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.
We’ve been making this sweet potato recipe for more years than I can remember. It came by way of my husband’s aunt, and it’s one of our holiday favorites. We’ve made a couple of adaptions, but it’s a recipe that I think can stand the test of time. In fact, it’s so good, it can […]
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. […]
There’s something about the sweet taste of mandarin oranges paired with the saltiness of parmesan cheese. And this Caesar salad is versatile enough that you could easily swap out the parmesan for blue cheese or gorgonzola. I can make a meal just out of salad, and this is one of my favorites.
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.
This strawberry salad is not only beautiful, but it’s easy to make, and even better, it’s loaded with nutrients. Everything but cutting the avocado can be done ahead of time and assembled just before serving. This simple vinaigrette can be made in advance as well and stored in the refrigerator. Whisk the dressing again before you […]
This is a deliciously sweet and salty appetizer that’s easy to make and 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 good with chocolate, especially dark […]
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 […]