Author: Michelle

Plant-based, Salads

Pear and arugula salad


Add seasonal freshness to your table with this festive pear and arugula salad. It features candied pumpkin spice pecans, dried cherries, sun flower seeds and a white wine vinaigrette. This plant based recipe is both healthy and packed full of flavor. Pears are surprisingly high in vitamin C. They are […]


Orange marinated salmon tacos


Spice and citrus flavors compliment these orange marinated salmon tacos served with Baja-slaw and guacamole. We love tacos because they are so versatile. This orange marinated salmon taco is a family favorite. Orange marinated salmon tacos are easy to prepare. They taste great when served with a classic Baja slaw. […]

Gluten free

Gluten free pancake mix


How to make your own gluten free pancake mix for light and fluffy gluten free pancakes. I’ve tested out quite a few gluten free pancake mixes. This homemade gluten free pancake mix is incredibly easy to make and (I think) tastes better than store bought mix. I prefer gluten free […]

Pasta, Plant-based

Vegan summer vegetable pasta

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With just a few fresh vegetables you can make this easy and flavorful vegan summer vegetable pasta dish in less than 30 minutes. Choose your favorite pasta. Regular or gluten free spaghetti, penne or farfalle are all perfect for this dish. Heart healthy Mediterranean diet This vegan summer vegetable pasta […]

Mediterranean diet

Ultimate Italian sub sandwich


I love a great Italian deli sandwich. You can make this ultimate Italian sub sandwich easily at home. A soft hoagie bun is filled with Genoa salami, prosciutto, mortadella, pitted kalamata olives, roasted peppers, smoky provolone cheese, tomatoes, fresh basil and arugula. When served with pickled peperoncini on the side, […]

Mediterranean diet, Sides

Easy sautéed broccolini


Make this flavorful and healthy easy sautéed broccolini in less than 10 minutes. Broccolini pairs deliciously with whole grains like brown rice, quinoa or pasta. It’s also a great alternative to steamed broccoli when you feel like a change. What is broccolini? Broccolini (also known as baby broccoli) is a […]

Sauces, dressings & jam

Classic French dressing


Classic French dressing is the perfect all purpose dressing for summer garden salads. Classic French dressing adds just the right tangy and creamy flavor to salad greens and fresh vegetables. This is a great time of year to enjoy a wide variety of local salad greens. Classic French dressing consists […]

Mediterranean diet, Plant-based

Quinoa tabbouleh salad


This gluten free version of the middle Eastern tabbouleh salad is full of fresh herbs and flavor. Quinoa tabbouleh salad makes for a delicious side dish or as a base for a heartier vegetarian meal. The classic dressing of extra virgin olive oil and lemon pairs well with seared tofu […]

Plant-based, Sides

Roasted petite potatoes with parsley and chives


Roasted petite red potatoes with parsley and chives are a quick and delicious side. Pair these tasty gourmet spuds with your favorite roast or BBQ meats. The roasted red petite potatoes pictured here are served with buttermilk marinated roast chicken and peas. Petite red potatoes offer a light tender skin […]

Breakfast, Holiday favorites

Easy cinnamon rolls


Easy cinnamon rolls topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting are a heavenly family favorite. We like to make cinnamon rolls around the holidays or for a special weekend treat. My kids LOVE this cream cheese frosting. “It’s just like Cinnabon!” They eagerly claimed. And that made my day. In […]