Cheesy Quinoa “Grits”

Cheesy Quinoa Grits

Among my many guilty pleasures is insta-grits.  Once in a while, though, I like to swap out the grits for quinoa.  Quinoa is a powerhouse; since it’s packed with protein, dietary fiber, iron, calcium – I could go on, but won’t – you’ll feel a lot better about starting your day with this than that slice of cold pizza. Continue reading

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Feta Chickpea Salad

Feta Chickpea Salad

Do you know why chickpeas are so popular lately?  I do!  It’s because they recently ditched their long-standing, unfortunately unattractive name.  What would you prefer to say: “I’m eating chickpeas!” or “I’m eating garbanzo beans…”  No contest. Continue reading

Peppery Garlic Asparagus Pasta

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When it comes to pasta, Springtime means lighter, crisper dishes.  This simple dish gets its appetizing speckled look from a generous sprinkling of pepper.  Serve as a stand alone meal or as a side to grilled beef or chicken. Continue reading

Greek Style Chicken and Potatoes

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If the only Greek food you’ve ever had is a gyro, you are missing out.  Big time.  Nothing beats homemade when it comes to Grecian Chicken, and I’ve swiped this recipe from my near-lifelong-friend’s Greek family.  Do you know what that means?  It means it’s as authentic as it gets.  The gentle seasonings let the flavor of the fall-off-the-bone tender meat come through.  This recipe is easy enough that it can make a regular appearance at your dinner table.  Read on to learn why. Continue reading

Ridiculously Easy Baked Chicken!

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I know what you’re thinking: “Baked chicken. Ho hum.”  But this is a surprisingly tasty dish for all its simplicity, I promise. You probably already have in your pantry/cabinet/spice rack everything you need in order to make this dish.  Don’t believe me?  Read on. Continue reading