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Smoothie:  Blueberry, Basil, and Lemon Smoothie

Smoothie: Blueberry, Basil, and Lemon Smoothie

This flavor combination is summery and refreshing, perfect before or after a workout or a walk. The herbs make it extra fragrant, and the yogurt and banana make the smoothie creamy.

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Fruit and Veggie Smoothies:  Four-Veggie Blast Smoothie

Fruit and Veggie Smoothies: Four-Veggie Blast Smoothie

Whatever the weather, I love making smoothies (especially fruit and veggie smoothies) for breakfast or an afternoon snack because I know that they get my family toward our daily goal of 5 – 7 servings of fruits and vegetables. This one’s a little tart but even with all those veggies, it turns... Read more
Summer Drink:  Mango Lime Coolers

Summer Drink: Mango Lime Coolers

Temperatures just hit the high 90s in Maryland, so I thought we could mark the first week of summer with a fruity cocktail recipe to keep us cool. This sparkling summer drink, invented by my colleague Linda Wolpert, is wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer day. For an adult cocktail, add an ounce of rum to... Read more
What Moms Really Want for Mothers Day | Special Mothers Day Ideas

What Moms Really Want for Mothers Day | Special Mothers Day Ideas

                We moms (and dads) love our children intensely. From the moment we bring our warm, soft, intoxicatingly good-smelling little bundles into our home, we put aside our own need... Read more
Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

                     

(Moms--Please share this with your family and try not to peek!)

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Freebie Friday: Snack Girl to The Rescue!

Freebie Friday: Snack Girl to The Rescue!

I’ve long been an admirer of Lisa Cain, aka Snack Girl. We first met in Sacramento, California on a trip to learn more about California walnuts, and I was charmed by her straight talking manner. I think that’s what her myriad of followers on her popular site, Snack-Gi... Read more
Why I Only Drink Organic Tea

Why I Only Drink Organic Tea

Do you try to limit the chemicals and pesticides you and your family consume? Of course, chemicals are ubiquitous and there is no way, short of enclosing ourselves in a bubble (I just hope there are some raspberries, dark chocolate, good books and Netflix in there), to avoid them completely in the air we bre... Read more
Healthy Dessert Recipes:  Mango Sherbet Recipe with Ginger & Lime

Healthy Dessert Recipes: Mango Sherbet Recipe with Ginger & Lime

Our daughter Celia developed a couple of new healthy dessert recipes this month including this Mango Ginger Lime Sherberet. It’s so easy to make and tastes light and refreshing. You can substitute any flavor of yogurt you like or hav... Read more

Homemade Hot Chocolate Submarinos

Homemade Hot Chocolate Submarinos

When my kids came in from shoveling snow today, I remembered the most delectable hot chocolate drink I had once sipped in a café in a bus terminal in a remote area of Argentina, when I  was feeling chilled from winter travel.  When I ordered hot chocolate, I was surprised when the bartender ... Read more
Superfoods:  Carrot Ginger Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Superfoods: Carrot Ginger Fruit Smoothie Recipe

This delicious blend of superfoods tastes refreshingly sweet and thick.  Think pink with a tinge of orange. Carrot Ginger Fruit Smoothie 2 large servings 1/2 cup coconut water 1/2 cup lowfat pomegranate kefi... Read more