Yum-O! 5 Tips to Make Any Rachael Ray Recipe Healthier


I had a thing for Rachael Ray back in the day. When she first came on the Food Network she was fun, entertaining and very personable. She seemed, and still seems today, like someone you could sit down and have a fabulous meal with. Episode after episode, she'd show me how to make restaurant-quality …
Read More

Book Review: Enjoying Carrots ‘N’ Cake (with Giveaway!)


I've always loved the name of the Carrots 'N' Cake blog. First, because carrots are delicious. Second, because cake is delicious. And certainly, carrot cake is delicious. The word play is enough to make a writer like me giddy. And the message that a healthy eating plan should involve both vegetables …
Read More

Putting the Fun Back in Flexitarian: Becoming a Part-Time Vegan


Yesterday I mentioned that a cookbook inspired me to take a look at my healthy lifestyle—both where I've been and where I'm going. And today, as promised, I want to tell ya'll about the read that got my noggin' (and my belly) excited: The Part-Time Vegan: 201 Yummy Recipes That Put the Fun in …
Read More

Recipe for Tandoori-Spiced Salmon Fillet with Sweet Potato Mash


As promised, today I am thrilled to share with you one of my new favorite recipes—and a meal that's now a regular in my weekly dinner rotation! I mentioned yesterday when reviewing the cookbook Indian Superfood how this dish is both awesome and easy to make, and now you get a chance to make it, too. …
Read More

Indian Superfood: Our New Favorite Cuisine


It's no secret that I like to cook. It's also no secret that I'm not afraid to cook out of my comfort zone (blackened plantains, anyone?). While I feel like I've successfully mastered multiple cuisines—Italian, Mexican, even Thai dishes and sushi!—I've only attempted making Indian food once, and …
Read More

The Best of Clean Eating: A Recipe for Eggplant Parmesan

Credit: Edward Pond

We are always looking for new delicious and clean recipes. Which is why we like The Best of Clean Eating cookbook from Clean Eating Magazine. It's like getting a whole year's worth of magazines in one book! One book! With 200 recipes, such as Windy City Pie Deep-Dish Pizza, Thai Coconut Shrimp with …
Read More