Low libido? Thirsty? This week’s recipe quenches more than food hunger…
By Monique Costello on March 22, 2015
When I put this salad together I wanted the freshness of the grapefruit to play off the nuttiness of the wild rice. Adding a heavy salad dressing would just drown the flavors out. Using the juice that drips out of the grapefruit while you are peeling and cutting it moistens the warm rice (along with a touch of coconut oil) with a clean dressing that highlights the flavors.
By Monique Costello on March 15, 2015
Do I even need to recount how terribly bad for you the traditional McDonalds Shamrock Shake is? Yes, there was a time when I lived for them, longed for them and loved them! But that was a long time ago, and I know better know.
By Monique Costello on March 8, 2015
To take the sweet potato linguine a step further I tossed in a garlic cream sauce made from cashews. I know it sounds weird, but if you haven’t tried making cashew sauces, you really need to. Cashews are the new bacon…
I have fond memories of an underground dinner in Buenos Aires where the first course was an African Peanut Soup. It was creamy with a defiant touch of peanut butter. This recipe is my improvisation of what I remember that soup to be, subbing in almond butter for a healthier boost of good fat and protein and adding in sweet potatoes and kale to really add to the veggie count.
The Acai Bowl is increasing in popularity and rightfully so. The Brazilian acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berry itself is a superfood filled with antioxidants, fiber and omega fatty acids. But are these bowls really good for you?
Homemade green curry is better, and it’s not hard to make, but I understand now that not everyone wants to make their own everything (yup, that was shocking for me learn!)…and sometimes we just want things to be just plain simple.
By Monique Costello on February 8, 2015
Pizza is a funny thing. Most people love it and would say it’s their favorite thing ever in the whole world! And there are a few who actually don’t like it. What’s left is someone like me. I like the idea of pizza, but prepackaged, sugar-laden sauces, cheap cheese and mile-hi crusts don’t do it for me.
It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s portable…
Fat & Happy: Finger-licking, Stupidly Yummy Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Coconut Cream…and it’s good for you!
By Monique Costello on January 18, 2015
I thought about how I licked the spoon two, three, eight-hundred times, then dug my whole fist into the blender to scrape out every last little drop. The whipped coconut beaters got licked before they were even off the blender. Do I need to say more? Okay. This is also healthy.
By Monique Costello on January 11, 2015
It’s January. Besides fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder, most likely we’re also doing triage concerning holiday overeating. Cue this week’s recipe. And thankfully, she didn’t forget to bring the deliciousness.
Many of us grew up with it in our cupboards. It’s a simple formula: grind nuts to a smooth, spreadable paste. Maybe add a touch of salt, but nothing more is needed. A pretty simple concept really. But have you looked at the ingredients in PB lately?