RECIPE: Easy Delicious Grains and Greens Salad

Long ago I ordered an entree by this name at Besaws in Portland, I loved the idea, so I hijacked the title from them.  Besaws used chard instead of kale and tahini sauce instead of humus.  I think mine has a little more zip.  Wouldn’t’a eaten this 10 years ago. Now I’m diggin’ it.  Hope you do too. (BTW I got most of these ingredients … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Delicious Grains and Greens Salad

Recipe: Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Your new FAVE Thanksgiving dish! Don’t tell your husband, your kids or your guests that these aren’t real mashed potatoes — because these are better, healthier and they will never know the difference! This will serve 8-10.  Leftovers keep in the fridge! Cube 3 parsnips (1 lb) Cut 1 small head of cauliflower Boil cauliflower and parsnips for 10-15 min until soft (in a HUGE pot or do each … Continue reading Recipe: Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Seek Wellness

Wellness involves so much more than your health. It’s how you feel and function in your overall life.  We Americans are overfed yet undernourished and under-slept but over-caffeinated.  Many of us are trapped in unfulfilling jobs or toxic relationships.  We can’t be nice to others when we ourselves are not in a good place.  Being truly happy with ourselves, satisfied with our careers, having loving, … Continue reading Seek Wellness

RECIPE: Nutty Buddy Smoothie

Tell your all buddies! (At least those whom you want to be healthier) This is a great way to start your day.  Maca powder and chia seeds are optional ingredients to take the health benefits of this delicious shake to the next level—but don’t be intimidated, you can make friends with those two superfoods another day. Meet your new NUTTY BUDDY! In a blender combine: … Continue reading RECIPE: Nutty Buddy Smoothie

Mediterranean Meal Made Simply

Making a masterful mediterranean meal doesn’t have to take as long as a trip to the mediterranean! This delicious, veggie-full, gluten-free, paleo & keto-friendly piece of art is a cinch! Feeds: 3-4 (add more chicken to feed more!) Takes: 20-30 minutes Ingredients: 1-4 Organic Chicken Breasts seasoned to taste, 1 box white mushrooms halved, 10-20 mini peppers, 1/2-1 red onion chopped, 1-2 Tbsp organic butter, … Continue reading Mediterranean Meal Made Simply

Strawberry Banana and Ginger Smoothie

Here’s a twist on an old favorite.  It’s great for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dessert.  Cool and crisp with the perfect amount of sweetness. No refined sugars and lots of fiber to keep you satisfied and your digestion functioning well. In a blender combine: 2 cups of almond milk (or 1 cup milk and 1 cup water) 5 frozen strawberries (or fresh, even better)* … Continue reading Strawberry Banana and Ginger Smoothie

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Gorgeous Fruit Salad

When my husband and I lived / worked in New Zealand, we thought it funny when the Kiwi’s described their foods, especially desserts, as “gorgeous”.  We’d only used that term to describe appearance, not taste. Well world, have I got a gorgeous (looking and testing) simple, summer salad for you!  Bring it to any and all social gatherings!  It will be the most beautiful dish … Continue reading Gorgeous Fruit Salad