Apple Carrot Oat Muffins – Gluten-free

Wow!  October has sure gotten away from me!  Between my husband, my Dad and my g-son, I’ve been a bit of a care-giver and been barely able to keep up wth cooking meals let alone testing recipes and photographing them!  And I had such great plans! Well, today, I am showing you one way you … Read more

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

Salt, to Taste… and Homemade Pickles

Making homemade pickles is easy

Are you confused by the salt to taste, or season to taste, recommendations in recipes? What exactly does that mean? And what if I don’t like much salt and you do?  How do I know what , “to taste” tastes like? If you are like me, I always ignored these recommendations until I learned a … 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

Turkey Quinoa Patties

High protein powerhouse patties can be made ahead and used for sandwiches, wraps, or just take-away snacks for kids or parents!  They are high in protein, gluten-free, and nut and dairy-free as well. I have to admit, this recipe came about because of my almost 9-month old grandson.  I love feeding him homemade Kiki food … Read more

White Bean and Pine Nut Spread

A high protein flavor booster for sandwiches or wraps that can also be used as a dip for your favorite crudite or flatbread. With the holidays coming up, it is nice to have something to serve as a quick appetizer that is also healthy!  This bean spread is so easy and versatile and has lots … Read more