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What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries

What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries ~ I’ve gathered together the best fresh cranberry recipes to help you savor those tangy red berries before they disappear for another year.  I’ve got you covered from breakfast all the way to…

One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter

One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter ~ this healthy small batch fruit butter has the flavor of fresh apples with just a hint of spice, and best of all, it’s ready in an hour!…

Papaya Breakfast Boats

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

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. *I’m teaming up with So Delicious® today ~ thank you for supporting me and…

Fresh and juicy Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is the most luxurious fruit dessert out there! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream

Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is a perfect way to close out the summer season, and I just had to share it before I move on to apples, pumpkin, and all that other good fall stuff.  Fried peaches…

Healthy Rainbow Popsicles

How to Make Rainbow Popsicles

Not your toddler’s Rainbow Popsicles — these healthy frozen treats are made with exotic fruits like mango, dragon fruit, papaya, golden kiwi and black raspberry to tempt the most sophisticated palates. Can you tell I love color?  One look…

Dinosaur Egg Popsicles | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Dinosaur Egg Popsicles

Dinosaur Egg Popsicles — if you know what a Dinosaur Egg is you’re ahead of the game…pluots, apriums, and plumcots are some of the true treasures of summer! Pluots, apriums, and plumcots are hybrids of plums and apricots, and…

Melon Breakfast Bowls

Melon Breakfast Bowls are colorful, healthy, and fun — you simply can’t have a bad day when you start it with creamy yogurt piled in half a melon and topped with more fruit…go ahead, eat your bowl, it’s good…

Spicy Fruit Salsa is the perfect healthy accompanyment to grilled fish, meats, and chicken --- it's packed with flavor and looks so festive! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Spicy Fruit Salsa

I consider salsa to be one of the basic food groups, you can’t beat it for explosive flavor and visual appeal… I crave new and exciting versions every season, and this Spicy Fruit Salsa is my latest. *This post…

Roasted Plums with Vanilla and Bourbon

Roasted Plums with Ice Cream

Roasted Plums with Ice Cream is a simple dessert with a sly secret — you can use that rock hard fruit that shows up in markets way before it’s actually ripe — roasting brings out all of the lusciousness,…

Fresh, bright, and creamy cranberry curd

Microwave Cranberry Curd

A quick and easy method for making a thick tangy microwave cranberry curd — can you say Christmas morning? Anything that gets me from the craving stage to the eating stage as quickly as possible is a hero in…

pomegranate seeds

10 Things to do with a Pomegranate

10 Things to do with a Pomegranate ~  pomegranate recipes, tips, and tricks, to making the most of this beautiful and healthy fall fruit! 10 Things to do with a Pomegranate —  a guide to nature’s most beautiful, and…

mason jar smoothie bowl

Kid Friendly Smoothie Bowls

Hi everybody — I’m posting today from Super Healthy Kids and I hope you’ll head over and join me there.  I’m making kid-friendly breakfast bowls without the exotic ingredients that can sometimes scare picky eaters (of all ages!) away.  …

beautiful breakfast smoothie bowl

How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl ~ everything you need to know to put together a beautiful and healthy breakfast! You’ve heard about them, you’ve probably seen them, but have you tried making a breakfast smoothie bowl for…

Infused water

How to Make Healthy Infused Water

How to Make Healthy Infused Water ~ we all know it’s important to drink lots of water, but it’s not always easy!  I’ll show you how to make your own flavor-infused water that will keep you deliciously hydrated! Today’s…

Fresh fruit frozen into colorful yogurt bars

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Bars

These Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Bars are fun to make, and pretty, too. They make a nice healthy treat for kids of any age. I make a simple granola for the bottom layer, and then collect lots of leftover…

healthy fruit fondue with chocolate dipping sauce

Fruit Fondue with Chocolate Sauce

Today I’m excited to be posting over at Super Healthy Kids — I’m making a kid-friendly fruit fondue and a quick homemade chocolate sauce that’s just like the one we all grew up with.  You don’t have to be…

healthy breakfast smoothie bowl

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast smoothie bowls are all the rage right now, and I will say they make a lot of sense.  Normally I’m not a smoothie for breakfast type, I’m just not into drinking my meals… but this is an idea…

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples 3

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples ~ I love vintage recipes, they’re a great way to shake things up in the kitchen because they come to you complete with a whole different set of food rules and values. This one…

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

Minimal Monday: 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 a new obsession…Agua Fresca.  Spanish for fresh water. …

Whole Fruit Popsicles | The View from Great Island 8

Whole Fruit Popsicles

Whole Fruit Popsicles are a healthy, low calorie, low carb snack or dessert for kids of all ages! Those of you who know me know I have a thing for stripes.  I had so much fun making last year’s…

Citrus Salad

Minimal Monday: Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachio

Citrus Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio is a wonderful way to celebrate citrus season! I get so excited when I see the citrus fruit start to flood into the stores in December.  I’ve been buying tangerines and clementines, cara…

Apricot Turnovers

Apricot Turnovers are made quick and easy with frozen puff pastry dough ~ use your favorite jam in place of fresh fruit for an even faster treat! I love this idea for using up stray summer fruit.  Peaches, plums,…

Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs

Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs is a simple, but luxurious dessert. I’ve got two fig recipes lined up for this week because this is it, high fig season, and you need to grab them while you can.  Green  black,…

Black Grape and Cognac Sorbet

Black Grape and Cognac Sorbet ~ a bold healthy and refreshing dessert made with minimal sugar and a little kick of booze to keep it all interesting. I found these Black Emerald seedless grapes at last week’s farmer’s market. …

Minimal Monday: Papaya Salsa

Papaya Salsa ~ this juicy tropical salsa is equally at home with a bag of chips as it is at the side of a great steak ~ make a big batch today! If I had to pick one food…

No-Bake Coconut Panna Cotta Tart

This has everything you want in a summer dessert.  It’s light, cool and refreshing, not too sweet, with a silky texture and a subtle coconut flavor.   Panna cotta is a new discovery for me.  I like how it slips…

Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles

Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles with Mason Jar Whipped Cream ~ these adorable individual desserts are great for summer entertaining because you can prep the jars ahead of time and bake them during dinner. Let your guests shake up their…

Peach and Apricot Pie

Describing food isn’t as easy as it seems.  The English language is super limited when it comes to words that convey the sensations of taste and the nuances of flavor.  The vague delicious pretty much covers it all.  There’s also…

Fruit Cocktail with Rum Simple Syrup | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Fruit Cocktail with Rum Simple Syrup

Did any of you grow up eating fruit cocktail from the little tiny can?  My mom served it all the time, and I don’t know if I’m remembering it right, but I think our whole family shared the one…

Beautiful Breakfast Tart (Gluten Free)

This Beautiful Breakfast Tart has to be the most delightful breakfast idea ever with a nutty granola crust filled with thick Greek yogurt, and topped with a colorful sunburst of fresh juicy fruit.  Yes it looks too beautiful to…

super easy rustic pluot tat

Rustic Pluot Tart

Have a slice of this Rustic Pluot Tart for breakfast with a good strong cup of coffee.  A dab of creme fraiche couldn’t hurt, either. Pluots are right up there with heirloom tomatoes when it comes to grandiose flavor…