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  • Rainbow Summer Rolls

    These refreshing Rainbow Summer Rolls are like a cool breeze on a hot day, and they get bonus points for fitting in to just about any diet you’re on, from low…

  • Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

    Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

    Grilled Chicken Greek Salad ~ if you love a great main course salad then try this healthy 30 minute meal made with lean grilled chicken breast!  It’s a light, low carb,…

  • Salmon with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

    Salmon with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa ~ this is a healthy light meal for a warm night, and the spicy fruit salsa can double as an appetizer ~ just add chips and…

  • Japanese Pork Dumplings with Ginger and Green Onions ~ these tender potstickers are packed with flavor and make an ideal appetizer or light dinner.

    Japanese Pork Dumplings with Ginger

    Japanese Pork Dumplings with Ginger and Green Onion ~ everybody’s favorite appetizer!  These tender pot stickers are even better than the ones at your favorite restaurant, and they couldn’t be easier…

  • Baked Eggs Florentine

    Baked Eggs Florentine

    Baked Eggs Florentine  ~ a simple but delicious dish of baked eggs with spinach.  This satisfying low carb recipe makes an elegant breakfast, brunch, or cozy dinner.…

  • Broccoli and Blueberry Pasta Salad

    Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad

    Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad with a tangy Lemon Buttermilk Dressing ~ spring forward with this colorful and healthy pasta salad made with Chickapea gluten free pasta, lots of fruits and…

  • This is a simple and satisfying Leek and Potato Soup, straight from the Irish countryside. Serve it with a drizzle of soured cream, some fresh snipped chives, and a big chunk of soda bread.

    Traditional Irish Leek and Potato Soup

    This authentic and satisfying Traditional Irish Leek and Potato Soup comes straight from the Irish countryside.  Serve this easy 30 minute meal with a drizzle of soured cream, some fresh snipped…

  • Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Low carb eating just got a whole lot more interesting with my Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps!  Who needs rice when you’ve got fresh crunchy lettuce leaves?  Everybody’s going to come back…

  • Thai Beef Salad, a tangy and spicy salad made with sliced steak, fresh herbs, and a spicy garlic and ginger dressing ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Thai Beef Salad

    Thai Beef Salad ~ it’s in a league all by itself, with ribbons of rare steak, tons of fresh herbs like basil, mint, and cilantro, feathery slices of red onion, crunchy…

  • Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody's favorite comfort food ~ delish!

    Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

    Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody’s favorite comfort food ~ delish!  This is my new easy cheesy dinner.…

  • Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives is a quick and healthy 30-minute meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives

    Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives ~ this 30 minute meal will transport you to the Greek Isles with its silky lemon sauce and rich, briny olives.  The health news on…

  • How to Make the Perfect Salad Nicoise ~ a colorful and healthy main course salad ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make the Perfect Niçoise Salad

    How to Make the Perfect Niçoise Salad ~ this healthy main course tuna salad is one of the best ever invented… it’s colorful, protein packed, and so satisfying ~ the French…

  • Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo is a spicy sexy 30 minute meal that is guaranteed to get sparks flying! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo

    Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo ~ this fiery romantic dish can be whipped up in 30 minutes with a bag of frozen shrimp and pantry staples.  This is the best shrimp scampi…

  • RADIANT BOK CHOY - a lovely way to serve one of nature's most nutrient dense veggies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Radiant Bok Choy Soup

    Radiant Bok Choy Soup elevates an under-appreciated veggie to the rock star status it deserves.  I team it up with golden turmeric in this revitalizing soup full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories.…

  • Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Chowder

    Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Chowder is comfort food at its finest…made from scratch quickly and easily in 30 minutes.…

  • Easy and healthy Chimichurri Shrimp appetizer or light meal ~ serve it over greens for a low carb paleo dish, or with bread or pasta for some serious comfort food. ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Chimichurri Shrimp

    Chimichurri Shrimp ~ this can be a low carb and paleo friendly appetizer, or a comforting 30-minute meal when you pair it with pasta, couscous, or warm toasty bread.  You’ll be…

  • Albacore Buddha Bowl Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Healthy Albacore Tuna Buddha Bowls

