Pickled red onions add a sweet, tart flavor to this easy green bean salad. Blanching the beans keeps them crisp-tender and helps maintain their bright color. It’s a delicious make-ahead side that can be served at room temperature or chilled.
Watermelon gets its bright red color from lycopene, an antioxidant, so it’s a perfect choice for a healthy beverage. This refreshing drink combines the sweet taste of watermelon with freshly squeezed lemon juice. It’s simple and satisfying, and a great way to use up that last big piece of watermelon taking up room in the refrigerator. […]
This side dish is made with fresh corn on the cob, either grilled, or cut from the cob and sautéed on top of the stove. We combine it with mayonnaise, Mexican hot sauce, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and cotija cheese. It’s full of flavor and surprisingly easy to make. Tip Remove the husks and […]
Made with extra virgin olive oil, this quick bread not only tastes delicious, but it has the added health benefits associated with olive oil. The blueberries and zucchini have their own list of vitamins and antioxidants as well. It’s easy to make and tastes even better the next day, assuming that there’s any left the next day.
This pasta dish is perfect as a meatless dinner, a quick lunch, or a delicious side. Roasted vegetables add an intensely rich, caramelized flavor that’s balanced with the light, fresh taste of lemons and parmesan cheese. We use eggplant and zucchini from our garden in this recipe, but you could easily swap in other vegetables like […]
We came up with the idea for this sorbet because we wanted something that would seem like an indulgent treat, but still stay within the realm of being healthy. We used frozen, dark sweet cherries as our base along with fresh blackberries to create a delicious dessert that’s refreshing and full of flavor. We discovered […]
We blend tropical mangos with peaches to make a creamy sorbet with just a touch of lime. This is easy to make using fresh peaches and mangos, or if they’re out of season, frozen peaches and mangos work well too.
We blend sweet strawberries and blueberries into a smooth puree for this refreshing and delicious sorbet. It’s hard to believe a dessert that tastes so good can be loaded with so many vitamins and antioxidants. It’s easy to make, and when berries aren’t in season, frozen berries work just as well. When we make sorbet, we […]
This is one of my husband’s favorite salad recipes. He likes to cook, and I love to have him cook, so it works out great for both of us. Not only is this salad exceptionally good, but it’s also a very fresh tasting and nutritious dish. He likes to serve it with barbecue, but it’s delicious […]
This raspberry ice cream soda is the ultimate summer treat. It’s a perfect way to use fresh raspberries, and if they’re not in season, try this soda using frozen ones instead. I’ve noticed quite a variation in the tartness of the berries when I’ve made this, so adjust the sugar to your taste. Chocolate Ice […]