My love affair with chocolate!

Last week, I discovered a recipe for these soft, decadent, rich Chocolate Fudge Cookies! These cookies are so delicious with a soft, fudge-like brownie inside. It was love at first bite!

I even made them a little more nutritious by swapping out some of the white flour for whole wheat flour and it doesn’t make a difference at all. I recently starting using a white whole wheat flour from Trader Joes because it is very light in color and taste with the benefits of being a whole grain. Whole White Wheat is a type of wheat and has all the three parts of the seed, the bran, germ and endosperm. The only difference is it lacks the bran color. Bob’s Red Mill also produces white whole wheat flour. It’s great and I love using it. Next time, I’m going to experiment with using all white whole wheat flour.

As a matter of fact, as I was typing out this post and recipe, I decided to make a couple batches for Lucas’ pre-school teachers. It’s his preschool graduation tomorrow so I wanted to bake up something special for his wonderful, sweet teachers. I can’t believe he is graduating preschool. I remember his first day. I still remember Lilliana’s first day. Feels like it was just yesterday yet now Lilliana is almost as tall as I am! I wish Julian was here to help us celebrate this special day with Lucas. I know he would be filled with so much love and excitement around his brother and sister. He will be with us in our hearts tomorrow, as he is every single day!

Enjoy baking and eating these delicious chocolate cookies.

Food Revolution Day

This Saturday, May 19th is the first annual Food Revolution Day!

Food Revolution Day  is a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people will work together to make a difference.

Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers’ markets. It’s a chance to inspire change in people’s eating habits and to promote better food education for everyone. We need to do it for ourselves and for the future of our children.

Make your first step on Saturday. It’s easy! You can start by making a fresh fruit smoothie as a healthy, refreshing snack, host a family dinner night by cooking a healthy meal together and then sitting around the table, eating together as a family, go for an afternoon walk or bike ride, go to your local farm and pick up some vegetable plants to start a small garden. If each one of us takes charge of our health, then together we can fight obesity, cancer, diabetes  and teach our children how to live happy, healthy lives.

Join Jamie Oliver in his fight to make America a healthier nation.

“I’m strong to the finish when i eats me spinach.”

Sound familiar? Seems like a lifetime ago when I used to watch Popeye the Sailor Man!

Frankly, I was never a fan of eating plain cooked spinach. It is just too bland for my “big flavor” taste buds. Besides, there are just so many more flavorful ways to eat spinach, especially when you add cheese to it!

I have many favorite Spinach and Cheese recipes, including Spinach & Cheese Tortellini, Spinach Frittata, Spinach Lasagna Rolls, Tortellini Soup with SpinachSpinach & Cheese Phyllo Bites and now this Spinach & Tomato Quiche!

This quiche recipe was designed to be simple enough for the kids to make and delicious enough for adults and kids to want to eat everyday!