Mushroom Barley Burger

Ingredients 1/3 cup dried barley (you can substitute 3 cups of cooked rice for gluten-free burgers) 1 cup water Barley should be cooked like rice; add the barley after the water has come to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Turn off the heat after 45 minutes and allow the… Read more »

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate Fondue on Strawberrys

Ingredients 3 cups strawberries, rinsed and left whole or sliced   1 T. cocoa powder 1 T. agave or honey ½ oz. unsweetened baking chocolate ¼ cup + 1T. hot water ½ tsp. arrowroot or cornstarch ½ tsp. vanilla   2 tsp. peanut butter:  optional Directions Combine water, baking chocolate and agave in saucepan and… Read more »

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Ingredients 12 oz. silken tofu 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate 1/3 c. cocoa 1/2 c. decaffeinated coffee 2 T. agave 1 tsp. vanilla extract Directions In a food processor or blender, puree the tofu until smooth.  Place the chopped chocolate cocoa powder, and coffee in a saucepan.  Stir constantly over medium-low heat until melted and smooth…. Read more »

Have You “Weighted” Too Long?

Having read our Fitness Director Nancy’s article about different body types and about creating realistic expectations for ourselves, I wanted to weigh in with both experience and fact.  We all know either through reading and /or experience that weight loss during menopause is a particularly difficult venture.  Hormones effect our body’s workings on every level,… Read more »