The first day of summer means quicker, easier recipes. I usually make all of my salad toppings from scratch, but this jar of pre-made sauce was too irresistable to pass up. It is Watcharee’s® Thai Peanut Sauce and the flavor is fresh, tangy and gourmet style. It’s also Gluten Free and Vegan!
Time to get out the Picnic Basket and enjoy the great outdoors! Sandwiches are a favorite to pack, and what better way to enjoy them than bringing a terrific side salad. This slaw will hold up well on ice, and is light and delicious. Of course, purchasing a bag of pre-cut coleslaw cabbage would save time,… Continue reading Healthy Coleslaw Dressed in a Lemony Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Our weather has been a bit erratic here in the Northeast. We have more cold days than warm so far this spring, and it feels more like fall. I am still cooking cool weather foods until the warmer days settle in. I actually decided to defrost a whole turkey I had in the freezer and…… Continue reading Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Yukon Golds
One of the main staples of Polish cooking is Cabbage. There are many different ways to enjoy Kapusta (kah-POOS-tah) but one of the most comforting recipes is a soup made of cabbage and potatoes. This delicious soup normally includes pork, sausage, kielbasa or some form of meat, but I wanted to try a Vegan/Vegetarian quick version. As… Continue reading Vegetarian Kapusta & Potato Soup
Do you want to boost the flavor and nutrition of your basic prepared dishes by one million? Then it’s time to get out the parsley and start chopping. By garnishing your vegetables, meats, or seafood with this Italian herbal condiment you will have provided a much-needed nutritional addition to your diet. It is beneficial to…… Continue reading Gremolata is a Parsley Powerpunch
Eggplants can be transformed into a hummus-like spread that can add healthful flavor to many dishes. Mostly used as an appetizer, the recipe originated from the Far Eastern region of the Mediterranean. There are many different ways to prepare this popular dip/spread, but the base always begins with 3 staples: Roasted Eggplant, Tahini, and lemon juice.…… Continue reading Baba Ghanoush on Grilled Italian Bread
Just a few simple ingredients and a blender is all you need to make your own delicious, fresh hummus. The fresh cooked Organic Beet that I added gives it a unique taste and is so much more nutritious. The entire prep time is only 15 minutes if you pre-cooked the beet the day before. … Continue reading Organic Beet & Roasted Garlic Hummus