Healthy Eating

Smiling Buddha Berry Bowl

berry_cashew_smoothie_bowlI’m a little late getting on board the smoothie bowl train. Thank goodness I finally made the leap! SIAB- that’s smoothies in a bowl for short, have been all over Instagram for a while now. Beautiful artistic pics of berries, nuts, and bee pollen whimsically arranged on top of a smoothie in a bowl. I thought it was trendy and kind of silly until I made one the other day.

I must admit that they are really fun to create. Plus sitting down to a pretty bowl of goodness instead of slurping it through a straw as you rush out the door is a more civilized way to start the day.

I dare you to give it a try! Just make the smoothie thicker than usual, pour it in a bowl, and garnish it with your favorite healthy toppings. Keep an eye on the sugar and don’t forget your spoon!
* This recipe will be featured in my new class at Carrboro’s Midway Community Kitchen. 

Smiling Buddha Berry Bowl

  • 1/3 cup raw organic cashews
  • 2 teaspoons goji berries
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup EACH frozen organic raspberries and blueberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • Top with sliced kiwi, fresh blueberries, crushed cashews and coconut flakes

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender in order listed and blend until creamy, 45-60 seconds. Whimsically arrange toppings. Sit down and enjoy.

Serves 1 generously

Looking for Simple Ways to Eat Healthier in 2016?

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  • Looking for simple ways to eat healthier in 2016?
  • Wishing for a more mindful approach to your cooking and eating?
  • Need tips and tools for making choices that create lasting changes in your life?
I’ll be teaching a class titled NEW YEAR, NEW INGREDIENTS, at the fabulous Midway Community Kitchen in Carrboro on January 20, 6-8 pm.
Come laugh, learn, taste, and be ready for an honest and open discussion on how to truly make 2016 your best year yet.



7200 Bowls of Goodness

I have estimated that my husband has consumed at least 7200 bowls of granola during the course of our relationship. Make that 7201, he just finished breakfast as I write this.

chococherryGranola-medYears ago when life was simple we made huge batches of granola together that would last a month or so. But these days we mainly resort to the bulk aisle at Whole Foods for his morning mainstay. Every so often I get adventurous and try new and different granola recipes to keep his mornings from getting stale. This recipe is crunchy, sweet, but not too sweet, a surprise in every bite. You’ve got to try it!


Oh, and by the way, I think the 7201 bowls of goodness keep him happy and healthy!