Lettuce Wraps with Chard, Shrimp, Brown Rice and a Chili Garlic Peanut Sauce

Lettuce Wrap with Chard, Shrimp and Peanut Sauce

I’m huge fan of lettuce wraps.

It’s not that I’m skipping wheat wraps these days to save calories, or because I’m sensitive to gluten. I simply love the fresh crunch those green leaves give to every bite of whatever filling I decide to drop in the middle.

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Spicy Asian Shrimp Soup with Mushrooms, Carrots and Bean Sprouts

Asian Shrimp Soup

Wow! What do you think of my picture of this spicy Asian inspired soup?

I’m working on my food photography skills folks, and boy does it show – not in a good way. The images of this gingery, garlicky shrimp soup are on the grainy side, but it was such satisfying meal, that I didn’t want you to miss out.

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Recipe: Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Sauté

Just ask me to go to my happy place, and I’ll say if you serve me a Mexican inspired dish, I’m there.

Mexican Chicken Saute

The versatility of Mexican spices – chiles, cumin, garlic, cayenne, and oregano work with almost any vegetable or meat you pair them with.

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Recipe: Savory Egg Casserole with Potatoes, Mushrooms and Spinach

When it comes to making a quick and healthy meal, you can’t beat eggs.

Savory Egg Casserole with Potatoes, Mushrooms and Spinach

Savory Egg Casserole with Potatoes, Mushrooms and Spinach

I know what you’re thinking. It wasn’t long ago that the medical community told us to avoid eating eggs because they contributed to bad cholesterol. We were to eat them sparingly to avoid heart disease, along with a host of other nasty illnesses.

But have you heard the latest news? Now we can eat as many eggs as we like, even two every day of the week!

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Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli with Lemon and Thyme Sauce

Meals after a long work day have to be an easy affair. Anything too fancy, with too many ingredients immediately puts me in a funk. I want some of the evening left to play.

Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken breasts grace our table more often than I’d like to admit. They’re inexpensive, low calorie, high in protein and quick to cook. Because we’re sticking with lower calorie meals this month, chicken is perfect.

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Parmesan Chicken Meatballs with a Colorful Carrot and Grape Salad

If you have picky eaters in the house to feed, then this healthy meal is perfect for them.

Parmesan Chicken Meatballs with Carrot and Grape Salad

Parmesan Chicken Meatballs with Carrot and Grape Salad

Most folks with fussy tastes will eat chicken, so these chicken meatballs packed with kale and Parmesan are a good protein choice.

The trick to keeping ground chicken moist, is not to over cook it. Since we aren’t frying these easy meatballs because they’re made in mini muffin tins, they cook quickly without any added fat. This makes them calorie friendly too!

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Cod Baked in Packets with Kale and a Spicy Mustard Sauce

When folks would leave most of the food I served them on their plates, I used to take it personally and stew about it all – night – long.

Cod and Kale Packets

Cod and Kale Packets

What could I have done better?

Maybe I should have added this or that, and then they would have loved my dish?

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Rustic Chicken Salad with Summer Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Mushrooms and Avocado

When it comes to summer salad recipes, I’ve decided this rustic chicken salad is my next picnic contribution.

Rustic Chicken Salad

Rustic Chicken Salad

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Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Panini with Feta Sauce

What kind of sandwich eater are you?

Turkey Panini with Feta Sauce

Turkey Panini with Feta Sauce

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