Appetizer cheesecake? MmmmHmmmm…

SAVORY SUN-DRIED TOMATO APPETIZER CHEESECAKE A little different…but when it comes to cheesecake anything is good!  This one will be a hit on your celebration tables, or at any potluck, BBQ, or picnic. For low-carb-hardly-any-calories serve with assorted cut veggies to dip.   The add-ins are really up to you.  Sub out the tomatoes for…

Could it look more healthy?!

QUINOA CORN EDAMAME SALAD It is no secret that I love quinoa and eat it every chance I get!  This salad is a re-make and a new favorite of mine – very light, summery, and fresh.  The original had barley, but quinoa is so…NOW!  I also cut the amount of corn in half, and added…

Could we get more refreshing?!

QUINOA-GRAPEFRUIT-CUCUMBER SALAD I saw the inspiration for this on another blog and had to make it.  All the flavors sounded so beautiful together, and they are! This is a light, summery salad, full of good-for-you carbs and protein from the quinoa.  With a slightly spicy dressing and undertones of fresh mint…what’s not to love?  …

BBQ-ready!

STOVE-TOP BAKED BEANS These are a little different, but so good!  Not overly sweet, but with that smokey, molassesy flavor that we expect in baked beans.  They are full of complex carbs and are the prefect compliment to your BBQed proteins. Make them ahead of time ’cause they just get better as  “leftovers”! ~~~~  …

Dinner for Your Love…

TILAPIA VERA CRUZ ASPARAGUS WITH CITRUS MAYO This dish is simple but full of flavor.  Soft, spicy fish and crisp-tender asparagus with a tangy sauce.  A nice special occasion meal that’s beautiful and impressive! ~~~~     Vegetable cooking spray 1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen tilapia, thawed if frozen One 14-ounce can diced tomatoes…

New Year…back on track…how about some protein?!

MY FAVORITE EGG SALAD Super simple…Plain Jane, no frills. This is the egg salad that I keep in the fridge to wrap in lettuce leaves or to eat with a spoon out of a bowl.  Nothing fancy.  You probably have a favorite way of making yours…this is mine. One secret that makes it super quick…

A little different – a lotta good

TUNA SALAD with EGG & CARROTS I have no idea what’s up with the neon carrots.   Just super healthy, I guess!  Anyway… Wrap this quick and flavorful salad in a crunchy lettuce leaf and grab a bag of your favorite Soy Chips for a fast and nutritious lunch. ~~~~   Two 6-ounce cans solid…

Chicken Salad with a touch of curry and lime…

CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD Never enough variations on this theme… This one is not spicy, just mellow and sorta sweet with the crispy almonds, and succulent grapes.  The flavors get more pronounced as it rests, so making it ahead is always nice. Wrapped up in some buttery lettuce leaves or on a whole grain roll for…

Autumn salad in gorgeous color…

  SWEET POTATO SALAD How pretty is that?!  And the beta-carotene practically screams at you, here! This would be great on your Holiday table…is good room temp or cold, travels well and is a great alternative to the starchier white potatoes. Flavored with toasted pecans, chewy, tangy cranberries, and lemon – it would be perfect…

Gorgeous Greens!

SPINACH CHEESE BAKE This is a beautiful way to eat your veggies!  Moist, full of flavor and good for you carbs – it’s a great side dish or a vegetarian meal on it’s own. I’ve added cooked, chopped turkey bacon to this before also, and any variety of cheese I happen to have on hand. …

Go to the Mediterranean for a change of pace…

GREEK-STYLE EGG SALAD I love egg salad – any shape and form!  My favorite way is simply with mayo, salt, pepper, and a little splenda (YES…just a pinch…brings out the flavors!) So, it’s hard for me to change when I like the status quo.  But this one sounded so good and since I no longer…