Christine Denney, the chef for the Oaks at Ojai health spa in California, created these guest-favorite Quinoa Blueberry Muffins. They are both gluten-free and dairy-free, and make for a nutritious, light and flavorful addition to the breakfast bread basket.
April 19, 2016 | Spa Index
This simple recipe for carrot cake is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, Vermont, a health retreat for women. How can cake be healthy? Well for one thing, it doesn’t need heavy cream cheese frosting. Just trust us on this one.
August 5, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
This slightly sweet loaf is perfect with a cup of tea, or as part of a light lunch with a salad and iced tea. It fits the bill for both something bread-like and dessert-like and it isn’t difficult to have these ingredients on hand if you use “craisens” or dried cranberries.
May 18, 2015 | Spa Index
These low-fat Whole Wheat Banana Muffins are served with breakfast at Movara Fitness Resort in Utah, but don’t restrict them to the mornings. Take a muffin your bagged lunch or pack it for a road trip
April 7, 2015 | Spa Index
We have been serving this coarse-textured, low-fat bread since the day we opened in Tucson. It is so popular with our guests that many of them order loaves of it to take home with them when they leave.
January 25, 2015 | Spa Index
This recipe for Cornmeal Walnut Waffles is already health-conscious, but can also be easily converted to gluten-free if you are using GF oats and cornmeal, and it’s suitable for vegans as well
December 24, 2014 | Kitchens Spa Index
We find most of the pumpkin offerings at our local chain coffee stop or warehouse stores to be dry, artificial tasting, loaded with sugar, and generally abysmal. We want a moister, more flavorful version, enhancing the flavor of SuperFood pumpkin and healthful cranberries.
October 22, 2014 | Kitchens Spa Index
Even upscale resorts love this time-honored method of always having muffin batter at the ready. These muffins are a guest favorite on the breakfast buffet at Hyatt Regency Kauai.
January 25, 2014 | Spa Index
Blum Center for Health (located just moments from Doral Arrowwood Hotel Conference Center in Rye Brook, New York) uses their expertise in Food as Medicine, Mind.Body.Spirit and Functional Medicine to custom design your treatment program. Classes offered include Nutrition in the Kitchen as well as cooking gluten free, and cooking with children. Guest favorite recipes includes Gluten Free Almond Blueberry Muffins.
November 5, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This is a dense, whole wheat dark bread which stands up well to veggie toppings. A slice of this bread, toasted, is excellent with a topping of blended cottage cheese, herbs and vegetables. Avocado Toast is a natural. It’s also good mixed with a lighter whole wheat dough recipe to make a swirl bread.
December 19, 2011 | Spa Index