When it comes to making a quick and healthy meal, stir fried vegetables and shrimp top my list. I used to relegate this particular shellfish to special occasions. I thought it was too expensive to put in my cart, but that wasn’t true.
Remember my love for farmers’ markets? Everything on this platter (except the seafood, of course) is fresh from the market, including this amazing head of radicchio. The radicchio at my local grocery store is small and compact, not leafy with amazingly deep colors. I like this variety much better. It’s not nearly as bitter.
One of the best decisions I’ve made in recent years was to earn a certification in nutrition and wellness. And while I can’t say the economy of my household allows me to change careers, it’s certainly improved my life and expanded my creativity in the kitchen. Years past, I wouldn’t have taken a second look […]
Don’t you get tired of thinking that you can’t eat something because it has too much fat, and too many calories? I do! Sunday we had the family over for a panini feast. My darling daughter wanted chicken and pesto. Pesto? How to make a light pesto, I wondered. My daughter, son’s girlfriend,and I are […]
Healthy cooking really isn’t all that difficult. Take this recipe I modified from Real Simple Magazine. It’s a light and healthy chicken recipe to begin with, but I wanted more. More color so I could keep my commitment to my cooking with color challenge, and more flavor. This is what I did . . . […]
What do you do with a very ripe avocado? I made Green Goddess salad dressing. Typically, this dressing is higher in fat and calories, but I’ve lightened it up and still kept it tasty. The recipe below is modified from the original recipe on Cooks.com. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice and parsley. It […]
This easy avocado dressing is the perfect topping for any Mexican inspired recipe. But we loved it best with these easy stuffed peppers, with fresh corn and beans. Print Avocado Sour Cream Serving Size: 4 Ingredients½ cup light sour cream ½ small avocado, smashed ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, choppedInstructionsMix […]
One of my favorite ways to create glazes, barbecue sauces and salad dressings is with real fruit jams, or sugar free marmalades. You can create your own amazing barbecue sauces and tasty glazes by taking this easy advice . . . Apricot, peach and orange marmalades added to your favorite barbecue sauce really kicks it […]
I love this sauce. You could use the sauce for just about any seafood. It also pairs well with steaks. 1 small container nonfat plain Greek yogurt (thicker and creamier) 1/4 cup chives sliced 1 tbs fresh lemon juice 2 tbs horseradish sauce (check the container, many are high in calories, this sauce is only […]