Maybe this is MY way of hoping Spring and Summer will be here soon. Frankly, I have had enough of the cold and snow. I am ready for the warmth of the sun and wearing my flip flops!

spring sunrise

Smoothies are a favorite snack here in our house, especially for Lilliana. We have one of those little “bullet” type of blenders  which makes it super easy and quick to make a smoothie when she gets home from school. It’s a lot of fun experimenting with different fruits and vegetables. Smoothies are so versatile, so delicious and so very good for you. Her favorite is the Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, which is also Lucas’ favorite. Since I love berries, my favorite it the Very Berry Smoothie. I buy a bag of frozen mixed organic berries, throw in a frozen banana, some almond milk and flax seed  and it tastes just like a sorbet.


Yesterday, Lilliana tried a new recipe for an Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie and it really tasted just like an oatmeal cookie, without any added sugar, sweetened naturally with the frozen banana, raisins and cinnamon.

oatmeal smoothie

Join me in welcoming Spring with these great tasting smoothie recipes!

Blog Refresh

This weekend, I spent a great deal of time refreshing our Food Jules website. I am not sure if it’s the “new year, new you” feeling but ever since the holidays ended, I have been refreshing a lot around here, a little “pre-spring cleaning”. It gives me such a feeling of satisfaction and comfort when things are clean and organized, makes things seem new again. It helps bring me a step closer to the spring time.

spring sunrise

If you look around the website, you’ll find I’ve re-organized it a bit, while still keeping it simple and clean. I’ve revised our bio, added a few new recipes and updated the cooking class information. I will continue to bring you new recipes and tips as the weeks continue. I have lots to share with you, especially in the gluten free arena. I am on Day 13 of my GLUTEN CLEANSE and am feeling absolutely wonderful. I have more energy, more appetite and no digestive issues. I am still having trouble sleeping at night and the nightmares continue, but I expect that will continue for some time. It all started with Julian’s passing so I am sure my subconscious and conscious mind still has lifelong healing to do.


Go ahead and check out our REFRESHED website and stay tuned for more to come. Keep those comments coming too, I really enjoy reading them.