Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs

I hate touching raw meat. So when it comes to making meatballs, the dish better be worth it! I can tell you, this dish is worth braving the meatball making process. Plus, baking the meatballs means less mess in the end as well. The spice of the curry, the creamy coconut and the zing of…

Lemon Shrimp Pesto Pasta

Shrimp pasta dishes can be impressive & decadent, but also easy to throw together… especially if you use pre-cooked frozen shrimp and pre-made pesto. The lemon adds a special zing to the earthy pesto flavor, and the goat cheese adds another layer of creamy goodness. As for the lemon, yes, it’s safe to eat lemon…

Provençal Baked Chicken

Still trying to cling-on to the last flavors of summer? Before the Farmer’s Market summer produce is replaced with their fall harvest, pick the ripe tomatoes & fresh basil to create this simple yet deliciously sophisticated and developed flavored dish. Serve along a side of Garlic Smashed Parmesan Potatoes or  a simple olive oil angel…

Sautéed Summer Halibut

We returned home to Boston today to an absolutely beautiful summer day. Having this be one of the true first summer days in our new Seaport neighborhood, I’m just starting to discover the summer happenings in our new hood. And being that this is a rather new neighborhood itself, new stores and activities are constantly…

Grilled Thyme Tomatoes

Summer tomatoes are so full of flavor, and therefore do not require much, if anything, to be a delicious addition to a meal. By simply grilling them and adding fresh thyme, they are easy and healthy. We ate them with grilled chicken and Healthy Tzatziki Sauce on pita – yum! For serving sizes, plan for…

One Dish Mexican Quinoa Delish

This recipe is dedicated to the recently married couple, Shannon & David. Shannon is one of my dearest friends. We met when we were four years old in Junior Kindergarten… and have remained best of friends since. Last weekend, she married her best friend and I could not be happier for them! At the wedding…

Summer Garden Chickpea Salad

Simple & healthy doesn’t mean boring & bland. This salad is easy to make, nutritious and loaded with flavor. To go with last weeks recipe, Lemon Dill Grilled Swordfish, this salad is the side dish Kelly and Jay whipped up to pair with their entrée. If you wanted to add more substance to the salad, mix with orzo…

Spaghetti Squash with Portobello Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Growing up, I was never a real fan of spaghetti squash. My grandmother used to make it often, preparing it simply with salt and serving it as a side dish. But as my palette expanded, so did my imagination of how to showcase this actually tasty, and healthy, winter squash. By using it as a replacement for traditional…

Baked Kale & White Bean Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Weeknights are all about easy. But that doesn’t mean less tasty. Sometimes shortcuts are needed, but as long as you use good quality ingredients and a little creativity, a very satisfying meal will be within reach. I try to keep organic, “out of the box” raviolis in the freezer. Butternut squash, fig & prosciutto, crab…

Lemon Zest Garden Pasta

Summer time is here and what better way to celebrate it in the kitchen than with garden vegetables and the fresh zest of lemons. We were just up in Northern Michigan, and were planning a boat picnic. As such, we wanted to pack an easy to transport and eat meal. This was perfect! We paired…

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

A friend had us over for dinner, and made a fabulous eggplant parmesan that was served like a lasagna. This is my attempt at recreating it, but with a healthier twist. While I used jarred spaghetti sauce, you could jazz it up even more with homemade sauce. Ingredients 2 Eggplants 4 Large Tomatoes 2 Eggs…

Tomato Feta Farfalle Salad

Summer and pasta salad go hand in hand. This is a simple, make-ahead pasta salad that highlights the delicious summer tomatoes & asparagus, fresh sweet basil and creamy feta cheese. You can make it more of a main entree as well by adding grilled chicken or shrimp. Ingredients Box of Farfalle Pasta Package of Sundried…