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Healthy

  • Tso glasses of Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)

    Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)

    Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana) ~ a slushy, minty, Middle Eastern version of lemonade that is honestly the most refreshing drink I have ever had in my life.  …

  • hands holding chia limeade popsicles

    Healthy Chia Limeade Popsicles

    Chia Limeade Popsicles ~ file this 2 ingredient frozen treat under easy, healthy, refreshing, vegan, and last but not least, delicious!…

  • Chopped ingredients for farmers market vegetable salad in a glass bowl

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad is a chunky chopped veggie salad with a tangy tarragon/anchovy/lemon vinaigrette.  Hit the market, raid your garden, or clear out the fridge, this is a summer must-make.…

  • Hands tossing a Shirazi Salad in a white bowl

    Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad)

    Shirazi Salad, or Persian cucumber tomato salad, is a combination of crisp cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, sharp onions, and fresh herbs ~ If you’ve had pico de gallo, Israeli salad, or even…

  • chicken salad summer rolls on a platter with herbed mayo dip

    Chicken Salad Summer Rolls

    My Chicken Salad Summer Rolls with an herbed mayonnaise dip is a delicious take on classic Vietnamese rice paper rolls ~ this easy 30 minute lunch or dinner is one of…

  • Broiled Whitefish with Cherry Salsa and lemons on a baking sheet

    Whitefish with Cherry Salsa

    Whitefish with Cherry Salsa ~ whether you grill your fish over charcoal or pop it under the broiler, my juicy cherry salsa makes it a spectacular 30 minute meal.  …

  • A bowl of pasta alla checca

    Easy Pasta Alla Checca

    Easy pasta alla checca is a healthy raw tomato sauce from Italy that’s a refreshing way to do pasta when the temperatures rise.  Heat waves, record highs, sweltering nights…bring it!  …

  • Spooning Charred Corn and Bean Salad into mason jars

    Charred Corn and Bean Salad

    Charred Corn and Bean Salad ~ everybody’s favorite healthy summer salad gets a delicious makeover with sweet corn that’s been blackened on the grill.  There’ll be no rolling back this update!…

  • Farmers Market Hummus in a white bowl

    Farmers Market Hummus

    My Farmers Market Hummus is topped with juicy heirloom cherry tomatoes and basil ~ they’re an unexpectedly perfect complement to a classic Mediterranean chickpea dip ~ it’s summer in an appetizer!…

  • a small dish of no churn blueberry frozen yogurt, with metal scoop

    No Churn Wild Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

    No Churn Wild Blueberry Frozen Yogurt (3 ingredients!) ~ that’s all natural, no fat and no refined sugar either, sounds like a pretty refreshing deal to me.  …

  • slicing a whole side of salmon

    How to Eat Salmon Once a Week and Love it!

    By my calculations there are 13 weeks  of summer, and that just happens to coincide with healthy salmon season ~ so here are 13 of my most mouthwatering salmon recipes to keep you in…

  • Mediterranean roasted sheet pan salmon with tomatoes, olives, onion, and lemon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon is impressive but really effortless when you start with a large filet and a sheet pan.  The healthy Mediterranean toppings are simple but paint a beautiful edible…

  • basil marinated mozzarella with sliced summer tomatoes on a white surface

    Basil Marinated Mozzarella with summer tomatoes

    Basil Marinated Mozzarella with summer tomatoes ~ this riff on Caprese salad is the ultimate healthy summer tomato salad!  The simplest foods are usually the best, and we know instinctively that…

  • overhead photo of pickled blackerry and grapefruit salad in round bowl

    Pickled Blackberries and Grapefruit Salad

    Pickled Blackberries and Grapefruit Salad ~ yes, you can pickle berries, and they’re amazing!   Serve this refreshing fruit salad as is for a first course, over greens for a light lunch,…

  • A plate of Better than Restaurant Salsa and chips

    Better Than Restaurant Salsa

    My Better Than Restaurant Salsa combines the best of two worlds ~ it’s got that deep rich roasted tomato flavor and thickness that you love from your favorite cantina, but brightened…

  • Rainbow Chard Salad in a white bowl with spoon

    Rainbow Chard Salad

    This Rainbow Chard Salad is a deliciously smart way to use a vibrant underutilized veggie. Watch your back, kale, there’s a pretty new super green in town and it’s moving in…

  • horizontal photo of grilled salmon salad with edible flowers

    Grilled Salmon Salad with Spring Greens

    Want to eat more fish but need a little nudge?  This Grilled Salmon Salad with spring greens is one of my favorite ways to eat fresh fish like salmon, ahi, or…

  • Baked feta cheese with olives, lemon, and rosemary with toasted bread on a tray with toasted bread

    Baked Feta Cheese with Olives and Lemon

    Baked Feta Cheese with Olives and Lemon ~ an easy baked cheese appetizer that shows off the spectacular sun drenched  flavors of the Mediterranean.  Serve it with some toasted bread and…

