Lent Recipe Roundup

The Lenten season is upon us, which means, for some of you, the main dish on Friday can no longer include the beloved New York Strip steak.  It can be a struggle, especially here in the Midwest where farmland stretches for miles, to abstain from beef, lamb, pork, and poultry each Friday before Easter.  Fear […]

Un’beet’able Health Benefits

With their dramatic, rich red coloring, beets may be one of nature’s most alluring foods. These beautiful root vegetables do double duty, with the earthy-sweet bulbs and fresh greens both offering a myriad of health benefits. Beets and their greens can be enjoyed raw, cooked, juiced, steamed, roasted, sautéed, grilled and, for those who don’t […]

Chilean Citrus Recipe Roundup

Eating local produce is a great way to support local farmers and the economy. Unfortunately fruits and vegetables are seasonal meaning we can’t grown them year round locally. At times we can source fruits and vegetables from other parts of the country but often we utilize the counter-seasons of other countries, like Chile, to ensure […]

No-Bake Blueberry Bars

Summertime means stress-free cooking, fresh flavors, and lots of sunshine! These no-bake blueberry bars are so simple to prepare and are bursting with the fresh taste of summer. Not to mention they look spectacular! As a Dietitian, I spend a lot of my time teaching clients how to identify sugar in foods and how to […]

4-ingredient Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

blue·ber·ry ˈblo͞oˌberē/ noun noun: blueberry; plural noun: blueberries 1. the small sweet blue-black edible berry of the blueberry plant. 2. the nutrition-packed berries that are delicious in literally everything It’s June! Blueberries are covering the grocery stores and they are oh-so-delicious! With just 85 calories per cup, they make the perfect snack. They are also […]

Apricot Sesame Bites

If you’ve even briefly glanced through this blog, you know a couple of things. 1. I get really excited about food. 2. I love snacking. Among all of my snack recipes this is likely the one I frequent the most! It is the perfect blend of salty, savory, and sweet. Also did I mention these […]

Cashew “Cheese”

cash·ew /ˈkaSHˌo͞o/ Noun cashew an edible kidney-shaped nut that is easy to eat by the handfuls Sometimes it takes a good dip to eat your vegetables. Some common dips I see most often are ranch, hummus, and guacamole. Those are good, but they can get boring, so I decided to experiment with the ever so […]