Pennette Lasagna


A couple of weeks ago, a coworker friend of mine brought me in some of his homemade lasagna and it was incredibly delicious. It took me a few meals to finish it as I like to eat pasta sparingly; however, when it was gone, it left me yearning for more, so I decided to makeContinue reading “Pennette Lasagna”

Mexican Egg White Omelet With Goat Cheese


I whipped up this little omelet this morning, and wasn’t going to post it, then thought, why not share the deliciousness?!! Obviously, you can add (or omit) whatever veggies and/or spices that suit your fancy, but I love the combination of what I put into mine today. If you’re not a fan of goat cheese,Continue reading “Mexican Egg White Omelet With Goat Cheese”

Healthy Fettuccine “Alfredo”


I recently saw a post on Facebook from Daphne Oz about her take on Fettuccine Alfredo using a cauliflower puree as the substitute for alfredo sauce. Since I’ve made cauliflower mashed “potatoes” before, and it turned out delicious, I was overly anxious to try her recipe. And as expected, it turned out delicious! Feel free toContinue reading “Healthy Fettuccine “Alfredo””

Artichoke, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna


I woke up yesterday, yearning to make a meatless/veggie lasagna. I have no idea why this particular dish was pinpointed as the object of my affection, but knew I HAD to make it. I perused some of my saved recipes, and came across a few that looked delicious. So, I took one, altered it quiteContinue reading “Artichoke, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna”

Avocado Cilantro Hummus


What can I say about hummus… it’s yummy, healthy and now I know, super easy to make at home. There are so many variations to suit your taste buds, the possibilities are almost endless. Sweet potato, pumpkin, black bean, sun-dried tomato, roasted rep pepper… you get the idea. I think this recipe is great asContinue reading “Avocado Cilantro Hummus”

Spicy Edamame


I’m a HUGE fan of sushi, and always have to order edamame as a starter whenever I go to a Japanese restaurant. One of my favorite sushi restaurants is Sashi in Manhattan Beach, which is where I went for my birthday dinner last year. Naturally, we had to get an order of their edamame, whichContinue reading “Spicy Edamame”

Quinoa


Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a grain that comes from the Andes Mountains of South America. Quinoa’s origins are truly ancient. It was one of  the three staple foods, along with corn and potatoes, of the Inca civilization. Quinoa was known then, and still is known, with respect, as the mother grain. It is often called the “Supergrain of the Future.”Continue reading “Quinoa”

The Oaks Peanut Sauce


This sauce, by The Oaks at Ojai chef Christine Denney, will really be the jack-of-all-trades in your refrigerator. Serve this versatile peanut sauce with salad greens, shredded carrots and minced green onion or with chicken or fish. Ingredients 2 tbsp natural unsalted peanut butter 2 tsp raw, organic honey 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1Continue reading “The Oaks Peanut Sauce”

Cherry-Arugula Salad With Almonds & Tarragon


 Cherries and almonds are a classic pair and make a delicious salad combination with tart arugula and fragrant tarragon. Ingredients  2 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 small shallot, chopped 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp water 6 tbsp slivered almonds, divided 1/2 pound cherries (about 2 cups), pitted and halved, divided 2 tbsp choppedContinue reading “Cherry-Arugula Salad With Almonds & Tarragon”

Cauliflower Goat Cheese Mash


This is a lovely side dish that not only tastes great, but is very low in carbs. Ingredients 1/2 large head cauliflower, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 Tbsp. whipping cream 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp. goat’s cheese (I recommend herb-coated) Salt and pepper to taste Directions Cook the cauliflowerContinue reading “Cauliflower Goat Cheese Mash”