Avocado Brownies

That's right.  You heard me.  Avocado BROWNIES. My initial reaction was, "gross... I have to try these!" And when I did, they were surprisingly fudgy and delicious! I have mentioned before how I have an addiction to chocolate.  I'm not kidding... chocolate addiction is very real and very serious, kids.  Indulge responsibly.   I'm on the…

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The Big Diet Myth

I was never big on New Year's resolutions until about two years ago. Gross as it may be, I used to only floss my teeth right before going to the dentist for a cleaning.  I would inevitably get the speech of "you should floss regularly for healthy blah blah blah."  But one day I actually listened…

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Bacon and Brussels Sprout Gratin
Brussel Sprouts Augratin

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Gratin

Happy New Year!  Who doesn't like to start the new year with some healthy new recipes?  I cooked up this skillet of Brussels Sprout Gratin earlier this fall.  The recipe came from Guy Fieri.  Well, not to me personally, but via the Food Network!  The bacon - well that is my addition.  Yum. I've made…

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I've been cooped up at home with mono for the past three days,  so with all that free time, I've cooked up quite a few recipes I'm excited to share (avocado brownies being my favorite)!!! But today I'm sharing homemade hummus!  I love hummus with pita chips or celery sticks and carrots.  It's a great healthy…

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Vegan Dark Chocolate

This is my initiation post, so I thought it would be fitting to share a couple of things about myself.  First of all, I really like eating healthy.  I love working out and running and eating well because it makes me feel good.  Second, I REALLY love chocolate.  Especially DARK chocolate.  Almost anything with chocolate…

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Almonds, Sometimes I Feel Like A Nut

For five years the Chief and I lived in a rural and agricultural area of California.  We lived in a small town of Kerman about 25 miles outside of Fresno.  The town is surrounded by vineyards and almond orchards. Neither the Chief nor I knew much about how almonds were grown until we lived there…

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Blackberry Dumplings Healthified

I don't remember eating anything "blackberry" when I was a kid.  I asked my sous-chef dish washing mom if my memory serves me right.  She agreed that in western Nebraska we just didn't have blackberries available to us fresh and she rarely bought them canned.  On-the-other-hand my Chief Culinary Consultant grew up eating blackberries right…

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Strawberry Trifle Dessert – It’s Not Too Late for Easter

Easter is Sunday and you may have planned your dinner menu for weeks.  Or then again you may be surprised that it is here already!  I saw this dessert on Facebook and I have made a similar version many times.  It is so quick and easy I decided to share it now if you are…

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Broccoli au Gratin

After a week of recipes like Tuesdays With Dorie Croissants and the Pioneer Women's Cinnamon Rolls I knew I better end on a healthy note or my faithful reader-son Cory, will definitely disown me!  Enter a lovely bag of fresh broccoli.  I love broccoli.  I think it just may be my favorite vegetable, as an…

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Healthy Baked Fish Sticks and Tarter Sauce

I haven't eaten fish sticks, you know the frozen take and bake kind, since my kids were little.  I am actually a little ashamed that I foisted those awful things off on them when they were growing up.  But alas, I did.  I thought fish sticks were healthy as opposed to say, hot dogs.  What…

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Healthified Triple Chocolate Pie

With Valentine's Day next week wouldn't it be lovely to make a chocolate pie to share with those you love?  How about a chocolate pie that is fast and easy?  How about 58% less fat and 33% fewer calories than the original recipe? Now am I talking your love language? The recipe can easily be…

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