Lunch

Roasted Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Tacos with Kale Chimichurri

I recently read that the vegan eating will be a popular trend in 2019. As most of you know, I’ve been creating vegan dishes for some time now, and I always encourage a plant-based meal at least once or twice a week. These tacos are so incredibly flavorful and filling. If you have any leftover […]

Chicken Meatballs with Avocado Feta Dip

Tis the season for entertaining and I am always thinking of new and exciting appetizers to serve. Many of the appetizers served around the holidays can be pretty calorie-laden, so I figured I would share a recipe that is not only delicious, but also good for you. These also make a great make-ahead lunch served […]

Arugula and Roasted Potato Salad with Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette

I could eat this salad any time of day. The flavors of the peppery arugula, sweet sundried tomatoes and salty pancetta compliment one another perfectly. And the creamy hard boiled egg and crunchy roasted potatoes add great texture. Serve this with crusty bread and butter and a glass of crisp, cold white wine. Cheers! 1. […]

(Peanut-Free) Thai Noodle Salad with Baked Tofu

With school back in session, it’s good to plan meals that are easy to pack as leftovers the next day. This noodle salad is so fresh and flavorful and is great served hot or cold. If you have some picky eaters, you can definitely leave off the tofu or swap in diced chicken. Serve this […]

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Toasty Breadcrumbs

This cool, crisp wedge salad is the perfect summer lunch or dinner. If you’re a fan of blue cheese like I am, you will love this homemade chunky blue cheese dressing. It pairs wonderfully with the sweet cherry tomatoes and salty bacon. The warm breadcrumbs on top add great crunch and nuttiness. I recommend pairing […]

Grain-Free Tuna Artichoke Pasta Salad

We have officially entered picnic and camping season and most of the time that means some planning ahead in order to make sure everyone has a variety of fun food to try. In recent years, it seems there are at least 1 or 2 people who need some gluten-free items on the menu. While I […]

Chicken Caesar Salad with Lemony Parmesan Croutons and Julienned Radish

Today I was craving a big salad after several days of eating out for birthday celebrations. Everyone loves a good Caesar salad, but this one is highlights the flavors of spring with the addition of radishes and lots of lemon juice and zest. The best part of this salad (in my opinion) are the crispy, […]

Veggie and Peanut Lo Mein

As a veggie lover, this meal is one I love to make because it’s flavorful, fresh and filling. This is a great one to keep on-hand for busy nights where you are on a time crunch but still want a meal that is nutritious. The edamame and peanuts provide healthy fats and protein as well […]

Turkey Taco Salad with Jicama, Mango and Radish Slaw

I recently attended a food and wine event and while I was standing at one of the tables I overheard someone asking what jicama was. This is why it’s important as food professionals to educate everyone about different types of foods. Jicama is in the root vegetable family and tastes like a savory apple. It’s […]

Black Rice and Sweet Potato Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

I recently discovered black rice while strolling the grocery aisles and was very intrigued to try it. Once I found out how nutritious it was, I was even more excited. Also known as forbidden rice, this type is rice is an ancient grain that is high in fiber, protein and antioxidants. In fact, it contains […]