Summer Fig Salad

Sometimes just a simple salad with fresh ingredients makes the best meal. Add roasted chicken for a more substantial dish. Enjoy! Ingredients Mixed Baby Green and Kale Fresh Figs, quartered Shaved Parmesan Cheese Sliced Almonds Fresh Dill Champagne Vinaigrette In a large bowl, add the mixed greens, shaved parmesan, sliced almonds, and fresh dill. Add…

Lemon Asparagus Herbed Quinoa

One of my most favorite summer activities is family boat dinners. We all prep dinner in advance and pack a picnic basket… and of course a wine basket as well! This quinoa salad is served room temperature, which is ideal for a warm evening out on the boat. Ingredients 1 Cup Quinoa 1 bunch Asparagus,…

Gingered “Sushi” Salad

If you were to ask my friends where I eat the most during the week, it would be our local sushi restaurant. And if you were to ask our server there what I always order with my sushi, it would be a side of ginger dressing. I’m obsessed with it. No matter what roll we…

Garden Green Guac Bagel

Below my office is a great little juice bar that I frequent often. As their business grew, they were encouraged by their patrons to start carrying healthy lunch items. I had ventured down one day and they had just added healthy grain bagels to the menu. The girl behind the counter and I looked over…

Smoked Salmon Pesto Bite

  I had an impromptu dinner the other night. Two of my girlfriends stopped by and instead of going out as planned, we decided to hang in my kitchen with the bottle of wine we had just popped open. I opened my refrigerator to see what our options were for creating an easy, tapas dinner….

Caprese Quinoa Salad

The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, and families are gathering for summer weekends on the water. Embrace the fresh summer flavors with this healthy dish that can be made in advance. Playing with the classic flavors of a Caprese Salad – tomatoes, basil, & mozzarella,  this dish is enhanced with the…

Smoked Salmon Arugula Salad

I used to be intimidated to be in charge of making the salad. Seems silly, but it’s the truth. When I first started cooking, I often found my salads to be bland. Especially compared to my Mom’s salads (people talk about her salads). One night I was helping my Mom put dinner together, and I…

Summer Garden Chickpea Salad

Simple & healthy doesn’t mean boring & bland. This salad is easy to make, nutritious and loaded with flavor. To go with last weeks recipe, Lemon Dill Grilled Swordfish, this salad is the side dish Kelly and Jay whipped up to pair with their entrée. If you wanted to add more substance to the salad, mix with orzo…

Pesto Zoodles!

Zoodles! How can you not get excited about such a fun word? It just makes you smile. I received a spiralizer for Christmas, and I’ve been loving making these delicious and healthy “noodles” a regular in my meal rotation. The flavor is so fresh, and there are no guilty feelings when you go back for…

Garden Basil Pesto

Nothing quite says “Welcome Spring” like homemade pesto. Right from the blooming garden, freshly picked basil packs full flavor of the warmer months. Pesto can seem intimidating, but it’s just about finding the balance of ingredients and blending them all together! Adjust to your taste, and have fun with it! Ingredients 2 Cups Fresh Basil…