Vegetable Sides/ Vegetarian Recipes

Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed

Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed ~ is a healthy green vegetable that has a nutty and bitter taste to it, but when you saute broccoli rabe in olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes with a little salt, it becomes delicious! There’s a secret to minimizing the bitter taste with this green vegetable, and it’s so simple you’ll be amazed next time you make broccoli rabe.   Happy first day of summer!! We…

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Salads and Sides/ Seafood Recipes

Grilled Salmon ‘Eggless’ Caesar Salad

A delicious, Grilled Salmon ‘Eggless’ Caesar Salad ~ is made with an easy homemade Caesar salad dressing, topped with some garlic-butter croutons and Parmesan shavings served with a lemony grilled salmon. My family loves Caesar salads and this one is made without any raw eggs! It’s a simple recipe I found from a magazine and the taste is divine! Besides not using raw eggs, it’s made with mayonnaise, fresh garlic,…

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Breakfast Breads and Lattes

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread – The Chocolate Lover’s Bread!

One bowl, no-mixer and less than 10 minutes to throw it all together, Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread is so incredibly moist inside, it will fall apart while you’re eating it. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! You may even want to serve it as a cake instead of bread. Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread is truly a chocolate lover’s dream! This is another “make ahead” that’s simple and incredibly…

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Salads and Sides/ Seafood Recipes

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad ~ is made with sweet mango, cooked shrimp, crunchy jicama and yummy avocado then tossed with a zesty lemon vinaigrette with a generous amount of cilantro! This salad is ideal for a warm summer evening.  Shrimp and Mango Salad is super healthy, flavorful and… is vegan, gluten free, works perfectly for low-calorie and even low-carb diets. Summer is about salads! And we adore all…

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Meat Dishes/ Sandwiches

Turkey Burgers with Fresh Tzatziki Sauce

Turkey Burgers with Fresh Tzatziki Sauce. These are Greek-Style turkey burgers made with a mixture of ground turkey, crumbled feta cheese, chopped spinach, garlic, red onion and herbs, then grilled and topped with a zesty tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt, cucumbers, dill, lemon and garlic. These burgers get smoky from the grill and a zing from the sauce! It’s Memorial Day weekend and it’s our favorite weekend, the kickoff start of the summer season with…

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Appetizers/ Sauces/ Seafood Recipes

Grilled Shrimp Kabobs with Arugula-Walnut Pesto

  Grilled Shrimp Kabobs with Arugula-Walnut Pesto. Easy bite-size shrimps on skewers are grilled until they are lightly brown, then topped with a fresh pesto sauce made with fresh arugula and walnuts.  So good, the arugula-walnut pesto is what enhances the flavors of the grilled shrimp making these the best tasting shrimp kabobs! And, it makes a terrific appetizer to serve your guests on any weekend! When we have friends over, we like to have at least one fun finger-food appetizer that we can prepare, grill and have…

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Breakfast Breads and Lattes

Eggs with Tomatoes and Cheese

Eggs with Tomatoes and Cheese ~ is a light and balanced breakfast to start the day! Egg whites gently cooked with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese is a recipe from a great book I’d like to share with you. I’ve been reading this fabulous book by Mark Macdonald called Body Confidence.  He actually “teaches” you how to eat for life. Not just be on a yo-yo diet, which many of us have done over…

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Casseroles/ Salads and Sides

Drunken Baked Beans Casserole

Drunken Baked Beans Casserole ~ a delicious blend of four different beans that are simply baked in a sweet and sour sauce made from onions, Bourbon, mustard, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and ketchup. If you’re having a barbecue, this is the ultimate side dish you need to serve!    Sweet and flavorful baked beans made as easy as can be! No need to pre-boil any beans for this recipe, just an easy stir of all the beans and the ingredients mentioned and bake! The bourbon…

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Desserts/ Holiday Treats

No-Bake Fresh Berry Yogurt Pie and Angel Food Cake ~ 2 Easy Desserts!

No-Bake Fresh Berry Greek Yogurt Pie and Angel Food Cake ~ two super easy dessert ideas you can whip up in less than 10 minutes. What better way to say  “I love you” on Mother’s Day than with a sweet dessert for mom! Here are two delicious dessert ideas topped with fresh fruit and a little sprinkle of sweet powdered sugar! First, is the No-Bake Fresh Berry Greek Yogurt Pie.…

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Appetizers/ Salads and Sides

Beet Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette over Creamy Ricotta

Beet Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette over Creamy Ricotta~ a delicious plate made with a sweet and sour tasting beet salad that is tossed with a simple pomegranate vinaigrette and served over a bed of creamy ricotta and topped with crushed pistachios and broccoli sprouts.  SO delicious! The combination of different textures in every bite will definitely satisfy everyone’s palate.  Perfect to serve as an appetizer or even as a side…

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Breakfast Breads and Lattes

Avocado Toast for Breakfast

Avocado Toast for Breakfast ~ is a delicious breakfast that requires no cooking and provides the essential fat, fiber, vitamins and energy to start your day with.  All you need to do is simply mix one fresh avocado with lime juice, spread onto your favorite slice of toasted bread and top with a few crushed red pepper flakes, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and fresh chopped chives. So good…

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Desserts

Peach Foster Pudding Parfaits

Peach Foster Pudding Parfaits ~ are made with creamy, silky vanilla pudding and caramelized peaches. Served in parfait glasses to make an elegant and delicious springtime dessert! Perfect to serve at a brunch, luncheon or dinner party. Sliced peaches are quickly pan seared with butter, cinnamon, and honey, then they are transferred to parfait glasses and layered with vanilla pudding.  A sweet variation on the classic bananas foster we truly…

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