Connect: Facebook Twitter Pinterest
Member Login
Contact Us
Sample Menus and Recipes
Sample Menus and Recipes
SHOW NAVIGATION
Healthy food: Crispy Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Healthy food: Crispy Quinoa Cakes Recipe

 I’ve been intrigued by quinoa cakes ever since I first devoured them at Le Pain Quotidian, a Belgian-based café and bakery that has a great selection of innovative and healthy food. This version, also inspired by a recipe from Read more

Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

This is a fabulous use for leftovers with our chicken or turkey pot pie recipe! It is easier and healthier than a traditional pot pie, but it retains that nostalgic flavor.  For a meatless version, substitute cream of mushroom soup for the chick... Read more

How to Make the Best Margarita | Grapefruit Margarita Recipe

How to Make the Best Margarita | Grapefruit Margarita Recipe

Want to learn how to make the best margarita? Celebrate Spring and Summer weather with citrusy, fresh mixed drinks. Even if it's cold outside, just shake the ingredients together and feel the warmth.  Serve this delicious Grapef... 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

Should You Lie to Your Kids About The Family Dinner?

Should You Lie to Your Kids About The Family Dinner?

My friend Erika Dickstein never fails to make me laugh. Recently she shared this post on Facebook: “My favorite part of every day... when the girls get home from school, run in and hug me asking what we are having for dinner. I then tell them what w... Read more
Michelle Obama Says Get Families Cooking to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Michelle Obama Says Get Families Cooking to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Could getting families to cook at home more often be the key to help reduce childhood obesity? I believe it can, and so does our First Lady! Last week I had a chance to see Michelle Obama give a rousing speech in DC about the next phase of her Let’s Move efforts. The first year that she made getting kids healthier her top domestic priority, she directed... Read more
Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

                    Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan with Roasted Brussels Sprouts--the whole meal clocks in at just 300 calories and can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.  Chicken Parmesan in major resta... Read more
Fish Substitutions When you Can’t Fish your Wish

Fish Substitutions When you Can’t Fish your Wish

Fish is an excellent lean protein source.  It is brimming with nutrients and is a natural source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which is vital because our bodies cannot make omega-3s on their own.  Some seafood has also been shown in scientific studies to give us a feeling of fullness or satiati... Read more
How to Make Bread Crumbs

How to Make Bread Crumbs

Most of store-bought bread crumbs have frightening ingredients that you can’t pronounce and might not want to serve your family.  Making your own fresh bread crumbs is so easy and of course they taste far better than any store-bough... 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