Healthy Chicken Salad

Chicken salad gets a healthy upgrade with arugula, grapes, cucumber, and a healthy Greek yogurt dressing. Nope, no mayo in sight. Don’t worry though, this salad packs so much flavor, you won’t even miss it. I prefer to use red grapes in a salad like this, but green grapes would work just fine.   Special … Continue reading

Raisin and Nut Granola

Call me crunchy, but I love me some granola. Granola and fruit. Granola and milk. Granola and yogurt. Granola just plain ole’ by itself. Love it. What I don’t love about granola – at least the store-bought kind – is the price. So, as often as I can (as it’s a bit of a process), … Continue reading

Easter Sticky Buns

Do you ever get the urge to do something you know just isn’t good for you? You know, like going out for drinks at a happy hour that turns to late night drinks when you have to get up early for work the next morning. Or lounging on your couch all day watching movies when … Continue reading

Bacon Oatmeal Rasin Breakfast Cookies

Fact: I am not a vegetarian (although I do love vegetables!). Fact: bacon makes just about everything better.  Fact: these are cookies (cookies!) with bacon in them – yes, you heard me – BACON! I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit and was so intrigued – and salivating – that I just had to try … Continue reading

Cranberry Ginger Scones

I have to admit that I’m not very familiar with scones. I think I’ve made them once before – and that was for a 7th grade project on England – and I’ve probably only eaten a handful in my life. I was inspired by a recipe for scones that I saw a few weeks ago … Continue reading

Melon Grape and Mint Salad

Melon, grape, and mint – what’s more refreshing than that? This salad is superbly sweet, healthy and nutritious, and extremely simple to prepare. It only requires these three main ingredients plus a little honey and lime juice. Easy peasy! Great as a side dish for lunch or to serve alongside brunch. I used a juicy … Continue reading

Prosciutto and Spinach Frittata

Who doesn’t love a little “breakfast for dinner” every now and then? I happen to love me some eggs for breakfast, and a scrumptiously salty and rich frittata is a great way to enjoy eggs for dinner – plus it’s super easy to make, relatively low-calorie, and awesomely nutritious! Don’t these ingredients just look super … Continue reading

Baked Eggs with Asparagus, Tomatoes and Spinach

There’s something special about Sunday breakfast. It’s a day of rest and relaxation before the new week begins, and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Sunday breakfast deserves a little extra attention. We try to make something super delicious on Sundays – pancakes and fruit, a southwestern egg scramble, egg bagel … Continue reading

Spicy Black Bean Cakes

These little puppies might be one the best things I’ve ever made for breakfast. Ever. Seriously, these are amazingly delicious and I just might have to make them every weekend! They are surprisingly easy to whip up, super delicious, and very, very nutritious. Can’t beat that! I used about a cup and a half of … Continue reading

Winter Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of winter food, but I thought I’d see what I could come up with using some of the season’s best and brightest – citrus, pomegranates, and persimmons. I used a large ruby grapefruit, which I peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces, … Continue reading