I’ve always had a sweet tooth- and while I’ve tried to clean up my diet, I’m sure I still eat more refined sugar than I should. I just can’t help it! But recently, thanks to the folks at Quality Encapsulations, I’ve discovered a natural sweetener that is actually good for you! It’s called Yacon Syrup. Continue reading
Moist, decadent chocolate cake is livened up with tart red cherries and whipped cream in this classic cake recipe.
This is hands down my favorite cake! I have never been a huge fan of traditional cake frosting, since it tends to be too heavy and sweet for my taste. The whipped cream on this cake is airy and light, with just the right amount of sweetness, and while you can’t exactly pass off cake as being healthy, this reduced-sugar recipe will at least be gentler on your waistline without sacrificing flavor.
Life is short. Make time for cake. Continue reading
The wonderful people at Dei Fratelli sent me an awesome goodie package – full of tons of great tomato products just begging to be turned into delicious vegetarian dishes! Continue reading
This is a really great recipe to whip up in a pinch, taking only about 15 minutes from start to finish, and is much lower in fat and calories than it’s meat-based cousin. Who doesn’t love sloppy joes?
These are by far the best stuffed shells I have ever had. Only lightly coated with tomato sauce, each shell is filled with a three-cheese mixture of ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan, along with some parsley and just a hint of freshly cracked black pepper, before being topped off by a layer of shredded mozzarella that melts to perfection in the oven!
This soup is not only delicious, it’s also a snap to make! Just 5 ingredients go into this healthy, home-made tomato soup that takes only a few minutes longer to serve than it’s canned cousin -and believe me, it’s worth the extra effort! Continue reading
I have been doing a lot of bread baking lately, experimenting with different flavors and textures. I blame it on the cold weather, when really, there’s nothing better to do than stay inside and cook. One of my happy successes was this multi-grain bread, which won approval from the whole family. Whole wheat flour is combined with all-purpose flour, and is jazzed up with a combination of rolled oats, sunflower seeds, and millet for a chewy, hearty (and healthy!) bread that is perfect for toasting and spreading with jam!
Oh, and did I mention you don’t have to knead it? Continue reading
Here’s a really great recipe I found on a totally awesome food blog called www.amuse-your-bouche.com. I was looking for a traditional “beef stew” type recipe using mushrooms, but came across this and just had to give it a try. The results? An absolutely delicious dish I had to share with my readers! Continue reading
Today I was feeling a little hungry, so I decided to pour myself a small bowl of healthy cereal. . .