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Fresh Tomato Soup

By admin / September 19, 2017

The end of summer always offers great big boxes of fresh tomatoes at discounted prices. Homemade sauce and tomato soup are on the menu when this happens. Here’s a nice recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup. I like it both chunky and smooth depending on my mood. Get the recipe by clicking next below.


Sicilian Chickpeas with Escarole and Caramelized Onions

By admin / September 14, 2017

A big warm bowl full of creamy chickpeas tossed with wilted escarole, caramelized onions and raisins is the perfect meal when the season is changing. The raisins sounded weird to me but they offer this dish little pops of sweetness that counters the bitter greens and nutty chickpeas perfectly. Sicilian Chickpeas with Escarole and Caramelized […]


Spaghetti Squash with Feta

By admin / August 15, 2017

If you crave pasta but are trying to cut back a bit and choose healthier options, you have got to try this recipe! My dear friend, Deb, made this at a recent backyard get together.  I’ll tell you, if I didn’t know better I would believe I was eating an angel hair pasta dish. The […]


7 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes For Special Occasions

By admin / June 12, 2017

There are times that you just want to create a slow cooker recipe for a special occasion. You don’t want your typical stew or curry that you make on a normal weekday. You want something healthy but delicious; something that your guests or your family crave for every time, there’s a birthday, anniversary, or a […]


Vegetable Bean Dip

By admin / May 18, 2017

This is a super simple and really healthy dip that can be kept in the refrigerator for those snacking emergencies. It can be served as a dip or sprinkled over your favorite greens to spruce up a salad. You’ll love all the colors and textures this dip has to offer! Get this recipe by clicking […]


Rice with Zucchini

By admin / May 17, 2017

This rice dish can be served as a main course or as a side dish. The recipe can be made “meatless” by exchanging vegetable broth for the chicken broth. You can also add diced chicken if you are looking to make this dish more substantial. See the recipe by clicking next below. 


Health Salad

By admin / May 17, 2017

Simple ingredients make this healthy salad particularly good. The nice balance of sugar and vinegar is very refreshing and perfect as summer side or up-front salad. See the recipe by clicking next below.


Zucchini Taco Roll-ups

By admin / May 4, 2017

This is a great recipe for Mexican lovers who are looking to lighten things up a bit. No taco shells, no corn chips and no flour tortillas in this recipe. Zucchini is what makes this recipe “healthier.” Want to shave even more calories from this delicious recipe, replace the ground beef with ground chicken or […]


Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By admin / May 1, 2017

Looking for a light and healthy, flavorful appetizer or spring dinner? This recipe will do it. These delightful Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps bring together fresh and spicy flavors with a delightful texture. Make sure that the iceberg lettuce you use is chilled and very fresh. It will make the difference between good and great Thai […]


Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

By admin / April 20, 2017

Cod is a healthy fish very low in calories. It is the perfect fish for when you are looking to watch your weight or drop a few pounds. This recipe takes this light flaky fish and adds low calorie, high impact flavor. Quick to make, this is a perfect indulgence when you want something healthy for […]


Scallops with Lemon-Basil Sauce

By admin / March 24, 2017

Here’s a simple recipe for sea scallops that allow the scallops to be the star. No fancy ingredients in this recipe. I like to serve this over angel hair pasta, but it can just as easily be served over a bed of greens for a light and healthy lunch. Check out the recipe by clicking […]


Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

By admin / February 7, 2017

There is something to be said for healthy snacks that taste sinful.This healthy recipe is one that will have you thinking you are indulging. Click next below to see this recipe.


Chili Lime Yogurt Dip with Salsa Pita Chips

By admin / January 19, 2017

Simple, healthy ingredients make for a great up-front appetizer or snack. Plain non-fat Greek yogurt is perfect for this recipe. Dips are great with veges, pita chips, tortilla chips or just about anything. Chip & Dip Bowl To see the recipe click next below.


