Gluten Free Foods and Snacks Put to the Test

If you have celiacs, or just want to try a low gluten diet, there are so many ready made foods and gluten free snacks available.  But they’re also double the price of of regular snacks, Americans will spend about $7 Billion dollars on gluten free foods this year! So which ones are worth the price and which ones should you leave on the shelves? Whole Foods let me scour their […] Read Full Post

Cleanse and Detox in time for Summer

I don’t know why, but I can’t stop snacking… on all the wrong foods.  I’m justifying my munching on chips or sweets as long as they’re considered healthy (lentil chips, fruit juice chews, etc.) and I worked out that day.  Why am I surprised that the scale shows I’ve added a couple pounds, just in time for bikini season! Here is my cleanse, to help snap me back in shape  […] Read Full Post

Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Pie

rhubarb merengue   Rhubarb, in all of it’s tangy, sweet/sour glory, is one of my favorite summer vegetables to bake with. And when I say bake, I mean chop up and throw in a sauce pan with some sugar and hope for the best.  I’m a pretty lousy baker, I guess because I’m impatient and don’t follow rules well (and in baking there are too many to count).  But this adorable pie […] Read Full Post

Latest Food Trends

What’s hot in food right now? Snacking has never been healthier! If you pick up a bag of chips, a squeezable fruit pouch, even chocolate spread, you’ll notice they’re featuring cool and healthy ingredients.  On my Good Morning Texas segment I featured some of my favorites and made a few from scratch as well. Watch the video for how to make chickpea fries and charcoal lemonade. Below is a list  […] Read Full Post

Chickpea Fries

  Image 1 Good Morning Texas on WFAA TV here in Dallas asked me to highlight the latest food trends.   In addition to the ancient grain craze (chia squeeze pouches, sprouted seed chips, etc.) it seems ‘exotic’ flours are also popular.  If you go to any natural food store you’ll see Black Bean Flour, Almond Flour, Rice Flour and Flaxseed Flour.  I experimented with chickpea flour (aka Garbanzo) and found these Chickpea  […] Read Full Post

How to Make The ancient buckwheat grain Kasha as a side dish

Today is Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. In my family, we celebrate like most holidays, with food! I’m making a gorgeous Israeli chopped salad, falafel and one of my favorite comfort foods, kasha. Kasha is a 1,000 year old ancient grain, also known as buckwheat, although despite its name, it is gluten free.  If you’re a fan of Asian food you’ll recognize it as the main ingredient in soba noodles. […] Read Full Post

How to Make Slow Cooker Lasagna, Minestrone and White Wine Chicken

Good Morning Texas asked me to be part of their ‘slow cooker challenge’.  I created three savory weeknight dinners and I had such fun!  Any of these dishes would be perfect for a weeknight meal. If you have a few minutes in the morning before you leave the house, toss some ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do its magic.  There’s nothing more comforting than returning home after […] Read Full Post

Easy Tips for Chopping Herbs

No matter what time of year, I always keep fresh herbs in my refrigerator.  It could be basil for a caprese salad, rosemary for roasting hearty root vegetables, or thyme for stews.  They’re my secret weapon for livening up my weeknight meals.  But there are different techniques for different herbs.  Here is a quick 1 minute tutorial on how to wash and cut them.  After they’ve been washed, I store  […] Read Full Post

Easter and Passover No Bake Desserts

Springtime sweets are irresistible! Bunny ears, chocolate eggs, and a flurry of coconut always gets me excited about making cute, edible crafts.  But I’m not a baker. At all.  For my Good Morning Texas, I came up with the simplest desserts for Easter and Passover that are no-bake and no-fuss.    Please let me know ow yours turn out.  Happy Easter or Happy Passover! Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 10.55.10 AM For these little chocolate nests simply use […] Read Full Post

New Reel!

This video is a short introduction into who I am, my personal life as a wife and Mom of two young boys, and some of my recent work.  I created Dinner Reinvented while I was working as the lifestyle reporter for a Dallas tv station.  As a busy, working Mom I was struggling getting healthy weeknight meals on the table.  I know my challenge is one every Mom faces as […] Read Full Post