When traveling to Ireland is not an option…make this delightful Irish Bread! I love the breads in Ireland, simple with a hint of buttermilk. My friend Meg shared this recipe with me and it’s by far my favorite. Very simple, not infused with a complexity of flavors, just right for what I find to be […]Continue Reading
A is for Arugula
If it is true, all you need is love; well maybe a bit of arugula will help? Ancient Romans and Egyptians considered this peppery herb to be a potent aphrodisiac. And to this day, Italians covet arugula as a digestive aid. Arugula is a fragrant, peppery and mustard tasting green leafy vegetable that is commonly […]Continue Reading
Being a runner, I love to refuel with a protein-rich, fruity smoothie. Smoothies are a delicious way to boost your fruit and veggie intake all in one sweet confection! Purchase your favorite frozen unsweetened fruits, of course, fresh produce works too, and Greek yogurt which has more than twice the amount of protein than traditional yogurt. […]Continue Reading
Farmer’s Market Pasta!
One of my favorite dishes to have on hand in the spring during sport’s season or when my schedule seems busier than usual is Farmer’s Market Pasta! I can easily create a meal with this nourishing pasta dish by adding some grilled chicken or fish or grabbing a rotisserie chicken on the fly when time […]Continue Reading
Forbidden Rice: Fit for an Emperor!
According to ancient legend, black rice was a rare delicacy in China and was enjoyed only by the Emperors. Giving it it’s purple color the anthocyanins in black rice are linked with decreasing risk of heart disease, cancer and inflammation. This whole grain rice provides a good source of iron and fiber and according to […]Continue Reading
Mind your Brussels Sprouts!
How cute are these little mini cabbages? Brussels Sprouts are a powerhouse full of anti-cancer fighting nutrients! Isothiocyanates and sulforaphane found in the sprouts are known to slow down cancer growth. These little sprouts also supply a good amount of folate, potassium and vitamin K. Brussels sprouts are a source of fermentable fibers […]Continue Reading
Best EVER Oatmeal Cookies
I love baking! I love modifying recipes to contain fruits and adding various flours to boost the fiber and nutritional content. My personal flour favorites include: oat flour which adds 12 grams of fiber per cup and whole-wheat pastry flour which adds a whopping 16 grams of fiber per cup. Fiber is terrific at making […]Continue Reading
Chicken Pot Pie and a walk with Lucy!
It was a beautiful day and Lucy and I definitely had a walk on our minds. So I whipped up a quick Chicken Pot Pie and hit the road. Walking for Lucy is more about smelling the ground and checking things out but we still got a brisk walk in while the Chicken Pot Pie […]Continue Reading