Healthy Solution for Indian Take-Out

Take-out Indian food is one of my favorite treats since traditional Indian sauces can be extremely time-consuming to make – with a long list of spices, herbs, and many chopped vegetables that go into each and every dish. Last week, I cooked cubed-up chicken and veggies, testing out a new jarred Tikki Marsala sauce … and I was truly amazed!

Decadent 100 Calorie Snacks

Healthy snacks under 100 calories have been the topic of morning TV segments, in blogs and in magazines, but I find that some of those snacks mentioned don’t satisfy me when I’m really hungry before meal time. So here are some ideas for snacking on real foods that are under 100 calories each!

Cheap Summer Eats

Summer just so happens to be the perfect time to save money in the kitchen and save on calories. Why? Because nature’s bounty is plentiful, flavorful and naturally healthy! What’s more is that a little goes a long way!

How To Make Food Taste Better

Cooking at home should not be a chore, and there are some basic tenements to cooking that will make your time in the kitchen more efficient and more enjoyable! Here’s three basic techniques, no culinary school required!


Licorice seems to be one of those ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ flavors – probably because it has such a strong and distinct taste. Licorice is not just a candy, it is actually an extract from the Glycyrrhiza Glabra plant, which means sweet root.

Iced Tea From Rooibos

Red bush – or Rooibos in Afrikaans – tea comes from the leaves of a bush that grows in southern Africa and like many teas has valuable antioxidants. If you’re craving flavor, it comes in vanilla, orange, peach and even red bush chai. Don’t forget to get my recipe for rooibos -iced tea!

Soups For Summer

When the summer heat wave hits, I start to think about recipes that don’t require the oven or stove top, and that’s what inspired my recent recipes in Self Magazine. In this post, I focus on easy-to-make, flavorful summer soups that only require a few fresh seasonal ingredients.

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

I indulged in many a store bought ice cream sandwiches in my teen and 20’s, before I knew what was in them. I still like to have them from time to time, but now that I’m used to eating lighter I want a chilly bite that’s more ‘ice cream’ and less sandwich – something small that I can make myself with less preservatives.