A Silent Cure in my Back Yard

Plant-based Nutrition, Wellness and Recipes

Classic Basil Pesto

Pesto is quite possibly one of my all time favorite foods. It’s so versatile, especially in late summer when your[...]


Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

With hot weather upon us and summer camp in full swing, staying hydrated is important for both children and adults[...]


Winter Bruschetta

Fresh Bruchetta is delicious in the summer, but when the snow comes along and those red, ripe tomatoes disappear, you’ll[...]


Feel Better Together! Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

What I love most about writing the recipe column for the Reading Eagle is that the entire Berks Country magazine[...]


Get Motivated and Transform your Health!

Get motivated with this recipe for a super healthy, super delicious Fall Harvest Slaw!! Our society has unfortunately experienced a[...]


Le Pain Quotidien – Berks Version!

My husband and I were visiting a friend in Pasadena, CA recently when we happened upon a restaurant called “Le[...]


The LA Quiche

I’m calling this delicious concoction the LA quiche. After a recent trip to California, I couldn’t help but take in[...]

Best Stir Fry You've Ever Tasted

The Best Stir Fry You’ve Ever Tasted

Chinese medicine is absolutely fascinating to me, and so is Eastern food. Growing up with Italian roots, I can produce[...]


Summer Corn Salsa

Reconnect with the rhythms of nature while sweet corn is plentiful. The ingredients in this recipe are exquisitely simple yet[...]


Montreal Veggies

Electricity, fracking, greenhouse gas emissions, we all need to do our part to help out our environment, and in an[...]


Classic Caesar Salad

Caesar salad can really be hit or miss when you go out to eat at a restaurant. There are so[...]


Salted Golden Beets

Most of the time, grocery stores carry the deep garnet-red beets, but if you’re lucky, you can visit one of[...]


French Onion Soup

My question to all of the at-home chef’s out there who cook dinner for their families several times a week[...]


Butternut and Kale Salad

I’m not one to wear white before memorial day, but when it comes to the rules for vegetables, I have[...]

Fennel Casserole

Fennel Casserole

The increase in obesity among children and adolescents is one of the major public health challenges of our generation. It’s[...]