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Eat, Drink & Be HealthyCooking Up Some Healthy Fun

As you may have read on page three, our favorite former NBC anchor, columnist and friend, Janet Zappala, has moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles. However, she is still working to spread the word on healthy living through her new Eatthis.tv show, “Good Food Matters with Janet Zappala,” Read more…

RecipesFlourless Lemon Almond Cake

flourless lemon almond cake

It’s summer, and I love to treat myself to a little tasty snack on a hot day. Enjoy this lemony, flourless goodness for a mid-day treat or even to end your evening with loved ones. I love this easy-to-make recipe; it’s simple and easy on the sweeteners. You can make Read more…

Fresh CuisineThe Best Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas

Quinoa Salad

So fresh and flavorful, this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas is simple and doesn’t involve heating up the kitchen. Made with bell peppers, fresh herbs, crisp cucumber, kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes, you’ll get a delicious blend of flavors in every bite! Servings: 6 1 cup dry quinoa ½ cup Read more…

RecipesLemon Poppy Seed Bites

Makes: 16 bites  •  Prep: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups almond flour (168g) 3 tablespoons coconut flour (22g) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional, creates yellow color)  1/8 teaspoon salt  1 tablespoon poppy seeds  1/4 cup maple syrup  Zest of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of lemon juice  1 teaspoon almond extract  Read more…

RecipesShrimp Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

In keeping with my low-carb meal plan, I’d like to share my version of Shrimp Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry. This meal is easy to make, full of flavor and great texture. In place of animal protein, you can also make this recipe with shitake mushrooms, tofu or just by cutting the Read more…

Eat, Drink & Be HealthyThe Skinniest Margarita

Who doesn’t love an ice-cold margarita? With desert weather warming up and Cinco de Mayo around the corner, a few more are sure to pour throughout our valley. Ironically, I am writing this on National Margarita Day (Feb. 22). Who knew this festive favorite had its own holiday? But most Read more…

RecipesHealthy Chocolate Brownies

These brownies from Brenda Bennett of Sugarfreemom.com are Lauren’s favorites. (Mom makes them for her all the time!) These gooey, tasty chocolatey delights are simple to make and especially good with So Delicious vanilla bean coconut milk non-dairy frozen dessert. They are so healthy, you can even have them for Read more…

RecipesSimple Spiced Scottish Porridge

Many of us are welcoming the New Year with new lifestyle and eating habits. Personally, I believe it’s time to clear my digestive tract and flush out those accumulated pandemic and holiday toxins. Over the holidays, I indulged in hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners, so it is time to simplify Read more…

RecipesFrench Onion Soup

Onion Soup

It’s a new year and time to press the reset button! I believe that we’re all more than ready to begin 2021 with a clean slate and hope for a better tomorrow. The past year has been challenging for all of us (good riddance 2020!), and nourishing ourselves through the Read more…

Eat, Drink & Be HealthyStart Your Day with Healthier Coffee. End with Healthier Ice Cream

Whenever I meet someone with good intentions to start eating healthier, they always say, “I just can’t seem to give up (their thing).” It’s usually cheese, ice cream, pumpkin spice lattes, or something of the sort. I get it. We all have our comfort foods, and with the chilly weather Read more…

RecipesLemony Kale and White Bean Soup

Lemony Kale and White Bean Soup

Servings: 4  Ingredients:  30 ounces of cooked cannellini beans (2 cans) 1 ½ cups of chopped kale (remove stems) you can also use spinach, Swiss chard or collard greens 4 cups low sodium vegetable stock (or chicken broth) 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil 1 large yellow onion, finely Read more…

Fresh CuisineEasy Spiced Holiday Fruit Bake

Gluten Free with Tiffany

Is there anything better to get us into the holiday mood than the nostalgic smells of the season? Most popular holiday dishes offer you that wonderful aroma, but are also heavy on sugar and fat. Many of us would like to commit to healthier family traditions this year, so make Read more…

RecipesHealthy Inspiration from My Italian Kitchen

salmon

Wellness is our most precious gift, and one of the best ways to ensure good health is to keep our immune systems strong, especially in this age of COVID-19.  Eating mindfully is essential for strengthening the immune system and fighting disease. Protect your body by eating fresh produce. Build strong Read more…

RecipesRussian Cabbage Rolls with Cauliflower Caraway Rice

beef and cabbage dish

Keeping with my low carb meal plan, I would like to share my version of Russian Cabbage Rolls with Cauliflower Caraway Rice. This meal is easy to make, full of flavor and great texture. I call it dee-licious! You can make this recipe with mushrooms in place of any animal Read more…

RecipesRosemary and Garlic Flaxseed Loaf

Bread with Butter

With our current crisis, I have personally chosen to take better care of my overall health. However, it’s difficult to be a foodie and make healthier choices, especially when you’re emotionally governed by the chaos in today’s world. And it seems that during these uncertain times, my need for simple Read more…

Fresh CuisineSprouting 101

Although hot summer temperatures may be making it hard to grow our own food, sprouting seeds and microgreens indoors can offer a great opportunity to nourish our bodies. These nutrient powerhouses can be grown right on your own countertop in just 3-7 days. The benefits are numerous, and the process Read more…

RecipesLet Food Be Thy Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine.” — Hippocrates, the father of medicine Facing today’s COVID-19 pandemic, our focus should be shifted to supporting the wonderfully complex immune system that protects us from foreign invaders. The best weapon against any disease is always prevention. To build that weapon, we need to feed Read more…

RecipesHealthy Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Almond Peanut butter Cups

Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? Back in the day, a king-sized Reese’s didn’t stand a chance around me. Now, with a healthier diet, I have found you don’t have to give up this addictive combo; simply change the ingredients for a guilt-free (and nutritious!) pleasure. These Chocolate Almond Read more…

Fresh CuisineDeliciously Dehydrated

Dehydrator

You can’t talk about good health and proper nutrition without focusing on hydration as physical dehydration can land you in the emergency room.  But eating dehydrated food can have quite the opposite effect on your body. The dehydration process seals in nutrients and provides delicious snacks with a long shelf Read more…

RecipesPaleo Skillet Tortillas

Gluten Free with Tiffany

The most challenging part of following a clean diet long term is fighting the idea that we have to give up our favorite foods. Missing the comfort foods that once satisfied our savory, doughy cravings does not have to be the case on a grain-free diet. Today, we have access Read more…