#FoodFocus – The Real G.O.A.T-Oats: Peanut Butter and Cherry Oat Bites

Sometimes life has a tendency to get in the way. Things get put on the back burner and forgotten. This recipe has been on my list of things to share with you for quite a while now. It’s not anything new but a variation on the Peanut Butter Oat Bars and Bites recipe I posted…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Real G.O.A.T-Oats: Peanut Butter and Cherry Oat Bites

#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 – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

Growing up, we always had pasta on Sundays and Wednesdays. Always. Even though mom didn’t work outside of the home, she reserved the more complex pasta meals for Sundays. That was when she would make ravioli, lasagna or gnocchi. But, the pasta sauce for the week was made on that day too. It would simmer…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

#FoodFocus -Terrific Tofu

We’ve been hearing about tofu and soy beans quite a bit over the last few years. We hear terms such as fermented, soft or firm associated with it. You find tiny cubes of it floating in Japanese Miso soup, larger cubes in stir fries, even desserts and burgers are made from it! So, what is…… Continue reading #FoodFocus -Terrific Tofu

#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