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30 Minute Meal

Rainbow Chicken Skewers with Spicy Pesto Sauce

Rainbow Chicken Skewers with Spicy Pesto Sauce

Rainbow Chicken Skewers with Spicy Pesto Sauce ~ my skewers are the essence of effortless outdoor eating ~ but I’ll show you how to get that just-off-the-grill taste right in your oven so you don’t have to miss out…

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 an ice cold beer or margarita!…

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 the Mediterranean Diet just keeps getting better and…

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 meal beats take-out by a mile! Thai food…

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 salad is one of the best ever invented… it’s colorful, protein packed, and so satisfying ~ the French just have a flair for putting together simple but…

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 recipe I’ve tried, and also the easiest. Shrimp…

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. This sublime warming soup is made with lots of fresh broccoli (no frozen mushy stuff, please), yukon gold potatoes,…

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 going to demand it! This recipe for Caprese…

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! I’ve been crazy obsessed with skewers this year.  I get so enthusiastic about…

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. Writing the title for a recipe can be a little bit like making a speech at the Oscars….you want…

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, Whole30… and while you’re at it you can…

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 on the couch.  It’s also incredibly healthy and…

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 got you covered. Think you’re hot stuff and…

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 brine that infuses every bite. For a fairly…

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 purple veins that was too pretty to pass…

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 is brilliant! Did you know it’s the first day…

quick grilled pork chops with mustard sauce

Minimal Monday: Mustard Pork Chops

Mustard Pork Chops ~ this is a quick and easy 30-minute meal that comes from Nigella Lawson, so you know it’s also comforting and luxurious! I’m more and more convinced that quick and easy meals are the way to…

Healthy baked cod with lemon and olives

Minimal Monday: Cod with Lemon and Olives

Cod with Lemon and Olives is a healthy, low fat and delicious 30 minute meal, and one of my favorites.  For a simple recipe it’s packed with flavor! It’s no surprise that I love seasonal cooking, and January is…

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

Minimal Monday: Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Dill

Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Dill is a straight from the pantry meal full of vivid Mediterranean flavors. If you’re smart you’ll memorize this recipe, and you’ll be so glad you did — the very next time you’re at…

Breakfast Macaroni and Cheese

Breakfast Mac & Cheese

Breakfast Mac & Cheese is a delicious mashup of cheesy macaroni and your morning bacon and eggs… This is one of those dishes where looking at it through the lens just wasn’t cutting it for me, I needed to…

Pasta Alla Norma, 2

Pasta Alla Norma

Alla Norma is an Italian standby, it’s earthy, homey, and except for the glossy purple eggplant, is made entirely from pantry staples. Of course, in summer, so there’s nothing stopping you from making this with fresh ripe tomatoes, but…

Miso Wonton Soup

Minimal Monday: Miso Wonton Soup

Miso Wonton Soup is healthy, hearty comfort food that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. How nice is it that simple, clean, and healthy food is so often the easiest to throw together.  It’s almost…

Pomegranate and Lime Chicken Thighs

Pomegranate and Lime Chicken Thighs ~ moist and juicy chicken thighs roasted with a delicious pomegranate lime glaze.  This is a quick, healthy, and stunning dish! OMG you have to make this chicken.  It’s absolutely fabulous.  What flavors!  What…

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 tomatoes roasted to the point where they burst…

Minimal Monday: 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 can throw together from the pantry, assuming you…