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…

Meatless Monday: Mediterranean Cauliflower Nachos

Did you know that going Meatless once per week can help to reduce climate change, deforestation, and saves water? What’s not to love about that! My absolute favorite flavors come from the Mediterranean regions. I’m a sucker for a great olive oil on top of roasted vegetables. I also love the taste of feta or yogurt…

Brace Yourselves…Michigan Produce is Coming

It’s officially Spring in Michigan which means Summer will soon be upon us. A Healthier Michigan has this lovely comprehensive guide to all Michigan produce and when it’s ready to harvest. Farmer’s Markets across the state will soon open in May. Time to get brainstorming on recipes. I’m personally excited to make a rhubarb and…

Ya, ya grill ya, ya, ya grill

I loved that song in 7th grade. Classic Nelly. My husband got that stuck in my head. Anyway, back to grillz. The cooking type that is. I want everyone to be prepared for what is about to happen. GRILL SEASON. Us folk in Michigan were spoiled with 70+ degree weather and full blown sunshine over the weekend….

5 breakfast ideas with 5 ingredients or less in 5 minutes 

Mornings are great for some, nightmares for others. I don’t think anyone wants to physically cook while half asleep in their jam jams. I’ve mastered the art of drinking coffee while watching YouTube videos. But, I have also mastered the quick and healthy breakfast game. Now my mornings are perfect.  Here are 5 ideas to…

10 Produce Items to Buy Every Week

I’m about to give you an insider look at my weekly grocery list. These are things I do buy and use on a regular basis. You will likely find one or more of these items in a single recipe that I post. I put these things on here because most you can eat raw, but…

Meatless Monday in Minutes

Monday’s are hard, but dinner doesn’t have to be. The last thing I want to do on Monday night is make dinner…and I love cooking. Luckily Annie’s Homegrown makes this awesome macaroni and cheese that is all natural. I tend to add in lots of vegetables, top with a little extra cheese and whole wheat…

Breakfast: A Meal for the Entire Family

According to the USDA, only 44 percent of Americans are eating breakfast every day, yet 93 percent of Americans say it is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is well known to promote a healthy weight by preventing overeating later in the day. Breakfast eaters are also less likely to develop chronic diseases…

Hosting a healthy holiday brunch

The holiday season tends to mean high-calorie treats and excessive snacking. Making healthy decisions during the holiday season does not have to be difficult. First step, start the day with a healthy, well-balanced meal. Since many will be hosting friends and family over the holiday, why not treat your guests to more than pastries. This…

Forever & Always –Pizza

Pizza is my favorite food. I don’t believe it needs much more explanation than that. I personally like making my own much better than buying them. I tend to like obscure things that I can’t find at most pizza places. Fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, fresh herbs, alternative sauces, nuts and seeds…literally I want to put…

Time to get vocal about shopping local.

I recently filmed a segment in collaboration with the sous chef I work with at one of our local farmers’ markets. We got to hang out with some Michigan farmers and discuss how important it is to shop local from an environmental, economical, and health perspective. The farmers market can honestly be overwhelming. Especially on…