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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 brightens up my winter menu with a blast…

a mug of Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

Italian Sausage and Bean Soup is hearty, nourishing, comforting, and quick to make ~ clocking in at just under an hour.  It rivals Grandma’s chicken soup when it comes to curing what ails you.  …

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna in a white bowl

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna ~ I know, it’s the end of a long day and you’re starving.  So yes, open that can of tuna, but don’t eat it over the sink.  This beautiful salad’s got everything you crave:…

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 the most refreshing meals on the planet.…

Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad in a wooden bowl

Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad

Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad ~ everybody loves chicken salad, but jazz it up with warm Indian spices, crisp apples, celery, raisins, walnuts, coconut, and grapes and it becomes a fork magnet.…

Poached Halibut Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Poached Halibut Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette ~ the simple idea of poached fish with fresh salad greens is the perfect way to get a spring-ish vibe going in your kitchen ~ it’s healthy, gluten free, dairy free, low…

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 noodles, and piles of colorful, healthy toppings make…

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 bowl celebrates the best fall flavors!…

Drizzling cider poppy seed dressing on a kale and fall fruit salad

Kale and Fall Fruit Salad with Cider Poppy Seed Dressing

Kale and Fall Fruit Salad with Cider Poppy Seed Dressing ~ this is the queen of fall salads, with pear, cranberries, figs, pomegranate, and grapes, all tossed in a creamy cider vinaigrette.  It’s healthy, hearty, and festive enough for…

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!…

New England Style Shrimp Roll with chips

New England Style Shrimp Rolls

New England Style Shrimp Rolls ~ this is the stuff foodie memories are made of…jumbo chunks of wild caught shrimp simply tossed with mayo and lemon and then stuffed into a butter toasted bun ~ life (and lunch!) doesn’t…

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…

Hawaiian Poke Bowls with Canned Tuna

Rainbow Poke Bowl with Canned Tuna

Rainbow Poke Bowl with canned tuna ~ you can have this colorful and healthy Hawaiian favorite any time, anywhere, without having to source sushi grade raw fish ~ it’s a win win!…

Healthy and colorful Tuna Salad Mason Jars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Healthy Layered Tuna Salad Jars

Want to make everyone at work jealous?  Pack one of these colorful and super healthy layered Tuna Salad Jars for lunch ~ they’re a delicious cure for the brown bag blues! This post is is sponsored by Genova Seafood®,…

Albacore Buddha Bowl Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Healthy Albacore Tuna Buddha Bowls

I make my quick and easy Albacore Tuna Buddha Bowls with pantry staples, and they’re packed with flavor, protein, and vibrant nutrition. This post is is sponsored by Genova Seafood®, and as you know, I greatly appreciate your support…

Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayo ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayonnaise

Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayonnaise is an unexpected delight — everybody is going to beg for the recipe for this fun twist on a lunchtime classic, and the mayo is made completely from scratch! This Chicken Salad with…

Salmon and Zucchini Burgers ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Salmon and Zucchini Burgers

Salmon and Zucchini Burgers are tender and juicy atop a fresh watercress and blueberry salad.  This recipe turns leftover salmon into an elegant 30 minute meal, and it’s the perfect way to stretch a delicious but pricey fish. I’m…

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

Couscous Almondine Salad

Couscous Almondine Salad is a completely new take on your same old pasta salad ~ this no mayo recipe is perfect for summer barbecues, potlucks, and picnics…it’s an easy side dish that goes with everything!…

Saffron Chicken and herb Salad from Jerusalem

Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad

Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad is a unique and explosive combination of flavors — I guarantee it’s like no other chicken salad you’ve ever had!…

colorul and super healthy chopped salad

Chopped Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette

Chopped Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette ~ who in their right mind doesn’t love a great chopped salad?  This one has it all, and then some, making it a light and healthy meal that doesn’t skimp on anything! I’m…

10 Best Packable Lunches

Beyond the Sandwich: 10 Best Packable Lunches

We’re a nation of sandwich eaters, and while I have nothing against them,  I just think they’re a little…boring.  I’d so much rather have real food for lunch.  Here are a few of my favorite lunches on the go,…

Nordic Smoked Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches 10

Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

 Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches are exquisitely delicate and healthy ~ this is clean eating that that also happens to be insanely delicious.…

Roasted Corn and Saffron Risotto

Roasted Corn and Saffron Risotto ~ if you love fabulous fresh corn you’re going to love this easy vegetarian meal ~ roasting the corn brings out a depth of flavor that makes this easy gluten free risotto irresistible!…

Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad

Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad ~ these healthy layered salad jars are the perfect grab and go lunch, put the dressing on the bottom, and flip them over when you’re ready to eat!  Great for work, school, picnics, or…

Miso Ramen with Shitake and Chicken

Miso Ramen with Shitake and Chicken ~ this Japanese noodle bowl is an amazing protein packed 30-minute meal that also happens to be low calorie, low fat, and utterly delicious!…

Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad

Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad, jazzed up with a delicious pesto dressing! The perfect crisp, summer salad.…

Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime

Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime ~ I can’t get enough fresh corn these days.  I’m sure you can’t either.  And we all know the best way to enjoy corn in season is right off the cob.…

Green Egg Salad

Green Egg Salad ~ a classic egg salad sandwich with a Green Goddess twist ~ it’s a simple way to update lunch!…

Vidalia Onion and Ham Quiche

Vidalia Onion and Ham Quiche ~ Vidalias are famous for being so mild  they can be eaten raw, like an apple, but they’re wonderful cooked as well ~ any sweet onion will work in this wonderful quiche. Vidalia onions…