K.I.S.S.S. – Keep it Simple Summer Snacks

Summertime means traveling in the car, outdoor concerts and events, and taking kids to the park or the pool. With so many activities happening, you’re bound to get hungry along the way. If it’s a really hot day, you might want to take along a small cooler, but otherwise, these portable and simple options are […]

In Support of Coconut Oil

To eat coconut or not to eat coconut? Recently, the American Heart Association weighed in on the subject, issuing a Presidential Advisory statement urging Americans to avoid saturated fat, including saturated fat in the form of coconut oil. Given how popular coconut oil has become, this has led to an outcry of confusion from the […]

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Looking for a delicious and healthy snack or summer party dish?  Homemade hummus is a fantastic choice and is made with chickpeas or Garbanzo beans, which are one of the most nutritious of all the legumes, high in calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They have exceptionally high iron and Vitamin C content and contain B complex as well. […]

DIY Dressing: So Simple, So Much Healthier

When you look at what’s in grocery store aisles, dressing is the #1 thing you should make and not buy. Why? Because commercial dressings rely on commercial-grade, heavily refined oils like soy, canola, grapeseed, corn, and safflower, none of which will do any favors for your fresh spring salads. (Because any plant-derived oil can be […]

Cold Days…Warm Soup

Lately we have had some chilly and cold days in Michigan.  I love soup when its cold out and this is one of my favorites because its filled with healthy fats like coconut oil and coconut milk. Thai Style Coconut-Chicken Soup 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee 3 shallots, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 4 […]

Healthy Fats for a Healthy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Wouldn’t you love it if I told you fats are good for you and you need to eat more fat this year?  Well, its your lucky year, because that is what I am here to tell you!  Many people think they need to avoid fats like butter or coconut oil thinking them to […]

Amino Acids + Bone Broth = A Superfood Staple

Do you ever think to yourself, “why is everyone freaking out about this bone broth thing?” Why are celebrities like Kobe Bryant, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and many more turning to this superfood to look and feel younger, healthier? Today, I’ll be your friendly little bone broth whisperer and help answer that question… One reason […]

Homemade Salad Dressing is Simple

One of the easiest things you can change in your diet is what type of salad dressing you use.  You can make your own simple salad dressings using the finest ingredients for about the same cost as an average bottle of dressing…and your homemade dressings won’t contain rancid vegetable oils, trans fats or additives!  With […]

Eggs + Cheese + Potatoes = Easy Breakfasts

You can use any kind of potatoes for this ultra-savory breakfast — leftover already-cooked potatoes are the quickest to use — but not only are purple potatoes the most eye-catching, they also contain anthocyanins, the same purple pigment that gives blueberries their “superfood” name. Or go with a confetti approach and use a mix of […]

8 Easy Ways to Use Avocados

Lush, creamy avocados have become year-round fruits. (Yes, technically, avocado is fruit!) That’s a good thing, because avocados can become sauces, condiments, desserts, even fries. When choosing avocados, select fruits that are uniformly soft but still ever-so-slightly firm – you don’t want to be able to poke your finger into a soft spot. Ripe avocados […]