Category: Healthy

Recipes that are good for you.

Comfort, Healthy, Recipes

The Secret to Baked Chicken

When I search google for the words “chicken recipes,” more than 1 million results are returned. With all these recipes out there, why do we still experience dry, flavorless, baked chicken? Here’s the secret – you need to brine your chicken breast in much the same way that you brine your turkey in preparation for […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Mussels with Wine and Herbs

We are so lucky to have a local market that provides fresh mussels from the cold waters of New England. Yesterday, my husband was lamenting that he hasn’t had mussels in a while. He spent summers on PEI in Canada and was super spoiled by the abundance of fresh seafood available there. A pound of […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes, Vegan

Very Vegetable Soup

It’s Saturday and time to clean out the refrigerator before I head off to the market. As I scan the vegetable bin, I see I have some carrots, bok choy, kale, celery and onion that need a home. I cleaned and chopped the vegetables, added some garlic, spices, vegetable broth, cooked for an hour and […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Spicy Chickpea Stew

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from the New York Times Cooking site; one of my favorite recipe websites. My very first cookbook was Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. My second cookbook was The New York Times 60-Minute Gourmet. The New York Times never disappoints in terms of innovative, creative and delicious recipes. My version of […]

Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Salmon with Bok Choy and Snow Peas

Roasted Salmon last night turned into Salmon with steamed bok choy and snow peas today. The combination is healthy and tastes magical. This was quick and easy to prepare. I had just enough bok choy and snow peas left over from my Chicken Pho. Bok Choy is also known as chinese cabbage. It has a […]

Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes, Vegan

Raspberry Cucumber Salad

Sometimes a recipe just reveals itself while I am scanning the refrigerator for a healthy choice. This combination of flavors is fresh and full of balanced flavors. From the English cucumber to the crisp celery, sweet apples and plump raspberries it is certain to become a favorite. The avocado provides healthy fat; no need to […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Butternut Squash Turkey Chili

This chili recipe combines the best of butternut squash with cinnamon and the spicey, savory flavors of chili powder and cumin. Use half the package of ground turkey to make the Turkey Meatball recipe. Many of the ingredients are similar so this is the perfect recipe pair to prepare in a single afternoon. This recipe […]

Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes, Vegan

Lemon Myrtle, Pear and Arugula Salad

When I visited my niece in Melbourne, Australia, she prepared this salad for me and it was spectacular. In fact the entire meal was wonderful and she cooked and assembled everything in the small kitchen of her historic home. The star of this recipe is Lemon Myrtle. Lemon Myrtle is an Australian super food. It […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Spicy Black Bean Saute

Expand the variety in your menu plan by adding legumes. These include lentils, black beans, kidney beans, peas, chickpeas, soybeans, navy beans and peanuts. They are an excellent source of vitamin B, fiber and protein. If you are considering a planted based diet, then you must use legumes to round out your nutrition. This Black […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Lentil Stew

My grandmother smothered lentils with carrots, brown sugar and cinnamon. That’s the way I learned to love lentils but not so good for a healthy start the year right diet plan. The dish was creamy, savory and delicious. Here’s one of my healthy lentil recipes. And by the way, a tablespoon of cooked lentils has […]