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
“What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?”-George Elliot You are never too old for a sleepover, right? Living a well-balanced life for me includes some special girl bonding. Every April my sister Trisha hosts a sleepover for me, her childhood friend, Pam and Pam’s best buddy, Moirna. […]Continue Reading
Bring Home Healthy Habits
Last night I spoke in my home town to local parents about establishing healthy habits for themselves and their kids. I created a list of 10 best practices toward healthy living. I know even the best intended parents, myself included, occasionally need a healthy ‘re-boot’ to realign our lives into a more healthier paradigm. Life […]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
Beer with Benefits
There is nothing quite like having a Guinness in Ireland. In fact, Ireland is the very place I acquired a taste for this creamy delicious beer. Did you know the dark color of beer does not mean it has more alcohol but rather that dark malts were used to create it. I learned how to […]Continue Reading
It’s all Greek for me!
I love Greek yogurt because it has a boat load of protein, about 20 grams per cup and that keeps me nice and full. It has a lower lactose content too which makes it easier on my sensitive stomach. Yogurt has many health benefits. I especially like it for it’s hearty dose of probiotics. […]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