Healthy & Whole Foods

Macadamia Nut Pesto

May 3, 2013

Macadamia Nut Pesto I absolutely LOVE macadamia nuts and have never been that wild about pine nuts so I decided to try making pesto with macadamia nuts instead.  This pesto turned out to be the best pesto I’ve ever tasted.  You can use it in pasta dishes or anything that...

What’s The Story Morning Glory Muffins

April 28, 2013

What’s The Story Morning Glory Muffins “What’s the Story Morning Glory?”  It’s true.  There are morning muffins that are good for you.  Try these muffins and you won’t be sorry that you did. INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 Cups Unbleached Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1 Teaspoon Ground...

Steamed Baby Artichokes In Feta Vinaigrette

April 25, 2013

Steamed Baby Artichokes In Feta Vinaigrette Baby artichokes are not really babies at all, but rather fully mature dwarf buds.  They are plentiful from March through May.  They are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and fully edible.  The fresh tang of the feta in the...

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad

April 20, 2013

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad For a beautiful salad use both pink and yellow grapefruit in this refreshing salad. INGREDIENTS 2 Grapefruit 2 Peeled, Pitted & Chopped Avocados 1/4 Thinly Sliced Red Onion 1 Head of Bibb or Butter Lettuce Carefully peel the grapefruit.  Make sure to remove all of the...

Healthy Puttanesca Pasta Dinner

April 5, 2013

Healthy Puttanesca Pasta Dinner This classic spicy Italian sauce satisfies with plenty of flavor without the oil or anchovies.  If you want to make this pasta dish extra healthy then used whole wheat pasta. INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Vegetable Broth 1 Cup Diced Onion 5 Minced Garlic Cloves 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed...

Greens, Beans, Rosemary & Thyme

April 2, 2013

Greens, Beans, Rosemary & Thyme The dark leafy greens are dense with nutrients and pair with beans very well.  This is a healthy and satisfying dish.  If you’re short on time then use one 16 ounce package of frozen dark leafy greens instead of the fresh ones. INGREDIENTS 3/4 Cup...

Crunchy Winter Salad

February 23, 2013

Crunchy Winter Salad I love this fresh winter salad that is marinated in tangy citrus vinaigrette and topped with roasted walnuts.  Serve as a side dish or a light main course.  Your choice.   INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Small Broccoli Florets 1 Cup Small Cauliflower Florets 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinaigrette 1...

Lemon Poached Cod

February 16, 2013

Lemon Poached Cod After living in the Pacific Northwest for so many years I really grew to love cod.  It is such a nice white fish that is versatile and great if you are watching your red meat and fat intake. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Pounds Thick Cod Fillets 1 Tablespoon...

Whipped Parsnips

February 13, 2013

Whipped Parsnips Parsnips are often overlooked in the typical American diet.  I like them because they are tasty, healthy and are a great winter vegetable.  If you are looking for a good side dish to replace mashed potatoes try Whipped Parsnips and you may just start adding them to your...

Broccoli Sicilian Style

January 28, 2013

Broccoli Sicilian Style I love broccoli and I love this unique Sicilian broccoli dish.  Shake up your broccoli and give it a try.  Don’t let the anchovy fillets discourage you.  Don’t be shy! INGREDIENTS 1 Small Bunch Broccoli 5 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Large Sliced Onion 10 Diced Pitted Black...

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