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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 8

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 […]


Gooey Plant-Based / Vegan Grilled Cheese Made with Veggies! 9

The Farm-to-Table cooking classes have been a smash hit and this vegan grilled cheese, made with farm fresh veggies, has been the biggest hit. I’m so excited to be able to share it with you today. Waaay back in 2015 I had an idea. Create Farm-to-Table cooking classes where I […]


Vegan Lentil Loaf

Meatless Roasted Vegetable Loaf with Balsamic Glaze 10

A scrumptious vegan version of my all-time favorite Bobby Flay Recipe – a meatless Roasted Vegetable Loaf with Balsamic Glaze. This recipe is so hearty, savory, tangy and filling – you’ll never miss the meat! This is one of those recipes from my past life.   A life where I was learning the […]


Gooey Baked Bean Eggplant Casserole with Crispy Cornmeal Crust

Gooey Baked Bean Eggplant Casserole with Crispy Cornmeal Crust will bring thoughts of warm fires and family. So….the weather’s been really crazy down here in Florida. It’s been warm. The eggplants. They’re lovin’ life. In fact. It was getting to the point where we were having to take drastic measures to […]

eggplant casserole

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries 7

Celebrate fall and fight zombies with super moist, healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries Last weekend I opened the front door, took a step out, ready to breathe in the crisp fall air and breathed in a balmy 85 degrees.  Even though my tastebuds are ready for fall, Florida […]

Pumpkin Muffins with Pepitas and Dried Cherries