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Easy Lunch Prep Protein Boxes

Easy Lunch Prep Protein Boxes with Three Bridges Tortellini ~ these energy packed protein bistro boxes made with mini tortellini skewers will set you up for healthy lunches and snacking!…

Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups ~ when I need a little something sweet but don’t want to wreck my diet with a pint of ice cream or a stack of cookies, I go for one of these healthy…

A quick and healthy Miso Alphabet Soup recipe

Miso Alphabet Soup

Miso Alphabet Soup ~ healthy, easy, and fun Miso Alphabet Soup is a 15 minute meal that introduces kids of all ages to a classic Japanese dish.  Miso is one of the world’s oldest super foods, and nobody should…

Broccoli Salad with Pineapple, Bacon, and Spiced Pecans

Broccoli Salad with Pineapple, Bacon, and Spiced Pecans ~ don’t be surprised if everybody skips the main course altogether and heads straight for this salad!  This classic broccoli salad gets an extra burst of sweetness from fresh pineapple, and…

Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette

Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette ~ this healthy salad is simple enough for every day, but elegant enough for entertaining, or a romantic date night in.…

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.…

Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!  It’s a multi-tasker that’s always welcome at…

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!…

Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf

My Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf is meant for joyful gatherings ~ it has roots in the ancient cuisines of Persia, India, and Turkey, but I guarantee this pretty gluten free vegan dish will thrill everybody around your table,…

My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it'll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you'll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it's packed with protein!

Mediterranean Bean Salad

My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick…

Multi Seed Crisps ~ homemade vegan crackers made entirely from seeds!

Multi Seed Crisps ~ Homemade Vegan Crackers

These vegan Multi Seed Crisps are a deliciously crisp cracker just perfect for snacking and dipping ~ and they couldn’t be easier to make! I was so intrigued when I saw this recipe on my blogging friend Angie’s blog…

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 for seconds and thirds, and that’s ok because…

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…

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…

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…

Warm Hummus with Mushrooms ~ this is one of our favorite ways to do hummus ~ the sauteed mushrooms give this healthy appetizer a rich, meaty, almost decadent flavor. Add lots of toasted pita bread and you could call it dinner.

Warm Hummus with Mushrooms

Warm Hummus with Mushrooms ~ this is one of our favorite ways to do hummus ~ the sauteed mushrooms give this healthy appetizer a rich, meaty, almost decadent flavor.  Add lots of toasted pita bread and you could call…

20 Healthy Recipes to Get Your Glow Back! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

20 Healthy Recipes You Need To Get Your Glow Back!

20 Healthy Recipes You Need To Get Your Glow Back ~ are you ready to hit the restart button?  I know I am…here are my top 20 healthy recipes for 2017 ~ my favorite ways to nourish and revitalize…

15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Side Dishes ~ is your Thanksgiving table a sea of drab neutrals?  What a turnoff!  Wake up everybody’s taste buds with these 15 vibrant recipes.…

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

Vegan Ancient Grain Salad

This pretty vegan Ancient Grain Salad is so versatile, it goes from holiday table to working lunch without skipping a beat, and it’s as healthy as it is stunning. save the recipe! It’s all about the texture!   This…

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

Chimichurri Shrimp

Chimichurri Shrimp ~ this can be a low carb and paleo friendly appetizer, or a comforting 30-minute meal when you pair it with pasta, couscous, or warm toasty bread.  You’ll be amazed at the vibrant flavor of this easy…

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, but so much better for you! I have…

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…

Couscous Almondine Salad with a spiced lemon vinaigrette is a complete departure from your everyday pasta salad! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Couscous Almondine Salad

This Couscous Almondine Salad is inspired by one of the pricey pre-made salads at my favorite grocery store — it’s easy to throw together, it’s chocked full of great tastes, it’s healthy as all get out, and it keeps…

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…

RIPE PEACH POPSICLES taste just like biting into a fresh peach! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Ripe Peach Popsicles

Ripe Peach Popsicles — the next best thing to sinking your teeth into a fresh picked peach…let the juice dribble down your chin! This is part of a continuing mini series all about transforming fresh summer fruit into frosty…

Basil Salad with Tomatoes is a clelbration of summer's best produce! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Basil Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Basil Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes is a celebration of mid-summer, when the basil is going gangbusters and heirloom tomatoes are in their glory days.  This is a simple, healthy salad that will delight friends and family with bold flavor…

Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives

Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives is an easy meal bursting with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean. Imagine perfectly roasted chicken, thighs and breasts, nestled in a silky lemon sauce, dotted with blue-black olives and a shower of…

A super easy Vegan Blender Muffin recipe

Gluten Free Vegan Blender Muffins

Break open one of these tender Gluten Free Vegan Blender Muffins hot out of the oven and you’d never guess they contain no flour, oil, or dairy products! This idea of super quick, super healthy muffins made right in…

Bourbon Banana Butter

Bourbon Banana Butter

Bourbon Banana Butter, it’s the stuff of your wildest B&B fantasies — silky, rich, and a little bit decadent — let’s just say mornings are about to get a whole lot more interesting. This is my favorite kind of…

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 thought until the end of the post :)…

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

Take your salad from so-so to stunning with these 7 tips — and when something looks this fabulous and fresh it’s a pleasure to serve, and even more fun to eat. It dawned on me recently that so many…

