Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category

Cauliflower Everything “Rolls”

April 22nd, 2016


I love cauliflower. It is healthy, delicious and so versatile.  You can eat it raw, roast it, turn it into “rice”, pizza crust and even “rolls”! I have to admit these do not really taste like bread rolls, but they are delicious, filling and full of great flavor. To make them simply mix together raw,
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Watermelon, Feta and Quinoa Salad

July 4th, 2015


Summer is a time for swimming in the pool, relaxing outside with friends and hosting barbecues. It’s also a great time to add delicious fresh fruit and herbs into your salads. This quinoa salads is one of my favorites. It’s light, refreshing and so simple to throw together. Today I used watermelon and cilantro, but
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Squash “Noodles”

April 2nd, 2014


As you may have figured out, I’m OBSESSED with my spiral vegetable cutter (The Paderno Spiral Vegetable Cutter) It is truly amazing.  Tonight I made “noodles’ out of squash.  Just place the squash between the base and the blade and spin.  It’s such a simple tool…even a three-year old can use it (with supervision, of
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Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings”

January 21st, 2014


I am always looking for fun new foods to share with my friends.  I should say fun, new HEALTHY foods.  My good friend is hosting a Superbowl party this year and I have been trying to figure out what to make.  Buffalo chicken wings are a staple at most Superbowl parties…they are also battered, deep
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Kale Chips

November 4th, 2013

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Looking to add an extra powerful nutritional punch to your afternoon snack?  Then grab some Kale…and make kale chips.  Kale a good source of fiber, rich in vitamins A, K and C, packed with a generous amount of calcium and makes a delicious salad, side dish and snack!   The trick is to place the
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Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

September 17th, 2013


Red peppers are packed with a vitamins and nutrients.  They contain twice the vitamin C of green peppers, they are an excellent source of a variety of phytochemicals and they provide a good amount of fiber.  This simple recipe creates a beautiful side dish, a delicious addition to any sandwich or a tasty pizza topping.
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Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Chips

August 9th, 2013


Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable…it has only 20 calories per cup!  They are rich in heart healthy vitamins and minerals and grow abundantly in our garden!  They have a delicate flavor and taste delicious is a wide variety of dishes.  One of my favorites is parmesan crusted zucchini chips.  They are so simple
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Handmade Hummus

July 31st, 2013


As you may know I love hummus, especially homemade hummus.  It’s full of protein and fiber and a delicious way to encourage my kids to eat more vegetables (they love to dip!).  When planning my Little Foodies class I knew I had to include a hummus recipe.  I knew we needed to do more than
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Roasted Corn and Black Bean Guacamole

July 22nd, 2013


I LOVE guacamole.  The combination of creamy avocado, lime juice and fresh cilantro is heavenly.  I love spreading it on grainy bread or dipping into with a variety of veggies.  This twist on the traditional adds black beans, roasted corn and farm fresh tomatoes turning traditional guacamole into an incredible flavor experience…can you say YUM!!!
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When life gives you lemons…part 1

April 30th, 2013


This past weekend one of my wonderful next door neighbor dropped off a beautiful Persian lemon from his tree.  He told me that he and and his wife always enjoy all of my recipes and he wanted to see what I would create with it.  It was one of the most gorgeous lemons I have
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