BBQ Veggie Burger

Fall and football season present a great opportunity to get together with friends to watch the games and try out[...]

Take Brunch for Lunch to a Whole New Level

The month of September can often be a busy time, especially for young families when school is back in full[...]

Oatmeal Bar Cookies

If you have children in elementary school, you may have noticed that in recent years, the schools have instituted policies[...]

Debunking the Dairy Myth

Move over belly aches, a new crop of artisan cheese-makers now develop delicious and healthful cheese alternatives from different kinds[...]

BBQ Cauliflower

Sometimes, food is all about the sauce. In fact, sauce can really make or break a recipe. This recipe for[...]

Fish Tacos

This article was printed in the Reading Eagle Berks Country Section on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Click here for printable[...]

Classic Basil Pesto

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

Peaches and Aquafaba?

August in Berks means the peaches are plentiful, and with just 68 calories and no fat or cholesterol, this summertime[...]

Sugar in Fruit is Good for You!

There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to eating fruit. While experts agree that as a[...]

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

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

Wheat Berry Tarragon Salad

I would like to introduce you to two ingredients that may not yet be part of your everyday repertoire, but[...]

Cold Rice Salad

Up this week in the summer salad series is a simple but delicious brown rice salad. This is an easy[...]

Warm Spinach Salad

This is the first of 3 salad recipes coming your way over the next few weeks in my Summer Salad[...]


Ancient grains have come back into fashion lately as the superstars of plant-based eating. Just when you learned the proper[...]

Vegetables Napoleon

It’s here once again, the time of year when everyone is reminded to call their mother and let her know[...]

Peanut Butter & Coconut Granola Bars

How do you raise a healthy family in an unhealthy world? Toxic substances are all over our environment and our[...]

Gourmet Mashed Potatoes

If you’re from Berks County, you know that everyone here has their own version of homestyle potato filling. In my[...]

Sweet Potatoes with Cashew Cream

What we choose to eat impacts so many different aspects of our lives that it’s often hard to make healthy[...]

Minestrone Soup

Who doesn’t love a delicious bowl of soul warming vegetable soup in the winter? Your grandmother called it “roughage” but[...]

Winter Bruschetta

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


People often say to me: “…I wish I did, but I just don’t like eating vegetables” and it’s not only[...]

Winter Citrus Salad

It’s about that time, you know, for New Years Resolutions, where we move into the new year after the family[...]