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Fresh and Bold Italian Panzanella (Toasty Bread Salad)

This Italian Panzanella is full of fresh veggies, dressed perfectly in a rich, tangy dressing, and topped with the crunch of toasty bread. What’s not to love? Sometimes I just want to be a little naughty. I am not an individual that suffers from celiac disease or even a wheat […]

Italian Panzanella

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Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad

Since leaving my corporate job I have been so much busier than I thought I would be – but every minute has been filled with gratitude, peace and excitement about the future.  After 13 years in the structured day of corporate finance I expected to have anxiety with the change […]


Chunky Salsa Taco Salad and my As Seen on TV Confessions

I have a confession that is very embarrassing – and it involves this delicious Chunky Salsa Taco Salad. I’m an “as seen on TV” junkie. I’ve tried: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) here is how I would rank some the ones I’ve tried. Music Bullet 10 – […]

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Quinoa Florentine

Savory Quinoa Florentine

Savory Quinoa Florentine is a simple and elegant dish with sautéed tomatoes, caramelized onions, aromatic garlic and wilted spinach. Before I get to my Savory Quinoa Florentine recipe – I’d love to  share a few insights I’ve learned over the journey of life. Make the time to do the important things.  What are the […]


Roasted Balsamic Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Hen of the woods, bears head tooth, giant puffballs and the shaggy mane. They aren’t names of characters in a children’s book – they’re names of edible mushrooms! Ever wondered how in the world people identify edible wild mushrooms? Most of the store-bought mushrooms we eat today are grown on […]

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Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad

I’m kicking off the new CSA Season right with a Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad and a how-to video on storage and prep. Yesterday was our FIRST delivery of the CSA season and what a great start! In our bags we got squash, onions, broccoli, broccoli rabe, spinach, […]

Purple Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

This four-ingredient recipe is quick enough for any weeknight, but delicious enough to offer to company. With all the comforts of home, this Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie will everyone at the dinner table. Last Wednesday night I picked my daughter up, got home and had to make dinner. My […]


Pineapple Tomato Chimichurri over Teriyaki Tofu

Can tomato and pineapple be friends?  After tasting this recipe, I do believe they are the BEST of friends; neither overpowering the other, living in a sweet-savory harmony. And WHY would I put an Argentine chimichurri over a Japanese teriyaki? Because it works!  These flavors can go hand in hand […]

Pineapple Tomato Chimichurri over Teriyaki Tofu

Is Soy Bad for Us? Find out what I learned.

Is Soy Bad for Us? Find Out What I Learned and Enjoy a Recipe – Cajun Tofu Fingers with Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes and Creamy Spiced Mustard on the Side Cajun Fu Fingers with Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes and Creamy Spiced Mustard on the Side With this being […]


Greek Salad with Herbed Tofu Feta

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 […]


Southwest Tortilla Bake

With a severe case of writers block I resorted to asking my three year old what I should write about this Southwest Tortilla Bake and she said, “Tinkerbell.” So there you have it folks.  This dish is as good as Tinkerbell so it must be pretty damn good because Tinkerbell […]


Crunchy Kale Fattoush

I do believe I have discovered the dressing secret of my favorite salad at Mandaloun Mediterranean.  It is tart, tangy, sweet perfection and I think I figured it out by accident.  On a whim, while at the St Augustine Farmers Market I decided I would make a version of the […]


Fresh Tomato Sauce with Balsamic and Red Wine

That is it.  I’m toast.  I’ve finally made my own fresh pasta sauce and I now can never go back to jarred.  What prompted this craziness you ask? The last two times I made pasta and used a jarred sauce it was so tough to get downI actually had to […]


Spinach Caprese Salad with Sun Dried Tomato and Balsamic Vinaigrette

  There is still one more day to leave a comment to win a Table for Two!  Click here for details. ——————————————————— Hypothetically speaking you could be invited to a BBQ today and be asked to bring a salad or “whatever is easy”. Brain wracking ensues to be sure that […]