Recipe Review

Baked Vegan Crab Cakes – Moist and Flavorful with a Crispy Crust 6

Less fat, more flavor – these tender, baked vegan crab cakes are chock full of corn, bits of veggies and all the seafood flavor you love, nestled under a light, crispy crust. Last weekend we visited our friends Jim and Dina at their beach home for a cookout. We sat […]

Baked Vegan Crab Cakes

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Quesadilla with Avocado and Fresh Sprouts

Just think…warm and sweet butternut squash, bright, sunny lemon, nutty tahini, purple onion and wilted spinach….doesn’t that sound great for summer?  It’s wonderful even cold! This butternut squash dish was one of the recipes that Cara and I chose to make while she was in town visiting.  In addition to the tahini and olive […]

Black Bean Burgers - Florida Coastal Cooking and Wellness

Ten Minute – Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers 6

Ten Minute – Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers are simple enough to make any weeknight, and the whole family will love them!   I finally got around to trying Happy Herbivore’s super easy bean burgers.  These will now be my go-to recipe when I need something super quick and easy. […]

Brazilian Vatapá 14

In a recent episode of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain was thoroughly enjoying Brazilian Vatapá, a classic dish with African origins. Vatapá is a thick pureed seafood stew with coconut, jalapeño and peanuts and then a few variable ingredients such as breadcrumb or cornmeal, fresh lime, cilantro, tomatoes and ginger. How […]

Sesame Crusted Tilapia, a Clean Eating Magaizine Recipe Review 8

Yesterday was spent at the St Augustine Farmers Market (as that one is closer to my house than the Neptune beach one) scoring some super fresh veggies and then over to the 30th Annual St Augustine Seafood Festival.   Chris pointed out fried candy bars.  Oh my.   Huge pots of paella and salads […]

North African Chickpea Stew 12

Sweet Calabaza squash, fresh cilantro and crunchy peanuts comprise this delicious North African Chickpea Stew. Today’s Eat. Live.Be. for a better 2011 is how to get out of a rut. The only thing that works for me is to change things up and simply keep trying. Think about it, any […]

Clean Eating’s Chili Rubbed Tilapia with Banana Black Bean Salad 11

Recently I discovered Clean Eating Magazine.  I love the fresh ingredients, colorful photos, easy to read recipes and nutrition information for each.   I’m in trouble….another food magazine to love. But you will be proud of me.  Instead of hoarding the magazines until it becomes unbearable and we have to drop […]

Eating Well Indian Mango Dal

I came across another Eating Well recipe I wanted to try for my recipe swap.   When I saw the photo and read more I knew I had to try it.  I love Indian spices and thought it would be perfect paired with the sweet mango.  The fact that a 1 cup serving is less than 200 […]

Eating Well Paprika Shrimp and Green Bean Sauté

This past weekend was very busy and very fun.  Saturday was the highlight as I got out to the beach and then for dinner, drinks and dancing with the girls (photos to follow). Last night we had a lovely BBQ of grilled shrimp, veggies and corn after Chris got home from […]