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In My Kitchen: Coconut Oil

  When choosing the perfect oil to use in the kitchen, we prefer coconut oil. It is one of the healthiest oils you can use for cooking and frying. Although it has a “bad rep” for being high in saturated fat, it actually helps improve heart health, supports your immune system and increases your metabolism. … Continue reading

Consume Yourself: Rich Chocolate And Banana Almond Milk Ice Cream

  I love ice cream. Unfortunately, dairy doesn’t love me. So I’m constantly looking for dairy-free alternatives to satisfy my ice cream cravings. So I decided to experiment with almond milk as a base for my ice cream after a co-worker gave me a half gallon of it that she didn’t want. (She was trying … Continue reading

Field Trippin’: Corky Bell’s

  In every city, there’s a restaurant you “must go to.” When my family is in the small town of Palatka, Fla. we always stop at Corky Bell’s Seafood & Steaks at Gator Landing. We’ve never had a bad meal there. The seafood is always fresh (and not too greasy if you get it fried) … Continue reading

Field Trippin’: The Farmers’ Market

  Yesterday, I went on an adventure to the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville. The arts market was filled with local artists, food vendors, live entertainment and a produce market. My mission on this trip: to score some fresh, locally-grown produce.   …And that I did!   For $10, I took home an array Red … Continue reading

Lo-Cal Libations: My 180 Calorie Pomegranate Margarita

  At the end of a long day, what’s better than a nice cocktail? How about one that’s low in calories and has a boost of antioxidants. Here’s a tasty recipe for a 180 Calorie Pomegranate Margarita – sure to make you feel good and keep your waistline slim!   WHAT YOU NEED: – 1.5 … Continue reading

Consume Yourself: Soy Dog Reuben Sliders

  In my last post, Consume Yourself: My 350 Calorie Turkey Reuben, I promised a recipe for a vegetarian version of the Reuben. Today I’m going to fulfill that promise. Since Kerri and Michelle are both vegetarians, they are always coming up with creative ways of turning non-vegetarian dishes into meatless ones. Their version of … Continue reading

Consume Yourself: My 350 Calorie Turkey Reuben

  The Reuben is a staple on sandwich shop menus. It’s simple and tasty – corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and 1000 Island dressing, served on Rye toast. Yum! Unfortunately, I steer clear of Reubens when dining out. For one, I’m not a fan of 1000 Island dressing and secondly, most restaurants grill them on … Continue reading