Treats for Tazewell: Banana + Peanut Bis...

Banana + Peanut Biscotti-6

I have always started my posts with an up-close shot of the highlighted dish, but the star of this show is my puppy, Tazewell, so he gets some face time too. He was a very willing assistant for today's photo shoot. I can't get enough of his face. And he is pretty fond of Banana + Peanut Biscotti. It is so easy to make treats for dogs; I admit I … Keep Reading

Breakfast Brownies

Breakfast Brownies

Good morning to you, beautiful Breakfast Brownies. What?! you ask with an interrobang ... I thought we focused on healthy food here, with only occasional exceptions. These brownies are, I assure you, healthy. NO butter, NO flour (or other lurking gluten) ... and added protein and nutrients to boot. {Eh, 1.5 teaspoons of brown sugar per … Keep Reading

Banana Bread {Caramelized Bananas + Brow...

Banana Bread-10

Banana Bread: a timeless classic. Do you prefer banana bread for breakfast or as a snack? It's filling, either way, and satisfies a sweet tooth. I have made banana bread variations in the past with jazzy accessories like peanut butter ribbons and chocolate chip studs, but here I was looking to just change up this staple with a few moderate … Keep Reading

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Honey-Ginger ...

Ginger Kale Salad-7

It is time to expand the kale salad repertoire. I hope you have tried (and LOVE) this Easy Raw Kale Salad with Garlicky Dressing - I enjoy it about once a week. One of its benefits is the low number of ingredients - ingredients that I tend to always have on hand and ready to go {hence the "easy"}. Although I sometimes struggle with finding the … Keep Reading

Stone Fruit Muffins

Stone Fruit Muffins-3

This is my favorite, easy muffin recipe. I first came across it when looking for a way to use the ripe summer peaches, plums, and nectarines that came with my vegetable and fruit delivery. I use a local company called Washington's Green Grocer; they deliver a gorgeous box of produce weekly to your door on a day that is set for your neighborhood … Keep Reading

Avocado “Hollandaise”

Avocado Hollandaise

Traditional Hollandaise Sauce is not healthy. It's hard to make too, until you get the hang of it. Hollandaise is the yellow sauce you see on eggs benedict and asparagus, made with egg yolk, butter, lemon juice, and a bit of seasoning. While it is bright and creamy and smooth, it has never been my thing. This Avocado "Hollandaise" is not … Keep Reading

Eggs Florentine {Healthy + Easy}

Eggs Florentine Spinach-14

This is what you are serving the next time you have friends over for brunch. Or, tomorrow, just for yourself - but only if you are the type to like a healthy, filling, well-balanced breakfast in minutes. I love scrambled eggs, but they are a hands-on proposition. Not that time consuming, but definitely hands-on. I am always looking for food … Keep Reading

Chicken Salad {Honey, Cranberries, Pecan...

Chicken Salad (Honey, Pecans, Celery)

  I am forever bookmarking "Summer's Greatest Salads!" postings on websites and blogs, and tearing them out of magazines, and excitedly putting them aside for the next time I am in the mood. And then, of course, I promptly forget about them, or do not have the ingredients on hand when I need them, and I always end up going back to my … Keep Reading

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Apple Hash

Sweet Potato Kale Apple Hash-3

As I looked through my refrigerator for inspiration last night, I knew I wanted breakfast-for-dinner, but hoped I had something on hand that would jazz up my go-to eggs, potatoes, and turkey bacon. That I could make in about half an hour. That was really healthy. That I could eat during Passover. A tall order, but this hash delivered. "Hash" … Keep Reading

Lemon & Parmesan Orzo with Kale

Lemon and Parmesan Orzo with Kale-2

Time for a confession. As much as I love to cook, I usually have to follow a recipe. I can alter a bit here and there, adding a spice I like - oregano or cumin - or omitting something obvious like walnuts or chick peas, but generally, I need a set of ingredients and instructions in front of me to get started. Luckily, making a dish out of … Keep Reading