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  • a bowl of Steak Pad Thai Salad with chopsticks

    Steak Pad Thai Salad

    Steak Pad Thai Salad  ~ a classic rice noodle bowl made into a salad with lots of crunchy veggies and greens topped off with thinly sliced grilled steak.  The noodles are…

  • Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad in glass bowl

    Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad

    This yummy Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad is an delicious twist on a potluck classic ~ quick to prepare using common ingredients, the Asian flavors in this colorful pasta salad really pop. …

  • 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…

  • Shrimp Pad Thai ~ a better version of take-out! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp Pad Thai

    Shrimp Pad Thai is a healthy stir fry noodle bowl made with gluten free rice noodles, shrimp, and all the classic Thai flavors like ginger, garlic, lime, and cilantro ~ this…

  • 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…

  • Spicy Pad Thai

    As the weather gets hotter, our meals get lighter, and  I can’t think of a better summer meal than pad thai.  It’s healthy, fresh, and full of texture and flavor.  It’s…

  • Thai Iced Tea Popsicles

    The weather is finally getting warmer, so before we went to bed last night we threw open all our bedroom windows.  I guess it must be high spring because the birds…

  • Thai Coconut Lime Soup

    Thai coconut lime soups are some of the easiest to make, this one comes together almost instantly in the time it takes for the shrimp to saute. The broth isn’t dependent…

  • Pad Thai Recipe

    Pad Thai is a fragrant noodle dish that is versatile and incredibly delicious.  When you learn to make it at home you can customize it with tofu, chicken, shrimp, or meat,…

  • A bowl of steaming hot Thai Coconut Soup

    Thai Coconut Soup (tom kha)

    Thai Coconut Soup, or tom kha, is a classic Thai soup that’s so much more intensely flavored than most western soups, it’ll wake you up, tingle your taste buds and make your…

  • watermelon kiwi popsicles

    Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

    How much fun are these Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles? There isn’t a healthier or more refreshing snack you could give yourself, or your family.  Break out these fresh fruit pops on a hot…

  • Crunchy and healthy Asian Slaw in a bowl

    Asian Slaw

    My vibrant vegan Asian Slaw comes with an awesome crunch and a killer creamy peanut dressing.  (It tastes so good you don’t even realize how ridiculously healthy it is.)  Make it…

  • Classic Side Dish Recipes

    Classic Summer Sides 2.0

    Classic Summer Sides 2.0 ~ your side dish game is about to get a big boost, these upgraded recipes are bright, bold, and just a whole lot better.  You (and your…

  • a bowl of corn and cucumber salad

    Corn and Cucumber Salad

    Corn and Cucumber Salad is a classic summer side that goes well with anything off the grill, and makes a nice change from coleslaw and potato salad.  It’s got a mild…

  • Sweet Fire Chicken Skewers fanned out on a plate

    Sweet Fire Chicken Skewers

    Sweet Fire Chicken Skewers ~ tender chicken kabobs stacked with a rainbow of onions, peppers, and pineapple chunks grilled up in a sweet and spicy sauce inspired by my current Panda…

  • Coconut Rice with a sprig of cilantro

    How to Make Coconut Rice

    How to Make Coconut Rice ~ coconut rice is rich and creamy with a subtle tropical flavor that is so much more than a side dish for chicken or fish.  It…

  • Fruit Salad with creamy coconut poppy seed dressing

    Creamy Fruit Salad with Coconut Dressing

    Creamy Fruit Salad with Coconut Dressing ~ it’s  grandma’s potluck classic spiffed up and brought into the 21st century with a non-dairy vegan coconut lime dressing, and trust me, you won’t…

  • holding a plant based burger with all the fixings

    The Ultimate Plant Based Burger Taste-Off!

    The Ultimate Plant Based Burger Taste-Off!  We ate meatless burgers for a week to review the Beyond Burger and 12 other popular veggie burgers.  Vegan meat is the hottest trend this…

  • Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad in glass bowl

    Summer Potluck Salad Recipes for the 21st Century!

    Summer Potluck Salad Recipes for the 21st Century! ~ it’s potluck season again and whether it’s the company picnic or a backyard barbecue, you’re going to need a few potluck salads…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole Recipes

    The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole

    The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole ~  a great guacamole recipe is cheap, healthy, vegan, gluten free, drop dead easy, and universally loved. (We’ve been making it since college, humans have been…

  • 7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge!

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge and lighten up your menu for spring ~ join me and eat a hearty healthy salad for dinner once a week during the months of…

  • Blistered corn and asparagus salad with salmon in a wooden bowl, side view

    Blistered Corn and Asparagus Salad with Salmon

    Blistered Corn and Asparagus Salad with Salmon dressed in a creamy lemon chive dressing ~ it’s a main course salad with a whiff of spring.  You’ll feel satisfied and good about…

  • a mug of Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

    Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

    Italian Sausage and Bean Soup is hearty, nourishing, comforting, and quick to make ~ clocking in at just under an hour.  It rivals Grandma’s chicken soup when it comes to curing…

  • 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

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes ~ shrimp is the original fast food, it can be on your table in a flash.  I’ve gathered together 5 delicious dishes that showcase my favorite crustacean,…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    Firecracker Chicken

    I love everything about this Firecracker Chicken ~ the vivid peppers, the tender chunks of chicken, and the fiery sweet and spicy sauce ~ it’s so much better than takeout!…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Nachos!

    The Ultimate Guide to: Nachos!

    The Ultimate Guide to: Nachos! ~ possibly the world’s most perfect food.  This beloved game day appetizer can double as an easy 30 minute dinner any day of the week.…

  • chicken salad summer rolls on a platter with herbed mayo dip

    Chicken Salad Summer Rolls

    My Chicken Salad Summer Rolls with an herbed mayonnaise dip is a delicious take on classic Vietnamese rice paper rolls ~ this easy 30 minute lunch or dinner is one of…

  • classic potluck salads 2.0

    Classic Potluck Salads 2.0

    Classic Potluck Salads 2.0 ~ Every classic has to start somewhere, right?  These potluck-friendly dishes are just as delicious, just as crowd-pleasing as the originals you know and love. Bring one…

  • Peach and Cashew Biryani Salad on a metal platter

    Peach and Cashew Biryani Salad

    Peach and Cashew Biryani Salad ~ barbecues can be pretty staid affairs what with the same old burgers, potato salads, and slaws, so here’s a thought ~ next time you’re asked…

  • 15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without

    15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without ~ that’s right, these are game changing meals inspired by the iconic bowls of Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam.  Rich flavorful broth, amazing…

  • What to Make Now: Healing Soups

    These healing soups are packed with immune boosting powerhouse ingredients like spinach, garlic, turmeric, saffron, cayenne, and ginger. Whether you’re fighting a flu or just trying to stay warm this winter,…

  • My favorite Recipes of 2017

    My favorite Recipes of 2017 ~ these are the ones I personally loved, and if you missed them, I recommend giving them a try.  2017 was a pretty tasty year!…

  • Steak and Tomato Salad with A.1. Vinaigrette

    Steak and Tomato Salad ~ this is steak salad like you’ve never had it before, with gorgeous chunks of ripe tomatoes and a killer steak sauce dressing, there’s only one word…

  • Korean Bulgogi Beef Salad ~ this is steak salad, Korean style! This Korean barbecue inspired salad is topped with richly marinated grilled beef and a variety of veggie 'sides' ~ kimchee optional!

    Korean Bulgogi Beef Salad

    Korean Bulgogi Beef Salad ~ this is steak salad Korean style and bulgogi beef is the most flavorful grilled meat you’ll ever taste, no contest.  My Korean barbecue inspired salad is…

  • Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls

    Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls ~ these lightning fast stir fry bowls are so vibrant and full of flavor you’d never guess it’s a 30-minute meal!…

  • Slow Cooker Weeknight Pho is a quick and easy version of a fabulous Vietnamese noodle bowl!

