Grilled Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta with Tofu Feta 10

You can’t go wrong with crunchy, grilled bread, tangy balsamic vinegar and ripe tomatoes. My Grilled Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta with Tofu Feta is the perfect way to wow-the-pants-off your dinner guests. This is one of those recipes that you want to hoard and gobble up all by yourself. But you won’t. Because […]

Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta

Italian Panzanella

Fresh and Bold Italian Panzanella (Toasty Bread Salad) 2

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 […]

Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad 1

Healthy, fresh and raw with all the colors and flavors of the rainbow – you’ll love my Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad. Luscious Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Crunchy Rainbow Salad Since leaving my corporate job I have been so much busier than I thought I […]

Luscious Lemon Olive Oil

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Chunky Salsa Taco Salad and my As Seen on TV Confessions 9

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 – […]

Savory Quinoa Florentine 1

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 […]

Quinoa Florentine

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Roasted Balsamic Mushrooms and Tomatoes 2

Woodsy, meaty, delicious little bites of heaven. Soaking in a dash of sweet, tangy balsamic vinegar. You might hear angels sing when you bite into 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 […]

Purple Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad

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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, […]

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie 6

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 […]

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

Pineapple Tomato Chimichurri over Teriyaki Tofu

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 […]

Is Soy Bad for Us? Find out what I learned. 1

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 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 […]

Wine Down Wednesday – Rustic Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup

Florida Coastal Cooking Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegan dish paired with two different wines from Broadbent Selections.  To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. In this case we look at the rich, […]

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 […]

Southwest Tortilla Bake 1

This Southwest Tortilla Bake is one of our family’s standby recipes. Everyone loves it and it’s super simple to put together after a long day. Rich tomato sauce, flavorful, mild Southwest seasoning and hearty burger “meat” blend together for a hearty meal. With a severe case of writers block I […]

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 3

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 […]