Salads

TZATZIKI

Cucumbers. The often-forgotten vegetable. Well, think again! The cool refreshing flavor of Tzatziki comes to the aid of spicy food, calms the tummy after a heavy meal, and makes for a perfect tapas dish for any cuisine you have scattered across a Tapas spread. Fast, easy, and oh so yummy! […]

CABBAGE & APPLE SALAD

Ever peel off a huge leaf of cabbage and imagine using it as a bowl? It’s almost whimsical looking. This quick and refreshing salad was created simply to turn these lovely cabbage leaves into a bowl! Enjoy as a side dish, or toss a little cooked shrimp or meat into […]

SCALLOPS BUTTERNUT & CORN SALAD

  What could be better for an Autumn picnic than a scallop salad with summer’s harvest of butternut squash, and corn! Throw in a bottle or two of wine, your favorite cheeses, a crusty baguette, and of course autumns apples and grapes, and you have yourself the makings of a […]

MINTED PEAS

Spring Peas, their pods, and the whimsical pea tendrils always inspire me to create new recipes just so I can showcase their vibrant color, and the magical design. Minted Peas became this year’s creation, but then I couldn’t stop there… I created a yummy Spicy Shrimp Appetizer with the minted peas, […]

STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE

    Strawberries and Spring just go together! You know what else goes together? Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette to toss with our refreshing Strawberry Spinach Salad! This dressing is fast and easy to make, and it will keep in the fridge for several weeks. The flavors of this dressing make for […]

LUNCH IN A JAR

We shouldn’t need the onset of bathing suit season to eat healthy, but often we do. While breakfast can be the easy meal to start the day, and dinner more thoughtfully planned, lunch is usually the meal we are too busy to think about; therefore, we often make our worst […]

GREEK CHICKEN-SALAD LETTUCE WRAPS

While there are many ways to use the meat that has been cooked from a whole chicken, an easy, light, all-time favorite will quickly become the Greek Chicken-Salad Lettuce Wrap! This delicious chicken salad has all the ingredients found in a Greek salad, with the addition of chicken! Romaine lettuce […]

ROASTED PEPPERS

  I can’t think of anything more luscious as an accompaniment to a Charcuterie, Pizza, Sandwich, or simply pureed as a Dip, than Roasted Marinated Peppers! Red peppers are sweet and juicy, and if you like just a touch of heat, roast a chili peppers along with it and add […]

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

  Raise your hand if you love BRUSSELS SPROUTS! I thought so. I have never been a fan of these miniature looking cabbage balls, particularly when they are boiled, or swimming in butter. Yuk! But that was the only way I had them while growing up. Once a year for […]

CRAB PASTA SALAD

 While crab meat can have a mild, sweet flavor, it also pairs beautifully with any flavor joined with it. I have never been a fan of mayonnaise or cream with crab, simply because for me… it overpowers and takes away from crab’s gentle texture. And so, if you are a […]