Banana Chocolate Muffins

When your bananas are starting to brown and you have a chocolate craving, there’s a semi-healthy solution to it. Banana Chocolate Muffins! These are so good that you’ll probably even end up setting aside bananas regularly just so you can make ’em. But remember: the riper the banana, the sweeter it tastes (since the starch converts to…

Baked Apple Chips

Oh how we love this time of year when muggy days are replaced with those that are pleasantly crisp. When the leaves begin to change from dull greens to vibrant reds and oranges. And when we can finally start cooking and baking with fall ingredients again. Pumpkin, butternut squash, cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and brown sugar are…

Black Beans & Cauliflower Rice

Beans and rice—delicious, but not the healthiest thing. So when we’re in the mood for it we opt for cauliflower rice. Though at times messy, it’s not hard to make on your own. But you can always pay a little extra and purchase the already-chopped kind.   Yield: 2-4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients…

When In Venice

Between getting lost in the labyrinth, fighting seagulls in St. Mark’s Square, hearing “Ciao, Venezia” from a crooning gondolier, stopping for an Aperol spritz and marveling at the architecture, a trip to Venice, Italy, is always a good time. If you find yourself sick of buying Venetian masks (don’t be fooled into buying the cheap made-from-China version!), suddenly…

Cholesterol-friendlier Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

What happens when you have a boyfriend who loves McDonald’s Sausage & Egg McMuffins but avoids them to keep his cholesterol in check? You make him a cheat version to eat on the mornings he doesn’t have his veggie smoothie. And if you’re a vegetarian, good news, because this just happens to be veg-friendly. Yield: 2 sandwiches Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook…