Foodie Corner

21 Ways to Eat Safer this Summer

We call Nancy Lowell our “Chef-in-Residence,” but that’s really wishful thinking. If she were, we’d be eating A LOT better! Regardless, her tips here will at least keep us eating SAFER. Here are 21 ways to keep your food safer, and your friends and family healthy during the hot summer months. Think you’re prepared? Before…

Nectarine Cherry Crumble

In their wonderful blog, Plated Stories, Jamie Schler and Ilva Beretta discuss the delicious and very versatile fruit desserts know as Crumbles, Crisps, and Bettys.    That’s the way the cookie crumbles Cookies, I believe, are the most unforgiving of all baked goods; they are, in my humble opinion, time consuming and aggravating. I speak from…

Greek Style Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

domesticdreamboat.com summer salad

Carissa Serink of domesticdreamboat.com was kind enough to share her recipe for a splendid summer salad with us. It’s a perfect dish to serve as a lunch entree or as a side with some cold chicken or sandwiches while sitting on a blanket listening to an evening concert in the park. Carissa says: Here’s another…

Skinny Kitchen BBQ Tortilla Pizza

Skinny Kitchen BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pizza

What one food would you request if you were on a desert island? Many people we know would answer that question with a resounding, “Pizza!” (Hands are raised over here.) Luckily we’re not stranded on that island, but because pizza is classically a no-no on most diets, we would probably eat it more often if…

Fabulous Desserts For Summer Entertaining

summer desserts

Karen from Baking in a Tornado is a smart woman. She knows that you can’t have a summer BBQ, picnic, pool or beach party without a fantastic dessert, so she’s offering up a melange of mouthwatering dishes for us to choose from. Make one…make them all!   If you’re anything like me you’ve looked forward…

Super Low-Calorie Honey Mustard Broccoli Slaw

Skinny Kitchen Broccoli Slaw for Memorial Day Weekend

Summer officially begins with this weekend’s Memorial Day celebration. While it is a time to reflect and remember those who gave their lives for our great country, it is also traditionally a time for families to get together…and weather permitting…grill! Here’s a terrific slaw from Skinny Kitchen that goes well with any grilled entree. Skinny…

Easy, Healthy Lemon Chicken

easy, healthy lemon chicken

    We’re not sure whether our friend Carol Cassara is a fly by the seat of her pants kind of gal, but she did come up with this simple chicken recipe awfully speedily. It’s tasty and simple. Perfect for dinner on those days when you haven’t got much prep time…you know, those days when…

The Best Easter Desserts

Karen from Bakinginatornado.com has done it again. She’s put together a group of her scrumptious dessert recipes that would be perfect for an Easter celebration. Perfect for Easter, perfect for spring, just what the Easter Bunny ordered! Spring Fever Cookies are a colorful delight. They look just like Easter Eggs, and taste divine!    …

Black Bean Beet Brownies

Black Bean Beet Brownies

Recipe courtesy of The Vegan Pact. 2 1/2 cups black beans 1 1/2 cups pitted dates, chopped 1/2 cup beet puree 1/2 cup pureed fruit or jam 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1/2 cup carob powder 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips 1 tbsp pure vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees…

Raw Blueberry Coconut Pie

Raw Blueberry Coconut Pie

Recipe courtesy of The Vegan Pact. CRUST 2 cups raw organic almonds 1 cup chopped dates, soaked for 1 hour 1 tsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp cinnamon FILLING 5 cups organic blueberries 2 bananas 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup Ground walnuts for topping Pulse almonds in a food processor until…

Spinach and Walnut Spaghetti Squash

Spinach & Walnut Spaghetti Squash

Recipe courtesy of The Vegan Pact. 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 4 cups baby spinach 2 leeks, sliced 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts 1 cup chopped dried cranberries ¼ cup pure maple syrup 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp, plus 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp organic brown sugar 1 tsp sea…

Sweet Beet Heart Risotto

Vegan Risotto

Recipe from The Vegan Pact. 2 3/4 cups vegetable broth 2 cups fruity or red wine (sangria or pinot noir are good) 4 medium beets, scrubbed and sliced 1 cup organic Arborio rice 1 cup shredded Daiya cheese (optional-makes it alot creamier though!) 1 yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped organic walnuts 4 cloves garlic,…

Guacamole for the Game

Guacamole for SUper Bowl SUnday

Super Bowl Sunday is loaded with lots of excitement, emotion, and if you’ve ever been to a Super Bowl party…calories. First you pile on the snack and finger foods, and then comes halftime…and it’s time to pile on the main course of the day. Once that’s done, you head over to a groaning board array…

Turkey Meatballs and Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto healthy dishes January Foodie Corner

Kale has definitely become the green of the month–well, the year really. And while eating it may seem like you are caving in to the food trends, this hearty green is actually very good for you. It’s packed with health-promoting sulfur compounds, and it has been found to have the greatest antioxidant capacity of all fruits…

Skinny Kitchen Chicken and Veggies Stir-Fry

Skinny Kitchen Stir Fry

The New Year brings with it many opportunities for starting over, doing better, and feeling better. Eating better is one great way to accomplish that. This Stir Fry from Nancy Fox and Skinny Kitchen is loaded with vegetables and chicken…and flavor. Precooking the chicken breast will save you time, and make the prep go that…

Peppermint Shortbread Bars

One can never have too many Christmas Cookies in their repertoire.  And one can never have too many Christmas Cookies that use Peppermint Candy in their repertoire! Risa Nye submitted this Peppermint Shortbread recipe…and if you hurry, you can whip some up just in time for Santa’s visit.         Peppermint Shortbread Bars Prep…

Butternut Squash, White Bean & Kale Stew

Whether it’s cold and rainy, cold and snowy or just gray and breezy where you are, a bowl of comforting Butternut Squash, White Bean & Kale Stew would really hit the spot. It’s loaded with veggies and beans…and it’s vegan!  Lisa Kelly submitted this recipe.  It’s hearty enough to serve as a main course or…