Quinoa Greek Salad

I love this quick protein packed quinoa salad. Once you’ve cooked up some quinoa, you can use it for this salad and then use the leftover quinoa for breakfast the next day. Treat it like it is oatmeal. Quick and easy to reheat; maybe add some cinnamon and brown...
Not Today

Not Today

I just don’t have any energy today. My allergies are killing me. “Aunt Flo” came to town. I didn’t sleep well last night. As far as excuses not to workout go, I’ve used them all. I’m getting older. My body doesn’t recover as...

Yeah, So About That “Vacation Restraint” Thing…

Yeah, so, I’m back from Italy. For about a month already. And, well, I was hoping to write to you all to tell you just how good I was on vacation. How I found time to work out and eat well even in the land of pasta and vino. Yeah. That did not happen. Well, we...
Grandma’s Italian Beef Stew

Grandma’s Italian Beef Stew

Home Cooking at Its Best I am very fortunate to have had a wonderful grandmother (and grandfather too!). They are long passed, but I think of them often and appreciate more and more all that they tried to teach and instill in me. One of the best parts about my cuddly...
Wasabi Salad Dressing

Wasabi Salad Dressing

Need a little different flavor profile to go with some seared tuna or stir fry? I love this quick little salad dressing. 1/2 tsp wasabi paste (I like a bit more) 1 TBL rice vinegar 1 TBL soy sauce 3 TBL olive oil Salt and ground pepper to taste You can get wasabi...

What I Learned From the Amazing Helen

If you’ve been following my Facebook page at all,  you’ll know who “The Amazing Helen” is. Simply, she is amazing. Helen has been working with me for about a year and I remember the first day she showed up. She told me she was in pretty good...
Mexican Shrimp Dip

Mexican Shrimp Dip

Hola mis amigos! This marvelous recipe for Mexican Shrimp Dip was shared by the lovely Jen O. and was eaten by the growing Elyssa B.!  I LOVE this dish and can’t wait to make it myself! 1 bag frozen cooked shrimp Olive Oil Jar of pickled jalapeños onion avocado...

Black Bean Dip with Corn and Feta

One of the favorites at my last “Chew & Chat” party was this yummy black bean dip brought by my yogini friend Wendy. If you’d like to be invited to one of our get togethers where 1. I don’t sell ANYTHING to anybody, 2. No One else sells...