Baked sweet potato chips

Do you ever just want something crunchy? Well, I often crave something like chips or crackers. I decided to take the idea of sweet potato fries and turn them into baked chips. It is SUPER easy, as you know that cooking is not necessarily my forte, and very delicious!

As with everything I make, they are also incredibly versatile, and easily catered to your personal tastes. Continue reading

Food For Your New Running Bod

Now that I have you all running, right?!, you need to know what to feed that ferocious running machine! While eating healthy, such as whole foods, will always be great for your body’s performance, there are certain foods that help someone with the muscles and needs of a runner.

Snacking is an easy way to get off track with your eating, so here you’ll find some quick suggestions for incorporating healthier snacks into your running and daily routine. Continue reading

Get the most bang for your nutritional buck!

Eating vegetables — cooked or raw — is always a good idea. Something worth investigating (don’t worry, I already did the investigating for you) is whether cooking your veggies is actually robbing your healthy produce of the nutrients your body was so looking forward to.

After all research was done, the bottom line is that most produce does hurt from using heat. Though some vegetables, such as tomato and carrots, benefit from the cooking — heat breaks open the plant cells in tomatoes, allowing for your body to better absorb the lycopene; the beta carotene levels in carrots are increased — let’s be honest, who has the time or energy to look up whether every vegetable you cook should hit the heat or not. Continue reading

Apple-tastic

Admit it, you’re guilty… of being a little over-zealous at the apple orchard and still having five pounds of apples laying around. It’s okay, who wouldn’t go crazy with a picker in one hand an empty bag in the other — it’s only natural.

This means, though, that we must find something to do with all your hard earned fruit. Today I tried my hand at two wonderfully delicious apple creations today and I am here to share! Continue reading

Warm, (EASY!) baked ravioli for a chilly fall night

Dinner tonight = homemade baked spinach ricotta ravioli… YUM! I promise you it’s easy — let’s be honest, if I can do it, you can too!

You need:

  • Ricotta
  • Spinach (frozen or not, I used frozen and just cooked it in a skillet for a minute)
  • Nasoya won ton wraps

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The right stuff

Your kitchen is your kitchen; it’s your domain, your place of ultimate nourishment. You make your own way in the kitchen you call your own, and whether you’re a good cook or a bad cook, there are certain things that you always rely on to make any dish great. From kitchen tools to my own secret blend of herbs and spices, I’m gonna let you in on all the cooking secrets that save every dish I make. Continue reading