#FoodFocus -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

What do you do when you have half a head of cauliflower and one carrot in the fridge? Make soup! I love to try different combinations and making soup is easy when you want to clear out your crispers before a grocery shopping trip. Let me know what you think of this one. makes 4-6…… Continue reading #FoodFocus -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

#FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts

 I am Italian therefore it goes without saying that chestnuts were a staple at Christmas time! We munched on the roasted nuts way after the meal was done. I will always remember regrouping around the dinner table after the dishes were done and one of my uncles breaking out the Bingo game. That’s when the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Roasted Chestnuts

#FoodFocus – Zesty Lime Mixed Party Nuts

Just a few more days until Christmas and I am sure, by now, we have done our share of socializing and indulging in cookies and chocolate and all kinds of homemade goodies. It’s almost a given that we will be putting on a few pounds for the sake of enjoying the Holidays. Snacking on nuts…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Zesty Lime Mixed Party Nuts

#FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit

Especially Montmorency tart cherries! Gorgeous, red, juicy bites of goodness! Nutritional powerhouses, these beauties are packaged and sold in several different delicious ways, including covered in dark chocolate! One of my girlfriends often visits Vineland in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario and quite frequently drops in at Cherry Lane. This retail outlet sells a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit

#FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Mixed Berry Smoothie

I love this Berry Smoothie! In a blender, combine: 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt 1/2 cup milk, your choice 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries 1 small ripe avocado 1/4 cup apple juice 2 tsp ground flax seed honey to taste Blend, pour into a glass or Mason jar if you’re on the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Mixed Berry Smoothie

#FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup

Lentils! Green, brown, black , yellow, red or orange, there is so much nutrition packed into these tiny little legumes. They are high in dietary fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels and lowers cholesterol, are low in calories and are an excellent source of protein, B-vitamins, Iron, Folate and Magnesium (heart health). They support…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup

#FoodFocus – Butternut Squash Soup

Comfort food at its best. This time of the year, squash is plentiful and packed with nutritious benefits. Butternut squash is one of the most popular winter squashes and contains a huge amount of Vitamin A, packed with Vitamin C and E as well as B Vitamins, is fiber-rich, low in calories and very versatile.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Butternut Squash Soup