Sweet Corn Salsa Recipe with Black Beans

Yesterday, I seriously considered feeding everyone cereal for dinner – that’s how hot and humid it was. I really don’t like turning on the oven when it’s this hot. We have a small home with no air conditioning and adding the heat of the oven to the already oppressive heat wasn’t going to happen. Of course, […]

Minion Bars: Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars

With the kids home for the summer more, I’ve decided that I need to have a few more healthy snacks on hand for them. I would much rather make them a healthy snack than have them run into the store and buy something less than healthy. I’m part of a group that posts monthly peanut […]

Frozen Banana Coffee Frappe Recipe

I’m not sure that there is anything I look forward to first thing in the morning more than coffee. I’m one of those people that needs at least 3 or 4 cups to get moving in the morning. While I look forward to a hot cup of coffee on a cool morning, as the temperatures […]

Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Granola

Only a few more days and my son will be home for the summer. Actually, since he’s a senior this year, he’ll be home period. Now, more than ever I need to have options for a quick, healthy breakfast. While there are a few cold cereal brands I buy occasionally, I much prefer to make […]

Grandma’s Iced Rhubarb Tea Recipe

I love cold drinks during the warmer months but I really try to pay attention to what’s in them. Most of drinks you can buy in the grocery store are loaded with ingredients I can’t pronounce from artificial colors and sweeteners to GMO ingredients I don’t want to eat. While I love making homemade lemonade […]

Cranberry Juice Detox Water & Bladder Health

Bladder health is one of those things that I never really gave much thought to when I was younger. I’ve found that you take a lot of things for granted before the age of 35 or so. As I age, I seem to notice more and more things that I’ve never paid attention to before, like […]

Rose Hip Tea Recipe for Stomach Upsets

A while ago, while I was shopping at the health food coop, I noticed that they had dried rose hips on sale. Being the frugal, health conscious person that I am, I bought a big container. Then I got them home and asked myself “What the heck and I going to use that for?” Rose […]

Make Your Own Italian Herb Spice Blend

Did you know that a lot of the spice blends you buy in the store have hidden ingredients in them that you don’t really need like additives, anti-caking agents or MSG? I know that it’s easier to start with a spice blend rather than adding 12 different ingredients when you’re cooking but I don’t want […]

How to Be Active in the Winter | Green Smoothie Without Kale

I’m going to be completely upfront with you here. I hate winter. In theory, I love the snow because it’s crisp and clean and pretty. In reality, I hate it. It’s cold and wet and slippery and not at all enjoyable unless I enjoy skiing, sledding or snowboarding, which I don’t. In the summer, there […]

Cold Remedy Drink | Hot Orange Spice Beverage

I hate getting sick. I’m generally a very healthy person and that’s a good thing since I’m generally the one who has to take care of everyone else. Sometimes during the winter, I just start to get that rundown feeling. You know what I mean. I’m a little more tired and sort of achy. I […]