Easy Roasted Carrot & Apple Salad (Plus How to Make the Best Salad)

This featured sponsored apple salad recipe was created in partnership with our friends at Earthbound Farm.  I’ve spoken to you a lot about my experience with Earthbound Farm (and if you’re new here you can check out those features here and here and here and here) and how much I love their certified organic products. … Continued

Apple Cranberry Cobbler and What Happiness Means to Me…

Before we talk about this cobbler, I’d like to ask you a question. Did you know that You are your most important relationship? If not, you should. I learned long ago what happiness is…

Lentil, Collard n’ Fig Tapenade

Well, yesterday was quite a stormy one here in Manhattan… Strong wind gusts, lots of rain and a broken umbrella left me with one choice. Experimentation in my lil’ kitchen. I purchased some fresh collard greens on Saturday at the Union Square Market, so I surely had to taste them.  Next step, my lentils, as … Continued

Thanks to POM Wonderful…’Taste of The Nation NYC’…Here I Come…

Thanks to POM Wonderful, I will be attending the Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation event here in Manhattan on Monday, May the 17th and I can hardly wait! Speaking of POM Wonderful, last night I created a POM extravaganza in my kitchen…Ever heard of POM Pine Nut Banana Bread, POM Macadamia Nut Brownies or … Continued

Musselman’s Applesauce Recipes

To start the year off with a giving spirit, Musselman’s is donating ten cents to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) for every package of Musselman’s Natural Apple Sauce purchased in the month of January. The NBCF is dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.  … Continued

Rhubarb and Pear Crumble

Here is a delicious spin on the classic holiday crisp.  I’m making this unique crumble for our family Christmas celebration and I can’t wait for everyone to taste this gluten-free, dairy-free holiday dessert. Don’t have enough of any one fruit to create a crisp?  Not to worry, simply peel and slice a combination of fresh … Continued

Summer Basmati Fruit Salad

A perfect appetizer, side dish or dessert…What a dish!   For an appetizer, simply create a spread of pitas, tortilla chips and crackers for dipping.  If using this recipe for a side dish, simply place into a serving dish and pair with your choice of protein.  For a tasty dessert, serve this fruit salad atop vanilla … Continued

Radish, Apple and Parsnip Salad

This cooling summertime salad is a perfect compliment to any meal.  Today for lunch I prepared this radish salad atop a mixture of leftover whole grains; brown rice and quinoa.  For a fresh dinner idea, this salad also pairs well alongside grilled tempeh or tuna steak. Ingredients Salad: 4 radishes, thinly sliced 4 parsnips, thinly sliced 2 … Continued

BBQ Makeover

There’s nothing like a fabulous summertime BBQ…and what better way to kick off the summer than a healthy Memorial Day BBQ?  Here are a few of my favorite healthy recipes for you to try when you’re striking up the grill this weekend!   Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt and Grapes Ingredients 2 lbs. baking potatoes, … Continued