Gluten-Free Donuts : Maple Frosted and Vegan, too!

Gluten-Free Vegan Maple Donuts

Gluten-Free Donuts : Maple Frosted and Vegan, too! Prime baking season is here!  But, for those who love to bake, it's always baking season.  Not too long ago I received the delightful book on baking by Cara Reed.  Cara's book, however, is not only on baking... every recipe is gluten-free and vegan.  Why everything gluten-free AND vegan, I wondered? … [Read more...]

Food Healing Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Naturally healing foods of coconut oil, cilantro, tomatoes, bell peppers, and spices also give flavor to this delicious chicken fajita recipe. This recipe uses whole wheat or gluten-free tortillas, but for the ultimate in food healing fajitas, skip the traditional tortilla wrap and opt for green or red leaf lettuce cups which are filled with natural water … [Read more...]

Baked Citrus Sweet Potatoes

Baked Citrus Sweet Potatoes

Baked Citrus Sweet Potatoes Adapted from my book, Boost Your Metabolism, throw out those out-dated marshmallow sugar-laden sweet potato recipes and enjoy the fresh flavors of sweet potato, coconut butter, gingerroot, and orange. Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients not to mention they taste good. Citrus … [Read more...]

Chopped Kale Salad with Wild Blueberry Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Wild Blueberry Vinaigrette

Chopped Kale Salad with Wild Blueberry Vinaigrette You don't have to wait until summer to enjoy delicious blueberries and all of their intensely high nutritional properties; Wild Blueberries from Maine are available year round! These individually quick frozen blueberries have been around for thousands of years and are the only ones to grow up from the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pot de Creme

Chocolate Pot de Creme

Celebrate National Pot de Creme Day on Monday, August 25!  Perfect for your EMMY Awards at-home party or for your next dinner party, this recipe is compliments of one of the most talented and nicest chefs I've met, Chef Pascal Lorange. Now, not necessarily the most "bikini" of all recipes and desserts but definitely worth a share and a dessert that will … [Read more...]

66th EMMYS – Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Chef Alec Lestr, Patina Restaurant Group

66th EMMYS - Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad Chef Alec Lestr, shown above holding the main course and dessert, is in his 19th year as the Executive Chef for the Primetime EMMYS and Creative Arts EMMYS, now in their 66th year. As a key part of the Patina Restaurant Group team, Chef Alec and a team of over 200 chefs put on a fantastical culinary … [Read more...]

Wild Blueberry and Tomato Salsa

Wild Blueberry and Tomato Salsa

Wild Blueberry and Tomato Salsa On a recent trip to Maine to visit the Wild Blueberry fields known as barrens, I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Lou Keifer of the Bar Harbor Inn. A very kind and thoughtful man, Chef Lou took us on a visit to his herb garden just outside the restaurant and shared that he actually grows his own wild blueberries, among … [Read more...]

Pureed Cauliflower Soup

Tess Masters The Blender Girl

Pureed Cauliflower Soup When my friend, Peggy Sweeney McDonald, wanted to come on my show, The Bikini Lifestyles Show, to talk about her new web TV show, Savoring the Sweetness, of course, I said "yes" right away. Not only has Peggy become a dear friend who happens to be a fellow Southern Belle, she is always bubbling with positive energy and filled with … [Read more...]