Whole Food Blueberry Muffins, BrightLine

Whole Food Blueberry Muffins These muffins have no flour or added sugar. They are made with whole grain oats and sweetened with whole fruits. Makes approximately 2 breakfast BLE servings. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2 ounces rolled dry oats, about 3/4 cup 2 eggs 6 ounces fresh blueberries, or thawed frozen 1 ripe banana…

Creamy Lemon Kale Salad & Ranting About Apple IOS 8

True confessions 1) I haven’t been posting many recipes because I don’t want to write the recipe down because I don’t actually use recipes. I read recipes for inspiration only. 2) I upgraded my iPad to IOS 8.2 and now my iPhoto and iPages programs don’t work properly, my keyboard drops letters which makes writing…

Arugula Pesto Stuffed Portobello

My husband and I have a standing joke about vegetarian meals. I usually will ask for a vegetarian meal at medical meetings or awards dinners when my only other choice is beef. The joke is that 90% of the time the main vegetarian dish will be a portobello mushroom. Apparently the chefs can’t see past…

December 12th, Make a Cake and Eat it Too.

I seriously made pumpkin gingerbread with a box of Trader Joe’s Deep, Dark, Gingerbread Cake Mix and 1 can of organic pumpkin. The cake mix has real ingredients that I can pronounce, no hydrogenated oils and no high fructose corn syrup. The pumpkin tastes great and adds moisture, without fat. Easy Shmeasy Recipe: Mix 1…

December 3rd, Holiday Challenge

Today’s Challenge: Eat a protein rich breakfast every day. Start your day with a protein rich meal. Examples: a protein smoothie, eggs, a Greek yogurt, an apple with a tablespoon of nut butter, or a protein breakfast bar. When you eat protein in the morning you give your body a chance to rev up your…

Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup with Parmesan Crisps

  I love Fall and I am lucky to live in Northern Nevada where we enjoy four seasons. Our autumn air is crisp at night but the days are still sunny and warm. Our local produce changes from tomatoes and summer squash to delicious root vegetables and winter squashes. Winter squashes are comfort food and…

Smoked Salmon and Shrimp Chowder

I adapted this recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine’s recipe for Smoked Salmon and Leek Chowder. Their version called for whole milk, 3 tablespoons of butter and heavy cream. Try reducing the cream and butter in most recipes to reduce the saturated fat and calories. Substitute olive oil for some of the butter to increase the…

Tortilla Soup- Vegetarian

I know that you all are dying to know what I made with my “What’s for dinner? Challenge” ingredients. I can tell from the “holding your breath in anticipation” cyber silence. Feel free to breathe now and leave a comment if you came up with a recipe for the challenge. 🙂 South of the border,…

Sesame Lime Confetti ZuNoodles

I love Asian inspired noodle dishes but I rarely eat pasta or rice noodles. I prefer to save my carbohydrates for fresh fruit and other unprocessed carbohydrates. As you can tell, I have been getting zucchini and carrots every week in my CSA basket from Mountain Bounty Farm. I also received fragrant cilantro. This is…

Cilantro Chipotle Hummus

This 5 ingredient hummus is fat-free and flavor packed. It would be a great addition to a summer cocktail party with the girls. Serve with toasted flour tortilla chips or pita chips. I think a light summer cocktail of sparkling pink lemonade or Prosecco would go nicely. My recipe was inspired by the Cilantro Jalapeño…