    Easy Slow Cooker Pho Recipe

    Slow Cooker Pho ~ this slurp-able Vietnamese noodle soup is world famous for its richly flavored broth that simmers all-day.  With my easy crock pot recipe you can enjoy pho any…

  • 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…

  • Sicilian Almond and Anchovy Pasta

    Sicilian Pasta with Almonds and Anchovies

    Sicilian Pasta with Almonds and Anchovies is a simply lush 30 minute meal that typifies the healthy Mediterranean diet…and please don’t tell me you don’t like anchovies — just hold that…

  • American Artisans ~ SmartSeeds

    American Artisans: SmartSeeds

    SmartSeeds is the seventeenth 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 to…

  • Irish Fish Cakes with a homemade Tartar Sauce

    Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce

    Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce ~ these are traditional, old fashioned fish cakes and they’re a great example of authentic Irish country cooking. Packed with tender flakes of…

  • colorul and super healthy chopped salad

    Chopped Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette

    Chopped Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette ~ who in their right mind doesn’t love a great chopped salad?  This one has it all, and then some, making it a light and…

  • 10 Best Packable Lunches

    Beyond the Sandwich: 10 Best Packable Lunches

    We’re a nation of sandwich eaters, and while I have nothing against them,  I just think they’re a little…boring.  I’d so much rather have real food for lunch.  Here are a…

  • Spicy Ginger Lettuce Wraps 5

    Spicy Ginger Lettuce Wraps

    Spicy Ginger Lettuce Wraps are a delicious low carb appetizer or light meal.  Serrano pepper and an extra dose of ginger give these an extra flavor boost. I made these extra…

  • Kung Pao Tofu in a black bowl

    Kung Pao Tofu

    Kung Pao Tofu is a zesty meatless meal that goes way beyond your favorite take-out dish!  This vegan Indian stir fry is irresistible, and elevates tofu to gourmet status.…

  • English Walnut Toffee 1

    English Walnut Toffee

    English Walnut Toffee ~ there’s nothing quite like making your own candy, and this crisp nutty English toffee is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten ~ make it for…

  • Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles

    Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles ~ these healthy Japanese buckwheat noodles in a spicy Mandarin orange sauce are low in calories, full of protein, and packed with flavor! I’m completely obsessed…

  • Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls

    Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls ~ fresh and crunchy spring rolls filled with a rainbow slaw!  This refreshing appetizer or light meal is naturally gluten free, low calorie, and so delicious.…

  • Layered Ice Cubes

    Layered Ice Cubes ~ aren’t these pretty?  They’re just ordinary ice cubes, made with layers of fruit juices.  And they’re not just pretty, they actually have a purpose— as they melt…

  • The Midas Touch Cocktail

    The Midas Touch Cocktail

    The Midas Touch Cocktail is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ~ it’s made with a unique saffron simple syrup, cognac, sherry, lemon juice and bitters…

  • Chana Dal and Yellow Pepper Soup with Lemon Cream

    Any marriage, no matter how wonderful, is a constant dance of compromise.  I’m always interested to note the little things I do differently when my husband is away.  He’s gone for…

  • Root Veggie Kettle Chips

    Root Veggie Kettle Chips ~ You know those expensive bags of specialty chips, the ones that are about 90% air when you open them up?  Well, here’s your chance to even…

  • Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Sauce

    Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Sauce are the most refreshing summer appetizer I know of ~ these healthy Vietnamese rice paper rolls with juicy shrimp can double as a…

  • Chicken Pakora with Plum Chutney

    Chicken Pakora with Plum Chutney — an authentic Indian recipe that’s been one of our favorite take out dishes.  The crispy chickpea battered chicken and vibrant plum chutney is irresistible!…

  • Coconut Chicken with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

    Coconut Chicken with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce ~ this 30-minute family meal is guaranteed to be a huge success.  Serve it as an appetizer, too! Ever since my ALMOND JOY BARS…