Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins

“Pumpkin spice and everything nice…” isn’t that the saying I see printed on everything under the sun this time of year?  Pumpkin flavored everything is a sure sign that Fall has arrived, am I right? There’s pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice cream cheese, pumpkin spice bagels and yogurt and even Oreo’s! Well I can’t say  … Read more

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf and the Recipe for a Decadent Dessert

Today I’m back sharing more of what makes you happy…recipes. This week’s additions from my kitchen are my recipes for “Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf” and my “Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies”. They are both SO good and have something in common. Both are incredibly delicious (obviously). Both are super healthy (without tasting it, if you know  … Read more

Moroccan Chicken and the World’s Best Cabbage

Happy Monday! I’m back today with more of what you love..recipes! Lots of you have told me that my recent blog posts have really helped to get you out of your current “food rut”. When normally you would have turned to unhealthy take out because you’re sick of the same old thing, instead you’re cooking  … Read more

Muffins and Meatballs: This Week’s Most Requested Recipes

Hi, Friends! My direct messages have been blowing up (as the kids would say) regarding recipes I have been creating in my kitchen! I’ve been trying to share as much as I can over on my Insta Stories (@janine.whiteson). You seem to be loving that and are requesting all the things! Today is all about  … Read more

Powerful Pomegranates: They Could Just Be the Healthiest Fruit on the Planet

Pomegranates…they are beautiful, delicious and one of the world’s healthiest fruits.  Ever since I was a little kid, I loved pomegranates. I would sit at our counter with a bib made from a kitchen towel draped over me and couldn’t wait to dig in. My dad would always cut my pomegranate into quarters for me  … Read more

Leeks: Low in Calories and Fat, High in Nutritional Value and Flavor

I adore leeks. I fell in love with them when I was living in London (redundant I know, but true). Leek and potato soup/vichyssoise and leek vinaigrette were my absolute favorites. But, it wasn’t love at first site. I have to say that when I first learned of the health benefits leeks provide and how  … Read more

Pumpkin: Nutritious and Delicious (Plus: My Recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Bars)

Happy Monday, Friends. If you’ve been following me on Instagram @janine.whiteson, you’ve seen that I’ve been whipping up some super delicious Fall favorites for my family lately. A lot of you have seen the Instagram stories that I have shared from my kitchen and have immediately reached out for recipes. Well, ask and you shall  … Read more

Avocados: Are They Good For You?

The first time I ever laid eyes on an avocado was at sleep away camp when I was just ten years old. I missed afternoon snack one day and my counselor sent me to the cafeteria to see what they could give me. Believe it or not, I was handed an avocado! I peeled it  … Read more

Berry Good for You

One of my favorite things to do in the Summer, wherever I am, is to wake early and hit the local farmers market. This past week my healthy haul consisted mainly of fresh berries; blueberries, strawberries, raspberries….my favorite summer snack! As I looked down into my basket full of all my fresh finds, I was  … Read more

De-Bloat Day! A Plan for Getting Back on Track

If you woke up feeling like a Thanksgiving Day parade float on the day after Memorial Day, you may have over-indulged last weekend. Salty dogs on the BBQ, a few too many margaritas on the beach and pass the chips and salsa sounded great at the time. But now, you’ve got puffy eyes, swollen sausage  … Read more