Dairy-Free Banana Parfait

These super easy banana parfaits layer up deliciously caramelized bananas, coconut yogurt, and cinnamon. They’re perfect if you’re looking to serve up a healthier dessert option this holiday season. And they’re kid-approved, which is always a plus for parents who yearn for pleasing tiny palates post-dinner time. How to Make: Banana Parfaits (AUDIO) Click the PLAY … Continued

Roasted Banana Tahini Smoothie {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Paleo}

This article was sponsored by Megafood. All opinions are my own. Let’s talk about the idea of adding tahini to a smoothie. It’s genius. I know, I know. You all love adding almond butter to your smoothies but tahini is so flavorful and brings a whole new flavor profile to smoothies. Trust me on this. … Continued

Breakfast Banana Split from The SkinnyTaste Fast and Slow Cookbook

I am so excited to share the new beautiful cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow cookbook with you from my dear friend, Gina, who writes the Skinnytaste blog. Gina and I met many years ago on a press trip in California and we’ve been good friends since then. She’s been such a caring and loving friend to … Continued

Food Blog Star Challenge #2 … An Arabic Twist on The Healthy Apple

First off, I want to thank each and every one of you for voting for me in the first round of ‘The Next Food Blog Star’ as I am thrilled to have been selected to compete in Challenge #2: Choose an ethnic classic that you are not familiar with… VOTE FOR ME HERE by giving … Continued

Justin’s Nut Butter Giveaway and Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Let’s just say I’m over-the-top about my buddy Justin and his fabulous nut butters…I recently had the pleasure to meet Justin (twice,hehe) last month and tasted all of his incredible nut butters… Not only is Justin an amazing guy and a REAL Person, but his nut butters are out-of-this world.  Seriously, have you ever tried … Continued

A Guilt-Less Summer Treat

It’s a simple homemade banana frozen ‘yogurt’ treat that’s a snap to make, inexpensive, dairy-free and gluten-free!  Banana’s are easy to purchase, soft and easy to chew and they’re packed with nutrients.  Banana’s are naturally sweet and contain vitamins C and A, magnesium and folate.  Moreover, they help reduce stress levels and increase serotonin levels. … Continued

Homemade Morning Facial Scrub

Yesterday being my fabulous birthday, I decided to create a homemade facial scrub to ‘re-live my youth’ in hope of an instant facial glow.  I simply combined a few ingredients  from my pantry and whipped up an incredible scrub that left my face beaming all day.  I suggest using a ripened banana and ripened avocado … Continued

Get Those Kids Cookin’…

Ever wonder how to get your kids involved in the kitchen? Here are a few tips that I offer to my clients…whether you have young children, nieces, nephews, neighbors, family or friends…these tips are sure to get your little ones active and entertained in the kitchen. Cucumber Caterpillar: Slices of cucumber held together with natural … Continued

Zucchini and Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

I have recently been contacted by Stonyfield to create some tasty recipes using their delicious yogurt.  I am a huge fan of Stonyfield’s Oikos Greek yogurt and my family loves the Stonyfield plain yogurt, as well.  Over the next week, I will be posting 5 of my favorite Stonyfield yogurt recipes…they’re perfect for this holiday … Continued

Squash It…

This time of year all of the tasty winter squash start to appear at the farmer’s market.  As we say good-bye to summer squash (tear, tear) we welcome the delicious varieties of winter squash: butternut, acorn, spaghetti, buttercup, banana, Cushaw, delicate, Hubbard and turban.  Have you heard of these types of squash? Each one is … Continued