Monhegan Cranberry Muffins

Monhegan Cranberry Muffins Thanksgiving is just days away… I woke up this morning and realized that Thanksgiving is only days away and I hadn’t taken the time to collect cranberries for our holiday festivities. I had heard that there were¬†plenty to be found at Lobster Cove and so I headed out. Contrary to popular thought,…

Tangy Thai Mixed Nuts

This fabulous curried nut mix combines toasted pecans with peanuts, cashews, coconut flakes and lemongrass. Source: Tangy Thai Mixed Nuts Perfect for your next holiday gathering or to have on hand when you are scuttling from event to event. Keep the hunger pains at bay with healthy fats and protein. Ready to reclaim your body…

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…

Low-Carb, High Nutrition Super Bowl Sunday Treats

A low-carb lifestyle helps me to stay on track, keep my weight under control and energy levels balanced. I Sugar Detox, (MW 10 day sugar detox)¬†once every 3 months and in between I keep my carbs from grains and processed foods low. Sticking to my 11 Veggies a Day for Health and Vitality strategy (11…

Holiday Bone Broth

The holidays bring decadent meals of roast turkey, beef, and lamb. Roasted meats on the bone are perfect for making nutritious bone broth. Homemade bone broth delivers rich flavor to soups and stews; it also packs an incredible amount of important vitamins and minerals. Bone broth contains anti-inflammatory properties, immune system building compounds and help…

Warm Thanksgiving Kale and Squash Salad

Prep time 30 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Yields 6 people Ingredients 1 large purple turnip, washed, diced into 1/2″ cubes w/ skin 1/2 acorn squash, washed, seeded, diced into 1/2″ cubes w/ skin 1/2 small butternut squash, washed, seeded, diced into 1/2″ cubes w/ skin 2 tbs. grapeseed or canola oil (for baking) 1/2…

Creamy Pumpkin Soup Topped with Curried Pecans

Prep time 10 minutes Cooking time 25 minutes Yields 4 people Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons curry powder 15 ounces pumpkin, pureed 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup pecan pieces 1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened…