Recipe: Island Paradise Popsicle

Feeling inspired to make a quick batch of popsicles after yesterdays post?  If so, here is an extremely easy and simple recipe that is not only healthy and loaded with nutrients, it is downright refreshing and delightful.

Recipe: Island Paradise Popsicle

Yield: 6 double popsicles, 1 dozen single (3 1/2 cups mixture) Continue reading

Cooking Tip Thursdays: Homemade Popsicles Made Easy

Cooking Tip Thursdays is dedicated to making time in the kitchen quicker, easier, and just plain better…

There’s nothing worse than spending money on an overpriced box of popsicles only to find them jam-packed with high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives, artificial flavors, red dye #5 or blue dye #8.  If you’re looking for a healthier and cheaper alternative, then a homemade popsicle is your answer.  This fun and easy activity is great for kids of all ages.  And by kids, I mean grown adults that enjoy popsicles just as much as any 5 year old.  Here are a few simple tips to create the perfect homemade popsicle in no time at all.  Because really, is there anything better than an ice-cold healthy treat on a hot, sweltering day?  Continue reading

Re-post: The Essentials Of Grilled Fruit

Grilling fruit is one of the easiest ways to summer-ize a dish.  Whether savory or sweet, it instantly adds a succulent twist.  This weekend while friends were over for dinner I turned some plums I had into a wonderful appetizer.  I simply grilled slices of rustic whole grain bread with olive oil, salt and pepper and topped it with ricotta cheese, grilled plums and a drizzle of honey.  It was absolutely delicious.   Peaches, figs, and dates would have worked beautifully as well.

In honor of that dish, I am Continue reading