Healthy Back To School Food For Thought Ideas

As seen in my 3TV segment on the KTVK morning show, Your Life Arizona, here is what I showed along with some ideas on creative better foods for the lunch box, after school snacks and more.  As the mother of two juniors now (one in high school and one in college), I have a lot […]

On The Go Smart Snacks Seen In My 3TV Segment

Manic:  My metabolism since turning 50!  Sometimes I am quite hungry and other times not at all, but no matter what, it is way harder to drop a few pounds than it was when I was younger.  And I love snacks.  KIND Bar minis are my new favorite find, so that is a go to snack […]

Why Terra’s Kitchen Is My Favorite Home Meal Delivery Kit

Blue Apron.  Plated.  Purple Carrot. I have tried those and several other home delivery meal kits and I have found my #1 favorite. It is Terra’s Kitchen.  And I can tell you why with five simple reasons that makes Terra’s stand out from the others, in my opinion.  They have the largest and most extensive […]

Fall Flavors: My Favorite Vanilla Latte Recipe

With autumn’s arrival, I bring out my bullet blender and blend up my favorite homemade quick and easy vanilla latte recipe.  Every time I share this yummy healthier (at least I think so) version of a hot vanilla latte, I get a good response from my readers.  Autumn has arrived, so here it is again…but […]

My Beautiful Birthday Chocolate! Had To Blog It!

You have got to check out this ahhmazing chocoate.  I have never seen anything like this in a box of decadent yum yums!  But first, a little birthday background… Whoa….the big 5 0 came so fast, that it is hard to believe!  Just like how everything else in life comes so fast! For my 50 […]

Test Fork: Purple Carrot Plant Based Meal Service

As I blogged a few weeks ago, I have been trying to eat plant based foods about 85% of the time.  So far, so good.  And I do notice a difference in how I feel when I eat clean.  Much better in every way!  I decided to put my taste testing fork to work with […]

Nana Joes Granola Perfect For My Fab 50s Lifestyle Change!

Manic:  Me thinking about turning 50 next month!  Managed:  With this milestone birthday on the horizon, I have decided to try to mostly eat plant based foods.  I am not going 100% vegan, but I am striving for 85% to be realistic with my lifestyle.  Plus, eating this way helps our bodies, earth’s animals and […]

Tasty & Light Savory Salmon & Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Clean eating has been our goal lately.  My daughter requests healthy homemade recipes as she works to keep herself in top shape to keep up with her community theatre audition schedule and high school honors class load. For myself, since I am just a few months away from my 50th birthday, I want to be […]

My Mama’s Healthy Homemade Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe

My mother always spent countless hours in the kitchen cooking up healthy meals for us kids.   I didn’t appreciate it then, but I do now! And now more than ever, I am on a mission to keep my own daughter healthy as she balances her high school honors classes with her exciting community theater […]

Soup Season! Pleasing Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Lucky for me, it is soup season to nurture us during winter’s chilly temps.  And this is lucky for me since I have to eat soft foods as I recover from my gum surgery.  So I asked a few pals for their soup recipes.  I plan to share several here on my blog, starting with […]

Homemade Holiday Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Who says ice cream is just for summer?  How about homemade holiday vanilla bean ice cream to serve with pie or all by itself with a little red and green flair. If you own an ice cream maker, this recipe is for you.  Your holiday guests will cheer when they see that ice cream is […]

Different Than Pumpkin Pie…Try Pumpkin Supreme!

If you are not a pumpkin pie fan, but like pumpkin desserts or if you want something a little different from the usual pumpkin pie, try this scrumptious pumpkin supreme recipe.  Several years ago, I asked my sister-in-law for her Texas family’s recipe for my all-time favorite dessert that she makes for us every Thanksgiving […]

Found! Healthier Organic Popcorn That Is Safe To Microwave!

Manic:  My family years ago when I banned microwave popcorn from our home! Too many reports were surfacing that the chemicals and packaging used to pop the kernels in the microwave could be a health risk.  So we gave it up and we have missed our popcorn. Managed: Today when I spotted a new brand of […]

Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal in Mason Jars

Here is a cool holiday breakfast idea for your guests.  Make pumpkin spice oatmeal the night before.  Prepare in individual mason jars that can be simply set out in a breakfast buffet the next morning, warm or cold. Such a fun, festive and flavorful idea with a recipe that is healthy clean eating.  And some […]

My Fun Morning Show Assignment: Being Rachael Ray!

Better not quit my day job as I am not an impersonator, but I had fun trying!  On my morning show’s recent fun celeb chef takeover theme, I was asked to come as Rachael Ray.  My apologies to Ms Ray!  I watched a lot of her videos, found an outfit in my closet that looked […]