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Chilled Polenta Cakes with Basil Pesto and Fresh Tomatoes 4

The perfect summer appetizer, Chilled Polenta Cakes with Basil Pesto and Fresh Tomatoes, features aromatic basil and fresh, vine ripened tomatoes. A refreshing chilled appetizer for warmer weather that’s naturally plant-based / vegan. When my husband Chris and I got our first house we thought we were hot stuff. We […]

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Wine Down Wednesday – Rustic Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup

Creamy, delicious and smoky, this Rustic Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup is an incredible recipe featuring vine-ripened tomatoes. Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegan dish, Rustic Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup, paired with two different wines from Broadbent Selections. To pair wines with a meatless […]

Rustic Roasted Tomato Soup

Florida Coconut Thai Fish Packets

I will admit there are days I look in my fridge and no inspiration comes. Ha who are we kidding, that’s almost every day. But yesterday, inspiration struck in the form of parchment paper packets.  I found the basic recipe in Clean Eating, but chose to use my dad’s fresh […]


Spinach Caprese Salad

Spinach Caprese Salad with Sun Dried Tomato and Balsamic Vinaigrette 10

Next time you’re invited to a BBQ, bring this Spinach Caprese Salad with Sun Dried Tomato and Balsamic Vinaigrette, and bask in the compliments. Hypothetically speaking you could be invited to a BBQ today and be asked to bring a salad or “whatever’s easy”. Brain wracking ensues to be sure […]