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A whole new type of bruschetta topping- tender red pepper and leeks combined with basil provide a fabulous topping for sweet potato rounds, mini naan, or crostini.

Leek & Pepper Bruschetta

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 2nd, 2020| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

A whole new type of bruschetta topping- tender red pepper and leeks combined with basil provide a fabulous topping for sweet potato rounds, mini naan, or crostini.











Leek & Red Pepper Bruschetta


Eggplant Salsa, Baba Ghanoush, Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich, and Warm Eggplant & Goat Cheese are 4 great ways to cook with eggplant

4 Recipes That Showcase Eggplant

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 21st, 2020| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipe Collection, Recipes, Vegetarian

Eggplant Salsa, Baba Ghanoush, Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich, and Warm Eggplant & Goat Cheese are 4 great ways to cook with eggplant.









I'd say that eggplant is my favorite vegetable to cook with, but that

Healthy Poached Pears with Cinnamon Cream

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 27th, 2020| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Vegetarian

They look indulgent, but they really aren't.






Healthy Poached Pears with Cinnamon Cream



They look indulgent, but they really aren't



  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 seckel pears
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Bring cranberry juice and water to a

4 Delicious Recipes for Sweet Potatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 24th, 2020| Breads, Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipe Collection, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes





We are three-fourths of the way through January, which means you may be ready to splurge on a dish that's not 100% healthy. You also may be happy with your new healthful eating regimen and not want to stray. I'm

Vegetarian Thai Curry Bowl

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 20th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian







Vegetarian Thai Curry Bowl



A warm & filling meal that's healthy as well



  • 1-1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 14-ounce package extra firm tofu (pressed to remove moisture)
  • 2 sweet potatoes (peeled)
  • 1

4 Healthier Dessert Options

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 17th, 2020| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipe Collection, Recipes





Just because it's "Eat Healthfully" January doesn't mean that you stop craving sweets. Today, let me introduce you to four different desserts that are nicely sweet and also are nice to your diet!





Healthy & Sweet Blackberry Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 13th, 2020| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

Healthy & sweet can go together






Healthy & Sweet Blackberry Parfait



Healthy & sweet can go together



  • 6 ounces blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 graham cracker sheets
  • 1-1/3 cups vanilla yogurt


  1. Place blackberries in a small bowl, and sprinkle with sugar.
  2. Using a muddler
5 Delicious Recipes to Jumpstart Your Healthy Eating

5 Delicious Recipes to Jumpstart Your Healthy Eating

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 10th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipe Collection, Side Dishes, Soups & Stews





Hey there, January! You know what you're all about- healthy eating. That doesn't mean that you're a less attractive month of eating. Nope. With some simple planning, January can be a month of incredible eating that still sticks to a

Warm Asparagus Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 8th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian




Warm Asparagus Salad



Who says side salads are only for summer?



  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears
  • 10 ounces sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/4 large red onion (diced)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons artisanal balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Rinse asparagus, and break or cut off tough ends.
  2. Cover the bottom of a large frying pan with water. Top

Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach & Cranberries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 6th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

It's a big bowl full of healthy comfort food!






Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach & Cranberries



It's a big bowl full of healthy comfort food.



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced red

Apple Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 14th, 2019| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

A moderately healthy dessert that lets the apples shine






Apple Parfait



A moderately healthy dessert that lets the apples shine



  • 2 apples (peeled, cored, & diced*)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add apples, and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add

Apple Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 5th, 2019| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews




Apple Soup



The perfect pairing for grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 celery stalks (diced)
  • 20 baby carrots (diced)
  • 5 cups diced apples (peeled & cored)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 cups chicken broth*
  • 1-1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • salt & pepper


  1. In a medium-sized stock pot,