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  • Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts

    My Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts is a quick pilaf of rice and mushrooms served warm over spicy watercress and topped with toasted hazelnuts.  This earthy gluten free vegan…

  • Easy Roasted Rainbow Vegetables

    Easy Roasted Rainbow Vegetables ~ this super easy sheet pan side dish wakes up your dinner table with a pop of healthy delicious color ~ let’s banish those boring beige meals…

  • Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta

    Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta ~ this earthy whole grain salad is homey, but festive enough for the holidays, and even if you’re dealing with a mashup of  carnivores,…

  • rye and carrot salad

    Rye and Carrot Salad

    Rye and Carrot Salad ~ I’m all about grain salads in the cooler months, and this one made with healthy rye berries is wholesome, satisfying, and incredibly tasty!  Serve it as…

  • How to Roast Squash Seeds ~ five ways!

    How to Roast Perfectly Crisp Squash Seeds ~ the secret to super crisp and delicious roasted winter squash seeds is simple and oh so easy…I’ll show you how to make five…

  • What to Eat Now: Winter Squash

    What to Eat Now: Winter Squash ~ there’s a wonderland of winter squash out there, and it turns out the good eating goes way beyond pumpkin pie.  So let’s get all…

  • Pepper Jack Mac

    Pepper Jack Mac is a spicy pepper jack macaroni and cheese recipe studded with plenty of fresh jalapeños ~ think you can handle it?  If I were you I’d skip straight…

  • Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

    Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups ~ when I need a little something sweet but don’t want to wreck my diet with a pint of ice cream or a stack of…

  • Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

    Today I’m making Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho ~ I look forward to making this chilled raw soup from Spain every summer, and this year I’ve changed it up with some gorgeous multi-colored…

  • 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…

  • Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette

    Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette ~ this healthy salad is simple enough for every day, but elegant enough for entertaining, or a romantic date night in.…

  • Red Cabbage and Dill Slaw

    Red Cabbage and Dill Slaw ~ this colorful coleslaw will be your go-to side dish this summer, it goes with anything and everything…I say skip the deli counter and make your…

  • Papaya breakfast boat with yogurt and fruit

    Papaya Breakfast Boats

    Papaya Breakfast Boats ~ breakfast just got a whole lot more healthy, and interesting, with gorgeous tropical papaya filled to the brim with non dairy yogurt and colorful fresh fruit.…

  • Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

    Cowboy Caviar Recipe

    Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain…

  • 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.…

  • Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lime

    Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lime

    Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lime ~ this simple soup is like a burst of sunshine, with a bright flavor and a cheering color ~ that extra dose of beta carotene…

  • Spring Salad with Edible Blossoms

    Spring Salad with Edible Flowers

    Spring Salad with Edible Flowers ~ this simple side dish is spring in a bowl ~ I’ll show you how to identify, source, and use edible flowers to make this celebratory…

  • Grilled Baby Bok Choy

    Grilled Baby Bok Choy

    Grilled Baby Bok Choy is a one minute wonder — a quick stint on a searing hot grill turns an under-appreciated veggie into a rock star — a little bit of…

  • Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf

    My Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf is meant for joyful gatherings ~ it has roots in the ancient cuisines of Persia, India, and Turkey, but I guarantee this pretty gluten free…

  • My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it'll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you'll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it's packed with protein!

    Mediterranean Bean Salad

    My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect mixed bean salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Hearty and healthy Falafel Salad Bowl is a protein rich Middle Eastern main course salad ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Falafel Salad Bowl

    My Falafel Salad Bowl is such a fabulous vegetarian main course salad, it makes Meatless Monday everybody’s favorite night of the week! This Falafel Salad Bowl is inspired by one of…

  • My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion. Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit's in season.

    Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart

    My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion.  Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit’s in season.…

  • Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad ~ a beautiful, crunchy, healthy salad for the colder months ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad

    Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad ~ have you ever seen a prettier salad?  Paper thin rounds of winter root veggies are stacked and then lightly dressed with olive oil and a balsamic…

  • Warm Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt ~ a wonderfully unique appetizer! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt

    Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt ~ are you ready for a new taste sensation?  The olives are crispy on the outside, warm and juicy inside, the yogurt is…

  • Jeweled Hummus ~ a ridiculously easy appetizer for a last minute special occasion ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    50 Ways to Hack Your Hummus

    The doorbell just rang ~ and all you’ve got is a tub of hummus.  What to do?  Here are 50 ways to hack your hummus so you don’t miss a step. …

  • Zucchini Latkes with Maple Cranberry Sauce ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Zucchini Latkes with Maple Cranberry Sauce

    Zucchini Latkes with Maple Cranberry Sauce is a colorful twist on a beloved Passover and Hanukkah tradition!  Serve these delicate zucchini fritters for breakfast, or as a side dish, with plenty…

  • Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream

    Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream ~ be forewarned ~ the aroma of these crispy onion fritters sizzling on the stove will draw crowds ~ don’t save them just for…

  • Festive and healthy Snowflake Pita Chips for all your holiday appetizers! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Snowflake Pita Chips

    Homemade Snowflake Pita Chips are a fun and festive way to add a little pizazz to your appetizers this season ~ they’re so cute, and they’re baked, not fried, so they’re…

