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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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Fregola with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes & Basil...& Grilled Porterhouse by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been a hectic Friday, one that began at 2 am when Nick screamed "MOMMY!!!" It was indeed an emergency: Ducky (the lovey of his life) was lost. Or more precisely, o ... Read on »
Jicama-Kiwi Salad with Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I rarely forget about food, but I do forget about foods. I'm prone to obsess over particular ingredients, using them with reckless abandon, and eventually halted only ... Read on »
Whole Wheat-Dried Cherry Scones (egg-free, vegan option) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I like to consider myself a reasonable person in most matters, but I am a bonafide snob when it comes to scones. I blame it all on my mother. She made scones--namely but ... Read on »
O & Co Giveaway! Specialty Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegar, & More by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Great news! As I mentioned last week, I have a fabulous giveaway courtesy of O & Co! One lucky winner will get a sampling of their top-selling products:  White Truff ... Read on »
Scrumptious Homemade Meatless Meatballs (made with TVP) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hooray for fall! After months of blazing heat, suffocating humidity, and malevolent mosquitoes, East Texas is, virtually overnight, a tranquil haven. Praise be! Post-churc ... Read on »
One-Bowl Olive Oil Pound Cake with Lemon & Lavender by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Nickerdoodle is home today with an earache and mild fever, so we've spent most of the day shuttling to the doctor and pharmacy and grocery store. But now we're home to sta ... Read on »
Oliviers & Company Olive Oil & More--and Giveaway Coming Next Week! by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I receive a significant number of requests to review and share products with all of you here on Enlightened Cooking, but I only accept a limited few. Unless it's a pro ... Read on »
Vegan Rhubarb Muffins (dairy-free, egg-free) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Once I accepted my publisher's offer to write my new comprehensive muffin book, I was determined to offer a slew of modern options. I am exceptionally fortunate that he ... Read on »
Superfood Whole Wheat Zucchini Pecan Muffins by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I mentioned a few weeks ago that my new book, 750 Best Muffin Recipes , was coming out. It was originally slated for an August 1st release, but kept getting pushed back: ... Read on »
Basil-Mint Fruit Salad--Parental Discretion Advised by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Every food blog needs an interjection of hilarity from time to time. Mine most often comes from kitchen mishaps: a soup explosion on the ceiling (be careful pureeing t ... Read on »
Gingered Brown Rice with Pineapple & Edamame...& Thank You! by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thank you, so much, everyone, for the support--in sweet notes and copious votes--for my Cooking Light entry! I cannot begin to thank you enough! Alas, I got the news ... Read on »
Muffin Countdown-- (Vegan) Raspberry Vanilla Muffins by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am hoping my unexplained absences from blogging this past year will be explained in one fell swoop when you see the cover of my new cookbook. I wouldn't have thought 7 ... Read on »
I Need Your Vote!!! Cooking Light Contest + $1000 Drawing by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Good morning fair readers. Forgive me, but I need your help (I'll try not to grovel :)) I am one of 7 finalists in the COOKING LIGHT Ultimate Reader Contest--Grand Pr ... Read on »
Magic Bulllet Winners! by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking All of the quick recipe ideas sounded wonderful! But only four could be chosen, and here are the winners selected by the Magic Bullet power that be. Susan, Carly, Annie D ... Read on »
Muhammara (Syrian Roasted Red Pepper Dip) by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Camilla Makes Muhammara (GalTime Video) Posting my muhammara video today initially like cheating, as I made this video about a month ago. So I made things square b ... Read on »
Lemon Tofu Cream with Fresh Raspberries by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Good morning everyone! Despite the heat, it is a beautiful day here in small-town Texas. It was made better still moments ago because I just finished lapping up a dish o ... Read on »
Great Giveaway: Magic Bullet to Go Blender by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Oy vey. How can it have been so long since my last post? So sorry readers. Ispent two weeks in the homeland (California) visiting family (much food-bliss to share with all ... Read on »
Baked Spinach Falafel with Yogurt Tahini Sauce by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking No once cares what you had for lunch . It's a handy little book I picked up when I first contemplated writing a blog. Here I am, several hundred posts later, violating ... Read on »
Uber-Healthy & Delicious Granola by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking You will not learn to make granola from at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Classically trained chefs can show you how to make a dacquoise out of nuts and eggs. Or crispy tulipe ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Orzo & Lentil Salad with Orange Dressing by Camilla S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sunday in East Texas was clear and beautiful following a night of showers. Thank heavens. The humidity from the day before had me grumpy and lethargic; my downward dog ... Read on »