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 […]
Quinoa is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. This makes it a perfect choice for those who are limiting meat in their diet. And as a special bonus, it cooks in just fifteen minutes. It doesn’t get much better than that. By itself, quinoa is somewhat bland, but we packed it with […]
Loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, this healthy white bean and kale soup makes a comforting meal for lunch or dinner. I like to serve it with a little parmesan cheese on top and an extra drizzle of olive oil. It’s a delicious and satisfying soup that pairs perfectly with some crusty garlic bread on the side. […]
Topped with our garlic bread croutons, this salad is big enough to feed a large crowd, but it can easily be portioned for a smaller gathering. With mixed greens, romaine and iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, olives and pepperoncini, this salad has a little bit of everything.
Here’s an easy vegetable side dish using zucchini, corn, and tomatoes from the garden. But even in the middle of winter, these vegetables are readily available at the grocery store. Not only is this dish colorful and delicious, but it’s loaded with nutrients. It’s also excellent spooned over omelets. This recipe is adapted from my 1976 […]
Here are a few great topping ideas for our flatbread recipe. Whether you’re making a specialty sandwich or just need a quick lunch or dinner, keeping a stack of these homemade flatbreads in the freezer can make a hectic mealtime a little less stressful. Try grilled or rotisserie chicken, avocados, bacon, lettuce, and tomato, or whatever leftovers […]
This tomato salad is delicious whether you’re making it with tomatoes from your own garden or those from your local market. Not only are they high in lycopene, but they’re also rich in other nutrients. The lime vinaigrette is packed with flavor and combines perfectly with the juices from the tomatoes.
My granddaughter loves Kalamata olives, so we thought of her when we created this salad. The freshly grated parmesan cheese makes this dressing creamy and intensely rich in flavor. If you can, try to use a wedge of cheese that you grate yourself because it blends much better with the dressing base. I find that […]
This is a delicious and colorful salad that’s easy to put together. The dressing is made with pomegranate molasses, which gives it a distinct, tart and fruity taste. Pomegranate molasses is essentially pomegranate juice that has been reduced into a thick syrup. You can find it in the honey and molasses section of some grocery stores, […]