Cider Poached Apples and Pears {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Vegetarian, Paleo}

This article was sponsored by R.W. Knudsen. All opinions are my own. Let’s talk about poached fruit for a minute. It’s quite possibly the easiest and healthiest dessert to make, however, I never see it on the holiday table. Why is that? I decided to be a little different this holiday season and make a … Continued

Sugar-Free How To

Here is a List of What To Eat and What To Avoid When Following a Sugar-Free Lifestyle (More Sugar-Free tips and recipes in my NEW Cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body.) Don’t go from eating sugar non-stop to completely eliminating it in 24 hours because it will most likely … Continued

Gluten-Free, Paleo Homemade Cranberry Granola {And Why All Calories Are NOT Created Equal}

So, we all know that not all calories are created equal and if health was simply a matter of consuming the magic number’s worth of calories, there would be no need for healthy food information, right? It’s about nutrition, people. It’s not about your 100 calorie pack of Oreos (that I hope none of you … Continued

Honey Glazed Acorn Squash

It’s a month after Christmas and I’m still thinking about how I overdosed on sweets. So, I thought I’d bring in a sweet veggie this week- something hearty and satisfying.

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

Simple Substitutions

We’ve all been there…you’re in the middle of making dinner or baking a pie and, Oopsie Daisy… we’re stuck without a much needed ingredient.  Have no fear, here’s a few simple substitutions you can use (instead) hehe, of the ingredient called for in the recipe… When in Doubt…Opt for Greek plain yogurt when you need: … 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

Gingered Cranberry-Orange Holiday Relish

This is a wonderful dish to serve at your holiday table.  I will be serving this relish alongside roasted turkey, grilled fish and roasted root vegetables.  It seems no matter what you pair with this relish, the taste is always exquisite.  I often use leftovers on my turkey sandwich and salad the next day as … Continued

Gingerbread Cookies

How adorable are these cute little gingerbread men and women? I couldn’t resist…as with every year I have to make my special gingerbread people.  It’s a fun, festive ritual that I take part in and enjoy every second of the process from grading cutting shapes with my cookie cutters to decorating the clothes and features … Continued

Cherry-Almond Bran Jingle Balls

  It’s time to Deck the Halls with these cute little bite-sized jingle balls.  These are incredibly easy to make and are sure to please your guests this holiday season.  Whether it’s at your Hanukkah table, your Christmas feast or your New Year’s Eve bash…be sure to whip up these adorable cherry almond balls, which … Continued