Caramelized Onion Quiche with Dubliner

Happy Meatless Monday! Try this delicious quiche. It’s makes a wonderful  light dinner served with a green leafy salad. Ingredients 1 recipe pie dough 2 Tbs olive oil 2 red yellow onions (about one pound total) Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 1/4 tsp balsamic vinegar 1 Tbs chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon fresh thyme… Continue reading »

Spicy Black Bean Tostadas

Did you know going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity? It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel. Here’s a great start to your Meatless Monday tradition!     Ingredients: For the… Continue reading »

Foods To Make You Smile

The Modern American Diet—MAD—way of eating is throwing off our bodies’ natural feel-good chemistry, resulting in a miserable, moody, anxious, and agitated nation. Luckily, an instant jolt of happiness is just a forkful of brain food away. People should be focusing on brain foods and mood-promoting fats to best nurture happiness, says Drew Ramsey, MD,… Continue reading »

Poached Pears

Bosc pears, available through April, become tender yet hold their shape well when poached. A spice-infused syrup gives them a pie-like flavor. Ingredients •    Zest of 1 lemon, cut into thin strips •    1 cinnamon stick, broken in half •    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice •    1/4 teaspoon ground pepper •    3 cups apple cider •  … Continue reading »

Must Have “SuperFoods” In Your Kitchen

We love that “superfoods” are multi-taskers—foods brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually without providing too many calories, and delivered in a delicious form (think: blueberries). So, here are 10 easy-to-eat, easy-to-find, everyday “super” foods to keep eating healthy simple. Berries All berries are great sources of fiber—a nutrient that most Americans don’t get enough of… Continue reading »

Mexican Grilled Corn-YUM!

Street vendors across Mexico sell this style of roasted or grilled corn—topped with mayonnaise, chili powder and Cotija cheese. You can serve the unadorned corn on a platter with small bowls of the sauce, cheese and lime on the side so everyone can make their own. Ingredients •    2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise •    2 tablespoons… Continue reading »

Blueberry Mango Quinoa Salad

Serves about 2 For the quinoa 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cup water For the fruits and veggies ½ cup fresh blueberries ½ cup cubed ripe mangoes ½ cup cubed cucumbers 1/2 tablespoon dried cranberries For the lemon basil dressing 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest 10 Basil leaves,… Continue reading »

Grilled Broccoli N’ Cheese

What a great way to enjoy broccoli! Healthy and yummy too! Ingredients •    1 head broccoli; cut into large florets, stem trimmed to 4 inches long •    1 lemon; zested and juiced •    1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) •    1 teaspoon kosher salt •    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil •    1/4 cup finely… Continue reading »

Black Bean and Quinoa Tostadas

Happy Meatless Monday! This will soon become a favorite! Ingredients •    12- 6 inch corn tortillas •    Olive oil spray •    3 red peppers, seeded and sliced thin •    2 onions, sliced thin •    2 T olive oil •    6 cloves garlic, minced •    3 T lime juice •    4 cups black beans (2 cans)… Continue reading »

Seasonal (Sneaky) Spinach and Crab Mac and Cheese

Spring has finally sprung! April is a great month to start entertaining outdoors, not too hot, not too cold and the days are beginning to get longer, providing some lovely long afternoons and evenings perfect for dinner parties and late Sunday lunches. Sometimes it’s hard to find yummy, seasonal and green offerings that also appeal… Continue reading »

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