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Summery Appetizers:  Watermelon, Feta and Mint Cubes

Summery Appetizers: Watermelon, Feta and Mint Cubes

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
Get Delicious Healthy Snacks Delivered to Your Door with NatureBox

Get Delicious Healthy Snacks Delivered to Your Door with NatureBox

Guest Column by Scramble VP Betsy Goldstein This past holiday season, my wonderful and thoughtful boss Aviva (Note from Aviva: I swear I didn’t pay Betsy to say that!), gave me a 3-month membership to NatureBox snacks.  Read more
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
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

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
How to Make Refried Beans in the Slow Cooker

How to Make Refried Beans in the Slow Cooker

If you have every wondered how to make how to make refried beans, this recipe makes about 6 cans worth. Some of the beans can be pureed to be used as “refried” beans and some can be left whole and stored to use in burritos, salads, or other recipes.  Use th... Read more

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza takes only ten minutes to prepare and ten minutes in the oven.  You can use canned refried beans (we prefer Amy’s or Better Beans) or follow this Read more

The Olympics are Here! (Well, They’re in Sochi, But They’re On!)

The Olympics are Here! (Well, They’re in Sochi, But They’re On!)

                There’s a ton of buzz about the Winter Olympics that started last Friday in Sochi, Russia.  As adults, we have an appreciation of the significance of the Olympics--how so many cultures come together to compete and the hard wo... Read more