Greek Yogurt Dip with Cumin and Coriander Spice

This dip is excellent with naan bread, pita sandwiches, grilled meats and vegetables. It's base is greek yogurt.  Blending fresh mint leaves and a few spices together and it's ready in just a few minutes! This dip pairs well with Indian or Greek cuisine. Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tbsp … Continue reading  Greek Yogurt Dip with Cumin and Coriander Spice

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This easy recipe is such a great food gift around the holidays that anyone can make. Layers of melted chocolate with crushed candy, it's so delicious I always make a double batch. Note: You can also make different flavor combinations. Instead of the peppermint, try sprinkling on top dried fruit, nuts, or even different kinds … Continue reading Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Artichoke, Caper, and Olive Pasta Sauce

This recipe I made on New Year's Eve and it set forth in motion my love of food and my resolution to make my cookbook a reality. This sauce is a basic red sauce loaded with all kinds of extra goodies like capers, olives, and artichoke hearts. This is also great with grilled chicken, shrimp, or … Continue reading Artichoke, Caper, and Olive Pasta Sauce

Almond and Apricot Granola

I absolutely love making granola and making it yourself is so simple and more cost-effective than buying it in the store. I love to make it on cool mornings, it warms up the house and makes my home smell wonderful. Granola is great for breakfast with milk, on top of yogurt, over poached fruit, and … Continue reading Almond and Apricot Granola

Kale Salad with Broccoli and Creamy Avocado

This lovely salad, is a light healthy option. Full of creamy avocado, broccoli, and fresh kale. I love to make this salad after a long day at work, its ready in minutes, and full of healthy fats like avocado and olive oil. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 bunch kale leaves 1/2 cup broccoli, diced 2 … Continue reading Kale Salad with Broccoli and Creamy Avocado

Paradise Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Teriyaki Mayonnaise

I love the combination of pineapple and the sweet and a little spicy teriyaki mayonnaise. It's also great with ham. I like to make it vegetarian by lightly pan-frying tofu in place of the chicken breast. This dish is fantastic for making sliders for a party, and is also great on picnics in the summertime. Vegan … Continue reading Paradise Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Teriyaki Mayonnaise

Breakfast Bowl with Lentils, Chickpeas, Oats, and Honey

I love breakfast, and I love the earthy taste you get with lentils. It's a perfect ingredient that's easy and quick to cook, and goes well with savory and sweet flavors.  You can substitute any of your favorite dried fruits and nuts for this recipe. Vegan note: use agave or maple syrup in place of honey … Continue reading Breakfast Bowl with Lentils, Chickpeas, Oats, and Honey