Salmon Buddha Bowl with Poblano Ranch dressing- kind of!

Salmon Buddha Bowl with Poblano Ranch Dressing

What actually is a Buddha bowl? We see this all the time but what makes it not Buddhu? A Buddha bowl is a vegetarian meal, served on a single bowl or high-rimmed plate, which consists of small portions of several foods, served cold. These may include whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice, plant proteins such as chickpeas or tofu, and vegetables. 

Memorial Day Flags

Favorite Memorial Day Foods

Memorial Day is just a few days away.  Swimming pools are opening, barbecue grills are all clean and ready to fire up, many kids are already done with school, and the heat and humidity are blaring, with the chance of storms for the day. But who cares about the...

Melon & Proscuitto Salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella, and arugula

Melon & Prosciutto Salad

Sometimes the simplest foods make the best meals. Wholesome and satisfying.  Why we feel we need to look for something over the top creative to give us a thrill is beyond me.  Yet I’m guilty of it as well, which would explain the 100s of cookbooks I have lining...

Black Forest Cake with Strawberries & Cream

Growing up in St. Louis, Lake Forest Bakery was well known for their Black Forest Cake.  Unlike most Black Forest Cakes this one was made with strawberries instead of cherries. I’ve never been a huge fan of maraschino cherries but love those fresh bing cherries. However, fresh strawberries tucked...

Salmon Nicoise

Salad Nicoise is a salad that originated in the French city of Nice.  It is traditionally made of tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, Nicoise olives, anchovies, and dressed with olive oil.  It has been popular worldwide since the early 20th century. 

Antioxidant Rich Crunchy Chickpeas with Warming Spices

Antioxidant Rich Crunchy Chickpeas

Do you ever find yourself dying for something to snack on but nothing sounds good? Or you find something, but you know it’s not good for you? Wishing you had something prepared to satisfy a craving that’s not just good for you, but hits the spot?  These Antioxidant Rich Crunchy Chickpeas...

Multi-Seeded Crackers

Multi-Seeded Crackers

Last week I shared a recipe for Hot Lemon Water and the health benefits of incorporating it into your daily regimen.  I learned about Hot Lemon Water after over indulging in these super healthy and flavorful Multi-Seeded Crackers. 

Hot Lemon Water

Lemon Water – why drink it daily?

Have you ever experienced your gut feeling so out of whack you could barely function? That was me a few weeks ago until I started drinking hot lemon water. UGH!!!