Cauliflower Pizza

Yesterday afternoon I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner. I told him I was tired of making the same old stuff. Surprisingly, he told me he wanted cauliflower pizza. He quickly flipped through his phone until he found the recipe from one of his friends. Let me stop here and say that if…

Greens & Beans

This recipe is from an episode of Bizarre Foods Delicious Destinations with Andrew Zimmern. It is an Italian dish that is more popular up north in the Pittsburgh area. Pittsburgh Post Gazette The original recipe included sausage, which I din’t have, so I made it as a side dish. Next time I will add smoked…

Super Quick Spinach Salad

Spinach salad is a great option for a quick lunch or dinner. Start with spinach and then add hard boiled eggs, purple onion, tomatoes & bacon. Spinach is the perfect base for a salad because it is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin…

Baked Avocado & Egg

Need a quick, easy & healthy breakfast? Look no further than this 2 ingredient breakfast! It starts with an avocado and 2 eggs baked at 425 for about 10 – 12 minutes. It tastes great with just the avocado & egg but even better topped with your favorite ingredients. I topped mine with some fresh…

Pecan Apple Chicken Salad

I think it is almost mandatory to eat chicken salad a few times a week during the hot months of summer. It is such a light and cool option for dinner…one that does not involve the stove or oven. There are many recipes and variations available…from the traditional with sweet pickles and onions to this…

Fish & Veggie Packets

There are times when we all are looking for a quick & healthy meal that can just be popped into the oven or microwave. I ran across these fish & veggie packets at The Fresh Market the other day. They had fresh salmon paired with asparagus and fresh tilapia with green beans. Each was seasoned…

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp

I love to find healthy copycat recipes for my favorite dishes. This recipe for Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp is so good that you will never want to eat the full fat version again. These shrimp get their great flavor from a light sauce that is made from reduced fat mayo, Thai sweet chili sauce and…

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl

I love finding a new recipe that tastes awesome, is healthy and best of all, easily adaptable to suit different tastes. This recipe for Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls fits all 3 of these requirements! You can easily swap out the chicken for steak or lean cuts of pork (pork tenderloin). All of the vegetables can…

Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a dish that I first tried a long time ago, probably when I was 10 or 11 years old. I don’t remember where I had it but always remembered just how much I loved it. It has always been one of my favorite recipes to make because it looks so elegant…

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Hot summer nights are good for cold salads that don’t require a lot of work. This Mexican Shrimp Salad is the perfect pairing of cool creamy avocado, crunchy vegetables and spicy shrimp. It is super quick to put together and is filling enough to be a meal. Start by cooking your peeled & deveined shrimp,…

Red Curry Chicken & Cashews

Recipe & Picture Compliments of Tara Jeanne! Cut your boneless chicken in small cubes. Cut up some sweet potato the same way and boil your sweet potato in water until soft, about 13 minutes. Drain and put to the side. In a large sauce pan add a can of coconut milk and add 1-2 TBSP…

Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes

One of my favorite traditions during the summer is my weekly visit to the Umbrella Market. Every Wednesday night from May until August local vendors bring their goodies to Five Points Plaza. There is an abundance of local vegetables from many different farms. Asparagus Tomatoes Peppers – Red, Yellow, Orange & Purple Sweet Onions Corn…