Eat healthy without the fuss--or the meat.
This makes a great side dish, but once the kids try it, it will become their main dish. The directions were made simple enough for a ten year old or a real beginner cook wanting to go beyond take-out or boxed dinners. Great for pot luck dinners too.
Fast and easy gazpacho for hot summer days. Top with cilantro and tortilla chips.
This chocolate syrup recipe is made with raw organic agave nectar and unprocessed cocoa, which is great for diabetics and health conscious consumers wanting to avoid sugar, corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners. This syrup is great on ice cream, in coffee, and any recipe that calls for chocolate syrup!
Chilled coconut milk and honeydew with an infusion of mint and melon liqueur makes a delightful start to a meal. Served in a chilled small soup cup and garnished with a sprig of peppermint. Every time it gets wows! Volume varies with the size of the melon. I use 5-ounce servings.
This is a filling and tasty dish that can either serve as a unique starchy side or, along with a vegetable dish, a good vegetarian meal.
This recipe will make great hard boiled eggs.
Another variation of the classic American pickled egg.
A colorful alternative that tastes as good as it looks. Even better the next day.
I have boiled, roasted and grilled more tomatoes, peppers and garlic trying to find the perfect salsa I get my favorite Mexican restaurant. While I came up with some pretty good salsas, this is finally it. The color and consistency tipped me off as to where I was going astray. And while I had to move away from the fresh tomatoes, it was worth it.
English muffin pizzas are the ultimate between-meal snack. Ready in minutes and always tasty.
This is an American take on Venezuelan "perico" - scrambled eggs.
This is a classic three bean salad that is good for vegetarians, and meat eaters alike. My four year old will eat it, and she is not crazy about beans. So we named it after her. Allow your three bean to chill and marinate in the refrigerator for up to six hours, you can of course eat this right away. I however find that it is much better after it has had time to soak in all the flavors of the “dressing”.
This is a zesty and rich version of a bean salsa. I make this to take to work for potluck carry-ins and it has always been a favorite.
This is a fresh salsa mix that is easy and takes only minutes! Great with chips, or on tacos, in burritos, etc.
Black-eyed peas bring a Southern flair to a Latin favorite.
A very quick, simle and tasty salad to meat dishes.
This is my vegan rendition of an old New Orleans classic, I was told these beans and rice were the real thing by four representatives of an old Creole community in New Orleans. Try for yourself.
This version of guacamole has a fresh taste and a bit of a bite.
A hearty, high protein, vegetarian salad for fellas on a diet. Good flavor here from feta cheese and lemon juice.
Load up your skillet with fresh veggies and Southwestern flavors for a slightly spicy and very healthy dinner.