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’ here on the blog, and today it’s chicken’s…

healthy and fun frozen yogurt snacks

Healthy Frozen Yogurt Snacks

It’s playtime meets snack time when you make fun and healthy frozen yogurt treats in shapes kids of all ages will love! I’m over at Super Healthy Kids today with a playful idea for healthy frozen yogurt snacks made…

Healthy Date Nut Overnight Oats made with steel cut oats

Date Nut Overnight Oats

Date Nut Overnight Oats is the best way to jump start a frosty morning — the oats soak to the perfect creamy texture while you sleep, and chopped dates, walnuts, and brown sugar add just the right amount of…

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

Deconstructed Hummus Salad is a simple chickpea salad with all the components of a great hummus, and I think you’ll find lots of other uses for the creamy lemon tahini dressing, too… Sometimes you have to tinker with something…

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad is a light refreshing winter salad

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad is a refreshing mix of juicy citrus and crunchy jicama — it’ll make you forget all about the mid-February blues and give you a healthy dose of Vitamin C! A simple salad like this…

Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad

Jeweled Tabbouleh

Jeweled Tabbouleh is a joyful cracked wheat salad studded with colorful, gem-like fruits and nuts…if your body is a temple, this is definitely something  you’ll want to invite inside ;) This recipe has been hanging out in my head…

Sun Basket Chicken and Olives

American Artisans: Sun Basket Farm to Table Meals

Sun Basket is the sixteenth 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 introduce them to you. These artisans are…

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…

Skinny Microwave Potato Chips

Skinny Microwave Potato Chips

Skinny Microwave Potato Chips are a quick and guilt-free way to get your daily snack fix.  These chips are light, crisp, and made right in the microwave! I know I’ve got a winner when I can’t even make it…

Light and healthy Detox Soup

Slimming Detox Soup

I’m a common sense type of eater, and so I’m usually not interested in faddish diets, but, like everybody else, the pounds sometimes creep up on me.  My secret is simple — soup!  I make a big pot of…

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…

A quick and healthy Miso Alphabet Soup recipe

How to Use Miso

How to Use Miso ~ miso is a Japanese seasoning made from fermented soybeans.  It’s a living, cultured, food, full of beneficial bacteria and countless health benefits — and it’s been used in Japan for literally thousands of years. …

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…

Easy no-pectin Clementine Jam

Clementine Jam

Clementine Jam has a unique, brilliantly fresh flavor that plays well with all kinds of toast, croissants, scones, and biscuits.  It’s not a marmalade because there’s no bitter peel involved, it’s a thick no-pectin jam bursting with sunny citrus…

Za'atar Spiced Cashews make the perfect holiday starter!

Za’atar Roasted Cashews

Za’atar Roasted Cashews is a super simple crowd pleasing appetizer that brings together the exotic flavors of the Middle East, and comes together in no time! Nuts and the holidays have always gone hand in hand in my family. …

TVFGI custom designed O Olive Oil Gift Set

Wake Up Your Winter Cooking Tips & Giveaway

Happy Cyber Monday guys!  This weekend was fun and all, but today I’m buckling down and getting super serious.  I’m a type-A gifter and I need to get a handle on my list before December 1st.  (Hey, I want…

Harvest Kale Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing because salad love doesn’t stop when the calendar switches over to fall… Is everybody ready for Thanksgiving?  I hope so, because it’s right around the corner.  I made this Harvest Salad with Pomegranate…

Pomegranate wrapped in Bee's Wrap

Bee’s Wrap is the Bee’s Knees!

We love our leftovers in this house.  Come on — don’t give me that look — you know food tastes so much better when there aren’t any dishes waiting for you in the sink.  Leftovers are right up there…

Fun and festive Antipasto Skewers --- who needs salad?

Antipasto Skewers

I make these colorful and fun Antipasto Skewers all the time ~ everybody gets their own personal antipasto selection right on a stick! I’ve made these Antipasto Skewers for a couple of different parties this year and I thought…

Healthy Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal with Whiskey Butter

Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Whiskey Butter

I feel like I should put out a donation can with this Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Whiskey Butter. After all, I’m about to make your mornings a whole lot better. This is officially my new favorite way to…

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.   Jars of oil packed sun dried tomatoes are…

healthy 7 grain pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

7 Grain Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

7 Grain Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins ~ these amazingly healthy whole grain muffins are light and fluffy but pack a powerful nutritional punch with seven different types of whole grains! Hi everybody!  I’m staking my reputation on today’s recipe…

white energy bites

White Chocolate Energy Bites

White Chocolate Energy Bites ~ this easy homemade chocolate candy is a healthy dessert or snack that will give you a boost of energy and nutrition! My DARK CHOCOLATE DETOX BITES have been so popular, and they were such…

Healthy Vegetarian stuffed bell peppers

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers is a vegetarian dish packed with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean and tons of healthy protein ~ you’ll never dream Meatless Monday again! I can’t get seem to get enough of bell peppers these days,…

Shishito peppers

Grilled Shishito Peppers

Peppers are the unsung heroes of late summer.  While everyone is talking about tomatoes and zucchinis, we forget that peppers are just as abundant and just as delicious.  And they come in more varieties, shapes, colors, and sizes than…

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad is a must-try before the summer’s out.  It’s patterned after the popular Mexican street food ‘elote’, which is basically seasoned corn on the cob.  The corn is boiled or grilled, then slathered in a creamy…