Strawberry Cucumber Salad

Strawberry Cucumber Salad | Just a sprinkle of sesame seeds take this salad from simple to superb!

I heard it. The Meadowlark. The cheerful song means the birds are back, and that means spring has arrived. Not sure if it’s the bird, the extra evening light or the calendar, but I’ve been on a spring cleaning tear. I’m not alone. I’ve heard others are pulling out cleaning supplies. The extra effort is […]

Repurpose Vegetables Food Hack #2

Repurposing food to reduce food waste one delicious bite at a time

Repurpose Food is a LiveBest series where I share delicious ways to reduce food waste. I love being resourceful in the kitchen. Join me as we use those refrigerator finds and cabinet castaways to create best overs – one delicious bite at a time! Did you know? According to Home Food Safety we toss 19 […]

Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti

Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti | A slam dunk in milk, wine, or tea. LOVE this cookie ;-)

The smell of chocolate cake baking in the oven is filled with anticipation. Leading to a forkful of deliciousness. But after whipped the eggs, measuring the flour then watching it collapse in the oven, anticipation changes to frustration and disappointment. 🙁 The altitude is our nemesis. Altitude Adjustment I live at 5,200 feet, where the cakes […]

Layered Spelt Salad

Layered Spelt Salad | Spelt's chewy nuttiness, protein and fiber gives this salad staying power. With a yogurt herb dressing and crunchy sunflower seeds, you won't be looking for a snack soon after lunch!

Are you looking for better heart health, improved digestion, or increased energy? Add whole grains to your grocery cart. Ho, hum! If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a hundred times; whole grains are good for you. It’s their fiber, vitamins and minerals that make them the darling of your plate. But wait.. Research […]

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Fish Tacos, yogurt chipotle crema, pickled onion = Yum!

“Taco Tuesday.” If you’re on Twitter, you know it. If you’re on Pinterest, you’ve seen it. If you’re a Recipe Redux food blogger, you know it because the February theme is tacos. Did you know Taco John’s owns the trademark to: Taco Tuesday? As an equal opportunity taco lover, Tuesday works for me, but so does Friday. […]

Salted Honey Sesame Almonds

Salted Honey Sesame Almonds Recipe | Sweet and salty kinda sums me up. How about you?

Why I’m Nuts About Being an Entrepreneur I read a blog post about why the author liked being an entrepreneur which made me think about myself. What is it that’s driving me to be my own task master? Flexibility I like the flexibility to set my own hours. I’m pretty sure I’m spending more time at […]

What to do in Tucson

Things to do in Tucson | These are some of my favorite things to do and eat!

Has winter seemed long to you? Sheesh! I needed a break and Tucson was the destination. No snow. No wind. No coat. Ahhh!!! If you’re a snowbird headed south, here are a few personal recommendations of… What to do in Tucson These Tucson things help me LiveBest! Arizona sunsets are remarkable.  Red, pink, yellow…the spectacular sunsets are hard to […]

Cherry Amaranth Almond Smoothie

Cherry Amaranth Almond Smoothie | Delish and nutrish. What can I say, except that I LOVE this smoothie recipe!

  Amaranth What’s old is new again and ancient grains are POPULAR! Botanically, amaranth is a seed, not a true cereal, but has so many nutritional similarities that it is considered a grain. Historically, amaranth was a native crop in Peru. As an ancient grain, maybe the health benefits are what helped the Incas run […]

Thai Squash Soup

Thai Squash Soup | Satisfying soup recipe from

As a registered dietitian and nutrition educator, I hear people complain that it costs too much to eat healthier foods. Harvard researchers agree. The healthiest diets, those rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish, cost an average $1.50 per day more than a diet high in processed foods and refined grains. Over a year this […]