Corn & Yellow Pepper Soup

While vacationing in Africa in February all the lodges we stayed at through andBeyond served soup at lunch and dinner. One that was memorable to us was the Corn & Yellow Pepper Soup a dish that pleasantly surprised me.

BAked Tilapia with Green Chutney

Baked Tilapia with Green Chutney

Last month while traveling in Africa we experienced all sorts of creative cuisine.  When we were at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in Rwanda for our Gorilla Trekking we enjoyed Baked Tilapia with Green Chutney wrapped in Banana Leaves. 

Seaweed Salad

Seaweed, Ginger & Carrot Salad

Seaweed Spaghetti sounded rather intriguing to me. I love sushi and felt like this could be a fun take on it. I discovered this recipe on the Ottelenghi website – a favorite chef, their restaurants, and their numerous cookbooks. Here’s what I quickly discovered……………

Spinach Avocado Smoothie with Banana, Mango & Lime

Spinach Avocado Smoothie

We’ve got flurries here this morning! Winter is dragging on so long in the Midwest, and the sun hasn’t showed it’s face much in months. When I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror I thought I must lacking something in my system.  My face looked so...

Tuna Vegetable Salad

Tuna Vegetable Salad

Make my Tuna Vegetable Salad when you’re craving springtime in a bowl.  With plenty of crisp colorful veggies packed with flavor, plus your protein of choice for a complete and satisfying meal. Have you ever been starving and looked in your refrigerator only to find nothing that appeals to...

Matzo with Toffee, Chocolate, Pecans and Sea Salt makes Matzo Crack

Matzo Crack for Passover

I know what you’re thinking, Matzo Crack!  What on earth is that about?  During Passover, the Jewish holiday you’re only allowed to eat unleavened bread.  Those celebrating the holiday try to invent creative ways to use their matzo.  From breakfast dishes to dessert, matzo has a place at the table. 

Kale and Cannellini Soup topped with Pepitas

Kale & Cannellini Soup

The weather in the Midwest is still quite cold. So much for springtime. Typically by now I’m bringing out all the fresh fruit and brightly colored veggies to eat raw. With this constant cold snap I’ve been craving fresh earthy vegetable soups piping hot to keep me warm and...

Chocolate Pretzel Easter Basket filled with Pastel Candy Eggs

Chocolate Pretzel Easter Basket Video

Easter is less than 2 weeks away.  If you’re like me, coming up with colorful projects to enhance the table and experience for the holiday, is paramount. One of my favorite things to design is this adorable Chocolate Pretzel Easter Basket. Even your kids will have a great time...