Baked Fish with Black Japonica Rice

Black japonica rice is a nutrient rich rice with a spicy sweet taste.  According to Lundberg Family Farms, this sweet nutty rice is packed with health-promoting anthocyanine antioxidants, like those found in blueberries and blackberries. For a quick meal idea, bake your favorite fish fillet in the oven while you  cook japonics rice on the…

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken & Carrots

  Warm spices, refreshing apricots and cranberries,  crisp carrots and organic chicken combine in this simple yet  delectable slow-cooker recipe that is sure to add a note of pizzazz to your next cozy winter meal or special gathering. The subtle yet powerful touch of spices in this comforting dish enhance the combined flavors of dried fruits and slow-cooked…

Earthy Potato Chive Soup

  (This recipe has been adapted. The original recipe, by Wendy Irene, can be found at onegreenplanet.org) Serves:  6 A few fresh herbs and time-tested spices can transform a humble potato soup into a savory, comforting bowl of goodness! Best of all, this simple soup is ready for the table in less than thirty minutes….

Healthy and Nutritious Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

Make this delicious baked oatmeal with so many good for you ingredients like nuts, oats, and carrots.   Sweetened with a small amount of pure maple syrup, you will find no refined sugars.  The almond milk can be made from scratch and fun to make!  Even the avocado oil has heart healthy benefits!  You can’t…

Homemade Clif Bars – Chocolate Chip or Cherry {Vegan & Gluten Free}

Why not make your own Clif Bar goodness? If you are Vegan or Gluten free ~ these tasty bars are for you!  Be creative with your additions like raisins, dried cherries, dried apricots or add any other dried fruit you can think of (without added sugar, of course)! INGREDIENTS: Wet Ingredients: 12 pitted Medjool dates…

Your Holiday Options for Weight Control

During the holidays you may find yourself dining out more than normal and frequenting the holiday parties that begin with appetizers and end with rich desserts. If you host the holiday gatherings with all the holiday goodies, you may be spending more time in the kitchen near the tempting foods you wouldn’t normally have in…

Sugar Challenge Results

90 days ago my husband and I set out on a 90 Day No Sugar Challenge.  (See our beginning journal entry here) Any time, day or night, TV commercials, blogs, online ads and articles inundate us with information about our health.  Everyone knows someone who is experiencing a health crisis. My husband and I decided…

Date Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies Craving a warm cookie? These peanut butter cookies are so delicious! Best of all, they are quick and easy and only contain whole pitted dates for the sweetener. (Recipe found at blissfulbalance.com.) Makes: 12-18 cookies Ingredients 1 Cup unsweetened peanut butter 1 C pitted dates 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg Preparation…

Turkey Meatloaf

This savory and moist Turkey Meatloaf is Quick and Easy! You will see this turkey meat loaf as comfort food at its best! Jazz up “ho-hum” meatloaf with ground turkey and mushrooms. (Recipe from Inspired Taste.) Ingredients 1 1/4 lb lean ground turkey 2 garlic cloves, minced 8 oz. mushrooms, trimmed and finely chopped 1…

Delicious Date Sweetened Brownies

Ingredients 1 C almond flour 1 C Medjool dates; pitted 2 large organic eggs 1/4 C honey (or sweetener of choice) 1/4 C extra-virgin coconut oil, melted 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 C dark cocoa powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt Preparation Steps Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 8…

Summertime Fresh BLACK Rice Salad

Black rice is a great option to use with summertime freshness.  Black rice has the same nutrients and more fiber than brown rice, plus contains anthocyanin.  These pigment properties in black rice (as well as blueberries) provide anti-inflammatory benefits, protect against carcinogens, and may help prevent heart disease.   FRESH VEGETABLES & BLACK RICE SALAD INGREDIENTS:…

Hectic Holidays… Healthy Holidays

Are you busy?  Is everyone you know busy?  We live most days resigned to stress and endless time crunches.  For many of us, holiday time ramps up the stress to even higher levels as we gather together for numerous events with friends, family, and co-workers. Some days it is all we can do to just…