Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce. This iconic side dish gives a burst of color and bright flavor to the Thanksgiving table. Many people enjoy jellied cranberry sauce from a can, but I prefer the chunky homemade kind. Here in Massachusetts, cranberries are the state fruit. One of the few fruits native to North […]
As a mom who wants to feed her children a healthy, whole foods diet, I always make sure to have popcorn on hand. If we have an unexpected play date or there’s “nothing to eat” according to my children, I can always pop some popcorn and nobody will go hungry. I buy organic popcorn kernels […]
In this corner, operating with an impressive 1000 watts, and a seriously sharp blade – the NJ600 Ninja™ Professional Blender. And in this corner, with an equally impressive 900 watts and multiple speeds – the sleek, silver fox of the juicing world – The Breville® Juice Fountain. Are you ready to… Okay, that’s enough of […]
Juicing is HOT right now. You cannot scroll through Pinterest without seeing pins featuring juice cleanses, recipes or diets. Juicing isn’t a new concept. Jack Lalanne preached the health benefits of juicing for years, and if you’ve seen the documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” you know that Joe Cross set out to change, or […]
I’ve been looking for a good eggplant recipe for awhile – I mean eggplant parmesan is fabulous, but it’s a lot of work for me to make an involved dish — and you can only do Italian dishes three or four times a week before the rest of your family starts to complain. 😉 That’s […]
If you are anything like me, you try to keep your kids’ snacks as natural and “whole” as possible. So when I came across several different recipes recently for homemade fruit snacks, I got excited. My kids are just as susceptible to marketing and bright shiny colors as the rest, and fruit snacks are one […]
Growing your own garden can be a huge undertaking, and at the end of it you have delicious food. But if you are new to raising your own food, you may not know all the amazing and savory ways to enjoy fresh foods. We’ve scoured the internet and taken submissions of some of the best […]
This past January, I found out that I was pregnant with our fourth child. My emotions were mixed: I love having babies, but I always suffer from extreme “all-day” sickness, rendering me pretty much unable to eat anything but bland food or drink straight water for several months. About this same time, everyone in our […]
The key to the delicious salad dressing from the hills of Tuscany is the high quality ingredients that must be minced and blended by hand. In the years that I spent traveling and studying in Italy, every time I tasted this delicious dressing, it was prepared in the most simple way with simple tools. […]
As we near the Holidays, parties, getting together with family and friends, all of us want to look our best. Developing and maintaining healthy hair is about more than using the right shampoo and conditioner. Hair is a living and constantly growing part of your body, and like anything else within your body, the proper […]
So many people offer couponing and double couponing as an easy method to save on groceries. This article isn’t one of them. My family hasn’t clipped a coupon in months. Yet, we tend to live on $20 to $60 per week on groceries for a family of three.
Learn how to make a watermelon ‘cake’ for a healthy birthday cake alternative. Using fresh fruit, create any design you want for a healthy refreshing cake.