Quick Peach Cobbler (GF, Vegan)

Every time I bite into a fresh, juicy peach, I think to myself how awesome the summer is.  Peaches, along with a few other choice fruits, bring memories of being a little kid in the summertime.  When it’s peach season, you can safely bet that I’ve got at least a few in the house and […]

Blueberry Vinaigrette

It’s pretty common knowledge how incredibly nutritious blueberries are.  Since no one is disputing this notion, please go get yourself some freshly picked blueberries right now!  They’re finally in season and absolutely incredible.  There’s nothing quite like ’em, especially on a hot summer’s day. Do you know why these little blue gems are incredibly nutrient […]

Blueberry Tomato Salad

One of my favorite summer staples is a Tomato Salad loaded with sweet tomatoes, cooling cucumbers and fresh basil.  When I was a kid, my mom made this every night with dinner as I’d consider it a staple part of any Italian meal in the summer.  Fresh, light, sooo delicious! As an adult, I’ve enthusiastically […]

Spicy Chorizo Chili

In the last few months, I’ve grown to appreciate a bit more spice (or heat) in my meals than I used to.  There’s definitely a time and place to kick things up a notch as Emeril Lagasse always says!  Take this with my love for ‘one pot meals’ and Voila! Spicy chorizo-based chili that doesn’t […]

Five Summer Food Saving Secrets

Ever wonder how it is that some people (like me) always seem to have food on hand?  Well, I’m going to share with you FIVE simple secrets that help insure that I’m always ready with something healthy AND delicious at the drop of a hat.  These tips are perfect for those constantly on-the-go like myself […]

Lemon Mint Water

I love adding herbs to water.  Though few think about doing this, herbs can turn a regular glass of water into something that is truly flavorful.  As I encourage more clients to shift their beverage habits away from soft drinks and phony ‘lite’ or ‘diet’ powdered mixes, this particular recipe has become a real hit!  […]

Berry Lemonade

While traveling recently, I’ve noticed that hotels like Marriot and Loews are offering complimentary refreshing beverages in their lobbies for parched and tired travelers.  Who doesn’t love a nice glass of lemonade, for example, after being on a plane for 6 hours?  Come to think of it, who doesn’t love a nice glass of it […]

Cooling Hibiscus Tea

When the temperature rises outside, especially before your body has had time to properly adjust, the heat of the summer can feel incredibly oppressive.  One of the best things to do to keep cool is to use certain ‘cooling’ foods and drinks to refresh your body from the inside out.  And that, my friends, is […]

Refreshing Cucumber Water

As the temperature begins to sizzle with the latest heat wave rolling through the East Coast, consider alternative routes to keeping yourself cool from the inside out.  What you eat and drink absolutely affects your body’s ability to adjust to fluctuations in the temperature.  The problem that most people experience in the summer months comes […]