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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…

Fresh CuisineHealthy 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…

Fresh CuisineSimple 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…

Fresh CuisineFrench 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 HealthyHealthier substitutes you’ll savor!

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…

Fresh CuisineLemony 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…

Fresh CuisineHealthy 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…

Fresh CuisineRussian 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…

Fresh CuisineRosemary 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…

Fresh CuisineLet 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…

Fresh CuisineHealthy 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…

Fresh CuisinePaleo 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…

Fresh CuisineHealthy Chocolate Pudding

pudding

Have you tried avocado pudding yet? It is truly one of the greatest creations I have ever discovered. A friend first served it at a dinner party and I shamelessly devoured the leftovers without sharing. It is THAT GOOD! If you have yet to discover this simple and healthy delicacy, Read more…

Fresh CuisineEggnest Noodles

Gluten Free with Tiffany

If you are looking for a new inspiration this year to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, consider investing under $40 in a kitchen tool called a “spiralizer.” A spiralizer can make long ribbon shapes from a variety of vegetables that can be cooked or eaten raw. These noodle-like vegetable Read more…

Fresh CuisineNew Year Healing with Ginger

The winter season, when many suffer from common illnesses, is here, so I want to share something to keep your inner and outer fire burning to keep you happy, healthy and full of vitality through these next few months.  In Ayurvedic medicine, agni (Samskrit for fire) is the entity responsible Read more…

Fresh CuisineChocolate Chestnut Bars

‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire’ comes to mind when you hear the word chestnuts, but did you know this seasonal treat also has many health benefits? Chestnuts can help improve digestion, are high in fiber, rich in antioxidants, and high in manganese and several B vitamins supporting heart, bone Read more…

Fresh CuisineOkra Stir Fry

Healthy Fried Okra

Okra is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s an edible ornamental flowering hibiscus which smells of cloves and looks a little like a cotton plant. This aromatic plant has many uses and is an important crop within the U.S. because its fresh leaves, buds, flowers, pod, stem and seeds all Read more…