Soups, Salads, and Sides

Curry Chicken Salad

The curry spice, the sweetness of the apple and cranberries and the crunch of the cashews combine to make this chicken salad so delicious and flavorful!!  This dish would be perfect for a light lunch with a side of veggies but is hearty enough to serve as a dinner entree.  Serve over fresh greens for a beautiful […]

May 18, 2021 0 comment
Chicken Coconut Curry Soup

Just imagine a pot of this chicken curry soup simmering on your stovetop and the curry smells filling your kitchen!  Whether you are a curry lover or have never tried a curry dish in your life, give this soup recipe a try.  I promise you will not be disappointed.  When you dish up a bowl, all the […]

February 13, 2021 0 comment
Roasted Eggplant Spread/Dip

A few days ago I happened to be channel surfing and I landed on the Food Network channel.  (Let’s face it, there are limited choices out there.)  Trisha’s Southern Kitchen was on and her guest was Nadia Comaneci (the olympic Romanian gymnast).  Nadia was preparing a traditional Romanian Eggplant salad/spread.   Well, for some reason […]

January 22, 2021 0 comment
Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad

You might think this salad is more suited for a summer-time potluck but I tend to disagree.  It’s a great way to get fresh vegetables into your diet any time of the year.  It checks all the boxes; crunchy, creamy, sweet or tart (depending on what type of apple you choose), and most importantly, healthy! […]

January 11, 2021 0 comment
Coconut Curry Cauliflower Rice

A curry side dish that is not only healthy and delicious but is quick and easy as well.  The flavors will compliment any protein dish perfectly.  The vibrant colors add eye appeal for that beautiful finishing touch to your plate.   Ingredients: 12 oz bag of frozen cauliflower rice, thawed ½ cup frozen peas ½ […]

October 16, 2020 0 comment
Loaded Cold Tuna Salad

The hot days of July call for a lunch that is light, refreshing and doesn’t involve turning on your oven.  This tuna salad checks all of  those boxes and is quick and easy to boot!!   Perfect for summer and can be made ahead of time as well.    Instructions: 3 cans of sustainably caught tuna (drained) […]

July 6, 2020 0 comment
Grain-Free (Keto) Bread

This might be one of the easiest bread recipes to make, not to mention one of the best tasting.  If you do not have psylium husk in your pantry, it might be a good idea to invest in some (Amazon is easiest).  Also, let’s briefly mention the paleo flour.  I have it in some of […]

May 22, 2020 0 comment
Baked Mediterranean Artichoke Hearts with Goat Cheese

When someone says, “artichokes”, what’s the one dish that comes to mind?  Spinach artichoke dip, right?  Yummy, but definitely not something you should be serving as your vegetable side for dinner.  Artichoke hearts are one of those vegetables that seems to get lost in the vegetable shuffle mainly because most of us don’t know what to […]

March 6, 2020 0 comment
Italian Turkey and Vegetable Soup

Did you know there was a National Soup Day?  Yep, February 4th was officially National Homemade Soup Day!   Of course, I think every day is a great day to celebrate soup.  And the best thing, even an “average” cook can pull off a great soup!  There are just a few notes I would like […]

February 26, 2020 0 comment
Paleo Flour

Paleo flour is a combination of  gluten-free and grain-free flours that can be used to replace all-purpose flour in your baking.   It  can of course be purchased at various stores and online but it is super easy to whip up a batch!  I use this in some of my baked goods and it really […]

December 2, 2019 0 comment