Spring Avocado Recipes

Spring is finally in the air, and it’s time for some lighter fare. Avocados are a favorite of mine; they make simple dishes more flavorful and healthy. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that has monounsaturated fat. According to the Dietary Guidelines 2010, good...

ASPARAGUS SOUP- EASY EASTER RECIPE

I love this soup any time of year. I have frozen it (without the asparagus tips for garnish) and heated it in cooler months. It still tastes wonderful, but to me chilled is the very best way of enjoying asparagus. Serves 6-8: 4 cup      ...

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND WALNUT DIP

Our love of cauliflower never ends! Here’s a simple, delicious dip that has the texture of hummus but swaps the chickpeas for roasted cauliflower. A head of roasted garlic punches up the flavor! Perfect for snacking or a quick easy starter for a casual dinner. Makes...

SEAFOOD ORZO

This colorful one-pot dish is very impressive and tastes amazing. The great thing is you can swap the fish and seafood you use to suit your preferences and what’s available. Makes 8 servings: 2 Tbs – extra virgin olive oil ½ – red onion, chopped 2 – cloves garlic, minced ½ – fennel bulb, cored and...

EVERYTHING GREEN SALAD

Everything Green Salad This is my new go-to salad, packed with lovely greens, wonderful textures and a wonderful tangy dressing! Makes 8 servings  1½ cups           frozen green peas 1lb                   asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2” pieces (4 cups) 12oz                sugar snap peas, trimmed (4 cups) 4oz                  pea tendrils (you can...

ZUCCHINI, ARTICHOKE AND RICOTTA LASAGNA

Great nutritional greens combine with ricotta and mozzarella for a lovely light dish that works as a main course or side dish. It’s easy to make but does take a little time…and it’s worth it! Serve to your vegetarian friends and get a five-star review!! Makes...

Cauliflower – A Nutrition Powerhouse

Cauliflower is a perfect food swap,  as this member of the cruciferous vegetable family is packed with a rich supply of nutrients and is finally getting the attention it deserves as a nutrition powerhouse. With a nutty and slightly sweet taste, cauliflower has become one of...

Soup Recipes We Love To Celebrate National Soup Month

January is National Soup Month and there’s no better time to make some healthy soups that not only taste good, but are good for you! Throughout the month we will feature some of our favorite recipes. Our first two new soup recipes this soup season are: •         ...

A TWIST ON COMFORT FOOD

Shepherd’s Pie is a perfect winter dinner. Easy to make and this twist on an all-time favorite lowers the fat and ups the nutrition!   4 c            cauliflower, trimmed and cut into small florets 3 c            whole milk ½    ...