I was in the mood for a little taste of childhood last night. One of the special treats my mother used to make was a fruit salad called Ambrosia. This is a recipe that has many different incarnations and nearly everyone has their own special version. My mother’s went something like this: Ingredients: 1 can … Continue reading Ambrosia
When I changed my diet I found one of the hardest things to eliminate was a staple in my morning routine. That's right, I am talking about coffee. Back in the day I was a CoffeeMate/International Delight flavored creamer addict. I usually had two going in my refrigerator, different flavors of course, but also kept … Continue reading The Cream in My Coffee
Summer may have vanished before our very eyes, but the taste of summer can still linger. Try this super fresh tasting salsa over your favorite cut of grilled steak or fish or simply by the spoonful and have a summer party in your mouth! Remember, we NEED fat to survive. Avocados are an excellent source … Continue reading Mango Avocado Salsa
One of my all time favorite fruits is the fig. It’s true, dried figs are available throughout the year, but there is nothing like the lusciously sweet taste and unique texture of fresh figs. I can get dried figs any time I feel the urge, but to find fresh figs is a true treat. So … Continue reading Figs: My New Obsession
A few nights ago I dreamed I ate a very large bowl of cereal. But, it wasn’t just any cereal, it was one of the foods I had the hardest time breaking up with when I began to eat a cleaner diet. My ex...Kashi Go Lean Crunch. You know, the cereal that boasts it contains … Continue reading I Want Cereal!
Funny? Yes. True? Yes. I’m sure many of you can attest to the presence of the Hangry Monster in your own lives...a friend, your significant other, your children, the person staring back at you in the mirror... But is this normal? No. We most often experience Hangry when our blood sugar drops rapidly, also known … Continue reading The Hangry Monster
Tomorrow is June 20th - the summer solstice and longest day of the year! The sun will reach it’s highest point in the Northern Hemisphere letting us experience its most direct rays and providing us with approximately 16 hours of daylight. It is also the day we make the most vitamin D in the shortest … Continue reading The Longest Day of the Year
I love eating out as much as the next person, but when you choose to lead a Paleo/Primal lifestyle sometimes it can sometimes be quite difficult. Do any of these sound familiar? Scenario #1: My best option is a side salad...everything else is breaded or fried. Wait, who picked this place? Scenario #2: Can I … Continue reading We Want Options!
By now you’ve heard it a million times. New lists, it seems, are constantly compiled and are often full of foods we’ve never heard of, can’t pronounce, or can’t find in the grocery store. (Like this list from Shape Magazine) And lately they’ve been showing up as dietary supplements in convenient juice or pill form. … Continue reading How Super Is Your Food?
Coconut Water What do you drink when you want to drink something other than water? For me, it was always cranberry juice. Back in the day I would drink Ocean Spray cranberry juice drink (sugar free, of course) like it was going out of style. The words juice drink and sugar free, despite the sweet … Continue reading Why I Love Coconuts (and You Should, Too!): Part 2