Cozy Corn Fritters

I'm always trying to discover and create new plant-based recipes. I truly think the more vegetarian meals we eat, the more it benefits our health, our food industry, and our world. These corn fritters came out of the desire for a quick Mediterranean lunch, dinner, or appetizer. They have this delicious fresh flavor from the …

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Top 5 Grand Rapids Restaurants to include in your holiday gift card lineup

We are deep into holiday shopping season and the pressure to get the perfect gift is slowly weighing on all of our minds. I’m here to help you out with one thing and one thing only…food. Getting a gift card to a local restaurant is one of my favorite gifts. I especially love getting them …

Fruitcake Cookies with Maple Eggnog Glaze

Happy December First! It's holiday cookie time! This year fruitcake is getting a makeover and becoming trendy and more appealing than it's classic loaf form. With a kick of Brandy-soaked dried fruit, this is anything but your grandma's fruitcake recipe. These cookies are filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice. Bring them to your holiday parties and …

Summer Grain Salad

Hi, everyone! It’s been busy! Thanks for sticking around and subscribing…and telling all your friends to subscribe too, right?? I’ve been doing some freelance work for several different companies, but now it’s time to get back to my personal account. I’ve officially entered my last semester of graduate school and my first semester of culinary …

Rowdy for Rhubarb

So there I am just hanging out and watching Food Network when this girl, Genna, sends me a message that she has TONS of fresh rhubarb for me. Her mom has a giant rhubarb plant in her yard and she has been telling me that I need to try it for two years now. As …

Mediterranean Diet Month

The Mediterranean diet has been a favorite of health care professionals for a long time. Studies have shown that the diet has positive effects on heart health, anti-cancer properties and could potentially extend life. This is thought to be due to the high antioxidant, fiber, and healthy unsaturated fatty acid content. The Mediterranean diet encompasses …

Berry Tart For Two

This tart is too good not to share with someone. It's also good for you. Isn't that the ultimate gift after all? Sharing healthy delicious things with people you care about? Maybe that's just the dietitian in me that wants all gifts to improve your health and well-being in some way. Dietitian or not though, …

How to host a Cinco de Mayo party that pleases everyone’s dietary needs.

With so many allergies and food preferences, it can be a daunting task to host any gathering with food. This Cinco de Mayo, try setting up the ultimate buffet station that will please your vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat eating guests. Here are some easy tips for hosting an excellent gathering: Always do it buffet …