Ricotta Spinach Cups – a gorgeous little appetizer

RICOTTA-SPINACH CUPS Pretty little bites, just right for a quick lunch with a crisp green salad.  They can also be used as appetizers for any party.  Guests will adore these and most of the work can be done ahead. Pre-bake the wrappers and store them in an airtight container once cool.  Make the filling and…

Beans…the more you eat…the more – healthy you get.

KIDNEY BEAN BURGERS Okay…some of us may toot…but they’re still super healthy! I like to use them in lots of ways – although simply in a bowl with a little butter and spices is fantastic – and these burgers were really good. With added ground nuts to up the protein, the carbs are complex and…

Fluffy Falafel…and an easy Tzatziki!

FALAFEL with TZATZIKI I eat fairly low carb, and the carbs I do eat usually come from veggies and a lot of beans.  I LOVE BEANS! This recipe is a great vegetarian dish for when you’re tired of meat or just want something a little different.  It gives a very soft patty, but  it holds…

High fiber…high flavor…good for you carbs!

CURRIED LENTILS A great vegetarian dish by itself…or add some ham, turkey, even beef to it and kick up the protein even more. This thickens as it sets for a day or so and is hearty for a quick lunch. Make up a pot of fragrant Basmati rice to ladle it over for your family…

Creamy Broccoli Chowder – comfort in a bowl.

CREAMY BROCCOLI CHOWDER This chowder is one that I turn to a lot, especially when I want a soothing and substantial meal. You can swap the broccoli for any other vegetable.  The cheese is optional and gives a completely different taste.  The carbs come from the garden vegetables and it’s the perfect soup to add…

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…

Big ole bowl o’ green comfort!

SPLIT PEA SOUP   Sometimes, no matter how much you try to gussy a dish up, you can’t get away from how blechy it looks! At least it tastes fab! I’ve been making this soup for years…it’s one of my family’s favorites and is so comforting on a cold day. Full of nutritious carbs with…