Healthy Cooking Thursday – An Idea for Lousy Fruit

Sometimes, no matter how conscientiously you pick out your produce, you end up with something that just isn’t delicious. Twice this summer, I have carefully selected melons which were unblemished, seemed heavy and hollow, and then cut them open only to find they were just icky.  The watermelon had a rubbery texture; the cantaloupe was […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Making Fruit Sexier

As summertime arrives, the fruit selection in markets is improving. There’s a lot of inspiration for delicious treats in the produce section, but sometimes even a great variety of sweet fruit just isn’t enough for a meal-ending indulgence. However, there are a lot of quick and easy ways to enhance your fruit enjoyment. Here are […]

Healthy Recipe: Old Fashioned Blueberry Grunt

It’s July at last and blueberries are here! Pick them wild and then wow your friends with this simple dessert. There appear to be many variations of this recipe, traditionally made with biscuits or dumplings. This one is courtesy of the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. I read somewhere that this dish gets its […]

Healthy Recipe: Strawberry Tostada

It’s strawberry season! Sure, in this day and age, you can buy them at the supermarket year-round, but nothing really compares to a fresh, ripe strawberry just off the vine. Hey, why not pick your own? Fitness happens! Then you can invite the gang over for this one-of-a-kind treat courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission. […]

Snack Recipe: Apricot Yogurt with Pistachios

Yogurt makes for a great breakfast food or snack. It’s got protein, calcium, vitamins and live cultures that may aid in digestion and boost immunity. Most importantly, it’s delicious! This recipe, courtesy of the American Council on Exercise, shows you how to make a thick yogurt dip with sweet fruit and crunchy nuts. Even if you […]