Tuscan Chicken with Asparagus and Artichokes

My Tuscan flavored chicken is a promise that Spring has arrived or at least is in our not too distant future! Asparagus, artichokes, leeks and chives play starring roles in this yummy one pot chicken dish, served over orzo and served with a bright chard and romaine salad sprinkled with pea shoots and simply dressed in vinaigrette! Just delicious! […]

Cod, Clams and Calamari

A saffron infused tomato seafood broth full of cod fish, clams or mussels and calamari served over linguine! It just doesn’t get any better than this! This simple seafood dish is so simple to prepare, full of flavor and nutrition and is so satisfying! 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced […]

Spicy Clam and Corn Chowder

This tomato based clam chowder gets it’s kick from a few slices of Italian salami such a Genoa, sopressa or pepperoni. Corn kernels and golden potatoes fill out this main dish chowder, uniquely seasoned with pasillo pepper, cumin and oregano; this is a satisfying supper! My Spicy Clam and Corn Chowder is a fusion dish combining flavors of […]

Tuna Pasta Salad with Fatoush Dressing

This is a simple tuna pasta salad with Mediterranean flare, enormous flavor and nutrition! Perfect to celebrate the coming of Spring, the Vernal Equinox and warmer days to come!     8 oz medium pasta shells, cooked al dente 3 cans olive oil packed tuna, drained 1 bag frozen organic peas 1 cup chopped organic celery 2-3 […]

Heirloom Bean Chili with Winter Squash and Collards

It’s still all about comfort food here in the North! Dreams of warmer days to come are realized with a bit of south of the border are in this warming chili recipe, spiked with Mexican chili peppers! Heirloom beans, heritage beef and the addition of winter squash and greens make my chili super nutritious! First make the beans: […]

Chestnut Beans and Wild Mushroom Soup- Winter Pasta Fazul

A nutrient filled earthy vegetarian soup loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals and fabulous flavor! Chestnut beans, also known as Christmas limas, have creamy but firm texture and produce a flavorful broth when cooked with olive oil and aromatic vegetables. Add some short pasta and a package of dried wild mushrooms and the result is a healthy, […]

Mediterranean Spiced Short Ribs

Like all of us in the Midwest and Eastern states, we are not even near lighter fare! Comfort food is still on the menu with these colder climes, so braised short ribs for Sunday Supper seems so right today!! Dreaming of warm Mediterranean breezes, these English cut short ribs from heritage beef raised at our local CSA […]

Minted Israeli Couscous with Fried Eggs

I usually make more food than can be eaten in one sitting, and that’s a good thing; because reinventing healthy meals from left over dishes is a great time saver for those of us with extremely busy lives. It is also a great way to experiment with nutritionally sound ideas that have exceptionally healthy and delicious results!! Making […]

Minted Israeli Couscous

Minted Israeli Couscous This versatile dish can be used as a side dish, a salad or a stand alone vegetarian meal! Loaded with nutritious artichokes, onions, sweet peppers, parsley, tomatoes and olives, this bright dish is packed with vitamins and minerals; keeping with my theme that nutritious food can be a gourmet delight to both […]

Middle Eastern Bean Salad

A simple, delicious and very nutritious salad just filled with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and flavor! In a large bowl mix together: 1 can organic fava beans(Westbrae) 1 can organic garbanzo beans 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped 1/2 pint organic grape tomatoes 1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced 1 cup chopped celery […]

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