April 4, 2016

Yoga Benefits and a Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup

I’ve practiced Bikram Yoga religiously for many years.  If you are not familiar, Bikram is a form of Hatha yoga, consisting of 26 poses practiced for […]
April 4, 2016
Horizontal shape illustration with a red heart and the message 'Happy Valentine's Day' inside

Happy Valentine’s Day and a Blood Orange Cosmopolitan Recipe

What do you do for Valentine’s Day?  I always felt like it was a manufactured holiday, and yet would feel stressed about it.  If I was […]
April 4, 2016
glass of water with lemon on the wooden table

Why I Start Every Day With Warm Lemon Water and a Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Lemons are not only a beautiful fruit, but the smell and juice or zest of the lemon has been said to improve mood, inhibit depression and […]
April 4, 2016

“Real Women” and a Chocolate Recipe in Honor of Real Women!

Have you seen this picture of Cindy Crawford that was leaked from a Marie Claire magazine shoot?  Did you follow any of the media coverage about […]
April 4, 2016

Seriously Good Roasted Garlic and Lemon Hummus

I love hummus.  I think I eat my weight each year in hummus alone.  It may even border on an obsession.  But hey!  It could be […]
April 4, 2016
Fried Sea Scallop with Potato Cream and Balsamic Sauce

Elegant Sea Scallops in Lemon Butter Sauce and Balsamic Drizzle

I am not big on those avant gard, fancy, recipes, but this one is ridiculously easy and super elegant.  Yea me!!  Plus with the nation in a deep […]
April 4, 2016
Natural organic oil isolated on white background. Body oil in brown bottle.

Cleaning Your Face With Oil? Try This DIY Facial Cleansing Oil!

Using oil to clean my face sounds like a contradiction.  There is no way this could be good for my face, so I thought.  Actually, since […]
April 4, 2016

Get ready for summer Crab Cakes with Key Lime and Capers Tartar Sauce Recipe

I think just about everyone I know is ready for summer!  Whether you are in the midst of bitter cold, blizzard after blizzard, or just sick […]
April 4, 2016
Jar of body scrub and tools for spa procedures

Super Nuturing and Delish Vanilla Lavender Salt Scrub Recipe

Down here in the Florida Keys is a product that is in every restaurant bathroom at the sink.  It is a rich, beautifully scented Key Lime […]
April 4, 2016
Kayak On The Beach With Blue Sky

Sunday in the Sun with Strawberry Key Lime Margaritas

Since I embarked on this new writing/blogging career, I am grateful for no longer feeling that stressful, anxious Sunday afternoon dread.  Finding what you were really meant […]
April 4, 2016
Full Gallo Pinto Breakfast

Nicaraguan Rice and Beans (GalloPinto)

I fell in love with Nicaragua.  Have vacationed there many times, travelled around most of the country, and continually fall in love with it.  From the […]
April 4, 2016
Fried chicken legs with teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds

Hey Hot Stuff! Here’s a Honey, Key Lime, and Sriracha Glazed Chicken Recipe For You!

Are you addicted to Sriracha sauce?  I’m not sure what it is about that stuff, but I like to put it into everything – soups, salad […]
April 4, 2016

Mahi Mahi Piccata. It’s What’s For Dinner.

So what do you do when you guy goes fishing and leaves me to binge watch The Sopranos.  And what to do when he brings home […]
April 4, 2016
Texas sheet cake brownies being served on small plate with remainder on serving dish.
** Note: Shallow depth of field

Tweak to an old classic (and no….I did not get a makeover!)

My mom, who was an incredible baker, made the most delicious, rich, moist, brownie/cake dessert that she called a Texas Sheet Cake.  I adored when she […]
April 4, 2016

Cheddar Jalapeno Bread. Enough Said.

Upon moving from Pittsburgh to Houston, I did not understand the reverence for barbecue and the devout following of whatever local barbecue joint is your favorite.  Now […]