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Roasted Salmon with Spicy Kiwi Salsa

Roasted (or grilled!) Salmon with Kiwi Salsa

Salmon with Kiwi Salsa is an easy 30 minute meal whether you roast it in the oven or pop it on the grill…the buttery fish and the tart tropical kiwi are made for each other ~ why haven’t we…

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, or drizzled with honey over creamy yogurt for…

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 watch it disappear!…

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…

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 different varieties and five different flavors!…

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 the random dried fruit and nuts in your…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

Healthy Rainbow Popsicles

How to Make Rainbow Popsicles

Not your toddler’s Rainbow Popsicles — these healthy fresh fruit popsicles are made with exotic fruits like mango, dragon fruit, papaya, golden kiwi and black raspberry to tempt the most sophisticated palates.  They’re completely sugar free! Can you tell…

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…

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 healthy homemade potato chips are light, crisp, and made right in the microwave! (They’re low fat, gluten free, Paleo, and Whole 30…

Light and healthy Detox Soup

Slimming 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…

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…

Photo of a white bowl filled with shishito peppers.

Grilled Shishito Peppers

Grilled Shishito Peppers are possibly the fastest and most interesting appetizer out there.  These simple Japanese peppers are flash cooked, or blistered, on a screaming hot grill pan for just a minute or so, and then served with a…

Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread

This quick and easy Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread is grain, sugar, and dairy free.  It’s also amazingly versatile, and fabulous toasted! This paleo fruit and nut bread is an amazingly nutrient rich food, made with a base of…

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 are gorgeous, too, and make a quick and delicious 30 minute meal ~ have you eaten the rainbow today? These skewers are so…

healthy coconut chia pudding popsicles

Chia Coconut Pudding Popsicles

Chia Coconut Pudding Popsicles ~ a refreshingly delicious and healthy way to start the day, these vegan breakfast popsicles are worth getting out of bed for!…

Healthy baked cod with lemon and olives

Cod with Lemon and Olives

Cod with Lemon and Olives is a low fat and delicious 30 minute meal, full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and one of my favorites.  For such a simple recipe it’s packed with flavor! It’s no surprise that I…

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup recipe 8

Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

My healthy Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup is the most gorgeous shade of crimson you’ve ever seen! This comforting vegetable soup is full of vitamins and antioxidants to get you through the winter in tip top shape. I’m not sure…

Tomato and Pomegranate Salad

Tomato and Pomegranate Salad

A gorgeous tomato and pomegranate salad from the great Yotam Ottolenghi ~ this is going to be the prettiest thing you eat all summer!…

Chicken in Almond Milk with green lemons, cinnamon, and sage

Chicken in Almond Milk

Chicken in Almond Milk ~ this unique roasted chicken recipe is the brain child of Jamie Oliver ~ you need to taste it for yourself to believe how moist and tender it is! This incredible chicken was an experiment…

Ham and Pea Soup 4

Ham and Pea Soup

Hearty and vibrant Ham and Pea Soup made with fresh frozen peas will warm up the coldest night!  This comforting soup is a great way to use up leftover ham.…

Cider Braised Pork with Apples and Onions 2

Hard Cider Braised Pork with Apples and Onions

Hard Cider Braised Pork with Apples and Onions ~ this slow cooked pork loin is fork tender and infused with all the flavors of Fall. This is one of those meals that you know is going to be great…

Brussels Sprout Slaw in a wooden bowl

Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette is a delicious healthy salad that adds a bit of fresh green to fall and holiday tables. Pumpkin bars and apple cakes are all fine and good, but ‘real food’ can play…

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad 2

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad ~ if you love colorful bell peppers like I do, this is for you ~ it’s crunchy, colorful, healthy, and so yummy! When it comes to what I’m eating, all bets are off…

Tomato Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad 8

Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad ~ this Yotam Ottolenghi recipe was on the cover of  Bon Appétit this month.  I knew I wanted to make it on first sight! I’m such a huge fan of his, and this…

Kale Slaw 2

Minimal Monday: Kale Slaw

Kale Slaw is a healthy, delicious, sturdy salad that just gets better as it sits in the refrigerator. In the dog days of summer we often resort to visiting the salad counter at our favorite grocery store… we pick…

Steak Fajita Skewers with Cilantro Pesto

Steak Fajita Skewers with Cilantro Pesto ~ this easy 30 minute meal is a fun way to enjoy fajitas ~ serve them on or off the skewer, with rice, couscous, or tortillas.  I sometimes serve them over salad for…

Early Girl Gazpacho

Gazpacho is one of the glories of summer, and it has to be made with garden fresh tomatoes.  Forget about eating it during the rest of the year, you can only make and enjoy a truly great gazpacho in…

Simple Greek Style Baked Fish

Simple Greek Style Baked Fish

Simple Greek Style Baked Fish ~ this is a vibrant example of the healthy Mediterranean diet, it’s low in calories, high in nutrients, and drop dead gorgeous! I’d happily eat this way every night.  It’s quick, easy, and healthy. …

Poached Salmon with Cucumber Scales | The View from Great Island 6

Poached Salmon with Cucumber ‘Scales’

Poached Salmon with Cucumber ‘Scales’ ~ this healthy poached salmon makes a stunning presentation for any special occasion ~ and it’s easy to do! My friend Judith and I were winding our way through the aisles of Costco yesterday,…

Mahi Mahi Skewers with Jalapeno, Key Lime, and Pineapple 3

Mahi Mahi Skewers with Jalapeño, Key Lime, and Pineapple

Mahi Mahi Skewers with Jalapeño, Key Lime, and Pineapple ~ these skewers are healthy, easy, and so delicious!  Make them in the broiler or on the stove top all year long! My latest go to dinner obsession is skewers,…

