In association with Halloween, it is hard to steer clear of the lure of colorful bags of candy in all forms in the store and get kids to think differently when all the other kids are indulging heavily. Candy is popular worldwide and mostly made from sugar, artificial flavors, preservatives and food dyes, which provide … Continue reading Healthy Sweet Treat Alternatives to Eating Candy this Halloween
'Tis the season of apples and pumpkins and cranberries, oh my! And one of my favorite times of the year! Apples are readily available right now and they don't get any fresher when you get them from your local orchard or even pick them yourself! Oh. My. Goodness. A freshly picked apple has such a … Continue reading Apple Pie Smoothie
I so enjoy a good peach cobbler, especially raw! You will never miss the crust or the over-cooked, softened peaches. Instead, you will enjoy firm fruit with the syrupy maple undertones of the dates combined with a nice crunch from the pistachios. It is so amazing and one of my seasonal favorites! It requires very … Continue reading Raw Peach Cobbler
I am sure she would have given it to us, but I have vivid summer memories of sneaking into my best friend's aunt's garden and coming out with stalks of her rhubarb, of which she had tons, to dip into sugar and eat by the side of the road. Oh my! I don't know what … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
Oh. My. Goodness. Springtime in New England is wonderful and just as colorful as Autumn! Have you noticed how long the Forsythias stayed in bloom? Those are the bright burst of yellow color we see first in early spring. Have you taken an early morning walk in the damp fog and noticed all that is … Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Scroll down below to find the Irish Soda Muffins... Hamantashen Hamantashen, the classic Purim cookies, are eagerly awaited by everyone young and old. They are versatile and can be made from a good sweet yeast dough, flaky dough or from a traditional cookie dough. The fillings can be mixed and matched. Prune butter and poppy seed are … Continue reading Fun March Madness Recipes!
I am so excited to be a part of the Trail Ambassadors team, where we provide guided, group hikes throughout Rhode Island. If you have ever been unsure about following certain trails, or love hiking, but don't want to go it alone, these are the people to be with. They are experienced in the trails … Continue reading Fitness Events with the Blackstone Heritage Corridor VIP Team!
Hey now! I hope this February Full Moon is finding you with abundant opportunity and infinite potential, options and inspiration. If you saw it last night after the snowfall, you know it was almost full and so bright, the reflection off the snow was dazzling! Tonight, if you have the chance sometime overnight, go outside, … Continue reading Upcoming Fitness Schedule and Full Moon Lore
This refreshingly beautiful salad gives us a colorful promise on the grayest of winter days! Adapted from a William-Sonoma recipe, the contrast of the sweetness from the oranges, the anise from the fennel and the pepper from the arugula, the combination is delightful. I added the walnuts for a little extra fat and protein. This has quickly … Continue reading Fennel & Blood Orange Salad
It is so tasty and satisfying, high in protein and loaded with good fats, this Chick Pea Salad will amaze and delight all your taste buds! Using mostly fresh and simple ingredients, it is quick and inexpensive to make. Use your imagination and develop your own recipe, using this one as a base. Use it for your … Continue reading New Year’s Chick Pea Salad