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Crunchy Spinach Salad with Wild Rice & Jicama

Serving for one fabulous person - YOU! Spinach is loaded with antioxidants and benefits eye health and helps reduce blood...

Hump Day Recipe: Red Quinoa and Pioppini Mushroom Bowl

Red Quinoa and Pioppini Mushroom Bowl 2 cup cook quinoa 2 cups pioppini (or brown mushrooms) 2 cups Kale flowers…

5 Ways to Make Delicious Blini Appetizers in Under 10 Minutes

This elegant yet simple appetizer is the perfect beginning to a relaxing and busy-free evening. Blinis are sold at…

Happy Hump Day! Zucchini Grain Bowl

This is the perfect mid-summer dinner. Light, full of healthy protein and carbohydrates and lots of flavor. It’s a great…

Happy Hump Day! Spaghetti Squash Vegetable Pasta Bowl

Makes two servings This is a delightfully vegetarian mid-week meal that has big bang for its prep-bucks! Its great the…

Happy Hump Day! Summer Peach and Goat Cheese Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

4 Servings Vinaigrette 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar) 1 tablespoons sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar) 1…

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cilatro Avocado Salsa

This is one of my summer favorites. Its fast and easy and makes a delicious next day salad. Enjoy and…

Happy Hump Day! Grilled Naan Pizza

This is a terrific mid-week easy and fast meal. I use a combination of some type of protein with additional…

Backyard Lemonade with Vodka Floaters

The vodka floaters keep it cool and give this summer favorite a zip! The simple syrup can be added by…

Tuscan Beans with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sautéed Greens

Tuscan Beans with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sautéed Greens 6 Servings 2 cups uncooked Tuscan white beans — Great Northern…

Herb de Provence Turkey UNBurger

The taste of rosemary, lavender and thyme pop while the wild rice and goat cheese give the burger texture and…

Happy Hump Day! Roasted Beets Recipe

Ingredients 6 red or orange beets 6 tablespoons olive oil 6 teaspoons herb de provence coarse sea salt Directions Preheat…

Happy Hump Day! Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

This warm and comforting soup is perfect for a mid-week meal. It also has a certain elegance that makes it…

Happy Hump Day! Savory Lentils Benedict

This delicious recipe satisfies all my cravings for a Sunday brunch indulgence. It’s a new and yummy twist on the…

Happy Hump Day! Italian Parsley Pesto

With summer over, and fresh basil limited, my go to flavor enhancer is this easy quick pesto. Ingredients are available…

Happy Hump Day! Sweet Potato Fries

This is a super easy flavor enhancer to any meal. Serve on the side our as the main entrée with…

Happy Hump Day! Grilled Pork with Spicy Chickpeas

This is one of my favorites and makes great next day add-ons to salads or grains. The pork chops are…

Happy Hump Day! Grilled Shrimp with Melon Salsa

Summer is coming to a close, but there is still enough good grilling weather left to try out this yummy…

Spinach & Stone Fruit Salad with Skewered Mahi Mahi

Stone fruit is in full season and the star of the market fruit stands. In this summer recipe I toss…

Happy Hump Day! Watercress and Raspberry Salad

The firm and tender watercress is everywhere in the markets right now so take advantage of this beautiful peppery green.…

Happy Hump Day! Fava Beans and Pioppini Mushrooms

These little emerald gems paired with velvety mushrooms are a tasty summer delight! The beans are a bit time intensive,…

Happy Hump Day! Sprouted Lentils with Avocado and Goat Cheese

This is a delicious and nutrition side dish or main dish. I made it this weekend and served it with…

Happy Hump Day! Yvonne's Favorite Midweek Summer Dinners

It’s HUMP DAY Dinner… Dining Al Fresco! This glorious greens dinner is one of my summer favorites! It is the…

Summer Beets

6 servings Ingredients 6 golden fresh beets 6 Tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil Pinch of coarse salt for each beet…

Arugula & Avocado Salad

This is a light salad, but provides loads of vitamins rich in antioxidants. Serves 2 Ingredients 3 cups arugula leaves-…

Oven Roasted Grape Tomatoes

These little jewels are a delicious flavor enhancer for pizza, paninis, pastas and salads. The dry roasting intensifies the natural…

Kale & Almond Smoothie

1/2 banana 1 quarter apple 1 cup frozen organic chopped kale 1 teaspoon almond butter 1 scoop Whole Foods vanilla…

