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  • Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeno Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, and Weight Watchers friendly. Or, to put it another way, it’s healthy and insanely delicious.

    Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

    Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, not to mention Weight Watchers friendly. …

  • 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…

  • 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!…

  • 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…

  • Classic and elegant Shrimp Bisque ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Creamy Shrimp Bisque

    Creamy Shrimp Bisque ~ it’s a little bit romantic, a little bit ladies who lunch, and it definitely has a 20th century vibe ~ but I think this richly flavored soup…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Side Dishes ~ from cranberries and green beans to bright orange squash, these side dishes bring your holiday meals to life!…

  • Cheesy Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

    I don’t think dinner can get any more comforting than this Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole.  It’s an impossibly delicious concoction of egg noodles, tender chicken, and a creamy poppy seed sauce,…

  • 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.…

  • Lemony Chicken Biryani is a lush comforting one pot meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Lemon Chicken Biryani

    This Lemon Chicken Biryani recipe is a delicious gift that comes to us from Persia, via India ~ the fragrant basmati rice is flavored with a blend of spices and the…

  • Meat Lovers Chili ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Easy Meat Lovers Chili

    Meat Lovers Chili is loaded up with three kinds of meat, (beef, pork, sausage) making this classic chili recipe a hearty favorite when the weather cools down and appetites ramp up. …

  • Yotam Ottolenghi's Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Ottolenghi’s Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce

    Ottolenghi’s Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce is an earthy meal of tender fish cakes tucked into an aromatic sauce.   Serve it with couscous and sauteed spinach…this is comfort food with a…

  • Easy Sausage and Peppers Recipe is the ultmate Italian comfort food ~ the whole family loves it! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Easy Sausage and Peppers Recipe

    Nobody does comfort food like the Italians, and this easy sausage and peppers recipe is a prime example of how a few simple ingredients can come together to make a sublimely…

  • 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,…

  • Brussels Sprout Carbonara - the classic italian comfort dish made even better with sprouts! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Brussels Sprout Carbonara

    This creamy Brussels Sprout Carbonara instantly earned a place in my family’s regular dinner rotation.  You’re going to love this classic Italian comfort food made even more irresistible with one of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Greek Meatballs in a luxurious tangy lemon sauce

    Greek Meatballs in Lemon Sauce

    Greek Meatballs in Lemon Sauce is the ideal spring supper — the herbed meatballs are satisfying but light in texture, and the pale yellow sauce is tangy, silky, and utterly luxurious…

  • Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

    Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

    An overnight marinade makes these lemon buttermilk chicken skewers impossibly tender, and they get a extra flavor boost from the rosemary tzatziki sauce. I’m determined to give everything a ‘skewer moment’…

  • 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…

  • Shepherd's Pie with fall vegetables and cheesy potato crust

    Farmhouse Shepherd’s Pie with Fall Vegetables

    Farmhouse Shepherd’s Pie with Fall Vegetables is an easy, rustic skillet meal that celebrates the best of the season, it’s pure comfort! I’m popping in quickly today with a recipe that…

  • 1770 House Meatloaf

    1770 House Meatloaf ~ this Ina Garten meatloaf recipe with a roasted garlic gravy is moist, tender, and full of old world flavor ~ I highly recommend it!…

  • Wisconsin style Slow Cooked cider Brats with a wonderful apple onion relish

    Slow Cooked Cider Brats with Apple Onion Relish

    Slow Cooked Cider Brats with Apple Onion Relish are the real deal ~ Midwestern style brats with a crisp apple onion relish ~ we can’t get enough of them! I’ve got…

  • 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. …

  • Meatballs smothered in cheese

    Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast

    Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast ~ this easy hot appetizer or light dinner with tender meatballs baked up in an ooey gooey cheese sauce comes with crisp slices of garlic…

  • Fire Roasted Hatch Pepper Chili, made in the crock pot

    Slow Cooked Hatch Pepper Chili

    Slow Cooked Hatch Pepper Chili ~ this lush chili is perfect for the summer months when fresh Hatch chiles from New Mexico are available ~ but use canned or frozen chiles…

  • 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…

  • grilled cherry tomato bruschetta

    Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

    It’s high summer, tomatoes are at their peak, and the grill can be fired up at a moment’s notice. Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta is a deliciously easy appetizer that can double…

  • 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…

  • strawberry jalapeno steak salad

    Strawberry Jalapeño Marinated Flank Steak Salad

     This Strawberry Jalapeño Marinated Flank Steak Salad is a deliciously gorgeous way to welcome warm weather.  It’s a main course salad that really packs a punch when it comes to flavor…

  • ahi tuna skewers

    Ahi Tuna and Cremini Mushroom Skewers

    Ahi Tuna and Cremini Mushroom Skewers ~ if you want a quick healthy meal, look no further than these beautiful skewers  ~ they cook in a flash! I’m obsessed with skewers,…

  • sweet basil pizza, close up

    Homemade Pizza in less than an hour!

    Homemade Pizza in less than an hour ~ and that’s completely from scratch ~ from flour and water to hot pillowy cheesy pizza in under 60 minutes!…

  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple & Rum

    Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple & Rum ~ change up the old routine with a vibrant roasted chicken with an island vibe! Quick — what do you think of when someone…

  • 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! This quick weeknight dinner…

  • 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!…

  • Healthy baked cod with lemon and olives

    Cod with Lemon and Olives

    Cod with Lemon and Olives is a low fat and delicious 30 minute meal, full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and one of my favorites.  For such a simple recipe it’s…

  • 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…

  • Chicken with Allspice and Citrus

    Roasted Chicken with Allspice and Citrus

    Roasted Chicken with Allspice and Citrus ~ this gorgeous sheet pan chicken dinner is a fabulous way to celebrate fresh citrus! We all know that an extra hot oven does wonderful…

  • Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf

    Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf

    Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf ~ a tender meatloaf drenched in a sweet ‘n spicy bourbon whisky glaze ~ definitely not your mother’s meatloaf! I know everyone is all about the turkey these…

  • Portobello Shepherd's Pies

    Portobello Shepherd’s Pies

    Portobello Shepherd’s Pies take one of my all time favorite comfort meals and lightens it up in a fun and creative way ~ and who doesn’t love a big juicy portobello…

  • slow cooker beef bourguignon

    Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon

    My Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon is a fix it and forget it meal at its finest ~ this easy slow cooker beef stew is a pared down version of the fancy…

  • Chicken in Almond Milk with green lemons, cinnamon, and sage

    Chicken in Almond Milk

    Chicken in Almond Milk ~ this unique roasted chicken recipe is the brain child of Jamie Oliver ~ you need to taste it for yourself to believe how moist and tender…

  • white mushroom lasagna

    White Mushroom Lasagna

    This White Mushroom Lasagna is a rich, comforting, cheesy lasagna infused with fall flavors like mushroom, shallot, thyme, Gruyere and Marsala.  It’s all woodsy meets creamy white, and it’s very luscious.…

  • Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

    Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

    Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese ~ the key here is to remind yourself that, first and foremost, pumpkin a winter squash, not a pie filling.  After you’ve got that…

  • 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…

  • Lamb Ragu with Papardelle | The View From Great Island 1

    Lamb Ragu with Papardelle

    Lamb Ragu with Papardelle is a lush, comforting pasta with meat sauce recipe fit for a special occasion, but easy enough for an everyday meal.…