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Pressed for Time? Go COBB!



The other day we had a few ingredients left over in the refrigerator. Recalling a phrase that one of my daughters uses, she does not call these “left overs”, but a new term which we use now at home as, ”must goes.” Clearly that’s a much more positive way to think of ingredients that are about to turn - they must go!  


The Proof is in the Pudding

It’s no secret that eating a good breakfast is a blueprint for a productive and energetic day. You munch on a healthy meal to start the day and you immediately shift your mind and your body from park into third gear. An early morning tango with some whole grains, protein, and fruit will give you the nutrients and nourishment to keep your energy levels dancing like a ballerina on a bed of hot coals!

Eggcellent Breakfast Sandwiches

A good breakfast sandwich can bring a heavyweight-boxing champion’s punch to the bleary-eyed fog of the early morning hours. Sometimes there’s nothing better for getting a little pep in your step than munching on something that is savory and substantial. While high-fiber recipes like last week’s Almond Breakfast Pudding are very filling and loaded with nutrients and health benefits, sometimes you want to start the morning off by munching on something with a little more gravity in its bite.

This Organic Gazpacho Delivers a Cool Crunchy Treat

Recently I showcased a couple of light and spicy gazpacho recipes on the CW2 Daybreak morning show. Gazpacho is a chilled soup that is light and lively, and a delicious was to cool down on a warm summer afternoon.

This Gazpacho Beats the Heat with Fruit and Vegetables

Recently I showcased a couple of light and spicy recipes on the CW2 Daybreak morning show. They combine classic Spanish gazpacho with new twists to create light, yet lively dishes that are delicious ways to cool down on warm summer afternoons.

Spring, a Time for Salads!

Greetings, friends!

Spring has sprung in the Rocky Mountains, and it’s brought a much-welcomed dose of sunshine into our lives. 

As things begin to green up outdoors, it’s also a great time to green up your own life by mixing some fresh and delicious salad recipes into your diet.

Getting your daily dose of greens will help lead you on a swift path to a healthier heart – and there’s no shortage of options when it comes to keeping things interesting and appetizing.

A Hearty, Delicious Meal that will Fend Off the Flu!

Flu season is here. Outside of popping vitamin c, eating your vegetables and staying active with regular exercise, is there anything else you can do to keep healthy, staving off illness?

Yes there is!

Preparing meals with health-boosting ingredients can provide you with extra minerals and vitamins that you may otherwise miss out on, strengthening your immune system and in turn defending your body against viral invaders.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Apple Tart En Pappillote

Thanksgiving is almost here! Time to enjoy the indulgences of delicious, homemade but healthy cooking.

Last week I shared one of my unique recipes that doesn’t require pots or pans – it uses paper instead! Parchment cooking helps food maintain its moisture while providing easy clean up. Remember, food will cook faster and still can brown if the temperature is high enough.

Cooking with Paper

The French call it, en papillote – a technique of baking food encased in parchment paper. Unlike parchment paper used for writing (which is not actually made from paper), parchment paper sold for kitchen use is treated with sulfuric acid. The process creates a surface that is sleek, smooth and impervious to oil and moisture. It is also resistant to heat up to 425°F, according to, a manufacturer of parchment products. In the final process, a silicone coating is added that creates a further non-stick surface.

Pressure Cooked Cuban Black Bean Soup

As the weather continues to get colder and fall sets in, many people begin to crave warm, hearty comfort food. Want to find a way to satisfy your craving while maintaining a heart-healthy diet? Try my Cuban Black Bean Soup. It’s a fantastic meal for cold, autumn evenings.