Herbal Tea & P90X Take Three

Over the weekend I tested three recipe batches of chocolate granola for Attune (yes, yes, the recipe is coming – in October! I’ll keep you posted) and chocolate muffins for my next cookbook. This week I have several cookies on deck for testing along with round 2 on those muffins…

Speaking of Whole Foods Dealios …

Thanks for all of your tips too on my money-saving organics post. Keep ’em coming! Now onto another great value … I love that I’m on the “deal announcement” email for Whole Foods. I haven’t been the best about keeping up with some of the corporate blogs as of late, so…

My Favorites

Do you ever watch a really good movie or read a fantastic book and feel like you have no one to tell? Since I do my best to stick to recipes and avoid company-sponsored reviews on Alisa Cooks, I always hesitate to write about something besides a recipe. But ……

My Christmas Gift List …

For fun, I thought I would post up some of my favorite “small but insanely thoughtful” gift ideas. Some of these items are things I am gifting to my family this year, and some are simply on my own wish list. Note that this is a completely unbiased list. No…

These Chocolate Chips are not for the Bears

I could use some of your creative brain power. I need to make a few recipes with these … They are awesome (I will be writing about them soon), but my ideas are running up short. What recipes might you like to see me make with these chocolate chips? Though…

Vanilla Tempations

You might not guess it to look at my many chocolate (and usually peanut butter) inspired posts, but I’m a vanilla girl. I didn’t even like chocolate until some strange metamorphosis happened in my late twenties. But, even as much as I have grown to adore (large) squares of dark chocolate,…

What Food Deals to Buy? Help!

So this month’s Amazon sales have popped up, and there appears to be some good deals, but honestly, I need a little help in deciding this month. Here are items I am considering: Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour – It comes out to about $7.30 for 4-24oz packages ($1.22…

Summer Sipping

My good bloggie friend and holistic nutritionist diva, Meghan Telpner, has released yet another ebook. Summer Sipping has contains over 20 deliciously refreshing beverages … including one of mine! Yes, of course I am in full support of all of Meghan’s ebooks, but I am just so darn proud that…

Cherry Sale!

I do shop the deals at my local Whole Foods once a month, but those seem to vary by location, and aren’t always advertised specials (ie – sometimes I will show up to discover locally grown broccoli crowns for $.99 a lb!). But, this time I received a sale alert…