Healthy Cooking Thursday – Salmon Fillet with Pineapple Salsa

Our Healthy Salmon Recipe Features A Delicious Pineapple Salsa Cabin fever is running rampant in the Green Mountains.  While many of our friends to the south are experiencing Spring’s first signs, we have nary a robin nor blade of grass visible, unless the plow trucks have dug up our yards in their attempts to eradicate […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Pesto Chicken Meatballs

These days, foodies everywhere are talking about meatballs.  These humble staples of most moms' menus have taken center stage as a food trend for 2011, much to the surprise and confusion of many chefs.  After all, meatballs are so lowbrow.  I like to think of this trend as a good sign; maybe backlash against the uber processed scientific food movement (do you […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Crock Pot Barbeque

You're busy.  I get it. At our ladies' healthy lifestyle resort, one of the most common recipe requests I hear is ideas for crock pot cooking.  The problem is, I never use a crock pot when I'm cooking at work, and when I'm at home, it's a rare thing for me to write down a new recipe, […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Butternut Macaroni and Cheese

Behold, one of my happiest accidents. This recipe was born when I didn't have a lot of food in the house and needed to come up with dinner. I forget what I served it with because, frankly, this side dish was so delicious it eclipsed anything else from the meal. I recommend using a type […]

Healthy Cooking Monday – Green Mountain Sauteed Tempeh

Today’s blog is brought to you by my partner in crime, Chef Jon.  Tempeh is a protein option that our vegetarian guests enjoy, especially when served this way.  We like to use organic Vermont-produced Rhapsody Tempeh in our Green Mountain at Fox Run kitchen; try it the next time you celebrate Meatless Monday. Tempeh originated in Indonesia. It is created […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Calamari Salad

As some of you out there know, one of my favorite things about the holidays is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, my husband Jamie's family tradition which I have co-opted into a week of seafood leading up to Christmas Day.  While it may seem like it's easy to eat healthy when seafood is all […]

Healthy Cooking Friday – Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

In the midst of yesterday’s holiday of feasting, one thing was for certain; there would be an aftermath to deal with. And in this case, I’m not referring to the negative self-talk which might occur following “too much” enjoying. (I’ll leave my friend Darla to address those issues!)  But these leftovers need to be dealt with, stat. So how can […]

Healthy Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

I’ve just returned from the West coast of Scotland, where I visited a traditional smokehouse. At Inverawe Smokehouse, they slow-smoke salmon and trout straight from nearby Loch Etive. It’s a true pleasure to eat food that’s been lovingly and slowly prepared — hanging in a handcrafted brick smokebox for up to 48 hours — to […]

Healthy Recipe: Juicy Lucy Turkey Burger

Add some pizazz to your Fourth of July cookout. Today’s recipe is the  Juicy Lucy Turkey Burger, our version of the Minneapolis favorite Juicy Lucy burger.  With blue cheese at its center, it’s as delectable as it sounds! FYI, this recipe is featured as June’s Recipe of the Month on Green Mountain’s website.  That’s why […]

Healthy Recipe: Carrot Cake Smoothie

I recently found out that June is National Dairy Month. Apparently it’s also National Dairy Alternative Month, but we’ll have to cover that in a later post! A cool smoothie is a great afternoon snack or after dinner treat. Relax on the back porch after a hot day with this sweet Carrot Cake Smoothie in […]

It Happened This Week: Jessica Simpson, Self Acceptance and No Regrets

“Jessica Simpson, who was battered by media coverage about her weight earlier this year, is…reportedly shopping around a new reality program that focuses on society’s scrutiny of women’s bodies.” Will you watch? The “secret first step” to mindful eating? Self Acceptance, says Dr. Susan Albers on the Huffington Post. “The goal of self-acceptance is to […]

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. […]

Healthy Recipe: Middle Eastern White Bean Pita

For a delicious lunch, try this simple white bean salad dressed with Middle Eastern spices and served in a pita with feta cheese. With this recipe courtesy of the U.S. Dry Bean Council, it’s super easy to whip up the beans, and you can make extra for leftovers or a future side dish. Middle Eastern […]

Healthy Recipe: Asparagus Salad with Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette

Each month, we send a Recipe of the Month to folks on our email list. This May, we featured a salad made with asparagus, arugula, greens and tarragon…all things spring presented in a yummy dish that’s got so many taste teasers, you won’t know what you like best! It was developed by Alta Engstrom, RD, […]

Healthy Recipe: Asian Beef Salad

Nothing says summer like a warm, tangy salad. This week’s recipe is a refreshingly spicy Asian salad courtesy of the American Cancer Society. Beef can be part of a healthy, well-rounded diet. And don’t forget to check out our guide, “Eating Well, Recession Style,” for tips on maximizing your dollar at the supermarket. Asian Beef […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Fish Tacos with Avocado & Grapefruit Salsa

Planning a Cinco de Mayo bash? You’d do well to serve these delicious fish tacos with an avocado-grapefruit salsa. The recipe is courtesy of the California Avocado Commission. For more Mexican dishes involving avocado, check out their Cinco-related recipes. Fish Tacos with Avocado, Grapefruit and Toasted Ancho Salsa. Serves 4 people Ingredients 1 Pacific halibut […]

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 […]

Healthy Recipe For the Season: Asparagus Frittata

Writer Barbara Kingsolver loves asparagus. She’s planted it in rental homes, waited for it all year and describes it as what makes a place feel like home. It’s the first crop of the season. Fresh asparagus tastes like spring. “In the Netherlands, the first asparagus harvesting coincides with Father’s Day, when some restaurants offer all-asparagus […]

A Healthy Recipe for Gluten-Free Scones

Scones are a great breakfast nosh or the perfect afternoon snack–with a cup of tea, of course. You can also enjoy them without gluten. Today’s recipe comes courtesy of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Learn more about celiac disease. Makes 6-8 scones Ingredients: 1 cup of rice flour (brown or white) 1/2 cup of […]