How to Cook Faster, More Healthful Meals

Cooking a healthful, low-fat meal doesn’t take any longer than cooking one that’s high in fat, cholesterol and sodium.   The following suggestions will help get you in and out of the kitchen more quickly and with more healthful dishes.   Get organized Store frequently used dishes, pots and pans on cabinet shelves and in[…]

Veggie Stuffed Squash

Good Stuff!  Boost your veggie intake with this inspiring stuffed veggie recipe.   Time: 65 minutes Serves: 3   INGREDIENTS 3 patty pan squash (halved & cored) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cups onions (diced) 1 carrots (finely diced) 1 stalk celery (finely diced) 1/2 red pepper (finely diced) 2 sprigs rosemary 1 tablespoon garlic (minced) 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoons black pepper 1 1/2 cups wild rice (cooked) 3 tablespoons parsley (chopped – as garnish) DIRECTIONS[…]

Flank Steak with Watermelon Salad

This simple steak-and-salad combo is classy enough for a summer dinner party.   Ingredients 1 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. chili powder 1 1/2–2 lb. flank steak 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 c. arugula greens 1/4 c. Chopped red onion[…]

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

Crunchy, creamy chicken salad turns these avocados into a protein-packed meal.   Ingredients 2 avocados, pitted 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken 1/4 c. red onion, minced 1/3 c. mayonnaise 2 tbsp. Greek yogurt Juice of 1 lemon 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Chopped parsley, for garnish   Directions  […]

Grilled Chicken with Nectarines, Cucumber and Corn

Succulent grilled chicken gets jazzed up with an array of summer produce, like juicy nectarines, crisp cucumber, and sweet fresh corn.   INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar Kosher salt pepper 2 ripe nectarines or peaches ½ small red onion 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 small Kirby cucumber ½ c.[…]

Lemon & Herb Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Shrimp

Light and refreshing, this lemony dinner is sophisticated enough for a dinner party.   INGREDIENTS 2 small to medium spaghetti squash 12 oz. large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 20 shrimp) 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp butter (grass fed) Salt and cracked pepper, to taste 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lemon, juiced 1 tsp.[…]

One-Pot Healthy Sausage and Veggies

This one-pot sausage and veggies is a down home, healthy, inexpensive, and delicious meal that you’ll love to make again and again. Baby red potatoes are quickly stir fried then paired with savory sausage, sweet bell peppers and zucchini for a Mediterranean touch. Perfect for busy weeknights or those nights when you just don’t feel[…]

Pizza from the grill? Yes Please!

Grilled Pizza   Ingredients Pizza dough Olive oil Standard toppings of tomato sauce, herbs, cheese (mozzarella is the best), and maybe some thinly sliced onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, or pepperoni Some flour or corn meal for dusting the cookie sheet or pizza peel   Make pizza dough from scratch using our pizza dough recipe. Alternatively, you may[…]