Late Night Strawberry Sorbet

We all have those late night cold treat cravings. Mine happen pretty much every night, which is why I LOVE this recipe! It’s light and healthy, but still makes me feel like I’m indulging while catching up on my trash TV shows.   You can adjust the flavors to whatever you like, even add in peanut butter or cocoa powder for a chocolate version!   Strawberry Sorbet Recipe Ingredients 1 banana, chopped and frozen 1/2 c. frozen strawberries Instructions Take […]

Asian Garlic Noodle Stir-Fry

This homemade Asian stir-fry dish is better than take-out and almost as easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. Fresh chopped vegetables are sautéed and tossed with a homemade soy sauce-based sauce and yakisoba noodles. The yakisoba noodles can be found in the refrigerator section of your local grocery store near the tofu. They only need to sit in hot water for a few minutes and they are ready to eat! This dish is perfect for preparing ahead of time […]

Cauliflower Falafel

Although falafel is usually deep-fried, I came up with a delicious baked alternative using cauliflower as the base. This may be one of the those “I don’t believe it til I try it” recipes, but take my word for it that these baked cauliflower falafel are going to knock your socks off. I like to serve them over a bed of greens alongside some carrot and hummus for a tasty, healthy lunch.   Cauliflower Falafel Recipe Ingredients 1/2 head cauliflower […]

Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad

This fresh watermelon, arugula feta salad is inspired by summer. When I saw watermelon at the grocery store on sale, I had to bring one home. While I was chopping it up, I had the idea of tossing it into some arugula, mint and citrus dressing. Feta cheese adds a nice touch to this salad, but it can be omitted or substituted with another soft cheese. Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad Ingredients 4 cups arugula 1 small watermelon, sliced into 1-inch […]

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Breakfast muffins are one of life’s finest treats. This recipe, which features oatmeal, yogurt, vanilla, banana and honey, is a wonderful break from the many muffins that are packed with sugar and butter. The best part is that having seconds and thirds is guilt-free! Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe Ingredients 1 cup oatmeal 1 banana 1 egg 1/2 cup yogurt 1 1/2 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract Pinch of salt Instructions Blend […]

Spinach Feta Pinwheels

When asked about my favorite appetizer to make, I always think of these spinach feta pinwheels. They are really easy to make, and they freeze well days before you need them! Chopped frozen spinach and a frozen puff pastry sheet makes the job stress-free. All you have to do is wait for the spinach and puff pastry to thaw, then mix up the spinach with feta cheese and nutmeg in your Magic Bullet and spread it on the top. An […]

Grapefruit Slushy

There’s something about a tart grapefruit that puckers your taste buds in just the right way. This grapefruit slushy is not too tart, not too sweet, and just the right amount of satisfying. Grapefruit Slushy Recipe Ingredients 1/2 grapefruit 4-6 ice cubes 1-2 tsp. sweetener (agave, syrup or sugar) Instructions Combine grapefruit slices with ice and sweetener in Magic Bullet and blend. That’s it! Taste to make sure sweetness is where you want it (start small and work your way […]

Almond Butter Muffins

Say hello to the most perfect breakfast muffin ever – almond butter muffins! These healthy muffins don’t have any butter, because the almond butter makes them nice and moist. Bananas give them a sweet flavor without having to add too much sugar, and oats add fiber. These muffins are a great grab-and-go breakfast, or enjoy them at home with some jam or extra almond butter slathered on top. Delicious! Almond Butter Muffins Ingredients 1/2 cup almond butter 1 cup all-purpose […]

Broccoberry Smoothie

This recipe combines broccoli with blueberries and banana to produce one of the most deliciously healthy smoothies you’ve ever had. The sweetness of the fruit is just the right thing to balance out the broccolis earthiness. Broccoli Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup broccoli 1/2 to 1 cup blueberries 1/2 banana 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup raisins 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup water Instructions Combine milk, water, banana and oats in Magic Bullet and blend until mixed together. Add remaining ingredients […]

Beef with Broccoli and Scallions

Recreating Chinese-American food classics at home: What’s the point? Can’t you just get delivery? I’ll tell you the point: it’s healthier, tastier, and cheaper. (I won’t say “faster” because that’s just silly.) Case in point: this beef with broccoli and scallions with loads of roasted broccoli and extra scallions. Believe it or not, the standard kitchen in China does not include an oven, so you’re verrrrry unlikely to find roasted broccoli in a Chinese-American dish. But it’s delicious: the roasting […]