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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
New Year Healthy, Cleansing Energy-Boosting Smoothies

New Year Healthy, Cleansing Energy-Boosting Smoothies

Smooth Start: Why We’re Crazy for Smoothies in 2014

Smooth Start: Why We’re Crazy for Smoothies in 2014

Maybe it’s because I drank them so often when I was pregnant, but for whatever reason, our kids, Solomon and Celia, have always liked making and drinking smoothies. I’ve always loved them, too, because not only are they filling and refreshing, but, we can squeeze so much nutrition into on... Read more
Christmas Day Breakfast You can Make Ahead and Your Christmas Food Traditions

Christmas Day Breakfast You can Make Ahead and Your Christmas Food Traditions

                          I know many of you will be waking up on Christmas Day with children who are much more eager to see what Santa left them than to eat breakfast (and you’ll likely... Read more
Breakfast Recipe:  Garden Quichelettes

Breakfast Recipe: Garden Quichelettes

Apparently everyone knows about these little egg and veggie bites except me. I had a version of them recently at the home of my friend Debbie Brodsky and was enamored with how adorable and appealing for kids they are. You can make end... Read more

Healthy Breakfasts: Create a Quick and Healthy Breakfast Buffet

Healthy Breakfasts: Create a Quick and Healthy Breakfast Buffet

One of the things I love about travel is the chance to observe so many different ways of doing things once we break out of our routines, especially around food. Lately, as I’ve been on the road more than usual working with corporations ... Read more