Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing

I made this salad tonight from my July issue of Better Homes and Gardens and it was superb. Really. Light, flavorful, creamy and crisp. Perfect for a hot weather meal. It whips up in a snap and is filling to boot. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 pound- uncooked shrimp with or without the tail (next time I … Continue reading

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

We used to go to a Mexican restaurant called Don Tequila’s when we lived in Ohio. We enjoyed their Mexican Shrimp Cocktail so much that one of the servers gave me the ingredients list once. Not the amount of each ingredient, just the ingredient. I never made it until yesterday, and what I came up … Continue reading

Mushroom Soup (vegan and dairy free)

  I’ve recently found out that I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. It’s an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks the thyroid gland. And on top of that, I’ve found out I’m allergic to dairy. If you’ve been here since the beginning, (exactly 135 posts ago), you can see from the very beginning that I’ve never eaten … Continue reading

Pomegranate, Pear and Pistachio Salad

It’s funny how the weather affects my taste buds. The warmer it gets the lighter I like to eat. Are you like that too? I made this the other day when it was a beautiful sunny day with a high of about 80 degrees. It’s a refreshing, crispy, sweet and savory flavor that will wake … Continue reading

Mexican Quinoa Bowl

We probably eat quinoa several times a week. It’s so versatile you can really do just about anything you can dream up with it. I’ve made it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time. It’s a complete protein and super healthy to eat when looking for protein options as a vegetarian. I love anything Mexican, … Continue reading

Eggs Benedict Florentine

This is my version of the Eggs Florentine that First Watch makes. I get it every time we go, so I started making it at home. I leave off the English muffin for low carb, gluten free, but you can add it if you want. A go-to- meal in our house when we want something quick, easy … Continue reading

Black Beans and Polenta

Polenta is corn meal grits and is something I’ve been experimenting with as of late. You can find it in a roll or buy the bulk cornmeal in a bag. For this recipe, I made my own with the bagged kind and water. It was a bit harder to get it to stay in a … Continue reading

Buddha Bowl

I wasn’t going to post this because it’s more of a concoction than a recipe, but my husband convinced me that lots of people need something simple and healthy to throw together in a pinch and this is one of our “go to” meals. This is the perfect meal to make when you have a crisper … Continue reading

4th of July Recipe Ideas for Your Celebration!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes the foods that come with certain celebrations leave a lot to be, well… celebrated. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good grass-fed, organic burger with all the trimmings like pasta and potato salads but what if you want something other than the usual sides? How about a … Continue reading

Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms

Sometimes I just want breakfast for dinner, but instead of plain ole eggs n bacon, I made these. Thanks to Pinterest for the never ending ideas when I am plumb out of them. Super easy, really tasty and good for you too. Hope you like them as much as we did. Ingredients: 4- eggs 1- … Continue reading