Lemony Chicken, Kale, Sweet Potato, and Red Lentil Stew

Lemony Chicken, Kale, Sweet Potato, and Red Lentil Stew

Looking for a heartwarming soup that's full of flavor and fibrous grains and veggies? Check out this recipe for chicken, kale, sweet potato, and red lentil stew to please most palettes.

On the Subject of Sweeteners

On the Subject of Sweeteners

  "How do your take your coffee?" Black with 3 Splendas. With all this talk about the dangers of sugar consumption, there is a lot of discussion about sugar substitutions.  People often think that replacing sugar with a sugar substitute is a get out of jail free card, an easy healthy solution with no consequences. [...]

Maple Oatmeal Bean Blondies

Maple Oatmeal Bean Blondies

Sometimes you really just need a brownie.  That's what I convinced myself yesterday afternoon.  I was at the top of squaw mountain, had just skied some beautiful runs in some fresh powder and was hungering for some coffee and a chocolate fix.  The caffe at the top of the tram had everything I hoped for. [...]

Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It is officially winter.  The leaves haven't changed and the sun hasn't gone into hiding, but the chill air means that winter has hit the bay area. Now I am not a summer baker, but once fall comes around I become queen of lazy Sunday baking.  I prepare all of the ingredients and as my [...]