All posts tagged: creative

Gluten Free Banana Bread in Collaboration with Vida Salveo

A very dear friend of mine, Leila, just recently started her blog.  Vida Salveo is about health is wealth and living your best life free of stress and getting back to basics in our food and products. She writes from her soul and is just her being her so it’s beautiful and a joy to read. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Leila years ago on Amelia Island Florida. My first impression of Leila was that she was approachable, warm and welcoming. She never spoke ill of anyone and was never judgemental of anyone’s actions. Leila said something when we first met that has stuck in my mind that I wished I had used and stuck too as she had. When asked why she never went out often with the crew after work and grab beers. Leila made the comment that as often as we went out to the bar you could have put that money away and traveled. And traveled she did. Leila is one of the few I’ve kept in …

Peanut Butter & Beet Cookies

Before you dismiss these cookies. Bake them and give them to someone and ask them their opinion. 12 out of 10 people usually don’t identify the beets. There is always that asshole with a superhuman palate that can identify the beet. I refer to these people as acquaintances. The majority will think its raspberry or some kind of fruit. These people I refer to as clients. I too was very skeptical when I heard of the peanut butter and beet being a good flavor combo. If you only knew how skeptical. When someone eats their toe jam and tells you something is a good flavor combo. You’re bound to be hesitant. But I’m always down for trying something new so here we are. Still not going to try toe jam. Call me crazy. The first run through of these cookies was quite impressive. People loved them and of course there was that one annoying girl who knew the beet flavor immediately. The majority of the test occupants thought it was some kind of fruit of …

11 Savvy Suggestions to Make Summer Eating Healthy and Fun

Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean you should take a break from healthy eating! Summers mean more picnics, ballgames and festivals full of tempting (but less than healthful) foods. But you can have your ice cream, hot dogs and fried Oreos — in moderation — by following these suggestions. Eat Sweets in Small Portions Sweets and fried foods are fine, in small portions. Use this as an opportunity to show kids how to form a healthy relationship with food. Denying the “good stuff” can lead to poor, unhealthy food choices down the road. So a little treat here and there won’t do any harm. Keep Them Active If your kids indulge in a funnel cake or waffle and ice cream sundae once in a while, schedule more activities that help them burn off those extra calories. Also, encourage kids to share the treats so everyone gets a taste but no one overindulges. Be a Good Role Model Be a good role model. Eat healthier foods—and healthier versions of the foods everyone loves. For example, if …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart (That tastes like a Reese’s) and How convenience will kill us.

I like balance in life. Not my personal life in particular. My life is wacked beyond belief without a chance of ever recuperating. Kinda like it that way though. This tart has the perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter and my oh so favorite thing. That ingredient that you can’t put your finger on it but if it wasn’t there the tart wouldn’t taste the same. I love it when that happens. That’s where the Jell-O Butterscotch Pudding Mix comes into play. That’s what gives this tart the flavor of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It does make me feel like I’m getting closer to Reese’s formula. Note to my readers: If I end up dead investigate Hershey’s or my coworkers. I’m actually being dead serious about this. At least I think it tastes like a Reese’s and taste is all perspective. For example, you think Starbucks is good coffee. We all know it’s shit but you’ve been conditioned to like it. You’re so unique! The unfortunate thing about Starbucks is you’re forced to …