Recipes

Camping Foods – Creative Ideas for Easy Meals

S'mores for a crowd

It is getting close to that time of the year again.  We’ll be hitting the roads for some fun summer vacations.  Camping is one of the great ways to share the outdoors with family members.  These camping foods ideas will give you some inspiration and are all easy and fun to do. These Camping Foods…

Baked Onion Rings – Healthy and Delicious

Oven Baked Onion Rings

One of my favorite restaurant side dishes in baked onion rings.  I love the crispiness of the outside and the hot and delicious onion flavor inside the coating.   But the original version is full of fat and calories.  These baked onion rings have all the flavor of deep fried ones but are much more healthy.…

Cheesy Penne Pasta With Tomatoes and Pecans

cheesy penne pasta

This Cheesy Penne Pasta is nutritious and healthy, and packs a flavor profile that you will just love. Cheesy Penne Pasta – Healthy and Nutritious To make the recipe suitable for vegetarians, I used the following ingredients:  , , .  The almond milk and hidden pecans gives a nutty taste and texture and the sauce…

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Leaves with Onions & Garlic

Brussels Sprout Leaves with bacon and garlic

Brussels sprouts leaves are not sold in stores. They are attained by growing the plants themselves.  This recipe for sauteed brussels sprout leaves makes great use of leaves that might other end up on a compost pile or in the trash can. The leaves that are used for this recipe are the ones that grow…

Steak with Cuban Style Marinade – Easy Recipe

Beef recipes

This Cuban Style Marinade combines spices with orange juice and grill mates seasoning for a delightful and spicy main course dish.  I love the sweet, tangy and savory flavors.  It makes grill night something special. Cuban Style Marinade gives this steak recipe a boots of flavor This recipe could not be easier to do.  Just…

Montreal Steak – Sweet and Spicy Rub

Monterey Steak

This Montreal Steak recipe has a sweet and spicy rub that is sure to delight your friends.  Even better, it is simple and easy to do. Team the recipe with grilled Corn in their Husks and you have a crowd pleasing meal. Wow your Friends with Montreal Steak At our house we grill every Saturday night.…

Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

shrimp pasta with broccoli and mushrooms

This creamy shrimp pasta made with mushrooms and broccoli in a velvety Parmesan cheese sauce. It is full of flavor and fairly easy to make.  It is colorful to look at and only takes about 15 minutes to have it on the table.  It will soon become one of your favorite pasta recipes. Creamy Shrimp…

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

This creamy garlic pasta is an adaptation of a full cream and butter recipe that I found on the Cheese Pusher.  I have made some substitutions so that the fat content is reduced but the flavor is still great.  Creamy Garlic Pasta is full of flavor and Easy to Make I’ve added broccoli to the…

Tropical Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Vegan "Chicken" Salad with Lime Vinagrette

This tropical salad combines a mix of fresh greens, and veggies with pineapple and a tangy cilantro lime vinaigrette. Since I am following a vegan diet, I used but normal chicken breasts would work just fine if you are a meat eater. These chicken strips are very tasty and come in several great tasting flavors.…

Thai Peanut Stir Fry With Brown Rice

Thai Peanut Stir Fry

This Thai Peanut Stir Fry has a boatload of veggies and uses as a substitute for chicken for a substantial and tasty Eastern flavored main course that can be enjoyed by vegans.  Team this stir fry with brown rice, flavored with cumin, spring onions and raisins and you will tempt even the most meat loving…

Healthy Breakfast Granola with Fruit and Nuts

Vegan Granola Nuts Breakfast Recipes

Normal granola is often delicious and a great breakfast recipe, but is often filled with fat and high in calories.  My version of a more healthy breakfast granola is packed with flavor, but none of the fats that regular granola has and is so much lower in calories.  Top this granola with your favorite soy or almond…

Curried Carrot Tofu Soup with Scallions

curried carrot soup

Curried Carrot Tofu Soup makes a wonderful and luxurious starter to a healthy meal.   The recipe uses tofu and vegetable broth and is easy to make. Healthy Curried Carrot Tofu Soup This is a great soup for vegans.  There are many things that you can substitute for normal diet ingredients to make a recipe suitable…

Dark Chocolate Strawberries – DIY Healthy Treat

chocolate covered strawberries

Nothing appeals to me more than dark chocolate strawberries or other fruit dipped in chocolate.  They make me feel as though I am eating something healthy but also have the decadence of a rich dessert. And with Valentine’s day right around the corner, what could be a more perfect treat than these dark chocolate strawberries…

Date Bars with Maple Syrup – Hearty Sweet Treat

Date bars with maple syrup

I love recipes that take me back to my childhood.  This is even more important to me now that my mother has passed away.  Anything that reminds me of her is a precious recipe.  These date bars are a recipe that she often made when I was a little girl. Benefits of using dates Dates…

Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms – With Vegan Options

stuffed portabella mushrooms

I love portobello mushrooms in just about any dish. They are hearty and filling and just delicious. This recipe for Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms has been adjusted for a meatless diet without sacrificing any of the delicious taste. What are portobello mushrooms? Portobello mushrooms are the fully mature version of cremini mushrooms. a family of…