Add Variety to Breakfast with Granola

Homemade Breakfast Granola with Rolled Grains If you are looking for a way to add variety to your breakfast, granola can be a great vehicle for incorporating a wide variety of grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits into your morning meal. Traditional granola is made with oats, but you can substitute many different rolled/flaked grains. Great […]

What Are Whole Foods?

Whole foods is a term thrown around a lot lately when we talk about healthy eating, but I’d imagine people may have asked the question, “what are whole foods?” When does something cross the line from being whole to processed?  To me, whole foods are as close to the state that food is found in […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Quinoa Tabouli

At our healthy weight loss spa, we’re constantly seeking out ways to make whole grains more interesting. Quinoa is pretty interesting on its own, with a fascinating place in history among the Incan empire and a relatively high amount of protein content. But many people wouldn’t consider making a cold salad with it, which is […]

Old-School in the Kitchen

This week I've been doing all my dishes by hand at home and I'm not too happy about it.  There are certain luxuries, such as a functioning dishwasher, that I've gotten used to having.  At first it was a little fun/novel doing dishes the old-school way, but that quickly wore off.  I will say however, […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – How Do I Make These Grains Delicious?

Recently, Robyn (as well as the US government) suggested reducing refined grains for numerous healthy reasons.  But there’s a reason that many folks avoid barley, quinoa, millet, amaranth, oats, brown rice, and all their whole grain buddies; many people find them hard to make delicious, aside from adding tons of fat and sodium to them.  Here […]