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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…

Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs Florentine  ~ a simple but delicious dish of baked eggs with spinach.  This satisfying low carb recipe makes an elegant breakfast, brunch, or cozy dinner.…

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!…

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…

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ this creamy potato salad packed with pickles will become your favorite spring and summer side, perfect for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks ~ better print off lots of copies of the recipe, everyone’s going to…

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody's favorite comfort food ~ delish!

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody’s favorite comfort food ~ delish! I promise you won’t regret making this easy mac & cheese recipe!  Cacio e pepe (cheese…

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…

Spinach Artichoke Quiche ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Spinach and Artichoke Quiche

This Spinach and Artichoke Quiche marries my favorite busy day dinner with my favorite cheesy hot dip.  It’s an easy meatless meal that proves that comfort food isn’t all about meat and potatoes. Is there anybody who doesn’t love…

Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Mushroom and Brie Soup

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a fall classic kicked up a notch with lots of creamy Brie cheese.  It’s perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a special first course for holiday meal. The other night I…

Braised Red Cabbage ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Braised Red Cabbage

I’ll tell you one thing, Braised Red Cabbage might not be the most glamorous dish on the holiday table, but it provides a perfect sweet/tart element that brings everything else on your plate to life.  Plus you can’t beat…

The Great Stuffed Pumpkin ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

The Great Stuffed Pumpkin

This stuffed pumpkin recipe is a dramatic side dish or vegetarian main course ~ I guarantee  it will command center stage on your table! *This post is in partnership with Swanson® ~ thank you for supporting me and the…

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…

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…

Zucchini Pie is a down home Southern tradition ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Zucchini Pie

This rustic Zucchini Pie is the cousin to one of the most beloved summer traditions of the South — tomato pie.  Garden fresh zucchini is fanned out on a shortbread crust and topped with a layer of bubbly cheese…

Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche

My Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche might just be the perfect recipe — easy to prep, it goes from breakfast to brunch, to lunch, to dinner without blinking an eye.  Hot, cold, room temp, or reheated, it’s always delicious…food…

Healthy Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush is a chunky Mediterranean salad full of healthy veggies and crunchy toasted pita bread — a tangy lemon-sumac dressing makes the dish sing. Let’s start out the week on the right foot — fill your market basket with…

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…

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…

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…

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with mini marshmallows are a fun side dish for any day of the week

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

It’s always fun to grocery shop during the holidays, the produce section is filled to bursting with so many seasonal favorites.  I’ve never seen such a mountain of sweet potatoes like the one in my supermarket the other day. …

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

I have a soft spot in my heart for 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 a staple…

Healthy Vegetarian stuffed bell peppers

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers is a vegetarian dish packed with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean ~ you won’t miss the meat at all in this colorful and healthy meal! I can’t get seem to get enough of bell peppers…

Juicy tomatoes baked up in a cheesy Southern style pie

Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions

Does your dad send you articles?  My dad has been sending me articles ever since I left home.  At this point the envelopes from him with the carefully folded newspaper clippings and scanned magazine articles are some of the…

Restaurant Style Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Roasted Red Pepper Salsa ~ it’s made entirely without tomatoes, but a jar of roasted red peppers fills in beautifully, giving this salsa a vibrant color and flavor! Mid summer begs for salsa — it’s as much of a…

grilled cherry tomato bruschetta

Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

It’s high summer, tomatoes are at their peak, and the grill can be fired up at a moment’s notice. Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta is a delicious way to take advantage of all that. I saw the idea on Todd…

bulgar wheat and parsley make up a wonderful Tabouleh Salad

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a fresh wheat and parsley salad that has been a fixture of Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries.  This delicious classic salad never gets old… Tabbouleh is the queen of warm weather salads.  I can probably count on…

vietnamese summer rolls

Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls

Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls are light, elegant, and utterly refreshing dipped in a fresh coconut lime sauce! Yesterday’s farmers market had some beautiful Chinese spinach, a large leafy green with purple veins that was too pretty to pass…

clean, fresh tasting Cilantro hummus

Cilantro Hummus

Cilantro Hummus is a fresh vibrant take on one of the healthiest and most versatile appetizers out there. Cilantrophobes, you may want to make your exit right about now.  I’m not poking fun at you, I know you can’t…

Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes

Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes

Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes are super healthy and super delicious ~ even if you’ve never cooked one before, I’ll take you through the process step by step ~ these are too good to miss! I grew up in the…

bucatini pasta with burst tomatoes and basil

Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes

Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is a gloriously healthy pasta recipe made with juicy, colorful cherry tomatoes and fresh basil ~ no matter what the calendar says, this recipe screams summer! Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is as simple as it…

instant microwave macaroni and cheese

Instant Microwave Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug

Instant Microwave Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug is a total game changer ~ this recipe makes a single serving ultra creamy mug of cheesy macaroni in just minutes! Of course I take a personal interest in all my…

An easy and healthy appetizer!

