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!!! 

Salt-Cured Eggs on Seeded Crackers

Graved Eggs

Just when you thought you knew all the ways to cook eggs here comes another unique variation: salt-cured yolks!

Cozy Lentil Soup is packed with healthy vegetables, herbs and warming spices

Snuggle up with this Cozy Lentil Soup

Salmon with a Red Wine Sauce

Video: Salmon in a Red Wine Sauce

A few weeks ago I shared the recipe for Salmon with a Red Wine Sauce.  Not only is this dish elegant but the flavor is outstanding and the salmon literally melts in your mouth. I had also mentioned the recipe would be ideal for Valentine’s Day, a special event,...