Cranberry Zucchini Chicken in Coconut Milk

There is something about the delicate blend of zucchini and cranberries with the exotic flavor of the coconut oil that make this dish particularly delectable and a little festive. I prefer to use unsweetened cranberries as the zucchini is mild and sweet and I'm not overly fond of super sweet dishes but they are not always easy to find. This dish is easy to make and ready in no time. Bon … [Read more...]

Spinach and Zucchini Quiche

Quiche is a staple food in our family and I love coming up with all sorts of variations to this simple, tasty and healthy meal. This spinach and zucchini quiche is a favorite with my girls, and a fantastic way to get your little ones to eat their greens. Spinach and zucchini blend beautifully and are generally tolerated by children of all ages.  Add a little fresh garlic and some fresh mozzarella … [Read more...]

Spinach and Zucchini Stuffed Dover Sole

Dover Sole is a delightful fish with a light texture and taste that make it quite appealing to even some of the pickiest eaters. This is one of my family's favorite recipes as it has a lot of flavor without being over bearing.  The girls love the little bundles and I love knowing I can make a healthy meal that cooks fairly fast and feels a little festive. You'll start by sautéing the … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Veggie Pasta Sauce

Mom would always make pasta sauce from scratch and it was a family favorite. She added a glass of red wine which gives a wonderful, rich flavor and transforms a simple pasta sauce into a gourmet one. I make this often for the girls and they love it.  I switch out the vegetables with whatever I have on hand so play around and use your favorites. Kale and spinach are great substitutes. Always use a … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon Scramble

Stop by our house any Sunday morning and you'll likely be treated to one of our favorite family meals: Brunch!  This is a treasured time for our family and we always make a big meal with an omelette or scramble eggs, sautéd potatoes or yams, fresh fruit salad, hot cocoa ... the works! This scramble is one of our favorites. Serves 4Preparation: 10 minutesCooking: 15-20 … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Quiche in Quinoa Crust

I find that there is something very soothing about roasted vegetables. It's what I consider one of my "comfort foods".  I'm also a big fan of quinoa and love the nutty flavor and slightly crunchy texture.  You'll find these pair together beautifully in this seasonal quiche. You can choose any vegetable that is in season, such as peppers, zucchinis, eggplant, asparagus, sweet potato. I add onion … [Read more...]

Chicken with Papaya and Zucchini

As I was looking through my fridge yesterday wondering what to make for lunch, I thought "what could I combine in a new way today?"  And this is what I came up with.  The papaya is a wonderful compliment to the zucchini, adding a little sweetness my daughters just loves.  It's perfect for a light summer lunch. Serves 4 Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 to 30 … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Ratatouille

I don't know what it is about Ratatouille and a hot summer day  but they go together beautifully!  Perhaps it's the instant feeling of home this brings to me, or the rich combination of flavors that take over my palate... probably a little bit of both.  Whatever it is, ratatouille is definitely one of my favorite dishes.  It's perfect hot or cold, and can be enjoyed on it's own or with your … [Read more...]

Winter Harvest Soup

This is a simple vegetable soup with Cannellini beans, popular in Italy, especially in Tuscani. These white beans have a slightly nut-like flavor and smooth texture and skin.  A variety of the "common bean", cannellini are related to kidney beans, great northern, navy, and green beans, among others. As such they share the common bean's many health benefits, inlcuding low in fat, high in protein, … [Read more...]

Simple Turkey Stew

This is a simple and delicious stew made with organic ground turkey for quick cooking.  Yellow zucchini and black kale gives you a solid dose of vitamins and minerals, but are mild enough for children to enjoy.  My daughters loved this one so much it only lasted one meal! Serves 6 to 8 Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20-30 minutes Ingredients: 1 Tbsp/ Coconut oil 1 lb organic … [Read more...]

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