Roasted Asparagus

If there was a fan club for asparagus, I would probably be president.  I LOVE this delicious green veggie.  I will throw asparagus in just about any meal I can, but one of my favorite ways of eating it is roasted!  It is so simple and easy to make.  Oh and you can use this recipe on either green or white asparagus - I’m just partial to green cause it’s my favorite color! Ingredients: 20 stalks of asparagus with the ends...

 

All Day Omelets

  My husband and I LOVE omelets.  But we rarely eat them for breakfast.  They are one of our favorite DINNERS!  Yup, dinner!  You can also have them for breakfast or lunch - they are a great meal for anytime of the day!  They are also quick, simple and so easy to make!  Eggs whites are a complete protein, very low in calories and contain no fat or cholesterol.  Add in your favorite chopped veggies, protein and some cheese and you have...

 

Walnut Pate’

This pate’ is great on crackers, spooned in celery, mushroom caps or endive, or in tomato stacks (recipe in notes). It’s a great appetizer, snack or light lunch. The walnuts require soaking before preparing the pate’ so plan ahead. Soaking is easy, just place the nuts in a mason jar, fill with cool water and screw on the lid. Soak for 4-6 hours. 1 cup of walnuts will yield 1 1/4 cups soaked. This recipe is from “Raw Food...

 

Lentil Soup

Not to toot my horn but I just made the best Lentil soup EVER!  It is so flavorful and yummy that it was hard to stop after one bowl - ok, maybe 1 1/2 bowls.  There is a bit of prep time involved - mostly just chopping vegetables but it’s so worth it in the end!  Here’s the recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups dry lentils, rinsed 8 cups low or reduced sodium vegetable stock (you can use water but it is not as flavorful) 1-2 medium...

 

Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart

I love fresh tomatoes. I have been known to buy a pint at the farmers market and have them eaten before I even get home. This tart captures that fresh tomato flavor, is easy to make and makes an impressive presentation for very little work. Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 4 Roma tomaotes, quartered 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled 1 tablespoon olive oil Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup fresh basil 2...

 

Chicken Meatloaf

  Growing up I hated meatloaf night - sorry Mom!  But I was put to the challenge when my husband said he had never had meatloaf (he’s from South Africa and it’s not a staple food there!) and never had seen any that looked good.  Surely if I used clean wholesome ingredients I could come up with a tasty meatloaf that we would both like!  Mission accomplished!  My husband couldn’t believe how delicious this was and my kids...

 

Ultimate BBQ Sandwich

I have never been a meat lover.  My favorite food has been salad for as long as I can remember.  Seriously, I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could.  I can’t remember the last time I’ve even had meat until this week.  By the time I finished making this BBQ sandwich there was little I could do to say no to this meal.  It’s delicious, tangy, oozing with flavor and CLEAN!  Not only do you get all this flavor...

 

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Ultimate BBQ Sandwich on Homemade Hamburger Bun One of my pet peeves is biting into a hamburger or sandwich and eating more bun then anything else.  I like to pile my burgers and sandwiches with tons of veggies and by the time I add the bun I can never smooch it down enough to fit it in my mouth.  So I decided to take measures into my own hands and make my own buns!  Ingredients: 3 cups whole wheat flour 1 package yeast 1 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp...

 

Hummus Wrap

I am a dip and sauce kind of girl.  So for me, hummus was right up my alley.  I only wish I had discovered hummus sooner as I love dipping pita chips in it for a delicious snack or using it as a base for a sandwich.  This recipe is one that I make for lunch often.  I change up the ingredients depending on what I have in my refrigerator at the time.  There is no wrong way to make this wrap - throw in your favorite veggies, add an additional...

 

Calling All Chocolate Lovers!

It doesn’t matter how little or how much I eat at dinner, I have to end my meal with something sweet.  I’m not picky so most of the time fruit does the trick.  But every now and then I need to step it up a notch and break out the heavy hitters - cookies, brownies and cake.  Not only does this recipe satisfy my sweet tooth but it is a powerhouse of nutritional benefits!  Each brownie comes packed full with the benefits of black...