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Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Black beans, fresh tomatoes, and vegetables (spiders optional) make this a healthy yet deliciously fun dip for a Halloween party or as a meal before heading out to Trick or Treat.   Serve with cheese cut like pumpkins, our homemade tortilla chips, and your favorite... Read more

Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

I think corn and tomatoes are a perfect pair. They ripen at the same time of summer and the tangy sweet flavor of tomatoes complement the crisp juiciness of the corn kernels. Here, with a creamy basil dressing and a smattering ... Read more

Vegan salad recipe: Luscious Chickpea, Avocado and Cucumber Salad

Vegan salad recipe: Luscious Chickpea, Avocado and Cucumber Salad

   

This flavorful vegan salad recipe can be a meal if served with some warm pita bread or naan, or a hearty side dish with some chicken or fish.  About the pickle: I’ve never used a pickle before in  a salad but I had one les... Read more

Freebie Friday, Back to School Edition: The Best Homemade School Lunches on the Planet

Freebie Friday, Back to School Edition: The Best Homemade School Lunches on the Planet

                                      If you’re a parent, you know that healthy lunches are vital to keeping our kids’ energy an... Read more
Fun Family Dinner Recipe: Baked Mexican Egg Rolls

Fun Family Dinner Recipe: Baked Mexican Egg Rolls

                  The burrito meets the egg roll and my family approves of the match up! Great anytime of the day and as fun family dinner recipe.  Serve them with avocado and cucumber salad or mangoes.   ... Read more
Grilled Vegetables:  Grilled Asparagus as a Delicious, Simple Side

Grilled Vegetables: Grilled Asparagus as a Delicious, Simple Side

Grilled vegetables are easy and delicious side dishes when you've already got the grill fired up. Grilled asparagus is so easy to make, and the slow heat concentrates the flavors and makes a beautiful presentation.  If you can’t gril... Read more

Vegetarian gluten free recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Vegetarian gluten free recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

This is such a pretty salad that would be great to bring to a gathering. You can cook the quinoa and make the dressing while the potatoes are roasting, then throw it all together and serve it immediately or refrigerate it for up to 3 days. This vegetarian gluten free salad has a wonderful sweetness.  You might also like it topped with a little sour cream or plain... Read more

Portobello Mushroom Recipe

Portobello Mushroom Recipe

Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Caramelized Onions, Fresh Bread Crumbs and Manchego Cheese

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms make a hearty appetizer or side dish or a light main course. They’re not the prettiest things, but they are so tasty, especially when combined with sweet and savory flavors like caramelized onions, bread crumbs and a sweet and salty cheese like manchego. Even ... Read more
Healthy food: Crispy Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Healthy food: Crispy Quinoa Cakes Recipe

 I’ve been intrigued by quinoa cakes ever since I first devoured them at Le Pain Quotidian, a Belgian-based café and bakery that has a great selection of innovative and healthy food. This version, also inspired by a recipe from Read more

Look out Leftovers: Here Comes “The Finisher”

Look out Leftovers: Here Comes “The Finisher”

Today for lunch I ate leftover scrambled eggs mixed with some mushy avocado and salsa, and on the side, I had the last piece of turkey rolled up with our last piece of muenster cheese with a squirt of mustard. A few weeks ago, I hit a new low (or high?) by choking down, for lunch every day, a gloppy leftove... Read more