Eating Well With My Sister in Chicago. No, Scratch That… Eating GREAT!

March 3, 2017

Want to eat healthy while visiting Chicago? Stay with my sister Laura. Seriously. I’ll give you her number if you want. (No I won’t.) I stayed a few days with her after the Hancock race, and she made making good choices while traveling super easy. And her dog Conrad is a cutie!

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Conrad is 13 years old and completely blind, and I love hanging out with him! Laura has been on her own health kick for quite some time, and she’s still going strong: Read the rest of this entry »


3WAYS2 Add More Veggies and Beans Into Your Snack Rotation

February 21, 2017

I’m always on the hunt for new snack ideas. Fresh vegetables are a tried-and-true mainstay in my snack game, but fresh vegetables aren’t always available, and sometimes they don’t travel well.

There are lots of veggie-based snacks at the store, but many fall into a category that’s a pet peeve of mine, where they’re labeled as Read the rest of this entry »


How to Make Pretty Meals and Appetizers That Look Like They Should Be in a Magazine

February 2, 2017

I’ve become a big fan of a fun, new-to-me product that makes cooking gorgeous, magazine-ready food easy. And I promise: this post isn’t sponsored or paid for in any way. In fact, the company doesn’t even know I’m doing it! (Although I’m open to partnerships, wink wink!)

The product is Read the rest of this entry »


Yes, I Roasted More Beans. No, This Post Isn’t a Rerun.

January 20, 2017

A little while ago, I shared my easy-peasy recipe for roasted garbanzo beans. This post is another roasted bean recipe… but with different beans. So ignore that sense of deja vu, because this post isn’t a rerun. It’s more like a sequel. Or, to use Hollywood vernacular, it’s a ‘reboot’ or a ‘reimagining.’

The beans I roasted this time were black eyed peas (which are in fact Read the rest of this entry »


Stay Warm All Winter With My Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Stew

January 12, 2017

Here’s an easy, healthy, outrageously delicious recipe that that’s perfect for a chilly evening this winter. Make a big batch, and freeze the leftovers for an even simpler meal down the road! Doesn’t it look great?

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It my Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Stew, and here’s how to make it: Read the rest of this entry »


Who Knew Roasting Garbanzo Beans Was So Easy… and SO DELICIOUS!

December 22, 2016

Garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) are quite healthy. They’re a good source of fiber and protein, and studies have suggested they can help you regulate your blood sugar and curb your appetite. And here’s an easy, fool-proof way to add them to your diet: by roasting them! It couldn’t be easier. Read the rest of this entry »


Chicken with Mediterranean Sauce

December 8, 2016

I made a flavorful sauce the other night, and I’m calling it a Mediterranean sauce because it uses pretty much all the Mediterranean flavors. All of them.

My recipe was inspired by a recipe in Read the rest of this entry »