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Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Craving chocolate but trying to avoid grabbing candy at the check-out line? Alaina loves making these easy Cocoa Roasted Almonds to satisfy that craving while avoiding all of the highly processed options that surround us. Here’s how you can make some for yourself: Preheat the…

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Winter Vegetable and Lentil Soup

Ingredients: Ingredients 85g dried red lentils 2 carrots, quartered length ways then diced 3 sticks celery a collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in color from white to green, sliced 2 small leeks, sliced 2 tbsp tomato purée…

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All or Nothing

Everyone wants a top-shelf experience. Accessing the best experiences, maximizing our investments and measuring up to the ultimate result are desirable for just about everyone. It’s no wonder that the phrase, “all or nothing” is used – and misused – with such frequency. All or…

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Marinated Beet Toasts with Yogurt

Ingredients 1 pound pre-cooked, vacuum-packed beets (6-10 depending on size), sliced into ¼-inch wedges 1 small shallot, finely chopped 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided ½ teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper, divided 1½ cups full-fat plain Greek yogurt…

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Cashew & Tahini Asian sauce

1/2 cashews, I used raw unsalted 1/4 tahini1-2 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp chili paste 3 tbsp soy sauce4 tbsp sesame oil Mix all ingredients in blender. I used nutribullet. Done. This recipe is great on banza spaghetti noodles with fresh cilantro. It’s also tasty…

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Red Lentil Thai Chili

1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large yellow onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch chunks 1 cup red lentils 4 cups vegetable broth 2 tablespoons chili…

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You Are Your Choices

We’ve discussed taking charge of our alcohol consumption, and we’ve talked about Accountability. The two subjects have a lot in common, especially when it comes to wellness. The quality of life we observe is influenced by our discipline. Our discipline is what happens when we…

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Greek Orzo-Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients (serves 4): 4 yellow, orange and/or red bell peppers 1/2 cup whole-wheat orzo, or brown rice 1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 6 oz baby spinach, chopped 1 tbsp oregano 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4…

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B’s 5 Food Tricks for Holiday Celebrations

Bring something you want to eat. If its a potluck style or you’re helping cook, bring a healthier meal you prefer so you’re guaranteed to have something that fits your goals. Eat before you go. Whether its a big meal or smaller, this can help…

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Healthy Winter Fruit Crisp

IngredientsFor the fruit: 5 cups unpeeled chopped firm pears anjou or bosc 1 cup frozen sweet cherries 1 pitted date, chopped I used about 1 1/2 dates, optional 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1/4 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or cinnamon 1 Tablespoon cornstarch For the topping: 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick or instant oats) 1/4 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin…

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