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Soup/Salads

TROPICAL BEET SALAD

TROPICAL BEET SALAD

This healthy salad is a lovely blend of tastes and textures.  It goes great with grilled meats, so it’s perfect for summer barbecues.  I like serving it with Grilled Piri Piri Chicken or Sticky And Spicy Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks. Beets are one of the most Read More..

FRENCH WHITE BEAN SALAD

FRENCH WHITE BEAN SALAD

This quick and easy side dish packs a ton of flavor and is a refreshing change from pasta, rice, or potatoes.  I like to serve this dish beside simple proteins like Sticky And Spicy Chicken Drumsticks,  Herb Roasted Pork Loin, or an Oven Roasted Beef Read More..

ULTIMATE COBB SALAD

ULTIMATE COBB SALAD

Cobb salad is a perfect dinner salad and this Ultimate Cobb Salad uses a homemade marinade and dressing that is lower in both fat and sugar.  Tasty, healthy, and easy? Yep, this is one for the recipe box. There is something so satisfying when you Read More..

SPINACH SALAD WITH BACON DRESSING

SPINACH SALAD WITH BACON DRESSING

This simple salad recipe is a flavor powerhouse.  With the iron-rich spinach, protein from the eggs and bacon, and carbs from the stuffing mix ‘croutons’, this delicious salad is also a complete meal.  I like to serve this with a slice of Cheddar Jalapeno Bread Read More..

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

A classic Italian recipe that is hearty enough to be a full meal with a loaf of crusty bread. This soup recipe is a delicious way to warm up on a chilly day.  I like to serve this with a Fennel and Orange Salad With Read More..

FENNEL AND ORANGE SALAD WITH CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE

FENNEL AND ORANGE SALAD WITH CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE

This is one of the best salad recipes.  It is crisp, crunchy, fruity and elegant with the champagne vinegar dressing.   After the holidays and the overindulging, my body craves something clean, crunchy, and healthy.  But I get tired of eating leafy, green salads every day. Read More..

THE BEST CHEESE SOUP (adapted from the 1886 Cafe, Austin, TX)

THE BEST CHEESE SOUP (adapted from the 1886 Cafe, Austin, TX)

Warm, creamy and satisfying, this delicious, cheesy soup recipe is sure to become a family favorite.  It’s perfect to sip on a chilly evening. Garnish the soup with croutons, sliced scallions, or chopped ham or bacon.  It really deserves the title of the best cheese Read More..

AUTUMN SALAD

AUTUMN SALAD

This vegetarian salad is an easy and delicious addition to your Thanksgiving table.  With butternut squash, broccoli, arugula, dried cranberries, and walnuts, this salad is as healthy as it is pretty to look at.  Take care of your vegetarians or health-conscious friends and add this Read More..

CUBAN BLACK BEAN SOUP

CUBAN BLACK BEAN SOUP

This quick and easy Cuban Black Bean soup is healthy and packed with flavor!  This soup comes together so quickly thanks to the seasoned canned beans. The cumin, lime juice, and cilantro add a Cuban flair and freshness to the soup.  I love this dish.  Read More..

HOMEMADE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD

HOMEMADE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD

Homemade chicken caesar salad is a delicious, light dinner that is perfect for those dog days of summer.  Crisp and crunchy romaine topped with juicy, flavorful chicken, freshly made croutons, and a creamy, homemade caesar dressing takes this salad recipe to the next level. I Read More..

SOUTHWEST QUINOA SALAD WITH SPICY LIME VINAIGRETTE

SOUTHWEST QUINOA SALAD WITH SPICY LIME VINAIGRETTE

This cold quinoa salad is bursting with bright, fresh flavors and a hint of citrus and spice.  The salad can be made in advance, making it a healthy, quick and easy recipe. Eating a dish of quinoa feels so healthy.  I mean, I feel virtuous Read More..

CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

This is an easy, make-ahead salad that always gets rave reviews from everyone who tastes it.  Made with fresh, raw broccoli, scallions, raisins, and a homemade slaw dressing that is just amazing. I love this salad.  It has all the yummy elements.  It’s fresh, crisp, Read More..

CLASSIC CAPRESE SALAD

CLASSIC CAPRESE SALAD

This is a quick and easy recipe that is both impressive and delicious.  As visually beautiful as it is tasty, this classic Caprese salad is elegant in its simplicity. I adore this salad and order it whenever I see it on a menu.  I love Read More..

RED LENTIL COCONUT CURRY SOUP

RED LENTIL COCONUT CURRY SOUP

A hearty, filling, and utterly delicious one pot meal that will satisfy the vegans, vegetarians, AND carnivores in your life. It is so filling and rich, spicy and flavorful with the warm spices of curry, cumin, and cinnamon.  And the best part?  It’s a one-pot Read More..

ITALIAN CHOPPED SALAD-LA SCALA STYLE

ITALIAN CHOPPED SALAD-LA SCALA STYLE

This delicious salad is my take on the iconic Leon salad served at LaScala’s restaurant in Beverly Hills.  While on a business trip to Newport Beach, I had to make a pilgrimage to the LaScala Boutique restaurant and have one for myself.  All I can Read More..