Sweet Traditions

Mediterranean Granola with Pistachios, Hazelnuts and Orange   The holidays are full of cherished traditions and many revolve around food treats. My second cousin Joanie called yesterday and we reminisced about Auntie’s (her mom’s) English toffee, her rich, buttery refrigerator rolls and Swedish snowball cookies (what I call Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding Cakes). […]

Blueberries Will Travel

Finally, blueberries are ready for the road.   A sample of Naturipe® blueberry packets arrived on my doorstep just in time. We’re entering the fall frenzy when over-tasked schedules challenge healthy eating efforts.   Ideal for back-to-school lunches and snacks, I tried an “extended usage” of these ready-to-eat blueberries. Into my blender went an entire […]

A Rainbow of Smoothie Ideas

Fruit Smoothies Photo by Lorelle Del Matto I’d rather eat a bowl of chopped fruit than drink fruit blended in a smoothie. I get more satisfaction from chewing and enjoy the textures and flavors of each fruit. Research confirms this, showing that when we consume calories in a liquid form, our bodies don’t register the […]