All posts tagged: recipe

Berry Cherry Pie

Pie makes me happy. But I do NOT like pies that require lots washing, peeling, and chopping, so I created this perfect fruit pie. As with all of my food inventions, it meets my criteria of easy, delicious, and nutritious….

The Truth About Gravy

Whenever I’m seated at a dinner and asked if I want gravy, I have no idea what to say. What IS gravy, exactly? What is IN it? Should I view this as the curse of never wearing mini skirts again, or is this the delectable treat my life’s been missing? I consulted our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice, and Little Mama and this is what I found out….

Halloween Sauerkraut Brownies

I think you may all remember my sauerkraut fetish and how it actually helped to cure my gastritis. If you have been watching Graye Note Live, you may also have seen me “ask” my daughter, Andrea, to try my Sauerkraut Brownies. I thought it went over well. She said she couldn’t even taste the sauerkraut! What better way to have a tasty treat for Halloween than one that is actually good for you! Come on, get a little kooky spooky and “Trick or Treat” with our Halloween Sauerkraut Brownies…

What Can I Eat With All This Coffee?

I often enjoy coffee, but sometimes I have to drink it more than I would like to and it clashes with my meals and snacks. Most food that goes well with coffee (i.e. sugar-crusted donuts) is NOT GOOD FOR YOU. I don’t want my cholesterol to spike and my jeans to get tight because I needed more caffeine this week, so I made a list of go-to foods for us to solve the dilemma….

Apple Impromptu Cake

It’s getting to be that cozy time of year. And, you know, I LOVE COZY! The best season of all (my FAVORITE) is here! FALL, AUTUMN, AUTUMNAL EQUINOX. However you look at it, it’s APPLE time! My most favorite apple recipe is my Mom’s, which I have tweaked. She knew how to make cozy come to life! It’s a piece of cake to make (literally). I think you will enjoy this Apple Impromptu….

Labor Day Dip

I really love my dip-pity-do-da. I always have. Since I was little, I always ordered every dip offered when I ate at a restaurant. I also love things to be festive, so I named my latest dip creation, “Labor Day Dip.” I like each special occasion to have its own food. As always, I made sure to pack protein and nutrients into this snack that’s super easy to make and serve….

Banana Ginger Smoothie

Smoothies are out there…everywhere! You can’t get away from them, so you might as well join in. However, let’s join in the “right” way! Some smoothies are infused with so much sugar, processed flavors, and absolutely NO nutrition. I prefer a smoothie that is high in protein and fiber, which can make you feel fuller, is nourishing, and has less calories. This recipe includes ginger. I LOVE ginger because of its many benefits. It can be a pain reliever, help with digestion, reduce nausea symptoms, and is an anti-inflammatory. With my recipe, I’ve made it simple for you to make this healthy, wholesome, and tasty treat…

One-Pot Wonders: Chicken and Veggies

There is a new product out there that makes your slow cooker…slow! Tara, our Wellness Contributor, hooked me up with the Instant Pot. Well, you just will not believe this thing! It can roast a five-pound chicken in 30 minutes. (Yes, you read that right!) It replaces 9 kitchen appliances and can pressure cook, slow cook, cook rice, make yogurt, cook eggs, sauté, steam, warm, and sterilize. There are actually 14 different buttons to choose from when cooking with the Instant Pot. It even makes…

Almond Butter Cup Espresso Shake

When I’m busy, I hate the amount of time it takes to consume a snack big enough to actually fill me up. I also hate that it’s hard to find nourishing food that goes well with coffee. So, I created this easy smoothie recipe that has healthy calories AND it has caffeine…