Healthy Snacks


I want to talk about snacks and give you some low-calorie options for when hunger strikes in-between meals. It’s a good idea to have a snack to keep your metabolism going and the ones listed here, are only about 150 calories each! So, whether you’re watching your weight or just need a little something to holdContinue reading “Healthy Snacks”

Nectarines Poached in Lavender-Honey Syrup


Are you aware of the difference between nectarines and peaches? If not, here’s a little intel on them: Nectarines can be used in the same way as peaches, and may be considered as substitutes for peaches. The only difference between peaches and nectarines is the lack of fuzz on the nectarine skin. Nectarines tend to beContinue reading “Nectarines Poached in Lavender-Honey Syrup”

Banana French Toast


If you like bananas, then you’ll love this recipe that’s just a slight variation from the traditional French Toast, as it contains bananas and cream in the batter. Ingredients 2 pieces of bread (I prefer whole grain or wheat) 1 ripe banana 2 eggs (or 1 egg, 1 egg white) 1/8 cup whipping cream (orContinue reading “Banana French Toast”

Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa


A fresh fruit salsa is a lovely accompaniment to grilled fish in the summer; try it also with striped bass or arctic char. The season’s juiciest peaches pair with fiery habanero pepper for a sweet-spicy flavor. Leave the peaches unpeeled for more color and texture. Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light Ingredients Salsa 2 1/2 cupsContinue reading “Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa”

Crazy For Cranberries


Here’s a simply amazing recipe for cranberry sauce that you can whip up in no time for the holidays! Ingredients 1 cup sugar (1/2 cup white, 1/2 cup brown) 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup orange juice 4 cups cranberries (1 12 oz pkg) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp allspice Directions In a saucepan, bring water,Continue reading “Crazy For Cranberries”

Simply Sorbet


So, do you all know the difference between sorbet and sherbet? Sherbet contains milk or another fat, making it similar to ice cream. With that being said, obviously sorbet is great for people who are lactose-intolerant. And with just a small number of ingredients, it is truly a breeze to make.  My recipe below is for strawberry sorbet, but feelContinue reading “Simply Sorbet”