Happy Wednesday folks and good day to you!  The time is upon us where the heat is coming and the energy to cook is slowly going down in some peoples kitchens.  Juices are a great way to have a quick snack or even as a light dinner.  Pair them with a fresh granola bar, maybe [...]


Peanut Butter, Mango and Greens

by zesty on April 19, 2013 · 1 comment


Hey there it’s Danielle from Food Confidence with this week’s luscious green smoothie!  This one is a great on-the-go breakfast or post workout recovery shake.  It’s full of chocolately-peanuty mango flavor.  If you’re scared to try this shake because it’s green, I promise…you don’t taste the spinach at all!  That’s just one great reason to [...]

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Green Pina Colada

by zesty on April 12, 2013 · 0 comments


Hey Cooking readers, it’s Danielle again from Food Confidence with another smoothie recipe for you to try! We’re going green again this week but it’s all good. This smoothie will take you back to your last tropical vacation! It’s smooth and creamy and one of my favorites (your kids will drink it up, too)! It’s [...]


One Helluva Wholewheat Lasagna

by zesty on April 10, 2013 · 12 comments

I made this again! It is so yummy! I am posting my first ever Wholewheat Lasagna Recipe with full step by step instructions for you to follow along, print out at home and try it for yourself. The results from this recipe have been very positive.  The steps are simple and easy to follow – [...]


Raspberry Banana PB

by zesty on April 5, 2013 · 4 comments

raspberry smoothie

Hey there, it’s Danielle here again with this week’s smoothie!  And guess what, today’s delicious smoothie treat is not green!  Are you excited?  It’s a beautiful ruby red from this week’s star ingredient…raspberries! Raspberries are a smoothie favorite for me, I love the sweet-tart taste they impart and the pretty color. Of course raspberries are [...]


A Goat, A Walnut and A Peach

by zesty on April 3, 2013 · 3 comments

Middle of the week for a grilled peach.  What do you think?  I am a big fan of grilled fruit and for some reason it goes super well with the crunch of a nut and a the sharpness of cheese.  For this salad, I used toasted walnuts, goat cheese and a simple balsamic vinaigrette with [...]


Green Peanut Butter and Jelly

by zesty on March 15, 2013 · 0 comments


Are you ready for a “green” peanut butter and jelly smoothie? It’s Danielle Omar here with another smoothie recipe for you. Next time you’re craving a PBJ, whip up one of these green smoothies!  This antioxidant-rich smoothie contains spinach, grapes, banana, and peanut butter. You be pleasantly surprised that you don’t taste the spinach at all, despite [...]


Middle of the week is here. Spring is en route.  Weather is warming up. Salads are in season. Dressings are a must. I am going to show you how to make a classic vinaigrette in five minutes or less.  This can be the basis for all your dressings and you can just tweak and add [...]


Shrimp and Tomato Puree

by zesty on March 11, 2013 · 2 comments

Last Wednesday afternoon I had no idea on what to make for dinner. Mrs. Cooking was traveling and it was just me and the kids. The only thing I knew I was having were the shrimp I took out of the freezer in the early morning.  My mind was blank when I was trying to [...]


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