Ways to Detox After a Splurge

Celebrating holidays with close friends and fabulous food is key to a happy lifestyle. But if you’ve overdone it with drinks, rich dishes and desserts, help your liver rebuild its nutrient stores with these delicious foods.

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has a refreshing clean smell that is unmistakeable, which has made it a scent in the forefront of the perfume industry. But lavender isn’t just for soap and shampoo, I use it to flavor summer dishes!

Cherry Crush Lemonade

Lemonade fits the bill as a refreshing summertime drink while you’re cooling at the pool, finishing lawn work, or just need a break. Pomegranate and acai get a lot of press for their benefits, but cherries can also add to your antioxidant arsenal.

Summer Cookout Makeover

Summer is a time to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors but you can still be healthy and even wow your guests with some fresh recipes that use the healthiest foods in the most delicious ways. Here are some strategies for getting more superfoods like greens, beans, and berries onto your plate this summer.

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!

4th of July Menu

Everyone loves the savory tastes of grilled foods on Fourth of July. Grilling is easy, but why not try some new flavors for your grill this weekend like my Jalapeno flank steaks, turkey burgers or chipotle shrimp? Check out my other suggestions for an awesome celebration!

Christmas Eve Mexican Feast

If you’re looking for something new this Christmas holiday, plan a feisty Mexican feast to spoil your loved ones with something tasty and spicy. Homemade Mexican food is not only satisfying but it uses some of the healthiest ingredients around like pomegranate, hot chilies, nuts and seeds.

Sweet Potatoes and Apples for Thanksgiving

Sweet and soothing, tart and rich, apples and sweet potatoes make a fall duet that is irresistable when sprinkled with spice and honeyed walnuts. I made these lovely layers with the help of a Japanese mandoline that will give you uniform slices in seconds. But there are plenty of other tools to make the prep time for your favorite Thanksgiving dishes go a lot faster without investing too much cash.