Chipotle Black Bean Dip


Bean dips come in all shapes and forms- but this one has something a little extra special added to it. Avocado.  Yep- I did that.  I changed up the spicy twang of this bean dip recipe and added a … [Read more...]

Fresh Melon Salsa


Watermelon has been pouring out of local gardens, farms and markets..and lining the outdoors (and indoors) of my markets for the past 2 months now, along with their hefty price tag.  Up until about 3 … [Read more...]

Simply Guacamole


Last week as I was perusing the produce section of my grocery- attempting to stay away from the strategically placed 'seasonal' produce (the candied and caramel apples)-my wondering eyes caught … [Read more...]

Roasted Golden Pepper Hummus


It’s the middle of the afternoon..lunch was three hours ago, long gone and in the tail end of digestion, (depending on what you ate) and then it starts. The infamous growling. How I dispise you.  You … [Read more...]

Marshmallow Fruit Dip


A great source of fiber, studies have shown that whole fruit helps keep you feeling fuller longer.  In one study, Purdue researchers gave 20 people an apple, applesauce, or apple juice.  Those who … [Read more...]

Chipotle Bean Dip


It is pretty surprising that the most minute changes in a recipe can change the nutritional value drastically.  Take for example this recipe- using the regular ingredients, the caloric cost difference … [Read more...]

Spinach & Artichoke Hummus

Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) have a yummy nutty taste and smooth texture. They provide a fantastic source of protein that can be enjoyed any time of the year, readily available either … [Read more...]

Homemade Salsa Roja


When you visit your local Mexican restaurant, chances are you'll be served a colorful dish of freshly made salsa. The good news is when you scoop this spicy red sauce onto your fajita, burrito, or … [Read more...]