holiday Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are the perfect way to spend time with family and enjoy a delicious holiday dessert without sacrificing health.     Every year I look back on the fond memories I’ve […]


Quick and Easy Refined Sugar-Free Ketchup Recipe 4

A quick, easy, YUMMY, refined sugar-free ketchup recipe for the days you open the refrigerator and (gasp!) there’s none in there! Tangy tomato, seasonings and real maple syrup make this a healthier version of conventional ketchup. (A full third of it is refined sugar!)   When I was learning more about […]


Kid’s Corner – Edamame with Asian Sauce [Video] 5

Slurp-worthy Edamame with Asian Sauce. Hands off my edamame!   I’ve discovered four truths while leading cooking classes with kids.     First, kids love getting messy.   You’ll swear that your one pot is actually a Gremlin hitting water. It multiplies. But we need to let them get messy and have fun […]


LunchBots Trio

Eco Friendly Stainless Steel Lunchbox Breakdown 4

It’s back to school time and my daughter and I were on the hunt for a eco-friendly stainless steel lunchbox.    Allow me to lay out some handy storage options for both kids and work-lunches. Healthy alternatives for kids and portion control for adults! Booya!   I’m surprised at how few, […]


The Number One Way To Get Kids To Eat Healthy Meals 7

Is it like pulling teeth to get your family to eat healthy meals?  You’ve already heard of this, but you’ve forgotten the sheer power. Let me re-introduce you to….the bar – home style.  Why does it work?  Because kids of all ages love to have a hand in building their meals. […]


Mashed Potato Substitute with Cannellini Beans 4

You might call this Smashed Cannellini Beans, but the creator of this recipe, my seven-year-old daughter, aptly called them “mashed potatoes without the potatoes”.   This was the very first recipe she created, executed and cleaned up after herself. She called me in when she was done to taste her creation. […]


Natural Teeth Whitening Toothpaste Recipe 4

A fresh, minty and NATURAL teeth whitening toothpaste recipe. Fast, non-toxic, inexpensive to make and the best part is….it WORKS.     A few weeks ago I went to the dentist. My hygienist, Pam, and Dr Sollee noted that as usual my teeth were in exceptional health and they were impressed […]


10 Tips To Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables 8

I’m often asked how I get my daughter to eat healthy. It can definitely be a challenge, but with a little persistence, patience and love, you’ll be amazed at the results. In this post I share my best tips to get kids to eat their vegetables.   First off, disclaimer. […]


Spring Break Salad

Want A Deliciously Easy Healthy Recipe? Try My Avocado Spring Salad 4

I’m freshly back from Key Largo for spring break with a deliciously easy, healthy recipe – perfect for the beach or pool – an Avocado Spring Salad! Portable, tasty and healthy. Your search for an easy, healthy recipe can end here! Speaking of spring break. I have to chuckle when I think back.  The vacation […]