• Recipe's,  Salads

    Fresh Pineapple Slaw

    This Fresh Pineapple Slaw is a delicious and healthy alternative to the traditional mayonnaise based Cole Slaw. It’s a light salad that is packed full of flavor and the perfect compliment to all of your grilled meats, fish or seafood. Can you believe that it’s already June? Summer is right around the corner. My favorite time of year! I love being outdoors with the sun shining! Time for beach trips, BBQ’s and picnics. Pack up some of this colorful salad and take it along with you on you next picnic or outdoor adventure. It’s light, fresh and will travel well. For easy transport, place the salad ingredients in a ziploc…

  • 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…

  • Featured,  Mexican,  Recipe's,  Salads,  Veggies

    Roasted Corn And Black Bean Salad

    Cinco De Mayo is only a couple of days away. That means yummy Mexican food and Margaritas to celebrate! I created this salad as a side dish to go along with tacos and other Mexican favorites but it can easily be served as a light meal. The salad, itself, looks like a fiesta in a bowl. And is a light and refreshing change from the more traditional beans and rice. I roasted the peppers and onions in this dish to give them a little sweetness and to mellow the onion so that it does not overpower the dish.      

  • Casseroles,  Recipe's,  Veggies

    Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

    Roasted Vegetable Lasagna is the perfect way to get those vegetables in. And it is so hearty and good, you won’t miss the meat! I always have the greatest of intentions to eat more vegetables. I mean, I really do love vegetables. So why is it so difficult to get those suckers on to the plate?? I don’t know how many times that I have gone to the store and bought a whole bunch vegetables, put them in that bottom drawer of the refrigerator, only to be completely forgotten. I think that it must be that bottom drawer. Once you close that baby, those vegetables go off into the abyss,…