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Camilla S. Healthy Living Professional

Nacogdoches, Texas
Food writer, cookbook author, recipe developer...and longtime fitness instructor (I have been... Full Bio
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Persian Brown Rice and Cashew Salad by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Aspromised, here is the grain salad I mentioned in yesterday's post: an easybrown rice salad. I love rice salads, in large part thanks to my mother who has ... Read on »
Whole Grains Cooking Guide by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Therain is gone, the sun is out, and spring is here in all of its blooming glory. I’vetaken my laptop outside to work on some editing, but it’s time to take a ... Read on »
Koshari (Egyptian Chili) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Ready to meet your new favorite go-to recipe? Meet koshari. Koshari is to Egyptians what chili is to Americans. Made of lentils, rice, tomato sauce and a kick o ... Read on »
Sweet Potato Bisque with West Indian Spices by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I would not have guessed that I would be longing for a bowl of soup today; the temper ... Read on »
Quinoa Flour Banana Bread (gluten free) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Shhh.This banana bread is made with quinoa flour. I'mhappy to let you in on the secret, but it is hush-hush at our household. Mylovely husband Kevin is all ... Read on »
Sunny Lemon Layer Cake by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Martine, my wonderful publicist at Robert Rose books, sent me great news the other day: one of my favorite recipes from my Piece of Cake book is featured on Oprah.co ... Read on »
Cardamom-Cashew Thumbprints with Chocolate-Lime Ganache by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking  Merry Christmas everyone! To commemorate the day in delicious style, I offer you my latest cookie creation, an Indian-inspired thumbprint cookie. ... Read on »
Piece of Cake Book Winners! by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thank you, so much, all of you for entering to win! I will be doing more giveaways shortly, so stay tuned for more freebies in the near future (in plenty of time fo ... Read on »
Pumpkin Seed, Pumpkin Spice Homemade Lara Bars by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pin It In my roasted pumpkin seeds post the other day, I mentioned that these golden-blond beauties can be used for countless enlightened uses beyond straight-up snacki ... Read on »
Meatless Monday: Quick Pumpkin Polenta w/ Sauteed Kale by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Like my recipe today, this post is quick and easy.  I spent a few hours this morning finishing up Nick's Halloween costume. On a scale of 1-10 on craftiness ... Read on »
Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love roasted pumpkin seeds. It's more than the toasty flavor and crunch; it's the feeling that I'm getting something for free. Yet for years, my roasted seeds fel ... Read on »
Kale, Tofu, and Soba Noodle Stir-Fry by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking “Mommy,why are you eating brown noodles and marshmallows?! With LEAVES?!” Iinsist it is actually Japanese soba and tofu (your cousins Kenji and Hugh love ... Read on »
Cookbook Giveaway: 3 Copies of My New Book, Piece of Cake! by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Good morning, everyone! How about beginning the day with a giveaway, specifically three copies of my new book, Piece of Cake! The entry period runs from now (October 2 ... Read on »
So-Simple Miso-Honey Chicken by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am guilty of overlooking the obvious here at enlightened cooking. For example, dinner. I'll spend my days dreaming of and testing ... Read on »
Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon, Walnuts and Cranberries by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A batch of homemade drop cookies may not sound particularly Halloween-esque. Yes, I've given these beauties an ample dose of fall flavor in the forms of cinnamon and c ... Read on »
Roasted Carrot Hummus by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am giddy with excitement over my new recipe: Roasted Carrot Hummus! My intent was to develop a number of recipes this week that were Halloween-y, yet healthy ... Read on »
Scottish Oat Cakes (like Walkers Highland Oatcakes) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's a relaxed, blissful weekend here at enlightened cooking. After spending last weekend on the road, it felt especially satisfying to just "be" this weekend: sleeping ... Read on »
Quinoa Salad with Morroccan Spices, Dried Fruit and Avocado by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking TGIF, everyone! I hope it is as gorgeous where you are as it is here in Texas. I wasn't sure if I would have time ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Good morning everyone! I've been remiss in posting anything very seasonal, particularly baked goods, largely ... Read on »
Quinoa Power Omelet by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Nick, Kevin and I went to the Texas State Fair this weekend in Dallas, a first-time experience for all of us. My favorite part was the petting zoo (especially the Scot ... Read on »