Getting creative with cranberries – {Recipe} Cranberry Mushroom Quinoa

If you know me, or come over to my house at Thanksgiving, you know that I LOVE Jellied Cranberry Sauce—seriously—love. While that is a Thanksgiving staple at my house, cranberries are a great fruit year-round for their delicious flavor and impressive health benefits. Why are they so healthy? First of all, they’re a fruit and … Continue reading

Kitchen Sink Scramble ~ Recipe ReDux

With the arrival of Spring, all those adorable brunch occasions start to arise. While I love brunch, I don’t love how many of the dishes are a bit carb- and sugar-centric. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy these foods (in moderation), but with an abundance of pancakes, waffles, French toast, muffins, pastries and more, … Continue reading

Irish Soda Bread {Recipe}

The frequent and intense shifts between spring in the air and snow on the ground are great indicators that March is here. My favorite part of March is Irish Soda Bread – Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve been known to start my Irish Soda Bread baking well before March—sometimes even in the fall months. My … Continue reading

March is National Nutrition Month®: Get Your Plate in Shape!

Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) celebrate National Nutrition Month®. National Nutrition Month® is an opportunity to educate and celebrates credible nutrition information and more healthful nutrition practices. Each year, National Nutrition Month® focuses on a different topic but always with the same goal of helping people make … Continue reading

Which oils are healthier?

I have been receiving many questions about which oils are the healthiest. In honor of American Heart Month, I thought it would be a great time to share my answer. We often hear of oils being heart healthy, especially when compared to solid or saturated fats like butter or lard. What separates these groups from … Continue reading