Category: healthy recipes

Pumpkin Garden Pasta Sauce: A luscious change of pace from turkey

Pumpkin Garden Pasta Sauce: A luscious change of pace from turkey
By now, you’re probably have had turkey up to your ears. But even if you haven’t, this luscious Pumpkin Garden Pasta Sauce is sure to wow you. It’s perfect if you looove pumpkin and even if you who don’t. That’s because the sauce isn’t in your face shouting  “PUMPKIN!” In fact, it doesn’t even whisper it.... Read more »

Pumpkin Bisque: The cure for Election Stress Disorder

Pumpkin Bisque: The cure for Election Stress Disorder
Here’s one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on: We’re all going bonkers over the election. It’s called Election Stress Disorder. And, yes, it’s a real thing. I feel your pain. That’s why I’m recommending a recipe during these troubling times: Pumpkin Bisque. We all handle stress differently. Some of us drink alcohol. Some of... Read more »

7 tips for using an immersion blender fearlessly

7 tips for using an immersion blender fearlessly
My handy-dandy immersion blender has helped me to eat healthier and lose weight. Recently, I professed my love for it on Sugar Buzz Chicago. If you already own an immersion blender or if you ran out and bought one after reading the blog post as my fellow blogger and good friend Bonnie McGrath did, congratulations! Here are some... Read more »
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Pizza Muffins: The flavors you love in a pizza, only in tender, flaky muffins

Pizza Muffins:  The flavors you love in a pizza, only in tender, flaky muffins
Want to jazz up an ordinary dinner? Or add depth to an already fancy schmancy one? These Pizza Muffins will do the trick. Yep, these savory, scrumptious muffins have flavors reminiscent of pizza pie. I love that they’re so quick and easy to make. And I love that they’re so versatile. Last week, I served them... Read more »

Apple Pie Quesadillas: a quick, healthy, delicious alternative to apple pie

Apple Pie Quesadillas: a quick, healthy, delicious alternative to apple pie
Apple Pie Quesadillas. They’re the perfect post-Thanksgiving treat to eat after the guilt sets in. You know, because just like always on Turkey Day, you gobbled up far more turkey-gravy-dressing-green-bean-casserole-cranberry-sauce-pumpkin-pie-apple-pie than you intended. This recipe for Apple Pie Quesadillas makes for a sweet, satisfying treat reminiscence of apple pie but without the junk food status.... Read more »

Why you should be massaging your kale

Why you should be massaging your kale
Everyone loves a good massage. Why shouldn’t your kale? I know. I know. Putting kale and massage in the same sentence seems a bit odd. Like Einstein and Kim Kardashian. But there are good reasons why you should be massaging your kale. The main one being that it tastes terrible if you don’t. I used to... Read more »
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French Toast Roll-ups: Luscious Stuffed French Toast made with a lot healthier stuff

There’s no question French toast stuffed with a cream cheese-base filling tastes divine. But to make this dish great when it’s not oozing with cream cheese, sour cream, whipped cream or other forms of artery-clogging sludge–well, that takes a little more thought. So think about it I did (Hey, that’s what keeps me up late at... Read more »

Think of these no-sugar cookies as Methadone for sugar junkies

Think of these no-sugar cookies as Methadone for sugar junkies
Sugar is supposed to be just as addictive as heroin and I (whose Twitter handle happens to be sugarbuzzjudy) believe it. That’s why I think of these delicious little babies as Methadone for sugar junkies like me. When I’m craving something sweet and dessert-y but don’t want to give in to my inner sugar demon, these... Read more »

Avocado: It's what makes this pasta sauce so special

Avocado: It's what makes this pasta sauce so special
I love avocados and put them in all sorts of dishes from the conventional to the unconventional. In guacamole, of course. No brainer. But I’ve also used avocados in a myriad of dishes in place of less nutritious ingredients. I use them to make a delicious, tangy Avocado Pie. In tuna salad instead of mayo. To create... Read more »
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Salad Slaw: A cool summer discovery

I usually serve a salad every night with dinner. But it can get a little boring–even if you vary the vegetables and dressings. Last night I had an idea: To chop up all the vegetables really fine–like cole slaw. This concept might not seem like rocket science to you, but it opened up a whole... Read more »