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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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Pancakes in the Bahamas: A Survival Story (recipe: Vegan Whole Wheat-Flax Pancakes) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I woke up sleepy this morning from staying up to watch the Top Chef All-Stars finale; it was worth it. I thought this was the best finale of all the seasons. I was h ... Read on »
Quick Quinoa-Lentil Salad with Feta by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm admittedly immodest about my savant-like memory of the food items stocked in stores across town. Ask me about price, avilaibility, sizes, freshness, superiority, in ... Read on »
Quick Kale & Quinoa Minestrone by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We have had some beautiful 80-degree days of late, and while I am loathe to look a gift-horse in the mouth, I've nevertheless been longing for more mild weather before plu ... Read on »
KitchenAid Win by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I won the video/recipe contest for KitchenAid's Happiest Holiday Recipe Challenge--$7500 in KitchenAid appliances! Here is m ... Read on »
Sweet Potato & Spinach Curry with Naan (easy!) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I've been eating far too much cake the past week. It's all in preparation for my new microblog (!) coming out in a few months. I'll share more soon. I've been giving a ... Read on »
Dinner for the Lazy & Cold (Recipe: Gnocchi Al Forno with Spinach) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Please forgive the brevity of this post, but in a sense, it fits the theme quick and simple theme of the accompanying recipe. It's been cold--COLD--in Texas this Februa ... Read on »
French Fries are the Devil...& other Silliness (recipe: Awesome Oven Fries) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking On occasion--and more times than I typically care to admit--the inspiration for my cooking, in general, and posts, in particular, generates from utter randomness. Case i ... Read on »
Toasted Quinoa Porridge by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Many of you may already know about making quinoa for breakfast, but just in case it has missed your radar (or even if it's been awhile since last you made it), consider th ... Read on »
Slow-Cooker Hearty Borscht by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Apologies for the short post today. But I am trying to keep to my pledge (to myself and all of you--how I assume a lot about the number of readers I have with my use of "a ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Maple Pumpkin Bread w/ Hazelnuts/ VIDEO, TOO by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pumpkin Bread Video I realize I will get no sympathy from my east coast friends by complaining of the 70-degree weather we experienced here in Texas yesterday, so ... Read on »
Top Chef Desserts Viewer Quickfire/ Key Lime Lollies by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Forgive me tooting my own horn, but in my absence for the past two months, I neglected to share that I was selected as one of the top three finalists in the Top Chef Desse ... Read on »
Lemony Mixed "Greens" Soup (Spinach, Green Onions, Parsley & Peas) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Eek! Two months since my last post? Say it isn't so. Yes, there's been promotion duties for my 750 Muffins Book , and then a looming (but no longer!) deadline in mid Decem ... Read on »
Vegan Muffins--Review & Interview by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A big thank you to Nicole at the vegan blog A Dash of Compassion for her review of my new muffin book as well as the interview she had with me about vegan baki ... Read on »
Chocolate Black Bean Power Bars (No-Bake, Vegan, & Easy--Allergy Free Option) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Meet your new favorite homemade chocolate power bars! Here's why you will want to make these *Chocolate! (real cocoa powder and (optional) bittersweet chocolate!) *Che ... Read on »
Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates (1 minute, 2-ingredient dessert perfection--vegan option) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm mad for cheesecake. Mad. I catered cheesecakes for several years back in my twenties. It was merely a ruse to sample a lot of cheesecakes. But cheesecake fiends n ... Read on »
Autumn Slaw with Fennel, Apple, & Cider Dressing by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Happy Friday, everyone! I'm short on words today: my in-laws are en route for a short visit, I have a cook-off in Houston tomorrow, this weekend is Kevin's birthday, an ... Read on »
Recipe: Bowl of Oatmeal Muffins by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking More than a month ago, I mentioned my forthcoming book, 750 Best Muffin Recipes. It was due to come out at the end of August, but there was a mishap with a printer ... Read on »
O & Co Giveaway--Winner! by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hi all! I used random.org to generate a winner and it's....Helena! Helena, send me an email with your name and address so I can have O & Co send you your great pri ... Read on »
Traditional Pumpkin Whoopies & Vegan Pumpkin Whoopies by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Happy Monday, everyone! I can hardly believe it's already day four of October, but I am savoring the changing leaves, cooler weather, and Nick's growing (and gleeful) anti ... Read on »
Black Bean Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes (vegan option) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have come to the conclusion that everyone wants easy recipes for dinner. Come six o'clock on a Tuesday night, even those who proclaim steadfast allegiance to the slo ... Read on »