Brie, Cranberry and Pistachio Quesadillas

I found this super easy snack in one of my new recipe books called The New Vegetarian Grill by Andrea Chesman. It’s just the right amount of sweet, salty and creamy together. You can make it indoors in a grilling pan or outside on a grill. These would make a good side dish to a salad … Continue reading

Watermelon Cooler

Did you know that watermelon is a vegetable? Did you know that it’s an anti-inflammatory food that may help with or prevent arthritis, diabetes, colon cancer, heart disease and asthma? Or that it’s a popular gift in China and Japan to bring to a host? Watermelon is refreshing, light,  and when blended with a few … Continue reading

Chai Tea Apple Pie Coffee Cake

I know it was 90 degrees and humid today but I was cool as a cucumber inside in the A/C baking and yes sir-ree Bob, I made a cake! A Chai Tea Apple Pie Coffee Cake. This was SO GOOD I had two pieces, oops! But, I rode my bike 5 miles today and planned … Continue reading

Chicken Sausage Skillet Dinner

An all in one skillet dinner for a fast and easy but tasty dinner. I really loved the taste of this and it’s 50% less fat that regular sausage. I poured mine over brown rice. Voila, dinner in no time. Ingredients:  1 tsp.- olive oil 1 package – Johnsonville Chicken Sausage with Italian Style Cheeses, cut … Continue reading


I probably won’t buy hummus for a really, really long time – that’s how many cans of chickpeas I have to use up right now… I made it tonight to top our spicy sliders we had for dinner. Simple and tasty. And here are 5 Health Benefits of Hummus you might not know. Ingredients: 1- … Continue reading

Kale Salad with Red Pepper Flakes and Parmesan

Kale has to be one of the most nutrient rich foods you can get. Full of vitamins K, A, C, Fiber, Manganese, Tryptophan, Calcium, B6, Potassium, Folate and is part of an anti-inflammatory diet. You can’t go wrong with kale. Any type of kale. Kale can be tough, fibrous and difficult to chew if eaten raw. But … Continue reading

Orange Chicken with Snap Peas, Carrots and Sesame

This is a super easy chicken and rice meal that is an all-in-one-skillet-method except for the rice. Light for summer, sweet, but not too sweet and much healthier than going out for chinese. I substituted orange juice for Bragg’s Hawaiian Dressing & Marinade. YUM! Buy your snap peas, carrots and sesame already together in the … Continue reading

Roasted Ginger Vegetable Stir-Fry

I found this recipe at the McCormick website as I was looking for something that incorporated ginger for my husband who loves anything ginger. Eat as is or mound it on top of rice. Either way, tasty and healthy. Ingredients: 1 and 3/4 cup -chicken stock 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. – corn starch … Continue reading