No-Bake Energy Snacks (gluten-free)

And along comes fall!  We are actually having some fall-like weather here in southern Arizona so the whole back-to-school vibe is going on!  We are entering the season when Tucson shines!  Cooler, but still warm… Sunny skies, but not blazing!  Time to get outdoors and get back into shape!  I’m commiting to a better workout … Read more

Eggplant, Tempeh and Root Vegetables with Harissa Glaze

Cooking Season has Arrived!!  Well, here in southern Arizona… ALMOST arrived!  Still, the evenings and mornings are getting a bit cooler (or is it my imagination?) and the kids are back to school.  Fall vegetables are just starting to show up in the markets, but yet, there are still some summer favorites hanging around (I’m … Read more

Caprese Salads – Two Ways

Ahhh summer is in full force!  I just returned from almost 3 weeks in different parts of Italy where they were having a record hot summer!  Just what someone from Tucson, Arizona needs on vacation!  But other than that, it was a great trip (I will be posting some photos on Instagram) and I once … Read more

Peaches and Cream

Ahhhh, June is here!  It’s officially the summer season for most of us here in the northern hemisphere and all the fresh fruits and vegetables will be spilling over on us in the next few months!  I can’t wait to bring you fresh, healthy summer recipes using all that amazing bounty! Here in southern Arizona, … Read more

Shrimp Cocktail Shooters

So, I had this thought to do some shrimp cocktails for a small group of ladies that came to my house for a cabi party.  Call out to Ms. Ginger Etcheson my cabi consultant.  If you aren’t familiar with cabi, you should check it out.  Quality clothing, shown in private homes so all women can … Read more

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers with Vegan Cream Sauce

Oh, I love me a stuffed pepper!  Brings back memories from my youth. My Mom would make them with ground beef and rice stuffed into whole green peppers with a simple, but flavorful tomato sauce over them.  We loved them!  This is my modified (as always) version, to make them healthier, prettier and with that … Read more

Salsas and Guacamole!

Here in Tucson, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) in true Mexican style, even though the holiday seems to be an American creation!  There are parties and restaurants have specials and basically, it is an excuse for indulging in Margaritas and Mexican food and all the fun, festive things that brings.  Bright … Read more