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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!…

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy is a one minute wonder — a quick stint on a searing hot grill turns an under-appreciated veggie into a rock star — a little bit of honey sesame glaze doesn’t hurt either!…

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…

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip is the ultimate Big Game appetizer! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip is pretty much the ultimate appetizer for all you chile heads out there who also appreciate the finer points of hot, gooey cheese and the salty crunch of a great tortilla chip. It’s late…

Skinny Broccoli Salad

Skinny Broccoli Salad is an American potluck classic made healthier, but just as yummy, with a homemade Greek yogurt ranch dressing. Skinny is an ambiguous concept if there ever was one, it all sort of depends on your point…

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…

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…

Watermelon Gazpacho

You can tell it’s hot here because this is the second chilled soup I’ve posted in a row.  Refreshing is the name of the game in my kitchen this week! The combination of red ripe tomato and crisp watermelon…

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…

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, it’s as simple as that.  I think they’re…

Israeli Chopped Salad is a great example of the healthy vibrant cuisine of the Mediterranean

Israeli Chopped Salad

Israeli Chopped Salad ~ this healthy chunky chopped salad is the perfect dish for summer gatherings because there’s no mayo to spoil, and the veggies retain their crunch for days.  Don’t forget about it during the rest of the…

Rainbow Salmon Skewers are colorful, healthy, low carb and so easy to make!

Rainbow Salmon Skewers

Rainbow Salmon Skewers are easy, healthy, and so fun to make ~ these colorful fish kabobs or gorgeous, too ~ have you eaten the rainbow today? These skewers are so versatile – you can make them all year long,…

Healthy baked cod with lemon and olives

Minimal Monday: Cod with Lemon and Olives

Cod with Lemon and Olives is a healthy, low fat and delicious 30 minute meal, and one of my favorites.  For a simple recipe it’s packed with flavor! It’s no surprise that I love seasonal cooking, and January is…

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…

Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin 1

Turkey and Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin

Turkey and Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin ~ I can’t resist a burger that’s packed with greens, whether it’s green veggies, leafy greens, or fresh herbs, it doesn’t matter, greens mixed in with the meat make burgers…

Fresh Squeezed Citrus Popsicles (all natural, sugar free)

Last year I never got around to buying a popsicle mold and it was an endless source of frustration for me.  First it was my friend Heather at Girlichef, she declared it was the Summer of the Popsicle.  Then…

Roberta’s Lemon Herb Fish (in parchment paper)

Lemon Herb Fish in parchment paper is an incredibly healthy recipe that is also stunningly beautiful.   Prep it ahead of time and you’ll have an easy weeknight meal, or a company-worthy dish. My friend Roberta has been doing…