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Snacks & Finger Foods

CoCo Bars

Cocoa has been found to confer many health benefits, particularly for blood pressure and other markers of cardiovascular fitness and best when it’s not combined with an excessive sugar indulgence! Here is a great way to enjoy a daily aliquot of unsweetened cocoa.

Creamy Paté

Chicken livers are wonderfully nutritious, and milder than livers from larger animals. Livers made into paté are even tastier, and in this case - offer more nutritional benefits! This recipe comes from my rowing and weight-lifting friend, Leah Wingfield, who also makes incredible glass sculpture in her day job.

Ingredients and instructions

Step one, saute the livers:

Chicken Liver Pate with Pzazz!

I love chicken liver pate, and now I have a new favorite recipe.  I usually make a double batch, one for the fridge, and one for the freezer, and almost always have some ready to eat. It's my favorite quick healthy snack. I hope you enjoy it! 


1/2 cup or 8 Tbsp butter
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 pound chicken livers (clean and trim off yellow or stringy parts)
2 Tbsp capers, rinsed
2 anchovy filets, rinsed
1 large pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 -1 cup red wine
Freshly ground salt and pepper

Liver Pate

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 lb organic chicken livers, preferably from pasture-raised hens
1 yellow onion
2 clove garlic
1/4 cup red wine
salt and pepper to taste

Chop onion and garlic and saute in 2 Tbsp butter until soft and transparent.  Add salt and pepper, then chicken livers and stir gently until all sides of the liver well browned. Pour in wine, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Livers should still be slightly pink when you cut into them.