A Dessert that's Perfect for Everyone When I first made and tasted this recipe, I thought it was chocolate-y, moist and not too sweet. For me it was a perfect dessert, but I needed other opinions to help me decide if it was a 'keeper' recipe - or not. So, I asked my grown-up son to try it. After going back for a second one, he commented that it was a perfect muffin for him. Great. Next, I shared a plate of cupcakes with my book co-author, Andrea, so that her family of 5 could do a tasting. All agreed that it was a great dessert. Yay. Then, my good friend, Tomomi, made a batch and asked her … [Read more...] about Chocolate and Banana Cupcake Recipe
Fresh Mint is an Easy Herb to Grow I grew up in a family of gardeners. My mom mostly enjoyed growing flowers and my dad liked growing vegetables. So, at least in the summer, we had a colorful yard and we also ate a bunch of homegrown vegetables for dinner. Fresh herbs were not a part of the mix for some reason, so I changed that when I got my first job and moved into a very small house of my own. I immediately planted some herbs in a small, sunny garden out back. Partly I grew herbs because they were easy to grow and partly I did it because I was getting very interested in cooking and … [Read more...] about How to Grow and Use Fresh Mint
Apples are Full of Good Nutrition! Next time you bite into a 3-inch diameter, fresh & crunchy fall apple, here's what your body will get: 90 calories; 0 fat; 0 sodium; 20-25 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams dietary fiber; 0 protein. But, that's not all. Antioxidants in apples are super good for vascular health and they can help keep your brain young & healthy along with the rest of your body. 3 Easy Ways to Eat Fall Apples! Dip them: Pick out any variety of apple, cut it into eighths, and dip it. There are many choices of dip such as hummus, peanut butter, sunflower butter, … [Read more...] about 3 Easy Ways to Eat Fall Apples!
Grow a Garden of Green Growing a small garden is so much fun. It can be in your yard or in a pot on your deck and always a sunny spot is best. Don't worry about getting dirty. Don't worry about getting wet. Don't worry about getting the rows straight or every weed pulled out. Instead, think about how delicious your garden greens will taste when it's time for dinner. Garden Month The spring is a perfect time to celebrate Garden Month and also a perfect time to plant. Here are 5 easy steps to get started: Go to the plant store or seed store. Pick out a few plants or seed … [Read more...] about Grow a Garden of Green!
This guest blog is by Kaylie Teague. Have you decided what special treat you’re serving or enjoying this Halloween? Try this Halloween mousse. It’s made with silken tofu, which provides protein and phytochemicals (think antioxidants and anti-cancer!), dark cocoa powder and dark chocolate (hello, heart healthy!), as well as a festive topping of orange-tinted whipped cream and dark chocolate chips! Halloween Mousse Makes 4 larger servings or 8 smaller servings Ingredients you'll need: 1 pound package silken tofu 1 teaspoon dark chocolate cocoa powder 1 ¼ … [Read more...] about Halloween Mousse
This is a guest blog by Kaylie Chrismon. Mason Jar Salads! One of the worst things about packing a healthy lunch is having a soggy salad. When your salad sits in salad dressing all morning, the spinach and lettuce become wilted and you may even throw it out and choose a not-as-healthy option. Putting your salad in a mason jar and layering the toppings appropriately can keep your salad crisp, fresh, and perfect at lunchtime. Mason jars are also convenient and reusable. How to build your mason jar salad from the bottom up: Bottom layer: your dressing – putting dressing in the … [Read more...] about Mason Jar Salads!