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  • Gazpacho in small glasses

    Summer’s Best Gazpacho Recipes

    Memorizing a few simple gazpacho recipes is essential if you’re going to survive the rest of the summer without wilting.  I’ve collected all versions of this classic Spanish chilled soup, from…

  • 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…

  • 5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls

    5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls~ sure, we have to eat dinner, but it’s summer, and the classic square meal just isn’t cutting it right now.  I’m going with nourishing, satisfying meals-in-a-bowl bursting…

  • four different melon salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads to celebrate laid back summer food ~ make one of these juicy sweet/savory salads for your friends and family, or for a little personal indulgence.  No recipes…

  • Greek tzatziki dip with pita bread triangles

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip ~ a refreshing and healthy Mediterranean appetizer that is absolute heaven on sweltering nights… if you’ve OD’d on hummus lately, (and who hasn’t?) this garlicky yogurt…

  • 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…

  • Burrata Caprese Salad with colorful heirloom tomato wedges

    Burrata Caprese Salad

    Burrata Caprese Salad ~ a great tomato salad is on regular rotation throughout the summer here.  My latest?  A chunky riff on Caprese, with thick wedges of heirloom tomatoes, a luscious…

  • plum amaretto sorbet in a small glass with spoon

    Easy Plum Amaretto Sorbet

    Easy Plum Amaretto Sorbet ~ this epic summer fruit sorbet is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, it’s like biting into a ripe juicy plum, exploded tenfold.   To be honest, a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • spponing rainbow bean salad into glass bowls

    Rainbow Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing

    My Rainbow Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing is always the prettiest salad on the potluck table, but it’s also high fiber and super healthy.  It’s basically a complete rehab…

  • Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw in a small white bowl with a bamboo fork

    Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw

    Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw ~ tender shredded broccoli stalks, impossibly crisp apples, sweet currants, and toasted almonds all combine with a creamy cider dressing to make one heck of a deliciously unexpected…

  • 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…

  • Beet and blueberry salad with a box of blueberries

    Beet and Blueberry Salad with Labneh

    My Beet and Blueberry Salad with Labneh and watercress is a dream team of super foods dressed up as a delicious and satisfying salad.  A rainbow of beets, plus bright blueberries…

  • Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera

    Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera

    Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera ~ (PREE-ma-vera) or spring, in Italian, has inspired some of my favorite dishes.  This healthy meal is a celebration of tender spring veggies with omega 3 rich…

  • Bloody Mary Gazpacho with lime wedges and garnishes

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho recipe ~ this vodka spiked gazpacho is a clever mash-up of your favorite brunch cocktail and a refreshing Spanish chilled soup ~ now you can sip a zesty Bloody Mary…

  • Mexican Steak Fajita Salad in a wooden bowl 2

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad ~ the combination of a cool crisp romaine salad with juicy steak and hot seared peppers and onions is hard to beat.  We’re making homemade fajita seasoning and homemade…

  • Roasted salmon topped with berry salsa

    Salmon with Berry Salsa

    Salmon with Berry Salsa combines a succulent side of salmon, simply roasted with olive oil, lemon, and salt, with a juicy tumble of mixed berry salsa spiked with lime and jalapeño.…

  • Sheet Pan Frittata with spring greens, asparagus, snap peas, and goat cheese

    Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens

    A Sunday stroll through the farmers market inspired this Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens…I found all sorts of early spring veggies, but finally settled on dandelion greens, baby asparagus, snap…

  • Tossing pasta with a chive parsley pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto ~ a spring green pesto sauce that goes rogue without a trace of basil.  Don’t save it just for pasta, use it on fish, chicken, sandwiches, burgers,…

  • Making a chopped chef salad in a wooden salad bowl

    Chopped Chef Salad with Creamy Sweet Onion Dressing

    Chopped Chef Salad with Creamy Sweet Onion Dressing ~  the chef salad is an American institution, and probably the original main course salad.  But this epic loaded salad gets even better…

  • Whipped Basil Ricotta with spring veggies

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité ~ a healthy ode to spring produce, this raw vegetable appetizer with a fluffy herb ricotta dip is the perfect way to welcome the new…

  • Shrimp Taco Salad in a white bowl

    Shrimp Taco Salad

    Shrimp Taco Salad ~ today’s main course salad is just about as inviting as a salad can get with jumbo Mexican spiced grilled shrimp, homemade tortilla strips, house pickled red onions,…

  • Balelea Salad, Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela)

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela) ~ You know I love a great bean salad as much as I love Middle Eastern food, and this hearty Mediterranean chickpea salad paired with creamy…

  • A bowl of lentil bone broth soup

    Lentil Bone Broth Soup

    My Lentil Bone Broth Soup is a creamy bean soup full of deep rich flavor with background notes from Chinese spices, and a beautiful texture from firm green lentils.  It’s unlike…

  • Salmon Cobb Salad in a wooden salad bowl with salad spoons

    Salmon Cobb Salad

    Salmon Cobb Salad ~ a twist on a classic main course salad that proves that salad can complete with tacos or pizza any night of the week!…

  • 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…

  • Edamame Salad in a black bowl with chopsticks

    Edamame Salad

    My Edamame Salad is healthy, vivid, and so crunchy ~ think bean salad meets rainbow slaw, with an Asian twist.  It’s a year round side dish that you’ll adapt to the season…

