Bow-tie Pasta Spinach & Basil Salad

Bow-tie Pasta Spinach & Basil Salad
The fourth of July is just about here and if you're feeding a crowd this flavorful Bow-tie Pasta Spinach & Basil Salad, loaded with wilted spinach and fresh basil is just the thing.  Spiked with salty goodness of prosciutto and complimented by the bite of toasted pine nuts, this veggie rich salad is a crowd pleaser. Although I'm grain free ... Read More

Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad
This Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad came about as a redo of a bow tie pasta salad recipe I make every year at my grandson's request for his birthday dinner.  The fact that this 9 yo boy wants a salad with spinach and basil in it makes me proud of him and his mama, who's such a great cook, ... Read More

Key Lime Pie Smoothie : Dairy, Gluten and Sugar Free

Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Everyday life has been cranked up a notch with our business launching into the summer travel season with great intensity.  I come home wrung out, without much drive to prepare anything creative. What's ready in the garden gets put on the table in the most basic way.  As it turns out, simple and fresh can be delicious and quick! I'm ... Read More

Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad
Got Mint?  Yeah, me too.   My husband warned me when I planted it that it would spread, and sure enough, it did. I've had my eye on this recipe with fresh mint from Rebecca Katz (author of  The Cancer Fighting Kitchen and The Longevity Kitchen) for sometime.   It's been adapted a bit here by adding garbanzo beans and ... Read More

10 Ways To Get More Greens On Your Plate

10 ways to get more greens on your plate
There's a big world out there of delicious leafy green vegetables - beyond romaine, spinach and iceberg lettuce, that you can reap enormous health benefits from.  Now is the time they are fresh and plentiful. Gardens and markets offer fresh arugula, kale, Swiss chard, bok choy, watercress, dark green lettuces, mustard greens and collards.  Here are 10 ways to get ... Read More

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Ginger Meatballs

Soup with Ginger Meatballs

I’ve been in a cooking funk. Nothing sounds good.  I figured I’ve cooked over 14,200 meals in my lifetime and I still have times when I don’t want to cook a thing for dinner and I can’t think of anything that sounds good.   When a cooking funk hits me it’s off to the library to check out some mouth-watering … Read More