Eco Friendly Wine- To Drink Or Not To Drink?

Everyone is trying to be green today, from driving a hybrid car to eating organic produce or switching on energy-efficient light bulbs. The next step to protecting the Earth could be green wine. But would you drink it? Many people want to live a green lifestyle, and drinking wines that are organic and natural can… Continue reading »

Eat Seasonally! Here’s Your Spring List

Ah Spring has finally arrived, and with longer days and warmer weather comes a new crop of fresh produce. ‘Tis the perfect season to “spring clean” your diet, so out with the heavy fall and winter fare and in with springtime fruits and veggies. In-season produce reaps the most nutritional value so here’s what to… Continue reading »

All Natural Hot Chocolate Mix

Cozy up this holiday with a natural way to enjoy hot chocolate. It’s easy! Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups non-fat powdered milk 2 cups icing sugar 1 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: 1. Using food processor, combine all ingredients thoroughly until no lumps or visible bits of brown or white can be… Continue reading »

Mayonnaise Isn’t Just For Your Ham Sandwich

According to wikipedia.com, the first ready-made mayonnaise was sold in the US in 1905 at a little deli in New York owned and operated by Richard Hellmann. It is reported that Mr. Hellmann sold his wife’s mayonnaise in open wooden boats. This of course would be used as a spread for a sandwich. But we… Continue reading »

8 Foods You Should Always Buy!

The nutrients in food work together to create the foundation for your health. It’s the interaction of nutrient-dense foods that enhances immune response, causes cancer cells to die, repairs DNA caused by toxic exposures, and enhances cell-to-cell communication. Here are 8 foods that are some of the best for your health. Avocados Avocados are a great source… Continue reading »

Grilled Tomatoes

Grilled Tomatoes Tomatoes on the grill are a great way to enjoy summer’s favorite vegetables, I mean fruit, I mean… tomatoes. In general, you want to use tomatoes that are firm when ripe, such as Early Girls, for grilling. This recipe is as much a technique as a recipe, so feel free to experiment with… Continue reading »

Ultimate Lemonade

It’s officially summer! What better way to enjoy the warm summer days than a refreshing glass of lemonade? But don’t choose those chemical laden, store bought kind. Make your own! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 cups water 14 lemons 6 cups cold water Directions First, juice the lemons. Roll the lemons on the counter… Continue reading »

Poached Apples with Vanilla Yogurt

Take advantage of apple season with this delicious recipe, and so easy too! This might just be your next favorite dessert. Try a thick and creamy vanilla bean-infused Greek yogurt to replace the usual dollop of whipped cream for a delicious and low-fat dessert. Ingredients •    1 1/2 cups fruity red wine (such as Syrah… Continue reading »

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

Strands of baked spaghetti squash are tossed with feta cheese, onions, tomatoes, olives, and basil for a Greek-inspired dish that tastes like pasta without all the calories. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise & seeded 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes 3/4 cup chopped feta… Continue reading »

Seasonal Eats! Butternut Squash Soup with Fontina Crostini

Fall means winter squash: butternut, delicata, acorn, pumpkin, buttercup (to name a few of my favorites). These squash are very high in vitamins A and C, and are good sources of fiber. Their richly colored flesh tells you they’re a great source of antioxidants and carotenoids. This nourishing butternut squash soup is super easy to… Continue reading »

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