Hi Everyone, Today I have for you a salad that I had at the Grand Lux Cafe in Las Vegas. I just fell in love with this salad and I had to re-create it at home! The only problem was I never got to taste the dressing at the restaurant because the waitress brought me balsamic and this is supposed
Lately, I’ve been really into the whole “ href="http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/what-is-clean-eating/">Clean Eating” phenomenon because I really do think that eating “cleaner” foods (i.e. foods that are not processed, made with artificial ingredients, etc) is not only the way to seriou
Next time you entertain try this jam-filled cake with chocolate glaze. You can top the cake with glazed raspberry cream puffs for extra decadence--which we love--but the cake is fantastic on its own, as well.
You'll barely spend any time in the kitchen with this one! Whoo! Slice zucchini into discs and scoop a little bowl into the center of each zucchini round using a melon baller or spoon. In a bowl, mix feta, tomato, herbs, vinegar, lemon juice [and a little of the zest if you love lemon flavor!], and
These tarts are one of those recipes I cannot wait to make again, we all liked them that much! The garlic onion pistachio filling is one I keep thinking of, coming up with new ways to use it. Although ‘by the spoonful’ is a good choice.
This is my twist on a traditional dip that is usually filled with fat. Serve this at your next party or bring to your next potluck.
So I’ve been thinking about sushi and those thoughts have driven me to a lunch of a homemade version. It was really fun to make…I can’t wait to make other varieties of sushi now that I know I can do it. There are soooo many ways to do sushi, by adding different strips of veggies, adding a prot
Game nights call for easy-to-eat-one-handed dips and snacks and appetizers. May I suggest this dip with some crusty baguettes or French bread? It pairs tomato, basil and Parmesan, which is always a winning combination, and it makes plenty for 6, 8 or even 10 people to snack on. Make it, then enjoy w
The easiest way to incorporate protein into a smoothie is through yogurt. Non-fat Greek yogurt is thick and packed with a ton of protein. The yogurt will also add a rich creamy texture to the smoothie that your kids will love. For a child who is lactose intolerant or allergic to milk, replace this
This recipe is really simple and quick. I have the crappiest blender on earth but I mange to wait the 8 minutes it takes to whip this up without whining too much. I can’t really do ice cream because it’s just too sweet for me so this satisfies my craving for a nice cold drink and my sweet toot
Banana and I have been best buds throughout my life. I just couldn’t picture a world without them. They add sweetness to an otherwise boring porridge, lend their creamy texture to smoothies, and caramelize nicely in a pan with some coconut oil and maple syrup as a late night treat. Vegan smoothie
Who said coffee was bad for your health? Actually coffee contains anti-oxidants that are necessary for the health of your body. Today I’m sharing another delicious smoothie that you can make in your home and guess what? Yes! It contains coffee!
Creating a lighter version of a Piña Colada came from the June issue of Cooking Light magazine. I am more than beside myself thrilled to be working with them as a member of Cooking Light’s Bloggers Connection. One of my favorite magazines and first subscriptions years ago, I admire their promotio
This is a fast vegan smoothie with a deep pink color and a rich, creamy texture. VERY filling, and perfect for people in a rush in the morning. You don’t have to give up a good breakfast when it’s this fast to make! I use vitamin fortified soy milk.
Big mugs, green things, and meals packed with goodness. If you like these things too, you’ll love this smoothie just as much as I do!
I have to say, I would be lost without green smoothies. They are, without a doubt, my favorite meal or snack. Who doesn’t love a good fruit smoothie? Plus, it’s way better than sitting down to a bowlful of greens. Not to mention, anyone with a newborn knows it’s not likely that you’ll ha