Herb Blanched Asparagus with Heirloom Tomato and Balsamic Kumquat Reduction

This is another simply gourmet dish that is perfect as an accompaniment to fish, pork, chicken or meat. It is…

Oven Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Thyme Mayonnaise

Artichokes have many lives. They are simple to prepare and have an endless array of uses. They can be boiled…

Tuscan White Beans with Plum Tomatoes and Sugar Benas

This is a simple salad that is delicious serve warm or room temperature. It makes a great lunch on the…

Pan Roasted Root Vegetables

Choose your favorite root vegetables, and don’t spend a lot of time prepping — I throw my onions and garlic…

Spiced Sautéed Pears over Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Shaved Chocolate

Simple, fast and beautiful. I like to serve this on a large red soup dish, giving it a dramatic look…

Quick Aioli

Aioli is known as the “Sunshine of Provence”… It is warm, pungent and always a flavor boaster to any dish.…

Tomato Basil Pistou

Pistou is paste in French, and as any flavor enhancer, the possibilities are endless. I use this one on my…

Aunt Glady's Pepper Jelly

If you have not met my Aunt Glady, take a look at the Around The Table article titled Aunt Glady’s Knickers.…

Panini Pocket of Braised Pork Tenderloin with Lazy Carrots and Watercress

These mini grilled sandwiches are meant to add a bit of texture and flavor to a meal. So be sure…

Creamy Vegetable Soup without Cream

Roasted Root Vegetables make this soup pop and you make it so fast! Top with Big Croutons and enjoy with…

Pan Roasted Hens with Pancetta and Lemons

This “One Dish Delish” is elegant, full of protein and low in fat. The pancetta gives a savory flavor while…

Potato Leek Soup wtth Pancetta and Roasted Shallots

Growing up, this was my favorite soup. I’ve changed it a bit over the years and enjoy it more and…

Rigatoni with Fresh Basil Pear Tomatoes and Garlic

There is nothing like the perfume of fresh basil growing in your garden or on your grocer’s shelf to announce…

Creamy Soups (without Cream!)

You will be amazed at how many variations this one technique will provide. By using Roasted Root Vegetables, you can…

Homemade Chili

The autumn days are upon us. Break out your woolly sweaters and Uggs. It’s time to get cozy and enjoy…

Braised Chicken Breast in Tomato and Aromatic Vegetables

This dish is terrific the next day for lunch, appetizers, or just warmed up again! Cooking Category: Mid Week Skill…

Baby Greens with Edible Flowers and Blackberry Vanilla Vinaigrette

This simple salad is crisp, beautiful and delicious! The edible flowers add an exotic earthy flavor; while the vinaigrette’s slightly…

Spaghetti Squash Pancake with Fuji Apples and Watercress Salad

The crisp texture of the spaghetti squash softens this classic combination of apple, cheese and toasty nuts. The watercress and…

Garden Turkey Burger

The combination of veggies and nuts along with the rice and chicken give you a whole meal deal in one…

Caesar Salad with Seared Prawns, Artichoke Hearts, and Baby Shitake

I call this “Hail Caesar” because it is so full of flavor it makes you want to shout! Prep Time: 15…

Atlantic Cod with Fresh Citrus Salsa and Basil Greens

This dish sings the beginning of summer! The sweet juice of fresh ruby grapefruit, pineapple and navel orange dance a…

Big Kid Burger

Don’t hassle with the cheese order, just make it with the cheese inside. Less mess, quicker and oh so yummy!…

Vanilla 'Gelato' Orange Cups with Citrus Peaches

Gelato is Italian ice cream, with a few differences… First, it has considerably less fat, about 20% less. Second, it…

Melon Tarragon Salsa

This sweet summer salsa is delicious with any poultry or seafood. Serve on toasted bread rounds with crab or shrimp…

Parsley Lemon Grilled Prawns

This super easy prawn recipe is a perfect combo served with Summer English Pea & Fennel Salad, and Melon Tarragon…

Summer English Pea and Fennel Salad

Simple, fast and fresh. Low in calories and packed with the taste of summer. Perfect with poultry, seafood or tossed…

Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Heirloom Tomatoes

So simple and the halloumi cheese takes on a salty taste and meaty texture, complementing the acidic and sweet taste…

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