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops | The View from Great Island (3)

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops is an elegant 30 minute meal that is as vibrant and delicious as it is quick and easy to put on the table.…

Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette 8

Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette ~ the flavors are mellow and sophisticated, and the crunch is awesome.  In its own humble way, this recipe is a game changer. If your first thought on reading the post title was meh,…

lemony asparagus soup 9

Lemon Asparagus Soup

This lemon asparagus soup will give you another excuse to gorge on the fresh, in-season asparagus available this time of year.  This lemony soup, inspired by Greek Avgolemono soup, is just the picture of spring, if you ask me.  …

Whole Baked Trout with herb Salsa

Whole Baked Trout with Herb Salsa

Whole Baked Trout with Herb Salsa ~ this glorious whole fish is no more difficult to make than regular fish, and it makes such a spectacular presentation! I’ve never cooked a whole fish before, so how about we do…

Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges 7

Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges

Asparagus roasted with blood oranges is a side dish that’s as easy and healthy and it is gorgeous.  I love the pretty combination of the fresh green with the blood oranges in this easy asparagus recipe, but you could…

Bowl of Beet Chips 2

Minimal Monday: Pink Beet Chips

I would have passed right by the beets at the supermarket the other day but a savvy green grocer cut a few of them open and left them out for display.  The pink and white spirals hypnotized me. These …

Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachio

Citrus Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio is a wonderful way to celebrate citrus season! I get so excited when I see the citrus fruit start to flood into the stores in December.  I’ve been buying tangerines and clementines, cara…

Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries

Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries ~ a delicious savory pumpkin recipe that might just put French fries out of business! I’m enjoying exploring savory uses for pumpkin this fall.  It’s such a healthy vegetable and so much more versatile…

Baba Ganoush, a wonderful Middle Eastern eggplant appetizer

Smokey Baba Ganoush

Smokey Baba Ganoush is a wonderfully rich creamy Middle Eastern Dip that might just give hummus a run for its money! Like its cousin, hummus, baba ganoush is a very simple but irresistible Middle Eastern dip, only instead of…

Minimal Monday: Papaya Salsa

Papaya Salsa ~ this juicy tropical salsa is equally at home with a bag of chips as it is at the side of a great steak ~ make a big batch today! If I had to pick one food…

Grapefruit and Roasted Beet Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

I had this Grapefruit and Roasted Beet Salad several times while I was in Florida last month, and it was one of the things I looked most forward to recreating at home. Beets and grapefruit are a classic pairing, and…

Beautiful Breakfast Tart (Gluten Free)

This Beautiful Breakfast Tart has a gluten granola crust filled with thick Greek yogurt, and topped with a colorful sunburst of fresh juicy fruit.  Yes it looks too beautiful to eat, but dig in anyway ~ it may be…

How to Dry Roast Onions

Dry Roasted Onions is about as elemental as it gets when it comes to a delicious side dish.  These beautiful red onions literally bloom in the high heat of a 400 degree oven, and come out tender and delicious!…

Thai Coconut Lime Soup

Thai coconut lime soups are some of the easiest to make, this one comes together almost instantly in the time it takes for the shrimp to saute. The broth isn’t dependent on long simmering or tons of ingredients. The…

Mojito Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa

Mojito Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa ~ it’s Groundhog Day this weekend.  Also 48 days till the first day of spring.  53 till we visit my Dad and his wife in Florida.  I found a really cute pair of…

Mixed Citrus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Mixed Citrus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette ~ the perfect salad to throw together when life gives you lemons…and oranges, and tangerines, and grapefruit……

Persian Mixed Herb Frittata (Kuku Sabzi)

Persian Mixed Herb Frittata (Kuku Sabzi) is a traditional Middle Eastern egg dish that is literally loaded with fresh herbs! At this point all that’s going to get done has been done.  There’s no use fretting about what could…

Vegan Carrot Soup

(Vegan) Carrot And Leek Soup with Frizzled Brussels Sprouts

This is a simple soup, made special with whole Indian spices and crispy shreds of Brussels Sprouts.  I think of it as a warmed up winter version of fresh spring carrot soup.  Once you try them, the frizzled Brussels…

Minimal Monday: Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges

Don’t knock these uber simple Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges until you’ve tried them ~ this quick side dish is not only healthy, it’s positively addictive! Red Cabbage is one of ‘those’ foods.  You feel a twinge of guilt…

Red Flannel Hash

How can you  not love something called red flannel hash?  I always picture a red union suit on a laundry line flapping in the breeze when I think of this hash.  Before I ever had it I knew I…

Root Veggie Kettle Chips

Root Veggie Kettle Chips ~ You know those expensive bags of specialty chips, the ones that are about 90% air when you open them up?  Well, here’s your chance to even the score, these homemade veggie chips are fabulous,…

Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage and Kale

Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage and Kale ~ just a friendly reminder that at this time of year soup makes a darn good meal.  I don’t know why I need to remind myself over and over again.  It’s a…

Braised Short Ribs over Turnip Puree

Braised Short Ribs over Turnip Puree ~ this is a richly satisfying meal that can be done on the stove, in the oven, or in a slow cooker. What I learned: when you brown a bone-in meat and then…

Roasted Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts ~ this easy side dish will convert any Brussels sprout hater in your family, guaranteed!…

The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup

The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup ~ this fragrant, silky soup is the best I’ve found, and it’s so easy to make.  Fall doesn’t officially begin until we’ve made a batch of this wonderful soup! This soup avoids all the…