Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing 2

Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing is perfect for the beautiful, sun-drenched Florida citrus that is in season right now. It is delicious massaged into a kale salad, or even just over a bed of lettuce. Let’s Talk Trends There are TONS of 2015 trend predictions out there. Some of them I’m not so […]

Luscious Lemon Citrus Dressing

Citrus Barley

Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios 5

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 […]

The Flavor Bible

Macro Acorn Squash Bowl with Mila, Massaged Kale and Tahini Sauce

One of the best things in life is meeting new people and experiencing new things.  Last Saturday was one of the most fun and memorable.  My friend Gregg, who has been supplying me the wines for the Wine Down Wednesday posts, and his wife Kerry (I hope that is the correct spelling!) had us over […]

Greek Salad with Herbed Tofu Feta 2

The day I was reading through my VegNews magazine I happened to be relaxing on a sunny day, kicking back in a lawn chair, clad in bathing suit and floppy hat when I came across the recipe for tofu feta.  It sounded so intriguing that I got up and made […]

Blast From the Past – Carrot Top Tabbouleh Redo – with Chickpeas!

Last season I created this unexpected recipe to utilize the gorgeous tops of my fresh carrots from the farm.  I just couldn’t bear to throw them away!  Since I got a few bunches with my last pick up I had to create it once again, this time using some chickpeas to create […]


My Secret to Health and Weight Loss 1

My secret to health and weight loss is one that isn’t mainstream yet, but it’s slowly growing in popularity.  I still am amazed to find people every day that haven’t heard of it. CSA The wide variety of vegetables I receive has enabled me to get more veggies into my plant based […]

Lebanese Chickpea Balila

There is a group of girls that are my lunch friends.  The same group gets together about every other week and we typically choose sushi or, our favorite Mediterranean restaurant, Mandaloun. This is one of those hidden gems that is tucked away in a non-descript strip mall.  No one would […]

Florida Winter Potato Salad

Growing up in the Northeast was tough.  Especially since my dad kept the heat just high enough to keep the pipes from freezing. At night I slept with five blankets-when I first got in bed it was like diving into an 30 degree mountain stream. Finally by morning the bed was warm from body heat, but I couldn’t feel […]

Coconut-Banana Ice Cake with Chocolate Pecan Crust 7

Did I mention that I made my own birthday cake for my birthday last weekend? I figured eh…why not?  I wanted to try out a new recipe and I could make exactly what I was craving. Coconut, banana and chocolate. I can’t think of a better mix of flavors.  It […]

Dilled Tomato, Cucumber and Black Eyed Pea Salad 5

A while back I had done a salad with quinoa and hummus and really enjoyed the different textures and flavors in one bowl so I decided to do another version with the below salad.    I love the lemon and dill together and the addition of the black eyed peas […]

Best Veggie Pasta Salad 6

Tender pasta and marinated veggies smothered in a tangy lemon, mustard vinaigrette in this Best Veggie Pasta Salad. My new thing on Sunday (starting as of last week) is to make a different big salad for lunches instead of soup as the weather is warming up a bit.  This was my first try […]