Black Garlic

One of my favorite things about travel is tasting local foods and learning new ways to prepare old favorites. My husband and I just returned from a wonderful trip to Canada where we dined out A LOT in Quebec City and Montreal. This year, I noticed that Black Garlic featured prominently in most dishes and … Continue reading Black Garlic

Back on Track Snack

After a holiday weekend of maybe too many burgers, chips or adult beverages, our bodies crave some vitamin-packed foods prepared gently for easy digestion. Here's a simple, seasonal recipe that can be eaten as an afternoon snack or as a meal when served with a whole grain, like brown rice or quinoa. Ingredients2 teaspoons extra-virgin … Continue reading Back on Track Snack

Lentil Soup with Grains & Greens

This hearty soup makes a satisfying, low-calorie meal on a chilly night. Feel free to throw in any greens you like. I love adding wilted salad greens and celery leaves. Make it vegetarian or vegan by skipping the pancetta and using vegan stock. 1 tablespoon high-heat oil such as safflower or grapeseed oil1/2 large yellow … Continue reading Lentil Soup with Grains & Greens

Plant-Based Butter & Alternatives

Vegan butter is a plant-based butter substitute with the consistency and flavor of butter without the high-levels saturated fats present in traditional butter made from cow’s milk. However, all plant-based butters are not the same. It really depends on the brand. While all vegan butters are made from plant sources, many contain palm oil and … Continue reading Plant-Based Butter & Alternatives

A Hangover Free Holiday

Photo by Ehioma Osih on Thanksgiving is almost here and we are about to embark on the season of overindulgence. With that in mind, I thought it might be helpful to dive into the mechanisms of alcohol and its effect on the body. Let me start by saying that I am not anti-alcohol, but … Continue reading A Hangover Free Holiday