Charcuterie boards, that often include prosciutto, are definitely a lot of fun to design and I don't always wait for a special occasion to whip one of these up. I will often prepare a plate-for-one. :) But what is prosciutto? How do you eat it? How much is too much? In today's blog I share with you some helpful insights into prosciutto and some fantastic recipes on how to use this Italian ham.
When it comes to the Holidays and desserts, we don't have to live in deprivation and isolate ourselves while others partake. We can find healthy ways to indulge that are more optimal for our health so we can still enjoy the fun of the season and what it has to offer without 'deprivation' and without negatively impacting our health. Check out my latest Blog Article where I discuss this in more detail and share a Decadent Truffle recipe, just in time for the Holidays.
It must be December! I don’t know about you, but I 100% believe in gingerbread during the holiday season. It is a timeless tradition during the holidays, whether you eat it or just use it for decoration. I am known for BOTH… bring on the Gingerbread house-making competition! Gingerbread is typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg, or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar, or molasses. So the question begs to be asked; can your gingerbread cookie be good for you?
My first time having a leek and potato soup was back in early 2000... I'm thinking 2001 maybe. It was a weekend trip to Old Montreal. A cute & quaint restaurant, with some amazing old-fashion charm, presented me with a soup to warm my soul on a cool Autumn day. To this day I still remember the experience. I'm happy to share with you my Leek & Potato Soup Recipe and all the amazing benefits leeks can have to your health. Enjoy the savory soul soup.
If you are looking to use more superfoods during the winter season, then leafy greens like kale are a great choice. Kale grows well in the winter and is relatively easy to find at most grocery stores. It is a superfood filled with vitamins and minerals, and is great for many diets, from clean eating to Paleo or Keto. Here are four different types of kale salads to try out this winter.
There is this incredible freshness with lime and mint which makes the Mojito a popular, frequently-asked-for drink. No matter how you serve this drink, with or without alcohol, with or without sweetener, that freshness of the lime & mint is unmistakable.... and health supporting!! Enjoy this refreshing summer-style recipe!
Who doesn't love a good cookie? I do love to create and bake at home as it allows me to be able to control the level of sweetness in my cookie consumption... which is very helpful for the low-sugar gal. Plus I can add in ingredients that will support my health and goals. This is where I shock you yet again and tell you that a cookie... can be healthy AND STILL DELICIOUS. Check out this delicious and nutritious low-sugar, high protein cookie recipe.
Not many believe me when I tell them that they are eating blended avocado. Avocado is so creamy in texture, it makes the perfect base for a decadent and luscious pudding. Trust me when I say, even if you don't like avocado, you will still love this amazingly delicious and nutritious dessert.
Chili is a staple in my household during the winter months. Not only is it super easy to prepare, but you can make a large batch and enjoy leftovers for the next few day. Not only easy but delicious and warming to the soul, especially when it's cold outside. Check out the top 4 benefits of this soul food and try out the recipe to keep you nice and warm this winter.
Did you know that pumpkin seeds contain cucurbitacin, which is a unique amino acid that helps in hair growth. More commonly know is that pumpkin seeds contain zinc and zinc helps your skin heal and offers UV protection. Can you see why I love pumpkin seeds so much. Just 30g will give you protein, healthy fats, fiber, zinc, selenium, magnesium..., But enough of the boring stuff... let's eat. I love a good granola... and tis the season to be all about pumpkins. Enjoy this pumpkin spice granola recipe! Another one of my favs.