Homemade for the Holidays: Chocolate Bark

You’ve probably seen fancy chocolate bark in stores, but did you know how easy it is to make your own customized version? You can even make multi-flavor bark by sprinkling on strips of different toppings. You probably already have the ingredients for it on hand, too! Just mix and match these toppings to create your […]

Kid-Made Healthy Holiday Treats

The best part of any holiday is spending time with family and friends—it’s a lot more fun to make treats together in the kitchen than battle for parking places at the mall! If you have little ones around, they’ll want to be involved, too, so it’s great to have recipes on hand just for them. […]

Warm Spices = Cozy Holidays

Some people create festive centerpieces for the dinner table while others like to decorate their front yards with lights and reindeer, but everybody has one favorite holiday tradition in common: warm, sweet spices that make winter seem a whole lot cozier. Feeling chilly? Put on a pot of chai tea or make a mug of […]

Making the Most of Leftover Turkey

I can’t wait to pick up my fresh pasture raised turkey from RC Organics tomorrow!  Last year Thanksgiving was amazing and my organic turkey was moist and tender and delicious.  However, you could argue that leftover turkey is the best part of a Thanksgiving meal—you get to enjoy the bird without having to do any cooking. If you’re […]

Happy Halloween (and Teal Pumpkins)!

Happy Halloween! Kids love Halloween.  Halloween does not have to be about sugar and candy and certainly doesn’t have to put any kids at risk or make them feel left out if they cannot have these items.  Consider giving some non-treat items this year like stickers, pencils, bouncy balls, glow sticks, etc (easily find these […]

Putting Some Pumpkin into Your Life

Fall is here, and so are pumpkin-flavored everythings: pumpkin coffee, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin granola bars, even pumpkin rice cakes. (And of course pumpkin beer.) Unfortunately, most of these commercially made pumpkin foods don’t contain much real pumpkin. If you do want to enjoy the real deal, though, it’s easy, especially when you think of pumpkin […]

Homemade Chocolate Valentine’s Day Treats

Want to make your loved ones a homemade chocolate treat? Time to let your own imagination fly! Start with a bar of good-quality chocolate, like Valrhona 70% or 85%. Think about what other flavors you want to include. Dried fruit? Spices? Toasted coconut? Cocoa nibs?  I personally love to keep it simple and make dark […]

Creating a Healthy Holidays

Many people get nervous around the holidays because they think they need to avoid everything and won’t have any fun if they are trying to eat healthy.  The good new is, healthy eating around the holidays can also be delicious eating! It’s also less expensive than you’d think. Sure, there’s a little more elbow grease […]

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Don’t wait until after the new year to set a resolution – start now and get on your path to optimal health with this Cyber Monday Be Healthy Offer for just $5! I’d love to offer you my two most popular resources to help you discover natural solutions that include healthy foods, smart habits and high-quality choices. Buy […]

Festive Holiday Beverages Made Easy

If you have a slow cooker that’s been languishing in your basement since the 80s, it’s time to haul it out and put it to work this New Year’s Eve! Some of the season’s most party-friendly beverages can simmer happily in a slow cooker while guests enjoy a relaxing holiday evening. And while you’re at […]