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Grilled Peaches with mozzarella balls, tomatoes , basil, and balsamic reduction

Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

It’s been quite sometime since my last post.  I’ve needed time to regroup and get my wits about me.

Salmon Buddha Bowl with Poblano Ranch Dressing

Salmon Buddha Bowl with Poblano Ranch dressing- kind of!

What actually is a Buddha bowl? We see this all the time but what makes it not Buddhu? A Buddha bowl is a vegetarian meal, served on a single bowl or high-rimmed plate, which consists of small portions of several foods, served cold. These may include whole grains such...

Memorial Day Flags

Favorite Memorial Day Foods

Memorial Day is just a few days away.  Swimming pools are opening, barbecue grills are all clean and ready to fire up, many kids are already done with school, and the heat and humidity are blaring, with the chance of storms for the day. But who cares about the...

Antioxidant Rich Crunchy Chickpeas with Warming Spices

Antioxidant Rich Crunchy Chickpeas

Do you ever find yourself dying for something to snack on but nothing sounds good? Or you find something, but you know it’s not good for you? Wishing you had something prepared to satisfy a craving that’s not just good for you, but hits the spot?  These Antioxidant Rich Crunchy Chickpeas...

Salmon with a Red Wine Sauce

Video: Salmon in a Red Wine Sauce

A few weeks ago I shared the recipe for Salmon with a Red Wine Sauce.  Not only is this dish elegant but the flavor is outstanding and the salmon literally melts in your mouth. I had also mentioned the recipe would be ideal for Valentine’s Day, a special event,...

Oat, Dates, Almond Butter, Honey, and Flaxseed create this healthy treat

Oat Date Energy Bites

Now that school is back in session it can be challenging getting your kids to eat healthy snacks after school. It’s even more difficult if they’re staying after for sports or other activities.  This is where these Oat Date Energy Bites are a lifesaver. 

Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes & Beets, goat cheese & balsamic reduction

Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta

Who doesn’t love a little treat before the main course? If you’re like me though filling up on an appetizer whose main ingredient is bread isn’t what I need.  This Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta hits the spot and even leaves room for the main course. 

Roasted Beet Hummus with a drizzle of Olive Oil & Pine Nuts

Roasted Beet Hummus

I made a batch of beets the other day.  After making a salad using one bulb I decided to try making some Roasted Beet Hummus with another. 

Caprese Quinoa Salad with fresh mozzarella, baby tomatoes, spinach & basil pesto

Caprese Quinoa Salad

The other day I made a batch of pesto. In an effort to use it up I decided to create this Caprese Quinoa Salad. I find people either love or hate quinoa.  When they tell me they dislike it I ask if they washed it before cooking.  In most...

Arugula, Fresh Fruit, Buratta, and Grilled Chicken Salad

Tips for Creating A Unique Salad, Plus a Recipe!

I love salads during the hot summer months don’t you?  You can literally throw whatever you have in the refrigerator or pantry together to create new ones.  Read below as I share Tips for Creating A Unique Salad as well as my Arugula, Fresh Fruit, Buratta and Grilled Chicken Salad.