We had a huge persimmon tree on our ranch and when they were ripe my grand- mother would simply dig a spoon into one and enjoy it as if it were a cup of pud- ding. She also used them to make smoothies. However I liked them best in her famous persimmon cookies. I’ve altered…
Jackson Pollock made splatter-painting a contemporary art phenomenon. Now you can start an artistic Halloween phenomenon of your own with these healthier-than-caramel dark chocolate treats.
The next frontier to conquer in my never-ending quest to get sheer food enjoyment without gaining fat: ice cream. Pear pulp plus some extra time spinning in the ice cream maker makes this non-dairy sorbet creamier than Haagen Dazs but of course with a fraction of the calories.Hopefully the Beckhams won't mind me using Victoria's…
Back to school puts me in a brown bag mood. I filled these mini bags with these tasty, fresh, lo-cal treats. Perfect for your hard-working student.
Remember the sound of the Ice Cream Man? I remember all us kids went running for a dollar and our bicycles when we heard those chimes. Remember Rocketpops? Well here's my little healthy throwback.
These moist little heart-warmers make great healthy Christmas gifts straight from your kitchen. The real surprise is that they are good for you. As seen on The 700 Club.
In California we've literally got fresh organic peaches falling from the trees here in the Summertime. The only challenge is to figure out more delicious ways to eat 'em. Here's one more peachy treat, for breakfast this time.
Use different sizes and decorations to make little holiday "families" out of these cute little gingerbread people. I added some healthy twists to make them festive, fun and full of nutrients. Thank you to Cooking Light for the inspiration for this recipe.
It wouldn't really be Christmas without frosted Christmas cookies. Lemon makes a delicious new flavor twist on this traditional favorite. Another great recipe I modified from Cooking Light.
Another soon-to-be Summer classic that is bursting with flavor.
Freedom! Not just freedom to light fireworks and live in a free country, but freedom from fats and calories and freedom to shamelessly run around in your swimsuit!
One of the best things about summertime is ripe, fresh, sweet fruits. You could try to make this dessert in the winter and it would be pretty good. But in the summer, when the peaches are just bursting with sweet juice and the cherries are blossoming your taste buds are going to freak out!
These make a fabulous Christmas morning treat to go along with an egg white fritatta or they make a delicious, healthy and festive Christmas dessert. I use rich and creamy Greek yogurt from Voskos (available in most grocery stores). Originally from Southern Living magazine.
This one is from my forthcoming Haute & Healthy collection and is sure to please pretty much everybody.If you like gluten-free, if you like all natural and organic, and if you just love gooey, delicious brownies, these luscious treats will make Valentine's sweet.
This simple dish is one of my clients’ favorites. It is super quick and easy and who doesn’t love a creamy, fruity treat? Better yet – with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, it is high in animal-friendly protein. Nutrition Facts per serving: 299 cals., 21 gm protein, 46 gm carbohydrates, 7 gm fat. 1 serving…
I made over this fantastic Thanksgiving treat. Now it is super-quick and delicious. For this high-protein, healthy alternative I use the fantastic honey vanilla bean flavored Greek yogurt from Voskos (available in most grocery stores). It actually stands alone as a balanced, healthy half-meal on its own! So prepare this in advance and store it…
It doesn't get much easier to make than this. Low-effort, high-presentation, high-taste, and high-health – just how I like it! As seen on The 700 Club.
Full of heart-warming, spongy tart-sweetness, this updated favorite makes a fantastic dessert as well as part of a healthy breakfast.