Chocolate Salad Smoothie

 This is seriously my favorite smoothie ever!  It tastes like dessert…so rich and delish!  I am also obsessed with cinnamon so the combo makes it fantastic!  I found this recipe from Caroline Apovian’s website and modified it a bit and have been making it since.  Even my kids love it!           […]


I am a believer in trying to get as much from food as possible, but also take the following supplements for “added insurance”. Juice Plus Capsules: 2 orchard, 2 garden/day I have been taking Juice Plus+ capsules for 15 years! I like the research data in clinical trials showing it reduces markers of systemic inflammation […]

Shredded Kale Salad

This is a salad I keep making over and over again!  It is so yummy that I have even been eating it between lunch and dinner as a snack.  I found it on and altered it a bit.  Don’t be scared off by the kale…it actually gets soft when you let it sit overnight. […]

Tortilla Soup

This is a recipe I found on and altered to make it a little easier.  I have been craving soup in this crazy cold weather. Soup is great because it keeps you full (and warm) for the night. And, love having leftovers the next day!   Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, […]

Superfood Quinoa Salad

I first tried this salad at a party at my friend Susan’s house.  She was serving it as a dip with tortilla chips.  I loved it so much that I make the recipe and eat for lunch. It is so refreshing and light!     Superfood Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1/4 cup red […]

12 Minute Workout!

Perfect to do when you are stuck at home because of weather, kids napping or if you don’t have a gym membership. The workout is designed to have no breaks since it’s only 12 minutes long, yah!  Work at a fast pace with good form.  Before you begin do about 2-5 minutes warm-up running up […]

Coconut Curry Tofu

Last night I made a yummy stir-fry with light coconut milk.  We used to frequent a Thai restaurant in the city when we lived close (& before we had kids) that had the best curry dish…loaded with veggies and tofu. This was a good alternative and healthier for sure!  I also decided to try black […]

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