Archives for September 2011

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Moist pumpkin and rich chocolate make an outrageous dessert pair. Pumpkin has tons of beta carotene, an important antioxidant and the chocolate has flavenoids which also boost the levels of antioxidants in this bread pudding.

Hot Chili Relish

‘I popped one whole chili in my mouth before I realized how hot they were’ she said, noticing her eyes glazing over just talking about it — and no wonder, habaneros are one of the hottest chilies, about 10 times hotter than a jalapeño on the Scoville scale.

9 Reasons Not to Skimp on Sleep

You may literally have to add it to your to-do list, but scheduling a good night’s sleep could be one of the smartest health priorities you set. It’s not just daytime drowsiness you risk when shortchanging yourself on your seven to eight hours.


Apart from the Middle East, the pomegranate is also native to Northern India, and is now grown in California and Arizona. You can also find them at local delis and fruit stands, chilly grocery store produce isles, and in the kitchens of America’s top chefs. But what about the health benefits? Were the ancient sages right?

What is Gluten Free?

So, what do suffers of Celiac Disease eat? They learn to live a gluten-free lifestyle and become gluten sleuths, reading all labels, as gluten can hide in any number of places.

Cream of Tomato Soup

Everyone loves soup and sandwich – but making it yourself can be inexpensive and a lot healthier. Make a low-cal tomato soup 1-2-3 with canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and a spoonful of sour cream – you can even make this in a blender.

Halloween Ideas: Coco Bats

You will need a bat shaped cookie cutter to makes these crunchy crisp chocolate bats are perfect for a healthy Halloween! The kids will love ’em because they’re chocolate sugar cookie dough, but I like them since they have whole wheat flour and are lower in fat than a traditional sugar cookie.

5 Easy Ways To Cut A 100 Calories

As many of you know, I also have a regular column on – and their team recently switched to a new platform. So enjoy the latest round of posts closing out Summer and getting back to school with easy ways to cut a 100 calories…