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

Green Detox Smoothie

Well, hello there! I’m your new favorite smoothie! This jar of nutrition is incredibly delicious!  It’s a quick but healthy breakfast and makes enough for two, so share with your favorite morning time buddy or enjoy some as a snack later in the day. This morning I offered a spoon of it my 1 year old, who then enjoyed more than her share! Recipe is inspired by Barre3, my fave workout … Continue reading Green Detox Smoothie

RULE: Crowd Out

If you’re like me, forcing myself to eat salads or fish, results in me NOT wanting salads and fish. (And then my eating lots of other things I enjoy because I’d felt I’d been depriving myself of them.)  Opting to eat something “because I know I should” robs you of the delicious meal experience.  Sound strange? It’s like if your mom sets you up on a … Continue reading RULE: Crowd Out

RECIPE: Green Detox Smoothie

Well, hello there! I’m your new favorite smoothie! This jar of nutrition is incredibly delicious!  It’s a quick but healthy breakfast and makes enough for two, so share with your favorite morning time buddy or enjoy some as a snack later in the day. This morning I offered a spoon of it my 1 year old, who then enjoyed more than her share! Recipe is inspired by Barre3, my fave workout … Continue reading RECIPE: Green Detox Smoothie

RECIPE: A Different Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

This is NOT your average Strawberry & Banana Smoothie! It’s like an ideal lover: Thick and Rich. Yet a delectable dessert, Sweet and Creamy. But it’s protein-packed so it won’t leave you unsatisfied as desserts and lovers often do. In a blender combine: 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic strawberries 1/4 cup gluten-free oats 1/2 frozen peeled banana (if using … Continue reading RECIPE: A Different Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

RECIPE: Cauliflower & Spinach Smoothie — Trust Me It’s Good

Cauliflower?  In a smoothie!? Whaaat!?! Trust me, this is sure to be the next micro-trend in juicing. Cauliflower creates a creamy, dessert-like treat that puts a smack-down on cancer, sugar cravings, and ramps up your healing. Packed with vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate and numerous more micronutrients, cauliflower gives your body a trifold boost in cancer prevention.  It aids in detoxification (you know, how the body gets rid … Continue reading RECIPE: Cauliflower & Spinach Smoothie — Trust Me It’s Good

RECIPE: Quick Grab Mini Quiches

Do you know the Muffin Man? He’s quite rotund. So fill your muffin pans with something healthier, tasty and custom made! These mini quiches are great to grab and go! And they keep for several days in the fridge. Nosh on these instead of a high sugar ‘protein’ bars! Whisk together 6 eggs and a Tbsp of filtered water.  Add a dash (~ tsp) of … Continue reading RECIPE: Quick Grab Mini Quiches

RECIPE: Easy Healthy Quick Dinners

If you’re like me, you want a healthy rotation of dinners that don’t get boring, don’t take a fortnight to prepare, are easy on the wallet and tempt the ole’ taste buds. For those of us without a personal chef and lacking culinary genius, the list below will help guide your grocery shopping on Sunday for a healthy weekly rotation.  Select your sauce, your meats/proteins, … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Healthy Quick Dinners

RECIPE: Easiest Lunch Ever!

You’re not going to believe you hadn’t thought of this yourself.  Or maybe you already have, but didn’t think it blog-worthy. Back when I was eating massive amounts of food while hoping to trim down (which has been most of my life, really), I tried the Atkins’ Diet. A diet that can be really effective, initially, plus you get to eat cheese!  No carbs for … Continue reading RECIPE: Easiest Lunch Ever!

RECIPE: Easy Snack Alert: Popcorn

FAVORITE SNACK ALERT: Real popcorn I’m not talking about the prepackaged, sprayed with chemicals, individually wrapped microwave popcorn, although I’ve eaten my fair share of those! I’m talking about real corn kernels…. you can actually put 2 Tbsp popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag and put it in to the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Yeah, you can and its called Popcorn. Not too long … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Snack Alert: Popcorn

RECIPE: Healthy Grain Dish that tastes like Mac & Cheese!

Mac N’ Cheese (MnCh) used to be my comfort foods of choice.  But over the years, I’ve been disappointed by most of the  Mac N’ cheeses I’ve ordered (except for my cousin, Kacki’s recipe, of course!) Yeah, they had a delicious appearing crispy, cheesy crust, but ultimately what lie beneath, was never as savory as I’d remembered.  Now that I know refined white pastas are … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Grain Dish that tastes like Mac & Cheese!

RECIPE: Easy Tangy Chicken and Bean Dish

Ain’t nuthin this tasty and healthy on a chinese buffet! Try this deliciously easy dinner. Packed with protein and FLA-VA-FLAV-VA! Serve it with brown rice or as is….serve it hot and IF there are any left-overs, bring ’em with you to work/school or eat ’em for lunch the next day! I do hope you enjoy… 4 cups or 1 bag (~ 20 oz) raw string … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Tangy Chicken and Bean Dish

RECIPE: Black Bean Chili

Fall is in the air and nuthin’ warms you up like a nice bowl of Chili!  It’s a crowd pleaser at tailgates too! Other than some basic choppin’ this recipe’s pretty simple 2 cans black beans (I used 3 cups of dried beans, soaked ’em over night, but canned ok) 2 cups water (filtered) 1 cup red quinoa (or brown rice) 1 cup grape tomatoes, … Continue reading RECIPE: Black Bean Chili

RECIPE: Tomato Basil Sauce or Salad Dressing

I’m not Italian; never claimed to be.  So this isn’t Papa Antonio’s secret sauce; you can find yummy marinara recipes elsewhere.  This is so you can make a clean, preservative-free, easy sauce you can use on whole wheat pasta or atop a spinach salad (which I now commonly use instead of pasta);  double the recipe and freeze it to save time later if you like. … Continue reading RECIPE: Tomato Basil Sauce or Salad Dressing