Giveaway: Set of 6 Ball Vintage Jars in Blue

Ball Vintage Jars

I am feeling the holiday spirit folks! Instead of doing the very necessary last minute Christmas shopping for just about everyone on my list, I am giving away these beautiful blue mason jars to one lucky reader! I fell in love with mason jars when I used them as center pieces at my son Mason’s […]

Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Food Lovers

$50

Need a last minute gift? Here are my top five under $50 for the food lovers in your life. Cuisinart Smart Stick – I am not big on kitchen gadgets. You can create healthy, delicious dishes with the bare minimum. However, this smart stick is bad ass. You can pretty much blend anything in to a soup, smoothie or […]

15 Minute Personal Apple Crumble

15 minute apple crumble

I don’t often use the microwave to make anything but the truth is I am a working Mom and these 15 minute personal apple crumbles’ are so delicious they’ll never know! I spend most of my time in the kitchen making savory dishes for my boys so these are a special treat and perfect for leftover orchard […]

Kale and White Bean Soup

kale white bean soup

Soups are the bomb during the colder months. I made this kale white bean soup the day before Thanksgiving to enjoy over the long weekend. Extra fluids and nutrients is just what you need after over indulging to replenish. Plus, it tastes better two days later! I love doubling soup recipes and freezing small bags for a […]

Yogurt Applesauce Dip for Veggies

Yogurt Applesauce Dip

Yogurt applesauce dip is a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies. It’s sweet, slightly tangy and filled with protein and vitamins. Packaged snacks are usually loaded with sugar and contain harmful ingredients. This, you can whip it up in five minutes, slice some veggies and set it out for the kids to […]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Dessert for breakfast anyone? This is a great way to make use of that last half a cup of pumpkin you didn’t need for your Thanksgiving Day pumpkin pies. This beautiful orange squash is low in fat and loaded with vitamin A, so make sure to use it all up! Adding the rolled oats and Greek […]

Mushroom & Pecan Quinoa Stuffing

Mushroom Pecan Quinoa Stuffing

Just in time for Thanksgiving! If you’re vegan, gluten-free or trying to eat a little healthier, than this is the stuffing for you. I love stuffing just as much as the next person (is there anyone that doesn’t?) and this lighter version without bread won’t make you miss the traditional recipes. The combination of mushrooms, […]

Spinach Tortellini in Broth

Spinach & Cheese Tortellini in broth

The boys and I just got back from a weekend jaunt to South Florida to celebrate my Grandparents 60th wedding anniversary! Beautiful weather and a lovely celebration with lots of laughs made it hard to come back to chilly Connecticut. Most importantly, our fridge was looking pretty empty. Tired, with little time on my lunch […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Peas

Butternut squash & pea pasta

Roasted butternut squash is sweet and delicious and gets slightly caramelized in a hot oven. It is technically a fruit because it has seeds and makes a great addition to any dish because it’s heart friendly and promotes strong bones. Tossed with peas, spinach and garlic over quinoa pasta, with greek yogurt and sage is rich in flavor […]

Egg and Cheese with Crispy Spinach on Ezikiel

Egg and Cheese with Crispy Spinach

Egg and cheese sandwiches get a bad rap but with some tweaking you can enjoy this inexpensive and quick breakfast without the guilt or pending food coma. By swapping a hard roll for  flax seed ezikiel bread and adding spinach, you’re saving about 100 calories, half the carbs and upping the protein, vitamins and fiber. It’s deliciously […]

Hot Apple-Carrot Cider

Apple Carrot Cider

Apple cider is delicious and screams Fall but it’s loaded with sugar simply because it takes a significant number of apples to make a mug full. This recipe offers a little less sugar and ups the vitamins by adding carrot juice. And who can resist that gorgeous color! Warm this up on the stove and stir […]

Detox Green Soup

Detox Soup

 I’m sharing Gluten Free Goddess’ recipe for Broccoli Spinach & Ginger Soup because it’s ridiculously good, and a great way to add a whole lot of greens to your diet at once. The list of ingredients scream detox and I swear I felt better mid lunch. If you over indulged recently or feel a cold coming on, […]

Potato Leek & Cauliflower Soup

Potato leek & cauliflower soup

Potato leek soup has long been a favorite of mine. It’s creamy. Smooth. Delicious. Pure comfort during the colder months. I’ve lightened the classic French vichyssoise (vish-e-swa) by swapping half of the potatoes for cauliflower and eliminating the dairy. Perfect for a vegan diet. In doing so, it nearly cuts the calories in half and adds nutrition without […]

Zucchini Noodles Arrabbiata

zucchini noodles

Zucchini noodles are super popular right now because swapping a carb-heavy bowl of pasta for zoodles (not sure how I feel about their name?) saves at least 200 calories, and adds nutrition. Bonus, you could eat them raw! It’s seriously a no starch “pasta” dish, so delicious, it feels like Sunday dinner at Grandma’s. I’ve always […]

The Neti Pot to Prevent & Relieve Allergies Naturally

neti pot

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the neti pot to clear nasal passages, maybe have seen a demo video. Those usually get lots of laughs or grossed out faces. The process is called nasal irrigation and has been used for centuries. Since allergy season is upon us and I am starting a wellness page on […]