    I make my quick and easy Albacore Tuna Buddha Bowls with pantry staples, and they’re packed with flavor, protein, and vibrant nutrition.…

  • Caprese Skillet Chicken is a crazy fast weeknight meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Caprese Skillet Chicken

    Caprese Skillet Chicken is a healthy, colorful stove top 30 minute meal that will get raves from everybody — be prepared to make this on a weekly basis because the family’s…

  • Garbanzo Veggie Burger ~ possibly the best veggie burger in the world! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Chickpea Veggie Burgers

    I swear, a simple, satisfying meatless burger has the power to change the world, and these delicious Chickpea Veggie Burgers are contenders, for sure — they’re just as tasty as beef,…

  • Salmon and Zucchini Burgers ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Salmon and Zucchini Burgers

    Salmon and Zucchini Burgers are tender and juicy atop a fresh watercress and blueberry salad.  This recipe turns leftover salmon into an elegant 30 minute meal, and it’s the perfect way…

  • Wild Caught Tuna Crostini --- these little toasts are fun to make and so healthy --- theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Wild Caught Tuna Crostini

    Wild Caught Tuna Crostini are a super healthy and colorful appetizer or light meal — just add wine and friends and you’ve got the makings for the perfect summer gathering.…

  • Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin --- pure comfort food served in a skillet | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin

    Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin — the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but man this goes down easy — paper thin slices of Black Forest ham and…

  • Healthy Fattoush Salad

    Fattoush Salad

    My Fattoush salad recipe is a chunky Mediterranean salad full of healthy veggies and crunchy toasted pita bread — a tangy lemon-sumac dressing makes the dish sing.…

  • Sun Basket Chicken and Olives

    American Artisans: Sun Basket Farm to Table Meals

    Sun Basket is the sixteenth in my Sunday series featuring American Artisans. There are so many exceptionally talented craftspeople, designers, and small companies across this country and this is my chance…

  • Healthy and low calorie Tofu Skewers are a delicious 30-minute meal

    Grilled Tofu Skewers

    Easy, healthy, and delicious, Grilled Tofu Skewers is probably my family’s favorite vegan meal, and it can be on the table in less than 30 minutes!…

  • Ziti with Sausage, Lemon and Sage

    Ziti with Sausage Lemon and Sage

    Ziti with Sausage Lemon and Sage explodes with earthy, vibrant flavor, and is equally wonderful with or without the sausage.  This is easy comfort food the whole family loves, ready in…

  • Healthy and low fat filet of fish with blood oranges and thyme in parchment

    Fish with Blood Orange and Thyme in Parchment

    There isn’t a healthy epithet you can hurl at this Fish with Blood Orange and Thyme in Parchment that doesn’t fit — low calorie, low carb, gluten free, Paleo, low fat,…

  • Kale, Lentil and Salmon Salad Bowl

    Salmon Bowl with Kale and Lentils

    There’s something so tactile and satisfying about dinner in a bowl.. a meal like this Salmon Bowl with Kale and Lentils that you can cradle in your hands and eat cross-legged…

  • Macaroni and Cheese taken up a notch with jalapeno peppers

    4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese

    Don’t be alarmed (hehe) you are in complete control of the heat level in this 4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese — are you more of a one-alarm type? No problem, I’ve…

  • Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

    I have a soft spot in my heart for 30 minute meals like this Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto that come together without a trip to the store. …

  • Honey Buttermilk Chicken with Roasemary

    Honey Buttermilk Roast Chicken

    Honey Buttermilk Roast Chicken ~ roasted chicken plays on our primal instincts…and unless you’re vegetarian, juicy charred meat is hard to resist. Perhaps not so primal is the wonderful honey buttermilk…

  • vietnamese summer rolls

    Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls

    Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls are light, elegant, and utterly refreshing dipped in a fresh coconut lime sauce! Yesterday’s farmers market had some beautiful Chinese spinach, a large leafy green with…

  • sunny lemon soup with chicken and couscous

    Lemon Soup with Chicken and Israeli Couscous

    Lemon Soup with Chicken and Israeli Couscous ~ this creamy lemon soup is based on the classic Greek avgolemono soup, the broth is thickened with egg yolks only, and the flavor…

