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How to make my favorite healthy Berry Banana Smoothie

A berry banana smoothie is how I start most weekends. Filled with foods that deliver health-boosting benefits, I’m happy to share my favorite healthy smoothie recipe with with you! A glass of liquid crimson. A glass of goodness. Tart, cold, sweet, fresh…can’t you just taste it? This is my glass of happiness because it means Hello, WEEKEND! It puts pizzazz in my morning. Even more, this smoothie helps me close the gap on eating more fiber, protein, …

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How to make Dijon Vinaigrette

Easy and economical, Dijon mustard vinaigrette is a flavor packed. More than a salad dressing, brush on baked fish and drizzle over vegetables. Easy, fresh, flavorful and economical, Dijon mustard vinaigrette is a staple in my refrigerator. Even though it’s a salad dressing, I brush it on baked fish and drizzle it over roasted vegetables. In this Chopped Asian Salad, I tweaked the recipe to make a peanut ginger dressing. Read on to see how you …

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How to make White Bean Dip with Herbs

Plant-based White Bean Dip is a quick and easy Mediterranean dip for fresh vegetables and whole-grain crackers.  Bean Dip sounds so ho-hum, but… Seriously, I make this plant-based recipe a few times a month. It’s ready in about 5 minutes when I use my food processor. Packed with flavor, fiber and protein, I eat it for lunch with carrots, snap peas, apple slices, cucumber slices, and whole-grain crackers as my dippers. I eat it for …

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How to make Peruvian Quinoa Soup

Peruvian Soup is filled with quinoa, vegetables and a little spice. This humble soup is comfort food that’s healthy and good!  I hiked the Inca Trail. I explored Macchu Pichu. I toured Lima, but I had to go to the remote Taquile island on Lake Titicaca to eat this delicious soup. Julia Child said you don’t have to cook a masterpiece, just use good ingredients. Peruvian Quinoa Soup is just that. The Peruvians have been using …

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How to make Apricot Ginger Biscotti

A few of my favorite things…apricots, ginger, walnuts. Folded together in a crunchy Apricot Ginger Biscotti, this biscotti recipe travels well so are good to send or take along as a snack!  When I travel, I always pack snacks. I never know when hunger will strike, or the flight delayed, or the road too long. Though it’s usually not when you have enough time during a layover. It’s when time is tight or choices are mediocre. I’m Girl …