Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mushroom Ravioli with Spring Herb Pesto

This is what I like to call “lazy Sunday” food. It’s hearty and comforting, and on a dark, rainy day like this one, it definitely hit the spot. The meaty mushrooms and lemony ricotta pair perfectly with the fresh herb pesto (and a glass of white wine). If you want to make this dish for

Grilled Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps

I know what you’re thinking – grilled lettuce? I made this salad last year for a news segment called “Backyard BBQ” and the crowd went wild. The reason being, this dish is so fun and absolutely irresistible (and unexpected). Making Caesar dressing from scratch is much better for you than the bottled stuff. You may

Chicken Quesadillas with Fresh Corn Salsa and Chipotle Crema

I know it’s still April, but when I saw sweet corn for sale in the produce department that actually looked decent, I had to pick some up for my sweet corn salsa. Instead of having the salsa with tortilla chips, I decided to scoop it into a quesadilla with pepper jack cheese. And because I

Coconut Shrimp Salad with Orange and Avocado

I enjoy anything coconut, but coconut shrimp are one of my absolute favorite appetizers. The nutty, toasted outer coating paired with the flavor of sweet shrimp is a perfect combo. I decided to make this dish quite a bit healthier by baking the shrimp instead of frying. It doesn’t get quite as crispy, but pretty

Smoky Baked Beans ‘N Greens

My parents are in town this weekend and it’s crazy that I would make beans because they used to be my least favorite food growing up. We used to sit at the table and cry because my dad wanted us to finish our beans (these were canned beans though…). Now my taste buds have matured

Almond Butter Banana Bread

Unlike several of the customers I talk to, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I always make time for it. The key to a balanced breakfast is including a protein, carbohydrate and fat to keep you full and satisfied until lunch. Although I’m normally a peanut butter girl, one of my friends

Mini BBQ Meatloaves

Ever since I was really young, I’ve loved meatloaf. My mom’s was good, but it was also very greasy. Nowadays, I’m all about portion control (being a dietitian just makes you that way). That’s why baking the meatloaf in a muffin tin is the perfect way to know how much to eat. I used a

Grilled Asparagus Pesto Crostini with Crispy Prosciutto

Of all the spring vegetables, asparagus is by far my favorite. This time if year it’s perfect (and also cheaper, which is a great perk). It’s wonderful roasted or grilled and I absolutely love it wrapped in salty prosciutto. This recipe takes grilled asparagus and combines it with the fresh flavors of lemon pesto. From