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  • Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

    Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing – 5 everyday ingredients that add up to one powerhouse secret weapon in the kitchen – this lemon vinaigrette wakes up almost anything with a blast…

  • Whipped Yogurt ~ the new way to enjoy one of the healthiest foods on the planet! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Whipped Yogurt

    Hold on to your hats folks, Whipped Yogurt is a thing, and it’s a really good thing!  Silky smooth and light as air — it’s either a healthier version of whipped…

  • Minimal Monday: Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes

    The most delicious way to enjoy height of the season tomatoes is also the easiest…Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes are ready in 10 minutes, and they go with everything.  Just a few simple…

  • Honey Roasted Parsnips

    Honeyed Parsnips

    Honeyed Parsnips ~ If you need a last minute side dish that your dinner guests won’t have had before, try these honeyed parsnips.  Parsnips are the sweeter and creamier version of…

  • Quick and easy weeknight pasta with Tuna, Lemon, and Dill

    Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Dill

    Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Dill is a straight from the pantry meal full of vivid Mediterranean flavors.  Ready in under 30 minutes, this is weeknight eating at its best.…

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate, a healthy side dish

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate is a super easy fall and holiday side dish that dresses up any table and will make Brussels sprout fans out of everyone!…

  • Overnight Chia Yogurt

    Overnight Chia Yogurt ~ this easy healthy breakfast can be jazzed up with all sorts of fruits and nuts, or just enjoyed with a drizzle of honey.…

  • Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad 2

    Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad

    Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad ~ if you love colorful bell peppers like I do, this is for you ~ it’s crunchy, colorful, healthy, and so yummy!…

  • DIY Mascarpone Cheese

    How to Make Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

    Creamy homemade mascarpone cheese is an easy homemade cheese recipe that’s fun to make right in your own kitchen — use it in all sorts of authentic Italian recipes, both sweet…

  • Tomato Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad 8

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad ~ this Yotam Ottolenghi recipe was on the cover of  Bon Appétit this month.  I knew I wanted to make it on first sight!…

  • Micro Caprese Salad 7

    Minimal Monday: Micro Caprese Salad

    Micro Caprese Salad ~ I planted a cute little individual caprese salad right inside a hollowed out tomato…these are an elegant presentation for a special occasion, or a healthy little lunch…

  • Copycat Trader Joe's Gone Bananas! 4

    Copycat Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas!

    Copycat Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas is one of the simplest recipes on the blog, and one of the most outrageously delicious frozen desserts you’ll ever eat ~ these frozen banana slices…

  • Brandied Blackberry Fool 6

    Brandied Blackberry Fool

    My Brandied Blackberry Fool is a simple, luxurious no bake summer dessert that makes use of those peak of season berries!  Just whip up some sweet cream, fold in your juicy…

  • Kale Slaw 2

    Kale Slaw

    Kale Slaw is a vibrant salad that just gets better as it sits in the refrigerator.  Use it as a side dish to add a healthy dose of fiber and crunch…

  • Quick Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

    Quick Maple Bacon Cinnamon Buns

    Quick Maple Bacon Cinnamon Buns?  No, don’t run for your reading glasses, these rolls are the shorthand version, they’re ready for the oven in the time it takes to make your…

  • sprinkle waffle cups | The View From Great Island 7

    Minimal Monday: Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups

    Minimal Monday: Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups are fun and easy to make, and I guarantee you’ll find endless uses for these be-sprinkled waffle bowls! I found waffle cups in the supermarket…

  • Papaya and lime Agua Fresca |The View from Great Island 8

    Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca

    Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca ~ you can customize this hydrating fruit beverage in a million ways, and it’s so much healthier than soda or juice! Fair warning — I’ve got…

  • Honeysuckle Iced Tea 2

    Honeysuckle Iced Tea

    Honeysuckle Iced Tea ~ this sweet, floral, and refreshing drink made from honeysuckle blossoms is the perfect thing to sip on a warm summer day!…

  • Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette 8

    Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

    Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette ~ the flavors are mellow and sophisticated, and the crunch is awesome.  In its own humble way, this recipe is a game changer. If your first…

  • blood orange juice

    Blood Orangeade ~ a healthy soda substitute!

    Blood Orangeade is a beautiful and refreshing homemade soda made without sugar or anything artificial ~ celebrate the best of citrus season with this gorgeous healthy drink!…

  • making blood orange vinegar

    Minimal Monday: Blood Orange Vinegar

    It might surprise you to know that some of my biggest thrills here at TVFGI have involved vinegar.  Making fruit vinegars, to be exact, and the revelation that they can be…

  • Grapefruit Brûlée

    Grapefruit Brûlée ~ turn plain old grapefruit into an elegant breakfast with a sprinkling of sugar and a little intense heat!…

  • Chai Spiced Cocoa close

    Chai Spiced Cocoa

    Chai Spiced Cocoa~ a classic thick hot cocoa enriched with the warming spices of chai tea.  This thick hot chocolate will warm you up on the coldest day!…

  • Minimal Monday: Parmesan Cheese Crisps

    If you can open a bag of chips, you can make these Parmesan Cheese Crisps. They’re just as crunchy, and way more impressive. All you need is one ingredient ~ Parmesan…

  • Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ this amazing gluten free cookie recipe is made without any flour, or any butter, and they hold their own against any chocolate chip cookie…

  • Minimal Monday: Fresh Guava with Yogurt

    Fresh Guava with Yogurt ~ when you have an ingredient as uniquely wonderful as fresh ripe guava, simple is best ~ I add it to some creamy yogurt, honey, and wheatgerm…

  • Fried Rosemary Mozzarella Balls

    Fried Mozzarella Balls ~These crispy little balls of molten cheese will lure everybody to the appetizer table, use your favorite marinara sauce for dipping! Here’s a cold weather way to enjoy…

  • Fresh Cranberry Bars

    Fresh Cranberry Bars ~ these buttery shortbread crumble bars are bursting with fresh tart cranberries and the combination is pure heaven!…

  • Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ these gluten free cookies are made without flour or butter, and they beat your favorite chocolate chip cookie by a mile!…