Lemon Raspberry Almond Muffins!

These are so great and summery, as the summer comes to an end.  The great thing is that with frozen raspberries, you can have a little bit of summer, all year ’round!  These muffins are moist, flavorful and delicious!  You’d never know they are dairy, egg, oil and fat-free!  All that’s left is yummy goodness! … Continue reading Lemon Raspberry Almond Muffins!

Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

  We LOVE sweet potatoes around here.  They are full of pectin and sterols that help lower cholesterol, beta carotene, potassium, Vitamin E, antioxidants and fiber.   We roast them all the time, but sometimes it’s nice to dress them up a bit for holidays or special occasions.  You’ll want to save this recipe for the… Continue reading Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Updated info on Pancreatic Cancer Risk and Vitamin D

After fielding a question from a reader/friend and digging into more research on the subject of the potential increased risk of pancreatic cancer with excess Vitamin D intake, I dug a little farther into the research and found some more recent studies that provide a bit more light on the subject. The role of Vitamin… Continue reading Updated info on Pancreatic Cancer Risk and Vitamin D

What’s the deal with Vitamin D?

All of the attention being given to Vitamin D lately can be a little confusing, and has lead to a lot of different questions. Why do I need Vitamin D? Do I need to take Vitamin D? How much is enough? Don’t I get enough D from sunlight? What are the risks of taking too… Continue reading What’s the deal with Vitamin D?

Great egg subsititutes for salmonella-risk-free baking

Has the recent massive egg recall left you a little uneasy about using eggs at home?  Here are a few substitutions that can be used in place of eggs in your baking (or cooking).  FLAXSEED MEAL – full of omega 3 fatty acids, this is a great way to increase the fiber and nutrients in your… Continue reading Great egg subsititutes for salmonella-risk-free baking

Roasted Veggie Sammies!!!

Last week I was in Costco and saw these wonderful, crusty, delicious-looking sandwich rolls and I immediately thought…Roasted Veggie Sammies!! (Yes, they were made of white flour and I usually go for the whole grain, but for this, I made an exception.)  So I brought them home, roasted whatever veggies I had, and I’ve been eating this decadent… Continue reading Roasted Veggie Sammies!!!

Kale Waldorf Salad

This is SO good.  Who knew raw kale could taste so good!  Its not bitter at all.  The mint and Dijon really make this salad.   This is the perfect meal salad for those days when it’s just too hot to cook!  1 bunch raw kale (stems removed), chopped 1-2 handfuls Chopped raw spinach 1 diced apple… Continue reading Kale Waldorf Salad