Rosemary Roasted Carrots and Sweet Potatoes

Simply delicious. Simple to make and pairs well with most meals.  The flavor of the rosemary infuses with the carrots and sweet potatoes while cooking.  The inside texture is soft, and the outside is slightly caramelized in the roasting process as the natural sugars come to the surface. Print Recipe Rosemary Roasted Carrots and Sweet…

Baked Parmesan Potato Wedges

You don’t have to buy a fryer to make deliciously crispy fries.  Baked fries also have less fat, and are a healthier alternative to those soaked in oil to crisp. Print Recipe Baked Parmesan Cheese Wedges Prep Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 15-20 Minutes Servings Servings Ingredients 6 Large Yukon Gold Potatoes3 Tablespoons Oil More…

Devilish Fried Eggs

I seriously have eggs coming out of my ears after Easter.  I don’t remember deviled eggs being an easter tradition, however it was a great way to use up all those hard boiled eggs we had dyed.  I grew up in a household with three other siblings.  My sweet mother would boil a dozen eggs…

Butternut Queso Fundido

Flavorful nacho cheese sauce, so tasty you would never guess it was healthy. Creamy butternut purée combined with cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes and jalapeño. We do not do processed cheese at our house, but at times I miss the creamy texture of velveeta cheese. Most cheese sauces have a cream/roux base and are too heavy…

Zesty Lemon Pepper Shrimp and Cauliflower Salad

Riced and roasted cauliflower, cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, finely diced red onions, and lemon zest. Tossed together with chicken broth, and topped lemon pepper grilled shrimp and a spoonfull of whole Greek yogurt.  Want a summer salad that is bursting with color and flavor? Here it is! I ran across a pair of beautifully vibrant purple…

Fresh Tuna Steak Salad

Fresh grilled tuna steaks. Cubed and combined with whole Greek yogurt, fresh dill, diced peppers, cherry tomatoes and served up on Belgian endives. Sprinkle with a little salt and top with dill pickled onions and a side of radish watermelons for a kick of flavor. If you want a little more crunch to your salad….

Sweet Curried Carrots

Rainbow carrots over a bed of halved brussels sprouts. Basted with a sweet turmeric and curry vegetable broth. lightly roasted in the oven and served with a curried yogurt dressing. These rainbow carrots are beautiful!  So full of color, you almost don’t want to eat them. But they look so tasty it’s hard not to….

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken and Southwestern Salad

Arugala, spinach, red and yellow mini bell peppers, fresh roma tomamtoes, red cabbage, avocado, roasted sweet corn, barley, bulgar wheat and cilantro salad. Topped with a Greek yogurt, green chili and cilantro dressing and grilled chili lime chicken. Long list of ingredients, but each adds a wonderful flavor to the dish. I cannot imagine leaving…

Thai Peanut Satay Salad

Red cabbage, hearts of romaine, radicchio, red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, green onions and basil. Topped with chopped peanuts and satay  vinaigrette.   I am always looking for ways to get my veggies in without fatty dressings filled with heavy cream and unhealthy added ingredients. I wanted a peanut sauce, but didn’t want to…

Baked Chicken Flautas

Delicious shredded chicken, wrapped in a corn tortilla, brushed with oil and baked until crispy.  It seems like we have been on a mexican food kick for a few weeks. I cannot seem to get enough. Tacos, tostadas, fajitas, taquitos ceviche, Yum! No better time than the present to capture some photos for a recipe….

Salad Kabobs

 Today being Memorial Day we pay our respects to those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Thank you to those who have and the families who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  As we gather over the weekend to celebrate, it is hard to eat healthy when you are tempted…

Chicken Salad

        Packed full of flavor and a great way to round out your nutrition intake.  This recipe contains a full serving of fruit, vegetable and protein!  This weeks meal prep included this great recipe and my mom and I had a blast in the kitchen preparing our meals.  I would recommend keeping…

Vietnamese Salad Rolls

My good friend Quang and his wife Eileen were so sweet to show me how to make my own salad rolls.  We made an afternoon of it, cooking some delicious food.  I cannot believe how easy they are to make, even your 5 year old could make these!  Also, if you have ever purchased peanut sauce, you…

Vlašský Salát – Potato Salad

Potato salad seems like a rather tradional dish. One you would find at any American BBQ or get together. I have made many different styles on potato salad in my lifetime, butha potato salad like the traditional Czech Vlašský Salát are hard to beat. There are several recipes available for this dish online, but I…