Category Archives : Appetizer


A Fresh Take on Old Favorites – Two Bagel Toppings! Curried Cashew Hummus and Curried Cashew Cream Cheese

Two Bagel Toppings! Curried Cashew Hummus and Curried Cashew Cream Cheese Remember some of the diets of the past? Go fat free, they said.  Peanut butter was the devil, nuts were off limits and you couldn’t even LOOK at an avocado. (Be still my heart.) (Don’t even get me started on […]

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Maple Ginger Creamy Carrot Soup with Pecans

Maple Ginger Creamy Carrot Soup with Pecans

 Carrots are such a happy and versatile little vegetable – crunchy and sweet.  They are perfect for both savory and sweet dishes and can be eaten any which way – raw, roasted, baked into carrot cake or in creamy soups like this! The best part….NO cream.  An immersion blender will […]


Cauliflower, Asparagus and Dill Soup

I was sitting in the salon chair leafing through magazines last Friday at my hair appointment when I came across a variation of this soup in this month’s Martha Stewart Living. The funny thing is that I also happened to be at my CSA/Farm Share – Vivian is one of […]

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Warm Fruited Quinoa

Warm Fruited Quinoa

Warm Fruited Quinoa – a simple and divine mixture of soft, warm quinoa, flavorful olive oil, sweet dates and raisins, a crunch of walnuts and a touch of sea salt. Olive oil, various fruits, nuts and warm spices are typical in Moroccan cuisine – so here I did a twist on […]


Mini Chocolate Chip Oat Bites and a Giveaway!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO SUZANNE HIGBY! You are the winner of the FIVE FREE smoothies, juices, wraps or sandwiches at Native Sun Natural Foods Stores. Please go to the Baymeadows location to pick up your gift cards and mention that you are the winner of the Florida Coastal Cooking Giveaway. Pin this […]

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Broccoli Stem Salad with Creamy Garlic Tarragon Sauce

Broccoli Stem Salad with Creamy Garlic Tarragon Sauce – Don’t Throw Those Broccoli Stems Away!

How many times do we throw food away and not think about it? According to the EPA “More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste (MSW). In 2010 alone, more than 34 million tons of food waste was generated, with only three percent […]


Citrus Barley

Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios

Living in Florida is such a blessing.  Not only was I able to take my cream colored Labrador, Tally for a walk yesterday without a jacket on (a fact I can really appreciate from growing up in Massachusetts), but the citrus trees are all heavy with fruit – including my […]


Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Ready to get a little crazy? How about THIS instead of your same old green bean casserole? Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? According to one of my favorite websites, World’s […]

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Vegan Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Dip for a Clean Eating Cocktail Party

It’s a Clean Eating Cocktail Party at Cara’s Cravings! Recently my dear friend Cara invited me to join a cocktail party over at her place, www.carascravings.com.  Of course I said, absolutely! She got a bunch of us health food bloggers together and asked us to share a recipe we would […]