Barley Veggie Rainbow Salad

You can ask any doctor and you will get the same advice, it’s always better to get your vitamins and minerals through fresh wholesome food rather than pills. One should eat veggies and fruits from all color food groups to … Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Black Beans and veggies soup

As soon as the weather changes and fall is here, it’s like the gears inside us also switch. It starts getting dark sooner, there is a distinct chill in the air, and most important of all……Halloween costumes start appearing in … Continue reading

Baked Falafels

One of the first Middle Eastern foods that I ever tried was a Falafel wrap (along with Tabbouleh and Hummus)! I was instantly hooked; I just couldn’t get enough of them. But when we moved from Ohio to Massachusetts, we … Continue reading

Dates and Nuts Energy Bites

Sometimes during the day, you  just need a small quick pick-me-up. These 5-ingredient, no-bake, tiny energy bites fill that spot perfectly. They can be eaten pre or post workout, work really well on hikes or picnics as energy bites, or … Continue reading

Super Nutty Granola Bars

The ubiquitous granola bar:  portable, filling, nutritious, and delicious! I completely love them! But my only issue with them is their unpronounceable ingredients. From there began my journey of experimenting with different combinations of nuts and fats to create a … Continue reading

Dietary Fiber: The Fabric of our Healthy Diet

Most people are pretty familiar with the correlation between fiber and regularity. These days if you watch TV for even a little while, you will notice how we are inundated with ads for medications related to maintaining regularity and good stomach health. But rather than go down that path, we should understand why fiber is crucial to our general health and that we need to make sure that we eat enough of it on a daily basis.  Continue reading