Cold Sesame Noodles with Scallions and Edamame

how to make cold sesame noodles

Have I ever mentioned that I love cold food?  Well, I do. I even might say I like cold food over hot food in most categories. So certainly, Chinese food tastes really good to me when it’s cold. So obviously these cold sesame noodles with scallions and edamame totally hit the spot. Ingredients for 2

Homemade Tortilla Chips

how to make homemade tortilla chips

Finding multiple uses for leftover food items is one of my favorite [kitchen] hobbies. Oh doesn’t that make me sound fun! But, really. Who wants to waste food? Not moi. This recipe for homemade tortilla chips is super easy, and uses exactly what you already have in your fridge and pantry.  Perfect with low fat

Cherry Banana Smoothie

how to make a cherry smoothie

The last time I shared a favorite smoothie recipe, I detailed how to make a green smoothie. Well, folks, this cherry banana smoothie might be even better.  Have you ever tried frozen cherries?! They are so good! This week alone I’ve gone through an entire bag.  I’ve purchased frozen cherries from most grocery stores, but almost definitely Trader

Baked Crispy Green Beans

crisp baked green beans

I’m a snacker. I snack while working at home, and of course on the go between meetings. But that means I need to bring snacks with me. Sometimes my everyday staples (fruit, nuts, cheese sticks, raw vegetables, hard boiled eggs…) seem mundane. So when Nourish Snacks contacted me about sampling their product, I jumped at

Whole Wheat Ricotta Pancakes

whole wheat ricotta pancakes

What better way to start the weekend than with a brunch dish?  This recipe for whole wheat ricotta pancakes was a hit in our house.  I served them with crushed pecans and fresh strawberries with a drizzle (OK, maybe more than a drizzle!) of pure maple syrup.  Homemade blueberry chia jam would be amazing on them

Toasted Coconut Couscous

toasted coconut couscous

Couscous is a deliciously versatile grain that comes in a variety of textures and flavors.  Whole wheat couscous has a bit of a nutty flavor, while Israeli couscous has a much milder flavor.  You can find my favorite recipe for a vegan Israeli couscous salad here. For health, I always try to choose whole grain

Avocado and Edamame Guacamole

how to make avocado and edamame guacamole

Avocados (and thus guacamole) might be one of my all time favorite foods.  Need proof? An entire post was dedicated to avocado smashed on bread.  So what better way to spruce up and old favorite than with some other old favorites! I’ve been on a huge orange kick lately.  Cold oranges! My mouth is watering

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

how to make pink sugar cookies

I really love a holiday that’s all about celebrating loved ones in the sweetest way! Valentine’s day is a great excuse to make these sweetly delicious pink and red valentine’s day sugar cookies.  These are so easy to make and the dough can be made ahead of time.  Remember this recipe for homemade pink sugar?  The

Low Fat Egg Salad

how to make low fat egg salad

The perfect breakfast, lunch or snack is just a few short steps away with this recipe for low fat egg salad.  No need to run to your local deli to pick some up – my version is healthier, faster and more delicious! Eggs are packed with nutrition (protein!), economical, hugely versatile and delicious! Similar to

Greek Wheat Berry Salad

greek wheat berry salad recipe

I received so many emails about my recent Israeli couscous salad, I figured another grain salad was in order. This Greek wheat berry salad is light, yet filling, thanks to lots of protein and fiber in these little whole-grain beauties. I love adding feta cheese to just about anything, and the combination of feta and