Jan 8, 2017

Healthy Salmon Salad Recipe

Is Omega-3 on your New Year’s Resolution list? It’s on mine!  With potential benefits in areas like cardiovascular disease, cancer and anxiety (souce: Dr Axe), this healthy fat is no slouch. And salmon, like in this tasty Salmon Salad is a great source.  Now, mind you, my version of Salmon Salad is not a bowl of greens topped with a … Continue reading

Gold'n Plump Chicken Shakers served

Nov 23, 2016

Love and Gourmet Chicken Tenders

Tis the season to be… frantically busy.  Okay, most of us don’t even need holidays for that.  So, I was excited to receive a promotional shipment of a quick and tasty product like Gold’n Plump Chicken Shakers.  And so was my husband (more on that later).    Never heard of Chicken Shakers?  It is a new product that I would describe … Continue reading

Sep 4, 2016

Steak, Blue Cheese, Veggie Wraps

Steak and Blue Cheese.  Need I say more?  Back in the day, a juicy steak topped with melted blue cheese was all the rage!  And the combo is just as good today in an everyday sandwich like these Steak, Blue Cheese, Veggie Wraps.  These fun and tasty sandwiches are based on a recipe from the promotional cookbook “Our All-Time Favorites: … Continue reading

Spice Rack Filled

Apr 17, 2016

Spice Racks, Revisited (& Schwarma-Spiced Pita Sandwich)

Sometimes it takes a couple tries to get things right.  So when the spice rack company AllSpice offered to send me a lovely wooden spice rack for review, I jumped at the chance (then celebrated with a spice-rich schwarma sandwich).  Yes, this time I’ve got it!  I have always been a big spice user.  In my very first apartment, I … Continue reading

Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwich

Mar 3, 2016

Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches

There is an old saying that, unfortunately, rings true–you don’t want to know how sausage is made!  I could deal with that… except sausage is so good.  So I decided to mix up my own to make homemade Italian sausage sandwiches.  Just say “yes” to local, organic pork!  The sandwiches, which we used to call “bombers,” were the “go to” … Continue reading

Making a Tempeh Reuben

Jul 1, 2015

Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

I still remember my first Reuben Sandwich. I was a college student and, among the standard dorm fare, an occasional Reuben would appear. With my daily ballet classes, I could put away three of these hearty sandwiches on the all-you-can-eat lunch menu–without gaining an ounce. Yes, those were the days.  Of course a Reuben sandwich isn’t exactly health food with … Continue reading

Chicken Pattie with All Natural Margarita

May 5, 2015

All Natural Margarita & Tex Mex Chicken Patties

Cinco de Mayo comes at the perfect time of year. Spring is out in force and after months of All Natural Margarita Deprivation, who doesn’t want to celebrate. Pitcher on the patio anyone?  I used to make Margaritas from bottled mixers bought at the liquor store. Then I read the label—how many unpronounceable chemical names can you add–not to mention … Continue reading

Sauerkraut and Kimchi

Jan 11, 2015

The Other Probiotics: Sauerkraut and Kimchi

Probiotics are big in the news lately. Yogurt and Kefir are probably the most well known, but two other fermented foods, sauerkraut and kimchi, are also excellent sources of the “good” bacteria that can be so beneficial for our health. Sauerkraut, the traditional (often German) dish used historically to preserve cabbage, is familiar to many Americans.  Kimchi, less well known … Continue reading

Open faced sandwiches

Jun 15, 2014

Open Faced Sandwiches with Homemade Garlic Aioli for Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!  To celebrate we are having Open Faced Sandwiches made with Homemade Garlic Aioli.  It is a dish that is both simple and elegant–perfect for a casual summer party or light supper–just add a salad.  Even easier than grilling! For those not familiar with garlic aioli, it is basically a zipped up homemade mayonnaise. According to Wikipedia, “aioli … Continue reading