Better than Wheat Thins Cracker

Wheat thins used to be my favorite cracker growing up. But similar to most store bought crackers they are overly processed, nutrient lacking, calorie loaded, not even sure I can call them food, items. I have been looking for the perfect cracker recipe for a little while. My Criteria: simple economical time efficient good nutrition…

Wow Your Dinner Guests!: Crispy Skinned Salmon and Herbed Beans

Inspired by bon appetit recipes Pan-Roasted Halibut with Herbed Corona Beans and Crispy Skinned Fish I put my own twist on these recipes with local ingredients from Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative . The crispy skinned fish is very easy to do and makes a delectable dish sure to wow your dinner guests. The herbed beans add a…

Pasta e Fagioli

Soups are nourishing for the body and soul. This Pasta e Fagioli recipe is nutrient-dense, made from local ingredients, and delicious. That covers all of my criteria for a healthy meal that promotes a happy, healthy mind and body. Soup is a wonderful meal for sharing with friends and family, and creates a nourishing sense…

Basic Nutrition: Fact or Faux

Basic Nutrition Webinar Slides from April 26, 2015 This week Dr. Oz was under attack in the media for promoting false or unproven health claims. Ever since his show came on the air, I have had mixed feelings about him and his show. Dr. Oz promotes supplements and diets that in my education are based on false claims….

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate Avocado Mousse 1 avocado, pitted 1 ripe banana 1 Tbsp. sweetener of your choice 1 Tbsp. cacao ¼ tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. Bragg’s aminos ¼ cup peppermint tea   Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or use egg beaters. Blend until smooth adding more tea or sweetener as desired. Chill and Serve….

Meatless Meatballs and Arugula Pesto

You know me, always looking for nutrient dense, yet delicious recipes. This is one for the future cookbook. I eat meat but also enjoy meatless meals, this recipe is packed with flavor and nutrition and I bet the whole family will enjoy it. Try it and let me know. Ketogenic Meatballs  1 ½ cup cooked…

What is Chi Hiking?

This Memorial Day Weekend Monhegan Wellness studio is offering a fantastic retreat for active people who want to stay active into the future. I hear stories all of the time of injuries due to exercise, most of which are preventable with a few techniques that anyone can learn. The retreat scheduled for May 28-30, 2016…

Asparagus-Jarlsberg Tart

Asparagus – Jarlsberg Tart Ingredients: 1 pound asparagus, cleaned and trimmed 6 sheets phyllo dough 1/2 pound Jarlsberg cheese, shredded 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced lemon grass coarse ground black pepper Spray olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out phyllo dough on clean, dry surface. Layer one sheet at a…

3 Day Gentle Spring Detox

3-Day Gentle Spring Detox After a brutal winter, I can feel the weight of constant snow shoveling and carefully walking icy paths, lifting from my shoulders as a balmy breeze blows across the water, the winds die down, and the squish of my boots in mud fills my ears. During the cold winter months, I…

Snacks and Yoga for your Spring Road Trip

Road trips are tons of fun and a great way to connect with a partner, friend or family member. Road trips also offer hurdles and stumbling blocks on your path to good health and eating. You may be heading out on an Easter holiday or Spring Break road trip soon and I have some tools…