Making Carrot Juice for Better Health

By admin / October 10, 2016

I am always in search of great recipes that I can add to my recipe routines. After having cruised to New England and Canada for a week indulging in way too many rich foods, I’m back and looking to eat healthy foods once again. Carrots are a superfood for me. I don’t eat them nearly often […]


Whipped Feta Tzatziki Hummus

By admin / September 12, 2016

This Whipped Feta Tzatziki Hummus is the real thing. Starting from dried chickpeas, everything that goes into this recipe is healthy and delicious. Hummus is one of those foods that I can eat instead of dinner. I always feel I’m eating healthy but in addition, I feel indulged. This Whipped Feta Tzatziki Hummus brings together […]


5 Ingredient Roasted Tomato Tart

By admin / August 12, 2016

Garden tomatoes are being picked faster than I can use them. They are sweet and delicious so I am always in search of new recipes that showcase these delightful tomatoes. I found this simple 5 ingredient Roasted Tomato Tart recipe on Rachel Ray’s website. It is the perfect recipe for this time of year. The […]


Homemade Hummus

By admin / August 2, 2016

I think I am addicted to hummus. I probably eat hummus 6 days a week with pita chips. I also top it with different things depending upon my mood. I buy my hummus at the supermarket….and love it. However, I love to cook and I decided that I’d like to make it myself. So, naturally, […]


Healthy Cauliflower Potato Salad

By admin / July 27, 2016

I saw this video recipe on Youtube and thought “that’s a great idea!” I love potato salad and make it quite frequently in the summer months. I actually try different recipes so as not to get bored with the same one. This healthy cauliflower potato salad recipe, however, is different from anything I’ve ever seen. […]


Caprese Salad with Balsamic

By admin / July 25, 2016

Creamy mozzarella, savory fresh basil combined with the acidic tomatoes and tangy balsamic make this Caprese Salad with Balsamic the perfect summer salad. The only thing missing is a good crusty bread. In fact, a good Portuguese roll makes the perfect bread for creating a Caprese sandwich. Ingredients 3 medium tomatoes, diced 3 ounces fresh […]


Garlic Butter Sauteed Clams

By admin / July 17, 2016

Sauteed Clams – Cooked in your favorite frying pan, these clams with loads of garlic butter, white wine and parsley are the easiest sauteed clams recipe ever, It will take you a mere 15 mins to make! Every fine seafood restaurant has a section of the menu dedicated to shellfish and sauteed clam is always on top […]


Roasted Eggplant Caponata

By admin / July 17, 2016

Roasted eggplant Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant (aubergine) dish consisting of a cooked vegetable salad made from chopped fried eggplant and celery seasoned with sweetened vinegar, with capers in a sweet and sour sauce. I first encountered it years ago in one of my favorite Italian restaurants where it was served, on the table before the meal, […]


3 Ingredient Zucchini Parmesan

By admin / July 16, 2016

Nothing could be more simple or more delicious that this zucchini parm. With just 3 ingredients and moments to set up and cook you will be adding this to your “regular” menu – especially during the summer when zucchinis are plentiful and very inexpensive. Zucchini Parmesan can be used as an appetizer/finger food, as a […]


Cast Iron Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables

By admin / June 28, 2016

Ingredients 4 cups of red potatoes, cut in same-size pieces 1 large Vidalia onion, sliced in wedges 2 small zucchinis, cut in bite size pieces 1 medium red pepper, 1 medium yellow pepper, 1 medium orange pepper – cut in bite size pieces 1 cup white mushrooms cut in half 1 container of cherry tomatoes […]


Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

By admin / June 7, 2016

Shrimp Scampi is one of my favorite shrimp dishes. I usually serve shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta. I love this recipe for Zucchini Shrimp Scampi because it delivers that great scampi flavor but has far fewer calories. You will need a “spiralizer” so that you can create your spaghetti-shaped zucchini. A spiralizer is inexpensive and can […]


Carrot Juice

By admin / June 3, 2016

Carrot juice is filled with great vitamins, minerals, beta carotene and more. Carrots are ma great addition to soups, salads and juices. Carrots are especially good for the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth! I personally struggle with carrots because I am not fond of them, however, I am always on a quest to find recipes that make disguise […]


Cream of Asparagus Soup

By admin / April 30, 2016

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, cleaned and thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic, chopped 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, woody ends broken off and cut into 1-2 inch pieces 1/2 cup frozen peas Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) Kosher salt and black pepper to taste 4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth […]


Tuna Patties

By admin / April 29, 2016

I love this recipe because these tuna patties can be made when I have almost nothing in the house. Served with a salad or on a potato roll with a fresh sliced tomato and a bit of tartar sauce, these tuna patties make a nice light meal. Or, serve as an appetizer before dinner. Click […]


Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs

By admin / April 25, 2016

Fresh, distinct flavors are what this Lemon Ginger Chicken Thigh recipe is all about. The lemon peel and fresh ginger deliver flavor that really makes this recipe sing. It is light and delicious. Serve with rice or a green salad for a healthy warm-weather meal. Ingredients 1 lemon 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon […]


Chopped Asian Chicken Salad w/ Ginger-Marmalade Dressing

By admin / April 12, 2016

Chopped Asian Chicken Salad with Ginger-Marmalade Dressing doesn’t really sound any different from other Chopped Asian Chicken Salad recipes, but it tasted different. This recipe is not only super tasty, it is fun to eat because of all the textures and it is healthy! Ingredients For the Ginger Marmalade Dressing: 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar  3 Tbsp […]


Spicy Cucumbers and Peanuts

By admin / March 30, 2016

Ingredients 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar Pinch of sea salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 1 cucumber, cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced 1 jalapeño chili, thinly sliced Leaves from 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro 2 Tbs. roasted peanuts Directions Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper […]


Honey Lime Tilapia

By admin / February 16, 2016

Tilapia is light, flavorful and simply a delicious and inexpensive fish. Served with salad and a fresh vegetable, this Honey Lime Tilapia recipe is healthy and is actually family friendly. Ingredients 4 Tilapia fillets 2 tablespoons lime juice (approximately 1 large lime) Zest of 1 lime 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/2 […]


Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl

By admin / January 10, 2016

This recipe for Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl is a copycat recipe for Panera Bread’s Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl. I love the simplicity of this recipe. It is easy to make and does not require a huge time commitment. The combination of these simple ingredients make a delicious meal or first course option. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds medium […]


Coconut Macadamia Nut-Crusted Mahimahi with Tropical Salsa

By admin / December 1, 2015

This is the ultimate in indulgence. A great piece of mahi mahi encrusted in macadamia nuts and coconut. The refreshing pineapple salsa is the perfect topping for this fresh, healthy fish entree. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups chopped pineapple 1/2 red onion, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut 2 tbsp fresh […]


Grandma’s Stuffed Cabbage

By admin / October 27, 2015

This was my grandmother’s recipe for Stuffed Cabbage.  I love this recipe because it uses few ingredients and tastes awesome. The Campbell’s condensed tomato soup makes this recipe a bit different from others you might find. My grandmother used ground beef for her Stuffed Cabbage. I prefer using ground turkey. Using turkey makes the texture […]


Tomato and Sausage Risotto

By admin / September 29, 2015

Tomato and Sausage Risotto makes a delicious meal when you are in the mood for something Italian but want a change from pasta. Fresh ingredients are the key to making this creamy risotto worthy of a meal served when having guests. Directions 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 […]


Hummus Recipes

By admin / September 17, 2015

I found this fantastic hummus infographic on and had to share. I love the simplicity and variety of these hummus recipes.


Chili and Lime Roasted Chickpeas

By admin / September 14, 2015

  I am always looking for healthy and delicious snacking options. Chickpeas are packed with flavor and are healthy. Take a look at all the seasonings in this recipe! It is packed with flavor and good calories. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon […]


Waldorf Chicken Salad

By admin / September 11, 2015

I love a Waldorf salad. This version of Chicken Salad uses the ingredients in a Waldorf salad to give your chicken salad delightful taste and texture. This Waldorf Chicken Salad is great on a sandwich, in a wrap, or on a bed of lettuce. Ingredients 8 oz cooked chicken breast 1/2 cup Granny Smith apple, peeled […]


Ginger Meatball Soup

By admin / September 10, 2015

  Light, fresh, and delicious, this ginger meatball soup is the perfect light lunch or start to your dinner. Add snow peas, carrots, and water chestnuts to make a heartier soup, or add rice instead of egg noodles. Ingredients 1 pound ground pork 2 scallions, finely chopped 1 piece of ginger (about 1 inch), peeled and finely […]


Greek Yogurt and Avocado Dip

By admin / September 10, 2015

Greek Yogurt offers a delicious tang and makes this creamy dip a healthier choice. Ingredients 1 cup of Greek Yogurt 1 mashed ripe avocado 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro 1/2 of a fresh lime, juiced Directions Mix all ingredients and serve with chips of your choice


Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

By admin / August 10, 2015

Fresh lemon makes this Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad a light and refreshing salad or vegetable.  Green beans are everywhere in the markets (or in the garden) and tomatoes are abundant.  Cherry tomatoes are pretty and snappy but they can easily be replaced with chunks of any full sized tomato. Ingredients 2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped […]


Crab Stuffed Zucchini

By admin / August 6, 2015

Zucchini is plentiful at this time of year and I am always in search of creative new ways to enjoy it.  Crab Stuffed Zucchini is a pretty indulgent way to prepare garden fresh zucchini.  The tomatoes and cheese give this recipe an Italian-like taste, but the crab – ricotta stuffing make it comparable to a delicious […]


Zucchini Lasagna

By admin / July 31, 2015

Ingredients 1 lb lean beef 3 cloves garlic 1/2 onion 1 tsp olive oil salt and pepper 28 oz can crushed tomatoes 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil 3 medium zucchini, sliced 1/8″ thick 15 oz part-skim ricotta 16 oz part-skin mozzarella cheese, shredded (Sargento) 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano 1 large egg Directions Preheat oven to […]


Salt Cod Potato Cakes

By admin / July 9, 2015

  There is nothing quite like salt cod and potatoes.  These salt cod potato cakes combine these two simple ingredients making a flavorful appetizer or entree. Serve hot with a big wedge of lemon and your favorite tartar sauce!   Ingredients 3/4 lb. salt cod filet, soaked 24 hours, drained 1 1/2 lbs. Russet potatoes […]


Stuffed Zucchini

By admin / June 16, 2015

Zucchini is fresh at this time of year and really plentiful.  With that in mind, this recipe for Stuffed Zucchini makes for a light summer meal.  Meat can be used or eliminated from this recipe.  I often choose to use ground turkey because I like its texture, but beef works well too. To serve as […]


Spicy Asian Chicken Cutlets

By admin / June 6, 2015

These Spicy Asian Chicken Cutlets are designed for those who like it fiery. You can adjust the spiciness by adding less sriracha sauce and ground cayenne. I love this recipe because it can be set up ahead and then quickly broil and serve.  I like to serve my Spicy Asian Chicken Cutlets with jasmine rice, but […]


Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots and Peppers

By admin / May 29, 2015

Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots and Peppers make for a simple, healthy side vegetable option.  I love the colors in this dish! Each of these ingredients offer a delicious “snap.” I like to serve this when I have guests because it is such a pretty side dish and vegetable. To make this into an entree, […]


Smoky Gazpacho

By admin / May 18, 2015

As the weather turns warmer and local farm markets start to sell their produce, I begin to think of lighter, healthier foods.  Smoky Gazpacho is a fresh and delicious soup which can be served chilled or room temperature.  The smoky flavor makes this gazpacho super flavorful. Ingredients 2 pounds ripe Roma tomatoes 1 orange bell […]


Chickpea Salad

By admin / May 7, 2015

Originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have spread their culinary influence to areas all over the world. They are featured prominently in Italian, Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. They are packed with vitamins and are a great source of protein. Besides being an excellent […]


Salmon Burgers

By admin / May 6, 2015

Ingredients 1 pound salmon, diced 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1/4 cup scallions,chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice Salt and pepper Olive oil Hambuger buns Lettuce Red onion, thinly sliced Mayo 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup mayonnaise salt and pepper 1 teaspoon lemon juice Directions To make the burgers: place the salmon, […]


White Beans,Tomato and Andouille Sausage

By admin / May 4, 2015

White Beans,Tomato and Andouille Sausage was today’s lunch.  These are the things I had on the shelf and in the refrigerator and this is what became of those ingredients.  The only indulgent, not-so-healthy ingredient is the andouille sausage. Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 links (about 8 oz.) Andouille Sausage 1 medium onion – cubed […]


Cucumber Basil Avocado Gazpacho

By admin / April 29, 2015

Trying to eat healthy has its challenges. Finding “real” food that hasn’t been altered or preserved by chemicals is tricky as well.  This delicious Cucumber Basil Avocado Gazpacho is both healthy and uses only real, simple ingredients. Ingredients 1 perfectly ripe avocado 1 cucumber: skin left on, seeds removed 2 small handfuls fresh basil 1 clove […]


