It’s Snack Time! My Stylish and Tasty Giveaway.

els bagel snaps and medleys

You are very lucky readers today, because I have a stylish AND tasty giveaway going on. Part One of this fun giveaway is courtesy of El's Gluten Free Snacks. If you haven't tried El's Bagel Snaps or Medleys before, let me tell you, they are one of my favorite snack "treats".  I say "treat" because, to be honest, the delicately seasoned blend of gluten-free bagel snaps, flax seed corn chips, pretzels, and more, is just a tad bit addictive, so I save them for special snacking occasions. OR, I practice "Safe Snacking" by pairing a portion … [Read more...]

Fabulous Foodie Finds from Natural Products Expo West 2012!


Last Saturday, I put on my comfy boots and hit the road with two of my healthy foodie friends, for a drive up the Southern California coast to attend the 2012 Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center. Natural Products Expo West continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Natural Products Expo West continues to help attendees reach their business goals. Join 58,000 other industry professionals interacting … [Read more...]

Going Home {to Texas}, and My Dark Chocolate ChickPz Winner!


Where do you call home? Our former house in Plano,Texas, 2011 For me, it's San Diego, the town where I was born, my husband was born, SiSi was born, and where I have lived the majority of my life, including now. But, I've also been fortunate enough to have lived in several other towns in my life...Dallas, Texas  for college...Chicago for my dietetic internship {great city, but not so great winters}...back to Dallas {Plano}, Texas for my husband's job...Falls Church, Virginia, again for my husband's job, and, ultimately, back to San … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate ChickPz Giveaway!


I knew I was in trouble when the box arrived... I debated back-and-forth in my mind about whether to open it or not... You see, it was in the afternoon, right around "that time of the day." You know that time, right??? SNACK TIME! I figured if I opened the package, I might not be able to eat just a few....{Read more on this at the end of the post!} But, against my better judgement, I opened it anyways, and found this lovely little pouch... fun is this??? But the packaging wasn't the biggest thing on my … [Read more...]

Super Easy Super Cheesy Super Bowl Toast


So, guess who I am cheering for to win the Super Bowl tomorrow??? Truth be told, since the Chargers aren't playing (again!) in the Super Bowl, I don't really have another favorite team.  But, in my eccentric, mixed up mind, I just can't help but cheer for the team whose fans call themselves "Cheeseheads." So, in honor of all the Cheesehead fans, here is a super easy,  super cheesy Super Bowl snack that uses only 4 ingredients, plus your bread of choice.  {I hope all you Steelers fans will try it too!} This recipe was inspired by … [Read more...]