Egg Pillows on Tomato Beds

Sometimes you just need to introduce a little fun into breakfast. Egg Pillows, these are the healthy eaters. Healthy eaters, these are Egg Pillows. Introductions over, now on with the fun! 2 simple eggs are transformed into soft and fluffy clouds that lay on a bed of sliced tomatoes and melted cheese. Top them off with a little crispy prosciutto and you have a party, a pajama party if you are still in your PJ’s. Kristy Ingredients: 2 large...

 

Confetti Slaw with Orange-Chili Dressing

Everyone is a critic when it comes to cole slaw. Have you noticed that? I have. If you mention a restaurant or deli the response is often “they have the best slaw or the worst slaw or the slaw is too tangy, sweet, wet, dry” you name it. I like slaw of almost any kind, sweet and creamy or with a tangy vinaigrette but here is a new slaw that has a little bit of everything. Its crunchy, tangy, sweet and spicy too. I really love it and...

 

Hummus Wrap with Green Goddess Hummus

I am a dip and sauce kind of girl.  So for me, hummus is right up my alley.  I only wish I had discovered hummus sooner as I love dipping Baked Pita Chips in it for a delicious snack or using it as a base for a sandwich.  This recipe is one that I make often for lunch.  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, top with...

 

Fig Glazed Chicken Saute

Now that I have ventured into the land of figs and tasted how delicious they are in our All Natural Fig Spread, I have been looking for any and every excuse to use it. I even made Whole Wheat English Muffins the other morning just to slather the spread on. Here is a really quick and easy recipe that I came up with after consulting The Flavor Bible for some compatible ingredients for figs. It might be quick and easy but it looks and tastes...

 

Farmers Market Quiche

I call this quiche Farmers Market Quiche because it is made with all the wonderful standard fare market items. Corn, tomatoes, onions, peppers and potatoes. You might be thinking, another quiche. Ho-hum. Two things about this quiche make it stand out, the crust is made of thinly sliced potatoes and the filling is made with a creamed corn and egg mixture with a touch (or more) of Sweet Heat Chili Sauce. I have made many quiches and eaten many...

 
Grilled Avocado, Shrimp and Rice Salad

Grilled Avocado, Shrimp and Rice Salad

Caramelized avocados take this salad from ordinary to extraordinary. The ingredients are simple but the outcome is a delicious combination of textures and flavors of bright citrus, nutty rice, salty shrimp and sweet creamy avocado. This is a quick and easy gluten free meal for a hot summer night or any night. Kristy Ingredients: 1 avocado, removed from shell and sliced into quarters 2 green onions 1/2 cup uncooked bay shrimp or any small shrimp 1/2...

 

Quinoa Patties with Peanut Ginger Dipping Sauce

I recently had a reader email me with a request for a flavorful, gluten free, vegetarian alternative to meat based burgers.  She wanted to be able to have the ‘burger’ feel without the meat and gluten.  I googled around to see what was out there and came across this recipe from Whole Foods.  It wasn’t gluten free but I knew I could easily change that and based on the reviews it was a little lacking in flavor.  I played around...

 

Crunchy Apple and Cabbage Salad

So you want to add more cruciferous vegetables to your diet but you don’t really like brocolli, cauliflower or brussel sprouts? Well then, have some cabbage. Crunchy cabbage, tart apples, a dressing both sweet and tart and a few extra good things thrown in will make anyone a cruciferous vegetable lover. The nutritional components of this salad, cabbage, cherries, and pecans are especially healthy for men but really are good for everyone. Kristy Ingredients: 1...

 

Ahi Tuna Salad

This salad’s inspiration came to me from a chicken salad I would get at a local deli in Michigan where I used to live. While you can make it with chicken I prefer tuna for the high omega-3 fatty acid, and not tuna from a can but a nice bright red piece of ahi tuna cooked with lemon to add a bright freshness to the entire salad. Grapes and toasted walnuts are added along with a wonderful mayonnaise replacement and there you have it, a tuna...

 

Tomato Quinoa Salad

This salad is so simple yet so tasty and most important, good for you, especially men. Cooking the tomatoes slightly boosts the lycopene and really brings out their flavor. Any type of tomato can be used in this salad but since I had some beautiful heirloom tomatoes on hand I used them for this recipe. This is a great side dish that pairs well with just about any main dish you are serving or by itself as a light lunch served with crispy slices of...