Moroccan Chickpeas and Roasted Squash Fall Salad

Moroccan Chickpeas and Roasted Squash Fall Salad

Here Come the Holidays!! The trees in town are sparkling with lights and every commercial is telling you to buy a car for Christmas… I’m not sure I know anyone who would surprise someone with a car, but anywho…  This is a time of year for celebrations, family gatherings, being thankful and continuing traditions. Unfortunately, Continue Reading…

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Make homemade peanut butter—and ditch the plastics! Who doesn’t love peanut butter?? Homemade peanut butter is super easy AND you don’t have to stress over any added ingredients or preservatives. Store-bought peanut butter, especially if it’s not the natural variety, will often times contain hydrogenated oil—TRANS FAT. Remember our discussion on trans fats? And how Continue Reading…

A Snack With Some POP!

A Snack With Some POP!

Healthy Popcorn Anyone? Hey friends! It’s been a while. Moving is, well… moving. We’re finally settled in and I’m excited to get back in the kitchen again! With all the moving and unpacking, we’ve needed some quick and simple snacks. A true favorite of ours—especially for movies—is popcorn! Yes, you read that right, popcorn can Continue Reading…

Super Easy Avocado Rice Cake Snack

Super Easy Avocado Rice Cake Snack

The Lowdown on Fats Hello again! So eating fat makes you fat, right? This typical thinking is actually very wrong! We’ve been taught to fear fat and many of us grew up in the era of low-fat everything. Low-fat milk, low-fat cheese, even fat-free half and half—what the heck is that stuff made of anyway?! Continue Reading…

Kimchi and Bok Choy Rice Bowl

Kimchi and Bok Choy Rice Bowl

What’s tangy, pungent, and red all over? Kimchi! Kimchi is another fermented food (just like miso!) that has oodles of wonderfully beneficial gut bacteria. Made from fermented cabbage and other fermented vegetables—this traditional Korean cuisine is seasoned with chili powder, ginger, garlic and other spices depending on the region. Quite the popular food—in Korea, the average Continue Reading…