Recipes

Sweetpotato Black Bean Quesadillas {Recipe ReDux}

Disclaimer: I received free samples of California sweetpotatoes mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  In case you missed my previous post, it’s sweetpotato season and no, I didn’t misspell that. California sweetpotatoes are now being known as one word to emphasize that they are not the “swe… read more »

Kale & Sweetpotato Lentil Salad {Recipe ReDux}

Disclaimer: I received free samples of California sweetpotatoes mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Sweetpotatoes   Nutrient-rich. Supporting star of Thanksgiving dinner. Now known as one word. That’s right. California sweetpotatoes are one word because they’re quite different from white pot… read more »

Corn & Basil Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce {Recipe}

Savory corn & basil cakes speak summer. They’re great as a side dish or the main attraction, and especially delicious when cooked on the grill. I love corn. Especially during the summer when it’s fresh off the cob. Despite it’s bad rap, especially when it comes to high fructose corn syrup (which, for the record, is nutritionally equivalent to table sugar*), corn is a good source of fiber and antioxidants including vitamin C, lutein, and zeaxanthin, and it provides the B… read more »

No Bake Desserts: Strawberry Mousse Parfait {Recipe ReDux}

This month’s Recipe ReDux theme is credited to my friend and fellow RD Danielle Omar over at Food Confidence: No-Cook Desserts   I have a major sweet tooth and love desserts, but you’ll notice there aren’t too many dessert recipes on my blog. That’s because as much as I love to indulge in dessert, I don’t like making them. There’s something about the precision required when baking that makes me lose interest – when I’m in the kitchen, I want to be cre… read more »

Juicing vs. Smoothies: What’s the Difference?

This post was written by Rosemary Squires Juicing has become quite popular these days and you may be wondering how these sweet and savory juices compare to smoothies. Both drinks can boost your fruit and vegetable intake, which means more vitamins and minerals for you. And if your produce is going bad, juicing and blending what you have on hand can help prevent waste. But, there are a few key differences between these two types of drinks that you should consider before you join the juicing bandwagon. T… read more »