recipes

Butternut Squash Soup

When the temperature starts to drop, there is nothing like a bowl of hot soup to warm you up! I love making this Butternut Squash soup and it make it regularly for my kids in the fall and winter. This creamy vegan soup is full of antioxidants, a great source […]

Supercharged Chicken Soup

A bowl of your mom’s chicken soup can help fight a cold! This is not an old wives tale. Chicken soup is a proven healing liquid handed down to us over many generations. A big bowl of chicken soup can help clear nasal congestion and ease cold symptoms due to […]

Eggplant Parmesan

Hi busy moms/dads/caregivers! This year, I added eggplant to my garden rotation and I am loving all the eggplants I’ve been harvesting, even way into the fall season. Until writing this blog, I didn’t realize what a nutrition powerhouse eggplants are, containing a lot of antioxidants to protect against diseases […]

Coconut Creamsicle Smoothie

Hi busy moms/dads/caregivers! Are your kids excited, anxious or a little bit of both going back to school this year? I was talking to a mom friend of mine who said that as a kid, she couldn’t even eat dinner the night before school and now that she has kids […]

Grilled Cod

It has not been easy to get my picky eaters to eat fish. It is important for all of us to get our heart health omega 3’s in and while I do give them a supplement for it, there is nothing better than ingesting your nutrients through whole foods. In […]

5 Back to School Breakfast Survival Ideas

Hey busy moms, dads & all caregivers Besides the warm weather, outdoor fun and long days and nights, summertime is really when us busy caregivers can loosen up a bit on the routine, taking a break from all that comes with the school year – packing lunches, homework, getting kids […]

Memorial Day Grilled Chicken

Hey busy moms/dads/caregivers! What a better way to kick-off the start of summer than with a backyard BBQ on Memorial Day weekend. I love grilling in the summer. Besides the obvious reasons of being outdoors, in the sun, enjoying the long days and warm nights, grilling is a busy mom’s […]

Wholesome Heartwarming Oatmeal

Did you know that oatmeal has been cultivated for over 2000 years and was used for medicinal purposes before consumed as food? Any food that has stood that test of time can’t be too shabby for you! Oatmeal retains its bran and germ resulting in a higher level of fiber […]

Busy Mom’s Banana Milk

Who doesn’t love dairy products? Milk, Cheese, Yogurt and Ice Cream are staples in the American diet. For some, they can tolerate dairy with minimal or no issues. For others, too much dairy can lead to digestive issues, skin conditions like eczema and respiratory issues caused by a large buildup […]

Berry Delicious Smoothie

According to my two picky eaters at home as well as over 50 taste testers at my book signing/smoothie demo in Long Island last week, this smoothie is Berry Delicious! This smoothie has less than 10 ingredients and is perfect for those rushed back-to-school mornings or as an afternoon snack when […]