Zucchini Chips

By admin / April 28, 2015

These Zucchini Chips are a fresh, crispy, healthy snack option. Zucchini is one of my favorite summer vegetables and I have lots of recipes which take advantage of the local zucchini crop. Zucchini Chips is one of my favorite zucchini recipes. Ingredients 4 small zucchinis, thinly sliced 2 tbsp extra virgin olive 2 tbsp dried […]


8 Layer Taco Salad

By admin / April 27, 2015

Tacos are a favorite in a lot of households.  A different twist on Taco Tuesday is this 8 Layer Taco Salad.  Fresh, easy to make, delicious, and Healthy! Feel free to add your favorite ingredients – I love adding chopped cilantro to my 8 Layer Taco Salad!   Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 pound […]


Lemon Mint Snap Peas & Lima Beans

By admin / April 11, 2015

Fresh lemon mint makes this vinaigrette come to life. Fresh snap peas and the creamy texture of limas is a perfect served with this light vinaigrette. Lemon mint snap peas and lima bean will have you eating healthy but you’ll find that it is tasty enough to consider an indulgence. Ingredients 1 small shallot, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive […]


Apple Cabbage Health Salad

By admin / October 8, 2014

Every deli counter has a cabbage health salad.  Because cabbage health salad has no mayonnaise in it, is a nice healthy twist on cole slaw. The slightly sweet taste comes from both honey and, in this recipe, a nice crisp apple. Give this Apple Cabbage Health Salad recipe a try.  It is very refreshing.   […]


Greek Gyros

By admin / September 3, 2014

Greek Gyros have been around for a long time and could always be found in a mall food court. It had been a very long time since I had had a Greek Gyro, but while in Pennsylvania at our lake house this summer, I had one at a local restaurant. This renewed my interest in Greek […]


Tomato Gazpacho

By admin / August 13, 2014

Tomato Gazpacho is delightful and delicious but only if made with fresh ingredients (in my opinion). August, at least in New Jersey is the perfect time to make this recipe.  The farm stands are filled with fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers celery, onions, and herbs. I often go to the farm stand and look for the […]


Spiced Sweet Potato Chips

By admin / July 25, 2014

Spiced Sweet Potato Chips are a great alternative to french fries or potato chips.  These Sweet Potato Chips are easy to make and are very flavorful.  Feel free to alter the spices to taste. Ingredients 1 sweet potato, peeled, 12 ounces 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon salt […]


New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

By admin / July 1, 2014

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp is a go-to recipe when you are looking for a crowd pleaser.  Simple, fresh ingredients makes these shrimp hard to resist! I’ve served New Orleans BBQ Shrimp on party toothpicks as an appetizer.  Just be careful if you decide to do this, as you will be shocked by how many will be […]


Cabbage and Beans

By admin / May 8, 2014

I grew up eating Cabbage and Beans made by my Italian grandmother. Sometimes she made it with left-over ham, other times it was with keilbasa or Italian sausage. When there was no meat, it was made without any and it was just as good. Cabbage and Beans is a great, hearty recipe, that feeds many […]


Bean Salad

By admin / April 24, 2014

Here is a quick, easy, and healthy bean salad that can be served alone or mixed with greens. You can make this bean salad a few days ahead.  It stores well and is perfect for the upcoming summer BBQ, picnic, or light meal.       Ingredients 3/4 cup Pace® Picante Sauce 2 Tbsp chopped […]


Strawberry Muffins

By admin / March 18, 2014

Strawberries are already in our local markets and pretty soon we will have local strawberries at our farm stands and in our markets.  Bake these fresh strawberry muffins and you will be thinking spring by tonight. Add these Strawberry muffins to your Sunday morning breakfast or consider serving them as a light dessert after dinner. I […]


Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms

By admin / March 10, 2014

As the season changes and the cold weather leaves us, I begin to think of lighter foods.  Fresh lemon is great on chicken and salads.  This  recipe for Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms will bet you thinking of eating light and fresh. Lemon chicken with mushrooms works well when served with a salad or next to […]


Tomato Basil Soup

By admin / January 14, 2014

This Tomato Basil Soup is simple and quick to make and is hearty enough to be a main course if served with a salad or sandwich. Ingredients 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes or 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, diced 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans or fresh beans already cooked 2 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 […]


