Morning Oatmeal with Raspberry Topping

This delicious and satisfying morning oatmeal provides not only a great tasting start to the day but also 10 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber while also being low calorie and low cost. See notes at the end of the recipe. Plus it’s versatile. If you don’t have the suggested toppings, try blueberries and […]

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Five Ingredient Nourishing Lentil Soup

Just 5 ingredients and half an hour provides delicious, satisfying and creamy lentil soup without the cream! Adding to the great nutrition is the added benefit that this soup costs about .72 per serving! Prep time: 35 minutes (includes cooking time) Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 1 T extra virgin olive oil 2 medium […]

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Delicious Whole Food Snack Bars

Just 5 ingredients makes this delicious dessert bar that travels well too if you want to take them along during the day. Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 15 snack size bars Ingredients: 1 c pitted dates (it’s best to buy Medjool dates with pits and remove pits before using) 1 T almond butter 1 c […]

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Creamy Chocolate Truffles

There is no need to eliminate chocolate from a healthful diet as long as it’s made with these great ingredients. This quick and easy recipe is packed with delicious nourishing ingredients. Prep Time: 15 minutes  Servings: About a dozen (medium size) Ingredients: 1 cup almond meal (can be made in your food processor by processing […]

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Spinach, Artichoke and Brown Rice Risotto

The culinary benefit of making this recipe is learning how to make “risotto” using short grain brown rice which tastes just as delicious as conventional risotto but delivers the nutritional benefit of a whole grain with a much lower glycemic index. Prep Time: 40 minutes Servings:  4 Ingredients: I onion finely diced 1 T good […]

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Orange, Beet and Roasted Blueberry Salad

I’ll bet you never thought about roasting or grilling fresh blueberries. I hadn’t either until I tried them in my test kitchen one day and they were great! They plump up and become even jucier when heated. As for salads, few have the variety of taste, texture, color and nutrients all in one dish as […]

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Chocolate Almond Truffles

Almost everyone loves chocolate but chocolate desserts usually include loads of sugar and butter making them a highly processed and saturated fat food. This recipe not only avoids both processed and saturated fat but it delivers the benefit of good fat in the cacao nibs and antioxidants in the raw cacao.  Prep Time: 15 minutes […]

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Fresh Citrus, Fennel and Avocado Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 2 Ingredients: ¾ c. celery – diced into ¼” pieces 1 orange – peeled and sliced into thin sections 1 lemon – peeled and sliced thinly 1 large shallot, peeled and sliced thinly 1 bulb of fennel, sliced thinly 1 avocado sliced into small sections Fresh squeezed juice from one […]

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Delicious Tomato and Pomegranate Salad

In preparation for a group tour of my garden and kitchen this week I was also creating a summer salad featuring the freshness and delicious tastes of this tomato and pomegranate salad mostly from my edible garden at home.  Because it received rave reviews I decided to post it on my website. The ingredients are […]

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