Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Tender, moist, succulent pork tenderloin with a touch of crispiness from the panko and fresh herb coating on the outside makes this a winner for an every night dinner or for entertaining guests on a reasonable budget. Plus, it cooks much faster than a large… Keep Reading »

Oven Fried Chicken Parmesan Tenders

Tatjana requested this as her last supper at home. It is quick, easy, and hits that fried chicken craving with about 1/2 the calories.
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#1 New Years Resolution

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a “New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments… Keep Reading »

Cleansing Mind, Body and Soul

I don’t know if it is age, or just a little too much socializing in fabulous restaurants where the food tends to be laden with fat, sugar, and salt for maximum flavor, but I simply do not feel my best, and I’ve put on a… Keep Reading »

Herb Dijon Salmon

A slight bite from the Dijon mustard and the herb crust add just the right amount of texture and sophistication to the natural full-bodied flavor of fresh salmon. Super quick and easy for any weeknight dinner, yet elegant enough to serve to guests – this… Keep Reading »

Grilled Marinated Artichokes

Grilling lemon marinated artichokes, with just a hint of spiciness from the red pepper flakes (optional), adds a smokey dimension to the mild flavor of the vegetable – elevating it to appetizer worthy! Just serve with any dressing of your choice on the side…. Keep Reading »

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This decadent vegan recipe is exactly how I celebrated the second anniversary of launching the Personal Chef Approachâ„¢.  Totally satisfying, rich creamy, chocolately indulgence you don’t have to feel guilty about. The avocado provides heart healthy fat, along with antioxidant packed dark chocolate – that’s… Keep Reading »

Breakfast Smoothie

This is a delicious, nutrient packed way to start the day. Better still, you’ll get spinach down your finicky eaters with them being none the wiser! Keep your favorite frozen fruits on hand, so you can enjoy this all year round…. Keep Reading »

In Defense of School Lunches (& Breakfast)

I was initiated into the world of food activism in 1990. The flowerchild within (I was born a decade too late for the original action) got her ya-ya’s out when I got to march on 10 Downing Street in 1990 alongside Pamela Stephenson, Olivia Harrison,… Keep Reading »

Animal Free Contest/Giveaway Winners!

Jewels reading In Defense of Food summer 2008
Two things provoked this “meat and potatoes” Midwesterner into observing meatless Mondays; the first came when I read In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (highly recommended book). I learned why a more plant based diet would be… Keep Reading »

Healthy Halloween Fun

It’s no secret that I love a good Halloween party, but I’ve also been into healthy eating lately (not exactly what Halloween is known for), which has presented me with a new challenge.

A healthier Halloween challenge

My uber chic friend at In New York Paris Tomorrow… Keep Reading »

From My Heart to Yours

Julie Anne Rhodes by Matthew Rolston
My mother always said “never judge a book by it’s cover”… I’m living proof of that. People always tell me how young I look for my age, and I appreciate it, thank you! Most of it is probably down to… Keep Reading »