Cucumber, Pepper, Fake Crab Salad

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t love the cold. I don’t love winter. I don’t love the lack of fresh produce in the grocery stores. Although the snow-covered outdoors is beautiful this time of year, I am constantly reminded that spring is nowhere near. I am originally from Florida. I’ve only been up north (if […]

Sesame Cabbage Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Once upon a time there was a girl who got a little overwhelmed, threw a hissy fit, created culinary excellence, forgot how, and found it again. Please allow me to tell you her story. It all started less than a month after she got married. She had just moved, with her husband, to a new […]

Tabouli Salad

Proportion, proportion, proportion!! No, it’s not home decorating or clothing trends I am talking about today, but food proportions! One of my husband’s favorite foods of all time is tabouli. “Wait,” you might say, “Isn’t that mostly wheat grain?” For some versions perhaps, but for us, increasing the proportion of vegetables to the bulgur wheat […]

So Savory Black Bean Salad

Sometimes the best dishes are the ones that go together fast, bringing a fresh taste that makes you want just a little bit more. Black beans, tomatoes, and spinach in a speedy lemon juice-olive oil dressing for a light and delicious side dish!

Egg Salad with Radishes

One of the keys to successfully adjusting a recipe for Type 2 Diabetes is to increase the proportion of vegetables. By adding more vegetables, and choosing veggies whose flavor will enhance the dish, you make it more filling and more nutritious. The texture of the added veggies is important too – a soft dish like […]

Tandoori Tuna Salad

Continuing with our series of diabetic-friendly recipes from the cuisine of India, here is a quick high-protein dish that can be used many different ways. The warm kick of exotic spices in the tandoori mix adds a delicious flavor to tuna that takes it beyond the ordinary. You can use Tandoori Tuna on a bed […]

Olivieh – Persian Chicken, Egg, and Potato Salad

Now that summer is here, “cooking supper” has become “making supper.” It’s hot outside and I don’t want to make my house any warmer by heating up the kitchen. My menus on hot days are very likely to include some version of a cold protein-based salad, with some crunchy veggies added for texture and flavor. […]

Indian Shrimp in Butter Sauce Salad

Indian Shrimp in Butter Sauce Salad combines two flavor profiles. It takes the warmth of shrimp cooked in butter and tossed with the spice mixture Garam Masala, and partners it with the cool creaminess of a coleslaw-style salad. It’s a great marriage of flavors that comes together very quickly. This recipe also is scaled for […]

Asian Beef Salad

Asian Beef Salad is the best of both worlds. No need to feel torn between a salad or something with meat, because this dish has both. The freshly-made dressing is Asian-inspired and pulls it all together. Fish sauce adds some great flavor, but is high in sodium. So if you watch your sodium, be sure […]

Asparagus and Grape Tomato Salmon Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Okay, not according to the calendar, but here in Florida it definitely feels like summer has arrived. When it starts heating up outside, we start turning to lighter fare over the heavy sauce-laden dishes we love to devour when there is a nip in the air. I created this pasta salad a few years ago […]

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