  • 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…

  • Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca ready for the oven

    Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca

    Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca is a riff on pasta puttanesca, one of the most effortlessly delicious (and sensual) dishes out there.   This easy 30 minute tray bake makes good use…

  • Blood orange and tangerine spremuta (Italian orange juice)

    Blood Orange Spremuta (Italian orange juice)

    Blood Orange Spremuta (Italian orange juice)  ~ a traditional healthy Italian fresh squeezed citrus juice for citrus season.  When was the last time you squeezed yourself a perfect glass? …

  • Broccoli Parmesan Soup with a blue napkin

    Broccoli Parmesan Chicken Soup

    This Broccoli Parmesan Chicken Soup is a quick cooking and vibrant soup recipe that the whole family will love.  It’s a cozy (and healthy!) one pot meal ready in 30 minutes.…

  • Chickpea Salad with Pesto in a large white bowl 2

    Chickpea Salad with Pesto

    Chickpea Salad with Pesto might just be the perfect salad, perfect for family meals, potlucks and working lunches alike.  This deliciously colorful Mediterranean bean salad should be a staple in any…

  • Vibrant Winter Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

    Vibrant Winter Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette ~ I love a great slaw any time of the year, but there’s a special place in my heart for this root veggie salad that…

  • A glass of lemon water with sliced lemons

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water ~ I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and love it, but there’s a lot of misinformation swirling around out…

  • Roasted Veggie Winter Bliss Bowl

    Roasted Veggie Winter Bliss Bowl and 15 other blissful recipes ~ just because it’s yucky out doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful, healthy, vibrant meal…in a bowl, of course.  …

  • A Black-eyed Pea Salad in a white bowl with a spoonful of Meyer Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette

    Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad for the New Year!

    A Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad for the New Year ~ this healthy high fiber bean salad is vegan, gluten free, and black-eyed peas are among the very lowest in carbs of…

  • A round platter ofRainbow Crudités with Fire Feta

    Rainbow Crudités with Fire Feta

    Rainbow Crudités with Fire Feta ~ an oasis of freshness and crunch in a season full of comfort foods and holiday treats, people will flock to this colorful healthy appetizer!…

  • Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal

    Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal is a healthy gluten free hot cereal with floral, fruity pear, fragrant vanilla, warm spices, and creamy oats ~ it makes for an aromatherapy boost we could…

  • Jeweled Wild Rice in a white bowl with pomegranates

    Jeweled Wild Rice Salad

    My Jeweled Wild Rice Salad is a joyful gluten free vegan recipe and a make-ahead friendly side dish for your holidays.  Bonus: whatever their diet, nobody at your table will feel…

  • Minestrone soup in a white cast iron soup pot with ladle

    Italian Minestrone Soup

    Italian Minestrone Soup ~ next to grandma’s chicken soup there’s nothing more comforting than a pot of minestrone bubbling away on the stove.  This authentic recipe will warm you, satisfy you,…

  • Colorful Winter Pansy Salad

    Pansy Salad

    My Pansy Salad with blood orange vinaigrette will bring some color to your menus using edible flowers that thrive year round! …

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

    5 Easy Grain Salads that will feed your soul!

    These 5 Easy Whole Grain Salads are hearty, healthy and vegan-friendly. They’e simple enough to pull together for a weeknight dinner, gorgeous enough for special occasions, and the leftovers make the…

  • Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh in a wooden bowl

    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh ~ a twist on the glorious Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad, made low carb and grain free using cauliflower rice.  This is a light, clean, and healthy vegan…

  • Pasta peperonata with tuna in a bowl with fork

    Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives

    Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives is a rustic Italian style pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight.  It’s an inexpensive, healthy 30 minute meal with that casual Mediterranean…

  • A plate of pear salad with creamy walnut vinaigrette

    Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette

    My Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette is just about the first thing I make when gorgeous pears show up in my grocery store.   The star of this fall salad…

  • A bowl of colorful Jewel Box Labneh Balls

    Jewel Box Labneh Balls

    Today we’re making Jewel Box Labneh Balls ~ these little gems are made with homemade yogurt cheese rolled in colorful herbs and spices.  Serve with a fresh sliced baguette, then let…

  • Chopped Greek Salad in a bowl with serving spoon

    Chopped Greek Salad

    My Chopped Greek Salad is a delicately diced version of the classic Greek salad that’s such a healthy mainstay of the Mediterranean diet.  (The chopping makes it even more delicious, imo!)…

  • white peach popsicles on a white surface

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles ~ Mother Nature gets all the credit for these ~ fresh white peaches are washed,  pitted, chopped, pureed, poured into a popsicle mold, and frozen.  These healthy…

  • honey roasted plums with fresh ricotta cheese in a glass bowl

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta, a unique Italian style fruit dessert that opens up all sorts of delicious possibilities for summer evenings……

  • avocado and herb salad in a white bowl with lemon and parsley

    Avocado and Herb Salad

    This Avocado and Herb Salad is a delicious example of the new trend in healthy eating ~  fat (the good kind) is back!  There’s no sacrifice involved with decadent avocados and…