Comfort Food

Tuscan chicken with spinach, tomatoes and artichokes

Tuscan chicken with spinach, tomatoes and artichokes

This chicken takes on a glorious medley of flavors from spinach, tomatoes, artichoke hearts and lemon. It makes a wonderful hearty meal, and can be eaten on its own or top any pasta. In a traditional version, it would grace wheat pasta. Any pasta type […]

Roasted Shrimp with Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes – One Pan

Roasted Shrimp with Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes – One Pan

This aromatic and beautiful one-pan roasted shrimp with broccoli and cherry tomatoes (well, two-pan, if you count cooking the quinoa or rice) will take you less than 30 minutes to prepare. Once you’ve cleaned the shrimp and prepped the vegetables, you’ll have just enough time […]

Coconut Milk Garden Chive Quinoa – 4-ingredient

Coconut Milk Garden Chive Quinoa – 4-ingredient

Add coconut milk, quinoa and lime juice to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer for 12 – 15 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from the heat stir and let stand until cool. Stir in […]

Hawaii-Style Potato Salad

Hawaii-Style Potato Salad

Looking for a way to up the vegetable count in your potato salad? Look no further. This creamy, vegetable-filled Hawaii-style potato salad has crunch, flavor and color. I call it Hawaii-style because it’s the closest to what we make for potlucks when we’re there.  My […]

Almond Flour Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies – GF

Almond Flour Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies – GF

Here’s a recipe for light, easy almond flour dark chocolate chip cookies that is gluten- and dairy-free. It can be made vegan by using a flax egg. There’s just something about chocolate chip cookies: So classic, so tasty, and everyone loves them.  Under 10 ingredients, […]

Thai Red Curry Ramen 2 Ways

Thai Red Curry Ramen 2 Ways

This Thai red curry ramen 2 ways is a new family favorite, with its warm red color and nutty flavors that complement vegetables and meats alike. We like it with tender chicken or mushrooms, red bell peppers and spinach. It goes together quickly considering its […]

Butternut Squash Chicken Rice Bake

Butternut Squash Chicken Rice Bake

This easy and savory butternut squash chicken rice bake combines tender chicken, nutty squash, sweet potatoes, wild rice and just a little sweetness from currants. It is naturally gluten-free, and a bake, rather than a casserole. Read on to see why. It’s a fantastic way […]

Beef barbacoa taco sliders with avocado lime dressing

Beef barbacoa taco sliders with avocado lime dressing

This recipe for beef barbacoa taco sliders with avocado lime dressing cooks up slow and tender, and forms the flavor base for some of the best taco sliders I’ve eaten. I use a flavor assist: a delicious slow-cook sauce from Frontera Foods. Toss in a […]

Moroccan Stew 2 ways

Moroccan Stew 2 ways

Moroccan food … mmmm … this Moroccan stew 2 ways has so many things I love. Spices I associate with curries and others that are mysteriously like you’d find in pie. (This is a signature of Middle Eastern cuisine!) Garbanzos and vegetables. Often, a fun […]

Strawberry-rhubarb-mint parfaits

Strawberry-rhubarb-mint parfaits

These strawberry-rhubarb-mint parfaits are cool and so refreshing for the warmer months. Depending on how you make them, parfaits are as good for breakfast as for dessert. My version of the parfait is a combination of my strawberry-rhubarb-mint compote, yogurt and a nut-spice mixture almost […]