  • 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.…

  • Beautiful and super quick 20 Minute Pink Applesauce is the perfect side dish for everything from holiday feasts to everyday dinners ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    20 Minute Pink Applesauce Recipe

    This 20 Minute Pink Applesauce recipe adds the perfect hint of sweetness to every meal, whether it’s a holiday feast or simple weeknight dinner ~ and just look at that pretty…

  • Spinach Artichoke Quiche ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spinach and Artichoke Quiche

    This Spinach and Artichoke Quiche marries my favorite busy day dinner with my favorite cheesy hot dip.  It’s an easy meatless meal that proves that comfort food isn’t all about meat…

  • Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Mushroom and Brie Soup

    Mushroom and Brie Soup is a fall classic kicked up a notch with lots of creamy Brie cheese.  It’s perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a special first…

  • Buttered Rutabaga ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Delicious Buttered Rutabagas

    Buttered Rutabagas were a staple on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up and I’m revisiting them today ~ these delicious pale orange turnips are misunderstood and probably the most…

  • Braised Red Cabbage ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Braised Red Cabbage

    I’ll tell you one thing, Braised Red Cabbage might not be the most glamorous dish on the holiday table, but it provides a perfect sweet/tart element that brings everything else on…

  • This Cheesy Creamed Brussels Sprout gratin will quickly become your new favorite fall side dish! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Creamed Brussels Sprouts

    Creamed Brussels Sprouts ~ this luxurious cheesy gratin will convert everyone at the table into raving Brussels sprout fans!  It makes a spectacular holiday side dish, but we love it for…

  • The Great Stuffed Pumpkin ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    The Great Stuffed Pumpkin

    This stuffed pumpkin recipe is a dramatic side dish or vegetarian main course ~ I guarantee  it will command center stage on your table.  Perfect for Friendsgiving!…

  • 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.…

  • Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Vegan Ancient Grain Salad

    This pretty vegan Ancient Grain Salad is so versatile, it goes from holiday table to working lunch without skipping a beat, and it’s as healthy as it is stunning. save the…

  • Spicy Basil Pesto ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spicy Basil Pesto

    Spicy Basil Pesto ~ Serrano pepper takes the world’s freshest sauce from simple to sassy in one fell swoop ~ stir it into freshly boiled pasta, spread it over grilled fish,…

  • Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter

    Make a grand entrance with my Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter and ‘carve’ it right at the table — then get ready for rave reviews.  This easy fall and…

  • 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,…

  • Couscous Almondine Salad with a spiced lemon vinaigrette is a complete departure from your everyday pasta salad! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Couscous Almondine Salad

    Couscous Almondine Salad is a completely new take on your same old pasta salad ~ this no mayo recipe is perfect for summer barbecues, potlucks, and picnics…it’s an easy side dish…

  • Zucchini Pie is a down home Southern tradition ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Zucchini Pie

    This rustic Zucchini Pie is the cousin to one of the most beloved summer traditions of the South — tomato pie.  Garden fresh zucchini is fanned out on a shortbread crust…

  • 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…

  • Zoodle Pad Thai | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Zoodle Pad Thai Salad

    Zoodle Pad Thai Salad is a refreshing low carb version of the beloved Thai street food, made with spiralized zucchini. I’m a huge pad Thai fan, I always order it in…

  • Israeli Pasta Salad | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Israeli Pasta Salad

    Israeli Pasta Salad is a mash-up of two of my favorite summer salads, it’s packed with veggies and is the perfect make-ahead potluck  or bbq dish– it actually gets better after…

  • Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche

    My Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche might just be the perfect recipe — easy to prep, it goes from breakfast to brunch, to lunch, to dinner without blinking an eye.  Hot,…

  • New Potato Salad with 30-Second Aioli is a super creamy, garlicky salad made with a from scratch aioli that takes just seconds to make! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    New Potato Salad with 30 Second Aioli

    New Potato Salad with 30 Second Aioli is the potato salad of your dreams, made with an extraordinary creamy and garlicky aioli, from scratch.  Summer is about to get a whole…

  • Broccoli Cheese Casserole

    Broccoli Cheese Casserole

    Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a classic side dish that gets a bad rap because generations of moms have resorted to canned soup, frozen broccoli, and mayo.  This version is closer to…

  • 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.…

  • Deconstructed Hummus Salad

    Deconstructed Hummus Salad

    Deconstructed Hummus Salad is a simple chickpea salad with all the components of a great hummus, and I think you’ll find lots of other uses for the creamy lemon tahini dressing,…

  • Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad

    Jeweled Tabbouleh

    My Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad is a healthy Mediterranean cracked wheat recipe studded with colorful, gem-like dried fruits and nuts. This festive no mayo whole grain salad is perfect for both holiday…

  • Skinny Microwave Potato Chips

    Skinny Microwave Potato Chips

    Skinny Microwave Potato Chips are a quick and guilt-free way to get your daily snack fix.  These healthy homemade potato chips are light, crisp, and made right in the microwave! (They’re…

  • A quick and healthy Miso Alphabet Soup recipe

    How to Use Miso

    How to Use Miso ~ miso is a Japanese seasoning made from fermented soybeans.  It’s a living, cultured, food, full of beneficial bacteria and countless health benefits — and it’s been…

  • 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. …