Feb 26, 2015

Moist and Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese



Lately I've been craving cookies and muffins, and since muffins are healthier and more filing I decided to make muffins.  My first mission in muffins is a healthy carrot cake muffin that taste just as good as carrot cake.  Well I did it.  This seriously taste like carrot cake just without the guilt.   

Feb 13, 2015

Chocolate Bomb Recipe (dairy free version too)

image via Testosterone
I think it's fair to say that most people celebrating Valentines day either go out to eat or make a romantic dinner for two at home.  Since I don't work outside the home my husband and my usual routine is that I cook dinner every night Mon-Fri, Sat is our date night and we go out to eat or at least do take out, and Sunday night my husband cooks dinner.  So we plan to go out for Valentines day since that's our date night anyway!

Jan 26, 2015

Top Five 15 Min or Less Easy Snacks and Appetizers

Bacon wrapped Pickles with spicy cajun mayo recipe at Abbey's Kitchen
I won't be hosting a super bowl party, but I do love a good snack recipe.  At this time of year I always hear a ton of great ideals for snacks that gets me wanting to make some.  When I have hosted a party in the past I've found way to many interesting appetizers to make that sounded easy at first....until it came down to making all of them at the same time!  Now that I'm older and wiser I know that with appetizers it's best to keep it simple.  Which is why I'm sure you will love my favorite appetizers too.

Jan 11, 2015

The Super Food You've Probably Never Heard of: Spirulina

40 vitamins and minerals high in protein GLA calcium Iodine
image from Functional Foods
When I first started this blog 4 years ago, I was starting to learn about nutrition and natural health for the first time.  I read many books on natural health from many different angles (endocrinology, skin care, general, anti ageing, etc.) and often the wonder of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other newly discovered natural substances sounded so good and necessary I found myself slowly taking so many supplements I looked like I was a sick patient taking medication constantly.  My brother in law opened our cabinet to get a glass at Thanksgiving and couldn't help but say "whoa that's a lot of vitamins."  It got to be too much to take and costly since I was only buying high quality non synthetic supplements. 

Dec 31, 2014

Top 10 Weight Loss Tips (Based on Science)

 Photo By Mike Baird/Courtesy Flickr
I can't help but think about New Years resolutions this time of year along with the rest of the world.  And of course losing weight and getting in shape is always at the top of most peoples list.  It's on the top of mine too this year too!  Shortly after started this blog I really was eating super duper clean, taking supplements, and working out for the first time in my life.  Since then like I'm sure most of you can relate to I've had things come up in my life that has taken my focus away from that and now I find myself struggling to get back to my good habits.