Shrimp in Cilantro Wine Sauce

By admin / August 19, 2013

If you are a cilantro lover, you will be making this recipe.  It is delightfully quick and simple.  The fresh ingredients make the flavors pop.  You can serve this Shrimp in Cilantro Wine Sauce as an appetizer served with crusty bread, as a light meal served over salad greens or as a main course served […]


Rice and Nut Salad

By admin / August 12, 2013

  Rice salads are a nice light side or entree in the summer.  They are healthy,easy to make and can be made ahead of time.  Fresh peaches are in season and certainly can be used in this recipe instead of canned peaches, but canned peaches work just fine. The fruits and nuts offer great textural […]


Strawberry Feta Salad

By admin / July 10, 2013

  Strawberries are in the markets and can be used for more than desserts. Give this Strawberry Feta Salad a try. Tender leaf lettuce, tangy feta and sweet strawberries drizzled with strawberry vinaigrette make a delicious summer salad! Ingredients 8 ounces leaf lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces 1-1/2 cups fresh, sliced strawberries 1/2 cup […]


Fajita Rub for Chicken

By admin / July 9, 2013

Chicken Fajitas are quick and easy to make, healthy, and the perfect light summer meal.  I make this fajita rub and store it so that I can just grab it and sprinkle it on chicken, pork or beef, fire up the grill, and have dinner on the table in no time. Ingredients 3 tbs paprika […]


Brown Rice Salad with Bok Choy

By admin / June 18, 2013

This Brown Rice salad with Bok Choy and Orange Sesame Dressing is a very versatile salad that can be made with or without chicken.  It is full of healthy ingredients and packed with flavor.  This is a fun salad to bring to a party because it is easy to make and can be done ahead […]


Zucchini, Corn and Tomato Cakes

By admin / June 17, 2013

With summer upon us, it is time to head to the farm stand and buy what is growing in our fields.  Farm fresh Zucchini, corn, and tomatoes are in and this recipe for Zucchini, Corn and Tomato Cakes takes advanatge of all three farm fresh ingredients to make a delicious appetizer or healthy meatless meal.  If […]


Portuguese Barbequed Chicken

By admin / May 8, 2013

Portuguese Barbecued Chicken is perfect for our first cook out.  Heat up the grill and let’s get cooking! Ingredients 2 lbs. chicken pieces 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 tsp grated lemon rind 3 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce 1/4 tsp salt 2 […]


Roasted Beets with Orange Vinaigrette

By admin / May 6, 2013

This recipe for Roasted Beets with Orange Vinaigrette was adapted from a William Sonoma recipe.  Fresh beets are tender, flavorful, and really delicious!  I first tried these roasted beets with orange vinaigrette when my sister-in-law made and brought them to my Easter dinner.  What a treat! Ingredients 6 bunches of fresh beet with green tops […]


Thai Basil Shrimp

By admin / April 29, 2013

Thai Basil Shrimp – fresh, flavorful, healthy, and delicious!! Ingredients STIR-FRY SAUCE: 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce 2 Tbsp. lime juice 2 Tbsp. Golden Mountain Sauce (to make your own Golden Mountain Sauce, mix 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, with 2 Tbsp. vegetable or chicken stock, plus 1/4 tsp. sugar.) […]


Tom Yum Soup (Hot & Sour Thai Soup)

By admin / April 13, 2013

Tom Yum soup (Hot and Sour Thai soup) is one of my favorite soups.  It offers such a great number of distinct flavors which complement each other beautifully.  I love the fresh ginger, lime, lemongrass, and cilantro flavors contrasting with the spiciness of the red chilis! I order Tom Yum soup out almost every time […]


Shrimp Gazpacho

By admin / July 19, 2012

  This gazpacho recipe offers a twist by adding shrimp.  Some refer to it as Agua Chile, however, the shrimp in this recipe are cooked, not raw. The spice level can be altered to taste.  Add a tablespoon of sour cream to cool it down if you’ve chosen to make it real spicy   Ingredients […]


Carrot Zucchini Ribbon Salad

By admin / July 18, 2012

Ingredients 3 medium peeled carrots – cut into long ribbons with peeler 1 large zucchini, peeled and cut into long ribbons with peeler 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. olive oil 1/8 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped   Directions Whisk together 1 tbsp lime […]


