Shrimp Salad

Sleek summer bodies are made in the winter!  If you wait until spring to start thinking light you’ll be too late.  Here’s a quick light recipe to put a little summer in your cold winter days. Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 lb boiled, peeled, deveined shrimp 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, washed and cut in half […]

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds (free printable recipe)

  It’s that time of year again!  What fun we always have carving our pumpkins. After the carving is complete, I am always asked to roast pumpkin seeds.  In the past, I would inwardly groan as I set about the task of trying to turn those slimy seeds into something my family would actually eat. […]

Tahini Hummus

The first time I tried hummus….YUCK!  It was gritty and lumpy and not appealing in the least.  The second time I had tried hummus….it was creamy and nutty and delicious.  What a difference technique and tahini paste make!  Here’s the recipe that mostly closely resembles Tahini Hummus from my favorite local restaurant. Here’s what you’ll […]

Cabbage Rolls

I hope you enjoy these.  They’re even better after spending a day in the fridge! **a note before we begin… a truth about me:  I tend to shy away from cooking complicated dishes.  The truth is I’m kinda impatient … I know, can you believe it?!?  hahahah   Even though this dish has many ingredients in it, it’s […]

Meatball Soup

Ingredients: 1 lb (mild) sweet italian sausage 1/2 cup italian bread crumbs 4 T extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1/2 chopped carrots 1 1/2 cup diced potatoes 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb low-sodium chicken broth 1 T chopped fresh basil Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste 2 roasted red peppers […]

Italian Meatballs

What goes best with really good red sauce?  Italian Meatballs, of course! Here’s my favorite Italian Meatball recipe: 1/3 lb ground pork 1/3 lb ground veal 1/3 lb ground beef (if you’re unable to get ground veal I go with 1 lb ground pork) 1 cup soaked hard italian bread (soak bread in water) 1/2 […]

Avocado-Lime Salad Dressing

A quick internet search for ‘avocados‘ will render page after page of reasons why you should add avocados to your diet… they taste great, they help lower your cholesterol, they are high in fiber, and they are full of nutrients your body needs. Whether your an avocado-newbie or a seasoned consumer, this avocado-lime recipe is […]

Easy Egg Cups

What you’ll need: Low Sodium Bacon, fried and chopped Bagged fresh spinach – about 1 cup, chopped Diced veggies (your choice – onion, green pepper red peppers, mushrooms – the more the better) Shredded sharp cheddar cheese One container of egg whites 1 tablespoon butter (optional) salt to taste Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. […]

Spicy Shrimp Frittata

Frittatas are delicious, filling, and super easy to make. Here’s how I make this one: What you’ll need: Boiled Shrimp Bagged fresh spinach – about a cup chopped Diced veggies (your choice – onion, green pepper red peppers, mushrooms – the more the better) Parmesan – I usually use fresh – it seems to melt more […]