Valentine’s Day Blast

February 14th is a day of love for romantic couples and families alike. The traditional festive food for this holiday? Chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate – and not just any chocolate, usually a giant red, heart-shaped box full of chocolate. Lets face it, creamy chocolate truffles will make anyone feel warm, fuzzy and loved. However, let’s not get carried away by downing the entire box – not exactly romantic. Here’s my solution to this romantic dilemma:  try pairing up [...]

New Year, New Goals

Some people love making resolutions every year. They start each year with a list of things to accomplish. Some people have been so discouraged by their yearly resolutions, they have chosen to stop making them entirely. I don’t like to use the term “resolutions,” especially when it comes to living my life. When I think of “resolutions” I think of something firm, strong, determined – which is fine for describing a legally-binding agreement, but it sounds way too serious to [...]

Super Bowl Spinach Dip

This year, when my friends and I organized our holiday potluck, my job was to bring all the veggies and dips – a key driver of the socializing that so often takes place at these parties. Now, with the Super Bowl just days away, this recipe is once again out and ready to be enjoyed! There are so many commercial dips on the market, but most are loaded with calories and are high in fat, not too mention the high [...]

NutriBullet on Vacation

My Christmas holiday was filled with the usual excitement as I traveled to visit my family. During the trip, I had a sudden feeling of dread. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I left something important behind. I was invited to accompany my family up to the mountains for a few days before we returned to their house for a large Christmas dinner. So, I drove up the night before and the next morning was faced with a flurry of [...]

Ginger Blast

Ginger, ginger, ginger! Everyone in my family is a huge ginger fan. From gingerbread houses to tea, they love it in everything, especially this time of year. What would the holiday season have been without it? Ginger root has been used for centuries in many ways. It was first used medicinally for calming an upset stomach and relieving arthritis. It may help with lowering cholesterol, as well. Today, ginger is still used for its health benefits, but more often as [...]