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Pumpkin Pie-aya (Paella)

31 Oct

Happy Halloween! Couldn’t resist a dish with pumpkin 🙂 Picture soon to follow.

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Asian Reinvention: Spaghetti & Meatballs

14 Jun

Every now and then a good ‘ol favorite needs a makeover. I transformed the Italian recognized spaghetti and meatballs into an Asian delight. Read on for the full details and recipe…

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Barbecue Must Have : Potato Salad

6 Jun

As we enter summer, most of us will be gathering with friends a bit more often, relaxing on the patio, and firing up the barbecue. This time of year screams potluck. Unfortunately, this type of fare can very easily be deemed unhealthy and lets face it… poor for our bathing suit bodies.  A few simple alterations to typical barbecue items and you’ll feel guilt-free about what you’re consuming at the next party.

 Potato salads generally are mayonnaise based and run the risk of going bad if left in the heat. This potato salad combines the natural sweetness from the potatoes with the acidity in the citrus vinaigrette. Garnished with herbs for a hint of freshness. Figure friendly, full of flavor, and safe outdoors!

Potato Salad

  • 2 sweet potatoes and 2 red potatoes cubed into small squares
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup each fresh parsley and basil
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Roast the potatoes in an olive oil seasoned pan in the oven at 400 degrees or on the grill for about 45 minutes. Toss to prevent from sticking. Meanwhile, chop the rest of the vegetables and whisk together last 4 ingredients listed to make vinaigrette. When the potatoes are softened, mix together all ingredients. Serve warm or chilled.
Click on the links below for two more barbecue fiesta replacements…

All Natural Barbecue Saucehealthy alternative to high fructose corn syrup and refined sugars

Watermelon Cocktail Saladreplace the craving for extra margaritas and mojitos with this nutritional substitute

No Nonsense Naan Pizza

18 May

Ladies wine and appetizer night… or fellas who are craving a pizza-like snack to go with their brewskys. This is the perfect meal for either occasion.

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Perfect Pasta

29 Apr

Cook once, eat multiple times. The perfect snack to munch on all week.

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