Penne Primavera

By admin / June 6, 2012

I made this pasta primavera recipe last night and it was positively delicious.  The fresh vegetables, basil, and mozzarella made this a gourmet meal! I served grilled, boneless chicken breasts marinated in homemade Ceasar salad dressing, but the pasta primavera stood on its own and didn’t actually need anything more.  I suspect this recipe would […]


Dry-Fried Green Beans Recipe

By admin / June 2, 2012

These dry fried green beans are delicious and can be made with or without meat. Inexpensive, quick, and easy to make! Ingredients 12 oz green beans, trimmed 4 oz ground pork 1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil 1/2 tps salt 3/4 tbsp minced ginger 1/2 tbsp garlic 1/4 tsp sugar 2 tbsp soy sauce 4-5 dried […]


Thai Tomato and Avocado Salad

By admin / June 1, 2012

Here is a recipe for a fresh and delicious summer salad with a Thai twist.  You can make this Thai Tomato and Avocado Salad with or without spice.  I like mine spicy, but simply alter the amount of chiles to make it to taste. Ingredients 4 heirloom tomatoes, diced 1/2 of a cucumber, diced 1 […]


Mango Cucumber Salad

By admin / June 1, 2012

Ingredients 1 medium mango 1 medium cucumber 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 Tbsp white sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes Directions Wash the cucumber well to remove wax or other residues. Peel in strips from end to end leaving some of the skin for a decorative look. Slice the cucumber. Cut the mango into […]


Baked Stuffed Flounder

By admin / May 22, 2012

Baked Stuffed Founder is a tasty light dinner option for those nights when you are looking for something healthy. You can easily substitute Tilapia for Flounder if you prefer it. I like to serve this meal with a nice salad filled with fresh summer produce.   I top the fish with lots of fresh squeezed […]


Greek Chopped Salad

By admin / April 19, 2012

  I love Greek Salad.  This recipe for Greek Chopped Salad puts a bit of a twist on the traditional Greek Salad I grew up loving.  I find this to be a really refreshing summer salad.  Everything in it is bite-size and so each mouthful provides a delightful combination of tastes and textures. Click next […]


Nam Sod – Thai Spicy Pork Salad

By admin / April 16, 2012

Nam Sod is one of my favorite Thai salads.  The combination of tastes and textures is unbelievable.  If you don’t wish to use pork, feel free to substitute ground turkey or ground chicken.  Fresh ingredients are key to this recipe’s success.         Ingredients: 1 cup FRESH lime juice. (2-3 limes make a […]


Sesame Shiitake Bok Choy Salad

By admin / March 20, 2012

Bok Choy is healthy and delicious.  This recipe for Sesame Shiitake Bok Choy Salad can be served as a vegetarian entree, a side dish, or even as a warm salad.  Low in calories and fat, high in flavor, this recipe is bound to please. Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 2-pound head […]


Fried Rice

By admin / February 9, 2012

This recipe was created on one of those “nothing sounds good for dinner” nights. Other than the fact that this is a really tasty meal, the thing I love about his Fried Rice recipe is that all the ingredients with the exception of the mushrooms and the cilantro, are always available in my refrigerator/pantry. My […]


Ginger Scallion Noodles

By admin / February 2, 2012

This recipe for ginger scallion noodles is an inexpensive, healthy, meal that can be made quickly and easily.  I like to add a bit of spice to this dish, but it is delicious without spice as well. Ingredients 2 1/2  cups thinly sliced scallions ( greens and whites, about 2 large bunches) 1/2 cup finely […]


Sweet Potato Fries

By admin / January 31, 2012

Sweet Potato Fries are delicious.  Give them a try.  They are great as a side or as a snack.  The sweet / spicy combination is a real treat!             Ingredients 2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fries 2 tbs Extra Virgin olive oil 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon […]


Vegetarian Chili

By admin / January 3, 2012

You have to love this recipe for Vegetarian Chili.  It tastes just like chili without meat.  Vegetarian Chili can be made with all kinds of ingredient. This recipe for Vegetarian Chili is rich, hearty, and immensely flavorful.  It is great served in a bowl, in a flour or corn tortilla, in an omelet, on corn […]


Cauliflower Soup

By admin / December 8, 2011

Cauliflower soup?  Really?  Yes – believe it or not, it is delicious!  Making soup from cauliflower wouldn’t have ever entered my mind if it weren’t for the delicious soup served to me at a lunch at a local Thai restaurant.  We asked the owner what kind of soup we had just eaten and were stunned […]

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