Tandoori Roasted Chickpeas

Tandoori Roasted Chickpeas are an easy high protein appetizer or snack ~ once you start popping these little guys you won’t be able to stop! I’ve got a great little last minute idea for you today — it will…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate, a healthy side dish

Minimal Monday: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate is a super easy fall and holiday side dish that dresses up any table and will make Brussels sprout fans out of everyone! Everybody knows by now that if you lightly coat Brussels sprouts…

An easy to throw together light meal or appetizer with pita bread and boiled eggs

Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin

Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin ~ if you love hummus, you might want to try this warm lentil appetizer from Yotam Ottolenghi ~ this Middle Eastern dip has lots of flavor and texture! This is my second attempt…

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup recipe 8

Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

My Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup is healthy, warm, satisfying, and the most gorgeous shade of crimson you’ve ever seen! I’m not sure what I love more about this Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup, the astonishing color, or the flavor, which…

white mushroom lasagna

White Mushroom Lasagna

This White Mushroom Lasagna is a rich, comforting, cheesy lasagna infused with fall flavors like mushroom, shallot, thyme, Gruyere and Marsala.  It’s all woodsy meets creamy white, and it’s very luscious. We went CRAZY for this white mushroom lasagna,…

Brussels Sprout Slaw

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

Minimal Monday: Sweet Bell Pepper & Onion Salad

Sweet Bell Pepper & 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…

Pasta Alla Norma, 2

Pasta Alla Norma

Alla Norma is an Italian standby, it’s earthy, homey, and except for the glossy purple eggplant, is made entirely from pantry staples. Of course, in summer, so there’s nothing stopping you from making this with fresh ripe tomatoes, but…

Tomato Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad 8

Minimal Monday: Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad ~ this salad was on the cover of  Bon Appétit this month.  I knew I wanted to make it on first sight, only to realize after opening to the page that it’s a…

Fresh Basil Hummus

Fresh Basil Hummus

Fresh Basil Hummus is a vibrant makover of a delicious but sometimes ho-hum appetizer… Hummus is so fantastic that sometimes it feels like a sacrilege to mess with it.  And I already have so many great variations on the…

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…

Spring Green Risotto | The View from Great Island

Spring Green Risotto with Peas, Asparagus and Fennel

Spring Green Risotto with Peas, Asparagus and Fennel ~ this healthy recipe will have you dreaming of spring! Risotto is one of the rare dishes that strikes me as being equally appropriate all year long … depending on the…

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers| The View from Great Island 5

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers ~ a great veggie burger is a thing of beauty, and one of the hardest recipes to nail down.  This one is hearty and full of flavor ~ you won’t miss the…

Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette 8

Minimal Monday: Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

If your first thought on reading the post title was meh, whatever, think again.   This is my favorite kind of recipe to share and my favorite way to eat.  Yes its spare, and you may not think of celery…

Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa 5

Fire Roasted Tomatillo & Corn Salsa

Fire Roasted Tomatillo & Corn Salsa ~ everything that goes into this zesty salsa is charred over an open flame first, so the rich, smokey flavor is infused throughout.  Enjoy it with grilled meats, poultry, fish, and tacos, or…

Vindaloo Vegetables 3

Homemade Vindaloo Curry Paste

Vindaloo…the name conjures up fiery Indian curries, the kind that make your brow sweat and your tongue hurt.  If that’s your thing and you want to make an authentic Indian Vindaloo you’re going to need to start with a…

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 …

Kung Pao Tofu 2

Kung Pao Tofu

Kung Pao Tofu is a zesty meatless meal that goes way beyond your favorite take-out dish! Perk up your ears, everybody— this next recipe in my Take Out at Home series is a winner.  It got a big thumbs…

Citrus Salad

Minimal Monday: 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…

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus is guaranteed to get the conversation started at your next cocktail party!  Pumpkin adds a nice complexity to this hummus without screaming at you.  And don’t worry, there’s nothing sweet about it… but it does gets a…

Green Cauliflower Soup with Fried Shallots

It’s hard to resist rainbow colored cauliflower.  If I have the choice between bland white and electric green, orange, or purple, I’m going for the colors every time.  This green cauliflower tastes exactly the same as the original, but…

Cheese and Onion Enchiladas

I’m in awe of people who have razor sharp long term memory.  You know the types, they can recount exactly what they were doing and thinking at age 5, they can tell you the color of the sheets in…

Mushroom Risotto, the ultimate luxurious vegetarian meal!

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto ~ This is probably the most voluptuous risotto I’ve ever made.  Thick with both cultivated and wild mushrooms, enriched with cognac, beef stock, and mascarpone cheese, it’s pretty heady stuff.   Pair it with an earthy pinot noir…

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

I have to laugh because, while I love fall and all the food that goes along with it, I couldn’t help but notice that my site was suddenly looking incredibly pale.  My recent posts have featured food in fifty…

Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles

Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles ~ these healthy Japanese buckwheat noodles in a spicy Mandarin orange sauce are low in calories, full of protein, and packed with flavor! I’m completely obsessed with cold noodle dishes this summer, they just…