Wheatless Wednesday – Cucumber Ribbons with Red Onion, Feta and Mint


Are you a lover or a hater?  Cucumbers have a reputation for being boring. I don’t agree.  I love cucumbers and this salad, which is refreshing and definitely not boring, brings it!  There is a bit of a kick and crunch with added jalapenos, lemon zest and pistachios. Topped with crumbled feta and a drizzle […]

Lemon Cucumber and Mint Water


What’s new in my refrigerator?  In an attempt to drink more water and fewer store bought beverages, I have started making my own infused waters, similar to the ones in spa waiting rooms that are so refreshing.  A combination of lemon, cucumber and mint seems to be the most popular combination and for a great […]

Citrus Strawberry Infused Water Plus 14 more Amazing Recipes


  Several weeks ago, I whipped up a pitcher of LEMON CUCUMBER MINT WATER in an attempt to drink more water and fewer store-bought drinks.  It has been a very successful exercise and I love opening my refrigerator to see a colorful and delicious, cold beverage always on hand. I refill with plain water every time I pour a glass and […]

Bridal Showers 101: Or How To Throw a Bridal Shower


You’ve sent out the invitations and the RSVPs are in.  Now what?  I have attended many bridal showers over the years, including my own, but I have never planned one, until now.  I recently hosted a shower for my beautiful future daughter in law and I turned to the internet (doesn’t everyone?) to make sure […]

Avocado Mango Smoothie


It’s the first day of Spring and you know what that means…Yes, it’s that time of year.   The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is already out and soon we will be digging for our beachwear beachcoverups, bathing suits and for the bravest of the brave, bikinis. So when I ran across an article in Prevention Magazine […]

Watermelon Breeze


California is experiencing a typical Indian Summer with hot and dry temperatures, little fog and no rain.  Yesterday I did a hike with my dog and came back so thirsty, water didn’t help.  I have been trying to eliminate soft drinks and bottled ‘juice type’ drinks from my diet and go with more natural beverages.  I am still […]