  • bucatini pasta with burst tomatoes and basil

    Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes

    Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is a gloriously healthy pasta recipe made with juicy, colorful cherry tomatoes and fresh basil ~ no matter what the calendar says, this recipe screams summer!…

  • chicken thighs in marsala sauce, a restaurant worthy 30 minute meal

    Chicken Thighs Marsala for Two

    Chicken Thighs Marsala for Two is a quick and easy one skillet meal for a romantic date night, or a casual weeknight dinner.  This classic chicken recipe gives you great restaurant…

  • Farfalle with Salmon, Lemon, and Peas

    This Farfalle with Salmon, Lemon, and Peas is a deliciously easy pasta recipe with chunks of tender salmon, and garden peas in a to-die-for creamy lemon sauce!…

  • instant microwave macaroni and cheese

    Instant Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

    Instant Microwave Macaroni and Cheese is a total game changer ~ this easy recipe makes a single serving ultra creamy mug of cheesy macaroni in just minutes, right in the microwave!…

  • grilled shrimp with pomegranate salsa is so healthy, and practically zero calories :)

    Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa

    Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa is a super healthy, gluten free, low carb, low calorie, Paleo meal that also happens to be beautiful and fabulous!  Oh, and did I mention it’s…

  • Breakfast Macaroni and Cheese

    Breakfast Mac & Cheese

    Breakfast Mac & Cheese is a delicious mashup of cheesy macaroni and your morning bacon and eggs…but don’t save it just for breakfast, it makes an epic ‘brinner’!…

  • Lemony Fettucine Alfredo

    Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo

    This Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is one of my personal favorites.  You can make this creamy pasta quickly and easily from pantry staples, and the flavor is so bright and vivid!…

  • One Pot Farmer's Market Pasta 3

    One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta

    One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta is an almost magical recipe made for busy days and hungry families.  This easy 30 minute meal is healthy, meatless, and so delicious ~ just pile…

  • Miso Wonton Soup

    How to Make Miso Wonton Soup

    Miso Wonton Soup is an easy 30 minute meal made with frozen chicken dumplings and healthy Japanese miso paste ~ everybody loves this comforting soup!…

  • Smokey Gouda Mac and Cheese, cropped

    Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese

    Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese takes everybody’s favorite comfort food up a notch ~ this easy and delicious meal can be on the table in under an hour. My second daughter…

  • Cheese and Onion Enchiladas

    Cheese and Onion Enchiladas ~ a simple, warming, 30 minute meal that proves delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated.…

  • Pasta Primavera Packets with Lemon Balsamic Glaze

    Pasta Primavera Packets with Lemon Balsamic Glaze are a deliciously fun way to eat ~ imagine unwrapping your own steaming packet of pasta topped with crisp veggies, fresh herbs, and cherry…

  • Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta

    Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta literally bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavor, and it takes just minutes to throw together this wonderful meatless 30 minute meal!…

  • Miso Ramen with Shitake and Chicken

    Miso Ramen with Shitake and Chicken ~ this Japanese noodle bowl is an amazing protein packed 30-minute meal that also happens to be low calorie, low fat, and utterly delicious!…

  • Italian pasta with a creamy walnut sauce

    Pasta with Walnut Sauce

    Pasta with Walnut Sauce is a surprisingly delicious meatless dish made with toasted walnuts, garlic, and lots of fresh creamy ricotta, and it’s ready in 30 minutes!…

  • Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil

    Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil is a classic Italian 30 minute meal that is healthy, full of flavor, and so satisfying.  Roasting the garlic reduces its bite, so you can…

  • Cheese and Pepper Pasta

    Cacio e Pepe, or Cheese and Pepper Pasta, is a classic and ultra simple Italian dish that really illustrates what I love so much about Mediterranean food.  This is lunch you…

  • Roasted Yellow Pepper and Lentil Soup

    Roasted Yellow Pepper and Lentil Soup ~ this light bright soup made with bell peppers and lentils makes a wonderful starter or light meal, just add a crisp salad and a…

  • Chicken Marsala

    Chicken Marslaa ~ Yesterday’s mushroom hunting adventure has inspired me  to work with some mushrooms of the edible variety.  Marsala sauce is one of those things that is so easy to…