Grain-free Sugar-free Peanut Butter Cookies

• BALANCE SALAD   2:16 PM ON SAT JUL 21 2018
What else is there to do do on a rainy day besides bake a bunch of cookies? No, don’t answer that. I probably could have co…

Chocobanana Oat Pudding

• EAT WELL, STAY WELL | SHARON MCRAE | P…   1:05 PM ON SAT JUL 21 2018
Print Chocobanana Oat Pudding Author: Sharon McRae Recipe type: Dessert/Snack Cuisine: Vegan Prep…

Beer Reads

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   10:15 AM ON SAT JUL 21 2018
Happy Saturday! What a  great week we’ve had here in Columbia, MD. I’ve been enjoying the beautiful sunny days…

Healthy Meals Cookbook

• BALANCE SALAD   3:00 PM ON FRI JUL 20 2018
Yes, it’s time for another cookbook review! You can probably find Healthy Meals for One (or Two) at your local library. (I …

A Recap of the Plant Based Getaway with Sprouts!

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:48 AM ON FRI JUL 20 2018
(This post is sponsored by Sprouts! Thank you so so much for reading and supporting the brands that I love!)

As some of yo…


New Livestream with Chef AJ (Recap)

• EAT WELL, STAY WELL | SHARON MCRAE | P…   7:50 PM ON THU JUL 19 2018
Here is a new livestream I did with Chef AJ to demonstrate how to prepare my Pizza Hummus recipe, as featured on my website…

Cauliflower Gnocchi from Trader Joe’s

• BALANCE SALAD   6:57 AM ON WED JUL 18 2018
After I posted my last recipe for Cauliflower “Rice” Pilaf, a friend mentioned that Trader Joe’s now carries Cauliflower Gn…

Mexican Steak Skewers with Avocado Salsa Verde

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:41 AM ON WED JUL 18 2018
These Mexican Steak Skewers with Avocado Salsa Verde are super flavorful and easy to make! The steak is marinated in a blen…

Beer Reads

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   2:41 PM ON TUE JUL 17 2018
For once, I welcome this hot summer Sunday. Why? Some friends and I will be conducting the 15th annual Columbia Tour du Poo…

Maryland Style Crab Cake Sandwiches with Chive…

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:48 AM ON MON JUL 16 2018
These Maryland Style Crab Cake Sandwiches with Chive Honey Mustard are made with jumbo lump crabmeat, hardly any filler, sl…

Bistro Aracosia – Afghan Chop House – D.C.

• THE UNMANLY CHEF   12:38 AM ON MON JUL 16 2018
We came here on a whim, we are so happy that we did. This place was incredible. When you walk in you’re immediately h…

Independence Day and the Finger Lakes

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   11:12 PM ON FRI JUL 13 2018
Sorry for the radio silence. It has been a whirlwind 10 days. First, we spent the 4th of July evening watching the firework…

Lemon Zucchini Bread with Vanilla Bean Cream C…

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:45 AM ON FRI JUL 13 2018
This Lemon Zucchini Bread with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Glaze is incredibly flavorful, super moist, and just the right amo…

Tropical Cauliflower "Rice" Pilaf

• BALANCE SALAD   10:09 AM ON THU JUL 12 2018
Today’s recipe was inspired the phenomenal cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo. Michelle Tam and Henry Fong created this gorgeous cookb…

Can Carbs Help You Sleep?

• BALANCE SALAD   2:33 PM ON WED JUL 11 2018
My hubby was following a ketogenic diet, which keeps the total carbs per day extremely low. He lost weight for awhile, but …

Dark Chocolate Cherry Bourbon Floats

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:43 AM ON WED JUL 11 2018
These Dark Chocolate Cherry Bourbon Floats are made with dark chocolate bourbon fudge sauce, vanilla ice cream, cherries co…

Quick Amazing Chile con Queso Dip

• THE UNMANLY CHEF   12:11 AM ON WED JUL 11 2018
  Queso dip. Everyone loves it. Everyone has their own vision of how it should taste and look. What most folks identify as…

Rosé Lemonade Elderflower Sangria

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:41 AM ON MON JUL 9 2018
This Rosé Lemonade Elderflower Sangria is the most refreshing summer cocktail! It’s super easy to make, only 5 ingre…

All Carbs are NOT Created Equal

• BALANCE SALAD   5:24 PM ON SAT JUL 7 2018
When trying to lose weight, many of us are choosing to limit our carbohydrate consumption. Whether you have chosen to follo…

BBQ Chicken Pizza with Grilled Corn and Scalli…

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:40 AM ON FRI JUL 6 2018
This BBQ Chicken Pizza with Grilled Corn and Scallions is the perfect pizza for summer! Perfect for using up leftover pulle…

Homebrew Success!

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   7:00 PM ON TUE JUL 3 2018
After a string of disappointing homebrews, I finally nailed one. Brian and I made an all grain Saison and it’s delici…

Checkerspot and Orioles Hawaiian Shirts

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   6:02 PM ON MON JUL 2 2018
Baltimore, MD June 30, 2018
Despite a nasty heat wave and the Hawaiian shirt giveaway at Oriole Park, a steady stream of cu…

Red, White, and Blue (Grain-free!) Mug Cake

• BALANCE SALAD   11:44 AM ON MON JUL 2 2018
The Fourth of July is almost here! If you want to celebrate with a fabulous cake that is both delicious AND nutritious, you…

Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Avocado Salsa

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:45 AM ON MON JUL 2 2018
This Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Avocado Salsa is a simple, super flavorful dip for chips or a topping for grilled meats an…

Low Hanging Fruit

• BALANCE SALAD   6:01 PM ON SUN JUL 1 2018
You’re looking to lose weight. Maybe you’ve failed in the past. So where do you turn? All your friends are talking about Th…

Beer Reads

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   7:31 AM ON SAT JUN 30 2018
Early this morning, I’ll be harvesting potatoes from my garden. It is has been hot and dry, so I plan to water as wel…

Make a New Mantra

• BALANCE SALAD   6:55 AM ON SAT JUN 30 2018
Do you know your current mantra? Because you already have at least one. Mantras are phrases you tell yourself on a daily, o…

Terrapin and a Strawberry Moon

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   3:17 PM ON FRI JUN 29 2018
Columbia, MD June 27, 2018
Wednesday night brought us back to Frisco Tap House. It was Terrapin Pint Night. I am a big fan …

Boozy S’mores Milkshakes

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:40 AM ON FRI JUN 29 2018
These Boozy S’mores Milkshakes are filled with chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, graham crackers, toasted marsh…

Syriana Cafe and Gallery

• BALANCE SALAD   8:50 AM ON WED JUN 27 2018
Although much of old Ellicott City was recently devastated by the second major flood in just two years, progress is being m…