Kale Crisps

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These are SUPER easy and great for filling a salty/crunchy craving with veggies! I am not a big fan of kale unless it is in my smoothies or in soup, I don't just eat it in salads much - but I had a bag that needed to be use up and these are... the bomb! [...]

ROK Salad

Kale, Radicchio, and Orange Salad This is light, crunchy and refreshing. Perfect as a starter salad or a side salad. Radicchio is a cultivated form of leaf chicory, sometimes known as Italian chicory, and is a perennial. It is grown as a leaf vegetable which usually has white-veined red leaves. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:68]

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

These are fabulous! They are approved by all and are relatively easy to throw together. You do have to take a minute or two to roll the cookie dough in some powdered sugar, but besides that, this recipe is made for the novice chef. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:66]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts get a bit of a bad rap. These ARE NOT your grandmother’s brussels sprouts. They’re roasted until nice a crunchy and then topped with tart cranberries and a sweet, balsamic reduction. My favorite part of the roasted brussels sprouts is the little leaves that fall off and get super browned and crispy, they’re [...]

Sweet Potato Casserole

This scrumptious sweet potato casserole gets fabulous flavor from brown sugar substitute and freshly grated orange zest rather than the traditional stick of butter. To complete the healthy makeover we sprinkle a crunchy pecan streusel. You can save the marshmallows for s'mores. 1. Use Less Butter, Boost Healthy Flavors. I added a bit of [...]

Creamy Cauliflower Bisque

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Cauliflower Power Cauliflower has recently gained popularity for its versatility, but it is also one of the most powerful superfoods on earth. Not only is it low cal, low carb, full of nutrients, including phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals – providing an array of health benefits! Cauliflower is powerful in fighting several diseases including cancer, heart [...]

Benefits of Barbell Rows

Weight-training exercises not only elevate fitness levels and increase strength, they also contribute to improved health. By providing resistance for muscles to overcome, strength training yields benefits such as increased muscle mass and bone health. Specific exercises, such as bent-over rows, work several muscle groups, leading to improved muscular strength and endurance. When combined with [...]