Roasted Cauliflower with Almonds & Capers

Cauliflower, a pretty cruciferous vegetable, (part of the Brassica oleracea family), that looks like a flower is also very good for you. But don’t let its’ pretty looks fool you, its’ bad-ass good for you! With its’ high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, rich supply of health-promoting phytochemicals, and ability to ward off many cancers, heart…

Pear & Almond Tart with Fig Glaze

I enjoy baking especially around the holidays. It is such a great time of the year and it’s the perfect weather to turn your oven on and allow the aroma of baked goods to scent your home! If you follow my blog, which I hope you do, I usually bake with fruit or chocolate ingredients….

I’m Not Sharing My Apple Almond Pie- Pie

This evening I originally decided to follow a recipe from Facebook for apple crisps. Since I had plenty of granny smith apples that needed to be utilized, I figured this would be a nice snack to make. Well I have to say the recipe needed much adjustment, basically the time needed to make these apple…

Roasted Root Vegetables With Almonds and Mint

  Sometimes eating vegetables is not an easy task for many people. Whenever they hear the word “vegetables” they turn their noses up in the air and make a gross face. But vegetables do not have to be gross or tasteless. It’s all in the preparation and variety. If you cook them properly, meaning they…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Strawberry Protein Smoothie

All this week I am substituting solid breakfast food for various fruit smoothies. There is no special reason, I just enjoy changing things up a bit. These protein fruit smoothies take under 5 minutes to prepare and they are great for on the go breakfast, meal replacement or just a snack. They provide vitamins, nutrients,…

Wild Dover Sole With Cranberry Almond Couscous

Dover Sole is a mild, flat fish  that has a delicate texture with subtle flavors.  A  3 .5 ounce serving of this delicate fish has only 70 calories, 12.4 grams of protein, and contains no carbohydrates.  Because of its delicate texture, this fish is very quick to prepare. For this recipe I wanted to add a slight…

Honey Pear Glazed Chicken with Almond Couscous

HONEY PEAR GLAZED CHICKEN WITH ALMOND COUSCOUS  Pears, they are such high powered super fruits. They provide so many health benefits that you simply cannot pass by. They prevent high blood pressure, cancer prevention, provide high vitamin C, provide high fiber for prevention of colon cancer, they provide energy, help in relieving high fevers and…