Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

sparkling rose for brunch

This Sunday is Mother’s Day! We will be celebrating with my mother and my mother-in-law in New York City.  It’s my first as a soon-to-be mama, and I wanted to share a few Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas with you! Brunch is a simple meal to host for friends and family because there are so few

Granola Bites

how to bake with soymilk

I often find myself looking for a quick bite before I workout – it can be hard to exercise on an empty stomach! But, I don’t want anything too heavy, instead I look for a small snack with sustained energy and tasty flavor. Recently, I’ve had a lot of requests from clients for gluten free

How To Make Beet Hummus

beet hummus on apple chips

Beet hummus! Beets are one of my favorite vegetables – hearty and rich and so easy to make.  I love beets raw, especially in this preparation for cold sesame beets.  But here, the beets are roasted for extra sweetness and tossed into a simple hummus recipe for the brightest hummus imaginable.  The longer you roast the

Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Muffins

greek yogurt chocolate chip muffins

I’ve been cooking up lots of savory dishes lately (more on that later!) so I decided we needed some sweet up in here! I love cooking and baking with plain Greek yogurt and wanted to try making muffins with the protein-rich low fat version. This recipe for chocolate chip Greek yogurt muffins has a few of my favorite

Dijon Macaroni And Cheese

how to make mac and cheese at home

This recipe for macaroni and cheese is an updated version of a classic – with a few small tweaks. I made this recently when I was craving something warm and hearty – it totally hit the spot.  You could easily lighten this dish by using nonfat or almond milk, reduced fat cheese or leaving off the

Homemade Mimosa Bar

how to make your own mimosa bar

A few weeks ago, I was hosting a handful of girlfriends for a weekend brunch.  In my house, what’s a brunch without a mimosa (or a bloody mary…)?  This homemade mimosa bar was a hit with my guests, and I will definitely be making it again! I used a black lacquer tray as a base

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