Eat like me

Yes, you too can have a banana split for breakfast! Instead of ice cream, this one is made with Greek yogurt.

Just add granola (there are gluten-free versions out there), nuts, fruit and agave, honey or maple syrup (I would omit the preserves). Recipe here.

I think your kids would love it! I’m doing it tomorrow.


Summer Salad

I love summer salads. And this one has protein in it to boot! I would feel perfectly comfortable with my children just having this for dinner and calling it a night. It has my daughter’s favorite food group : corn. I also love the cranberry tartness.

I think I’ll be making this tonight.

Corn, Edamame & Black Bean Salad

serves 4


kernels from 2 ears cooked fresh corn
2 c cooked edamame, pods discarded
15.5-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/4 c cilantro, chopped
3 T olive oil
1 T white wine vinegar
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
pinch cayenne pepper


In a large bowl, combine corn, black beans, edamame, roasted red pepper, cranberries, onion and cilantro. Add olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and cayenne. Toss to combine.

Source: Fresh 365 online

Amazing, quick and easy soup . . . perfect for a cold night.

Hands down my favorite soup. I made this when it first came out in Bon Appetit, I was pregnant with my daughter. It was amazing then, and I’ve been making it every winter since. It’s packed with vitamins and flavor. You can’t miss with this one. Add a glass of red wine and some crusty bread and you are in heaven. I use turkey kielbasa, a little less tortellini than called for, and I double the amount of Kale.

Recipe from Bon Appetit 2002

One of the main reasons why I love this soup so much is because it contains Kale.
Kale is absolutely rich and abundant in calcium, lutein, iron, and Vitamins A, C, and K. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein. Kale is rich in Vitamin C not to mention the much needed fiber so lacking in the daily diet of processed food eating Americans. The “Icing on the Kale” are the natural occurring all important phytochemicals sulforaphane and indoles which research suggests may protect against cancer. Let’s not forget the all important antioxidant Vitamin E. Rest assured kale spares nothing in providing one with much needed nutrients and associated health benefits.

Soup’s on! Enjoy.