  • Shrimp and romesco sauce in skillet

    Shrimp in Romesco Sauce

    Shrimp in Romesco Sauce ~ serve this grilled shrimp and bold roasted red pepper sauce along with some crusty bread for a Spanish style tapas menu.  It’s a wonderful way to…

  • Easy Bone Broth Noodle Bowl with Herbs

    My Easy Bone Broth Noodle Bowl with Herbs is a clean, nutritious, fast answer to that pesky question that keeps coming up at the end of every busy day ~ what’s…

  • Chopped Asparagus Salad Recipe

    Make my Chopped Asparagus Salad recipe when the spring asparagus is plentiful and cheap, and you’re craving a bit of fresh crunch in your life after a long winter.  This cold…

  • Fresh Asparagus Blender Soup

    I make this Fresh Asparagus Soup so easily in the blender.  There’s no long cooking involved so this healthy soup stays bright and flavorful (all the vitamins remain right in the…

  • Spring Tonic Carrot Soup

    Spring Tonic Carrot Soup ~ a vibrant raw soup packed with beta carotene and Vitamin A that’ll kick start you into the new season ~ are you ready?…

  • Pretty Plated Tuna Salad

    This Pretty Plated Tuna Salad is a fun reminder that the simplest foods can provide a feast for all the senses.  Serve this elegant tuna salad platter for a brunch, luncheon,…

  • 15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without

    15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without ~ that’s right, these are game changing meals inspired by the iconic bowls of Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam.  Rich flavorful broth, amazing…

  • Not Your Grandma’s Chicken Soup

    It’s definitely not your grandma’s chicken soup ~ for one thing, this vibrant soup won’t be simmering on the stove all day, it’s ready in 30 minutes.  And I’m pretty sure…

  • Roast Chicken with Blood Orange and Olives

    Roast Chicken with Blood Orange and Olives ~ you’re going to roast chicken anyway, so why not make it special?  Peel a couple of blood oranges (substitute regular oranges or tangerines)…

  • Tangerine Poppy Seed Pancakes

    Tangerine Poppy Seed Pancakes are a variation on one of my most popular recipes.  Fresh tangerine juice, Greek yogurt, and crunchy poppy seeds make a lighter and healthier version of everybody’s…

  • Rosemary Roasted Rainbow Potatoes

    Rosemary Roasted Rainbow Potatoes are a colorful and easy side dish that brings some excitement to the table, and they’re no more trouble to make than regular roasted potatoes.  These easy…

  • Pomegranate Mulled Cider ~ and giving up alcohol

    Pomegranate Mulled Cider is a delicately spiced, antioxidant rich, and delicious way to ring in the New Year ~ this healthy mocktail has helped me give up my daily drinking habit!…

  • Black Rice Salad with Roasted Vegetables

    Black Rice Salad with Roasted Vegetables ~  this clean-out-the-fridge salad can be changed up in countless ways depending on what you have around…and it’s proof that leftovers don’t have to be…

  • Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts

    My Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts is a quick pilaf of rice and mushrooms served warm over spicy watercress and topped with toasted hazelnuts.  This earthy gluten free vegan…

  • Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta

    Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta ~ this earthy whole grain salad is homey, but festive enough for the holidays, and even if you’re dealing with a mashup of  carnivores,…

  • Rye and Carrot Salad

    Rye and Carrot Salad ~ I’m all about grain salads in the cooler months, and this one made with healthy rye berries is wholesome, satisfying, and incredibly tasty!  Serve it as…

  • One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter Recipe

    One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter Recipe ~ this healthy small batch fruit butter has the flavor of fresh apples with just a hint of spice, and best of all, this…

  • Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots

    Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots  ~ this uber simple treat is surprisingly delicious, I call it dessert minus the guilt, which is a beautiful thing.…

  • How to Roast Squash Seeds ~ five ways!

    How to Roast Perfectly Crisp Squash Seeds ~ the secret to super crisp and delicious roasted winter squash seeds is simple and oh so easy…I’ll show you how to make five…

  • Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup

    Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup ~ this nourishing soup is the cold weather equivalent to your power smoothie.  It’s a vibrant soup packed with everything you need to get through cold…

  • Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Wilted Greens

    Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Wilted Greens ~ greens and beans are a superfood duo that’s been around for generations ~ this recipe is easy enough for a weeknight dinner,…

  • Paleo Fruit and Nut Breakfast Bread

    Paleo Fruit and Nut Breakfast Bread ~ this amazing chunky quick bread is grain free, and dairy free, with no added sugar.  It’s also an ingenious way to use up all…

  • Easy Lunch Prep Protein Boxes (video)

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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 boat with yogurt and fruit

    Papaya Breakfast Boats

    Papaya Breakfast Boats ~ breakfast just got a whole lot more healthy, and 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 mixed bean salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a…

  • 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 gluten free cracker just perfect for snacking and dipping ~ and they couldn’t be easier to make!…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…