• Za'atar Seasoned Grilled Carrots
    Recipe's,  Vegan,  Veggies

    Za’atar Seasoned Grilled Carrots

    These Za’atar Seasoned Grilled Carrots are are so good, you’re gonna fall in love with carrots all over again! No more boring carrots sticks. Your veggie tray is gettin’ an upgrade! What is Za’atar, you ask? Well, it’s a delicious, savory Mediterranean spice blend that has been around, well, since the beginning of time. But has, in recent years, become all the rage in the culinary field. And for good reason. It’s delicious! and very versatile. The spice blend consists of salt, toasted sesame seeds, ground sumac, oregano, marjoram and thyme. And, as of late, I have been using it in just about everything! Enter these yummy grilled carrots. The…

  • Spicy Corn Mache Choux
    Cajun,  Recipe's,  Side Dishes,  Veggies

    Spicy Corn Maque Choux

    This Spicy Corn Maque Choux (pronounced: “mock shoe”) is my spiced up version of the classic Cajun/Creole dish. And the perfect way to cook up some fresh summer corn. The main key to making this tasty dish is to use fresh corn cut off the cob. And make sure to get all that milk from the corn as well. That’s what makes it taste so fresh and delicious.   Once the Corn is cut off the cob, it gets sauteed with some onions, peppers and garlic until tender. Then we spice it up with a bit of fresh jalapeno pepper and some cajun spice. And for the finish…..Some heavy cream and…

  • Pasta Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas and Creamy Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing
    Pasta,  Recipe's,  Salads,  Vegan,  Veggies

    Pasta Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas and Creamy Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing

    This Pasta Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas and Creamy Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing Is bursting with yummy flavor! And it’s Vegan, making it the perfect Meatless Monday option. I just love salads during the spring and summer. They are so fresh and inviting after a long hot day at work or play. While there are a few fresh ingredients in this salad, most of the items are available right out of your pantry. Making it a breeze to throw together after a long Monday at work. Or anyday, really. Actually, you could prepare it the day before and then dinner is ready when you get home. I like to make…

  • Casseroles,  Recipe's,  Side Dishes,  Veggies

    French Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole

    This French Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole is a delicious combination of tender french green beans, earthy mushrooms and crispy onions cooked in a white wine cream sauce and then topped with more crispy onions and gruyere. Making it a definite “must have” dish for your holiday table. No canned soup or green beans in this baby! I did use canned crispy onions to save time but you can make your own as well.   I used frozen french green beans because the are already blanched and more readily available in any area. If you are using fresh green beans, be sure to blanch them and then shock in cold…

  • Tomato, Avocado and Sweet Onion Salad
    Recipe's,  Salads,  Veggies

    Tomato, Avocado and Sweet Onion Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

    This Tomato, Avocado and Sweet Onion Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette is so fresh and yummy with sweet summer heirloom cherry tomatoes, Creamy Avocado and Sweet Summer Onions. Can you believe summer is almost over? Pretty soon it will be pumpkin everything! I will miss the sweet, juicy tomatoes of summer, as they will soon be replaced by those flavorless look alikes. Just look at these gorgeous beauties! I love the vibrant colors of these organic heirloom cherry tomatoes. And, bonus, they were on special this week! I decided the best use for these little jewels, would be to showcase them in a salad. Along with some creamy avocado, sweet…

  • Recipe's,  Salads,  Veggies

    Power Greens Salad with Roasted Beet, Orange and Avocado

    This Power Greens Salad with Roasted Beets, Oranges, Avocado and Walnuts is so yummy! And Healthy.  With it’s sweet juicy oranges, tender roasted beets, creamy avocado,crunchy walnuts and fresh greens tossed in a tangy vinaigrette, what’s not to love? The power greens are a combination of baby kale, baby chard and baby spinach. They’re called power greens because they are packed with antioxidant (cancer fighting) rich nutrients. The Roasted Beets are also a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. They are low in calories, high in vitamins, can help regulate blood pressure, reduce inflammation and more. And Avocados are loaded with heart healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. And contain more potassium…

  • Condiments,  Mexican,  Recipe's,  Sauces,  Veggies

    Orange Pico De Gallo

    This Orange Pico De Gallo is is a great way to use up those summer tomatoes. It goes great with all of your grilled meats, especially seafood. I originally created this recipe to go with Chili Lime Shrimp Street Tacos With Orange Pico De Gallo And Avocado Crema but it is wonderful as a refreshing salsa with chips as well. Try it with grilled shrimp or scallops, fish tacos, grilled salmon, grilled pork loin or chicken. Top your favorite chicken taco salad, grilled steak nachos or a juicy spice rubbed grilled Tri Tip. Yum! Serve this yummy and refreshing salsa at your next taco night or mexican themed party. Don’t forget the…

  • Appetizers,  Entertaining,  Recipe's,  Veggies

    Grilled Polenta and Vegetable Stacks

    I just love simple little side dishes and fun hors d’oeuvres. These Grilled Polenta and Vegetable Stacks are the best of both worlds. They can be used for either a side dish or a hors d’oeuvre. Grilled Polenta and Veggie Stacks are not only pleasing to the eye , they are super yummy (and healthy) as well. And, did I mention, simple to make? All you will need are few simple ingredients, a grill and about 30 minutes to make these little tasty bites. First, take a couple of zucchini’s, wash them well and then cut into 1/8-1/4 inch thick biased cut slices. Next, you will need to wash and…

  • Recipe's,  Salads,  Veggies

    Rainbow Chickpea Salad

    I made this yummy veggie filled Rainbow Chickpea Salad in an attempt to get more healthful veggies into my diet. I find it is so much easier to make healthful choices when I have something yummy already made up. Especially after a long day at work. I like to be able to come home and just grab something out of the fridge and relax. How about you? I usually make up enough salad to last a few days. Then I cook up a simple chicken breast or some fish and voila! Or you can toss this salad with some baby kale and spinach for delicious and healthful meatless monday meal.…

  • Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh
    Featured,  Recipe's,  Salads,  Veggies

    Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh

    This Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh is loaded with fresh vegetables, parsley and mint then tossed with a bright lemony vinaigrette. I just love Mediterranean flavors. Lemons, olives, tomatoes, etc… Everything is so fresh and bright tasting. Tabbouleh, a bulghur wheat and parsley salad, is no exception. It is loaded with fresh vegetables and then tossed with a bright lemony vinaigrette. Traditionally served alongside bowls of hummus, baba ghanoush, fresh baked pita bread, falafel and yogurt sauce (similar to greek tzatziki sauce) as the start of the meal. Instead of using bulghur, I decided to make this fresh lemony salad with roasted cauliflower. Oh my goodness, it turned out so yummy! Serve…