Our spinach pesto has all the vitamins and antioxidants you would expect from this leafy green vegetable plus extra virgin olive oil and walnuts. Just add the fettuccine and a generous squeeze of lemon to each plate to make a quick and nutritious pasta meal.
This blackberry orange quick bread is so good it can almost double as a dessert. It’s made with extra virgin olive oil for a healthy alternative to classic butter recipes. The addition of orange zest helps balance the flavor of the olive oil and complements the sweet taste of the berries.
This vintage sweet potato recipe came from my husband’s aunt, and we’ve had it for more years than I can remember. I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it’s one of our favorites. I’ve made a couple of adaptions, but it’s a recipe that I think can stand the test of time. In fact, […]
Try this blueberry and flaxseed smoothie the next time you’re looking for a quick breakfast or just a healthy snack. I like to use frozen berries for a thick, cool drink. This eliminates the need for ice, which can weaken the flavor. Raspberries can be swapped out for blueberries, or you can try using a […]
Making granola takes a little bit of time, but the results are well worth it. You don’t have to worry about artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, or any other additives. I use pure maple syrup to sweeten this granola. Nuts are packed with a wide range of essential nutrients, and I’ve chosen some of our favorites. […]
We’ve taken a different approach to our Caesar salad. Unlike the traditional version of this recipe, we opted to make our dressing egg and anchovy-free. With olive oil, rice vinegar, and a little bit of mayonnaise, this light and creamy emulsion is perfect for dressing romaine lettuce. Even without the anchovies, we still have the […]
For this salad, I use romaine lettuce and radicchio, which is a variety of leaf-chicory. Its peppery flavor combines perfectly with the sweet taste of apples and dried cranberries. A creamy buttermilk dressing pulls it all together.
With strawberries, avocados, and walnuts, this healthy salad is a powerhouse of nutrients. Because the ingredients are so good, we wanted to find a dressing that would enhance their flavor. Our honey-mustard vinaigrette is light enough not to overpower the salad, but assertive enough to balance the flavors of the strawberries and avocados. It’s easy […]
This is a deliciously sweet and salty appetizer that’s easy to make. And like a potato chip, it’s hard to stop eating once you start. I came up with this recipe after I was given a large bag of pistachio nuts, and for some reason, my mind immediately went to chocolate. And what doesn’t go […]
Several years ago, my husband brought a piece of carrot cake to work as part of his lunch. Called away from his desk, he naively left his slice of cake unprotected. Waiting for him when he returned was an empty plate and a one-word note that read: “Excellent.” I found this recipe for carrot cake […]