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Citrus Honey Salmon with Broccoli, Carrots, & Toasted Almonds

Citrus Honey Salmon with Broccoli, Carrots, and Toasted Almonds Looking for a tasty new way to serve fish?  Try this simple marinade of orange juice, reduced sodium soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger. Set aside five minutes to prepare the marinade in the morning.  Place the fish in the marinade, cover it, place it in […]

Chicken Parmesan and Green Bean Medley with Caramelized Onions

Chicken Parmesan and Green Bean Medley with Caramelized Onions In this oven-baked version of Chicken Parmesan, chicken breasts are dredged in whole wheat breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Don’t have any whole wheat breadcrumbs?  They are a snap to make.  Just toast 1-2 slices of 100% whole wheat bread or 100% whole grain bread. […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple This colorful one-pot meal combines red and green bell peppers, carrots, onions, pineapple, chicken, and brown rice with an easy sweet and sour sauce.  Leftovers are delicious for lunch the next day. If you are not used to working with fresh ginger, try this tip.  Break off a small […]

Cauliflower Pizza

No joke, this will knock your socks off. It is not the kind of pizza that you can pick up with your hands and eat.  But no one can ever figure out what the delicious “crust” is made from.  Even my husband who doesn’t really like cauliflower loves this side dish. Cauliflower Pizza Ingredients 1 […]

Cherry Banana Ice Cream with Coconut

I took the kids on a long bike ride today several times around the Furman Lake and they were exhausted.  This cold treat was the perfect thing to perk everyone back up.  Plus it has only three ingredients- frozen cherries, frozen bananas, and shredded coconut! Cherry Banana Ice Cream with Coconut Tip:  Slice ripe bananas […]

Zucchini Salad with Grape Tomatoes and Pesto

I have a confession… I never really liked raw zucchini…UNTIL I tried this salad! I saw the recipe on a food blog but it requires a mandoline, which I do not have.  So I used my handy dandy vegetable peeler. Delicious and super easy! Zucchini Salad with Grape Tomatoes and Pesto Ingredients: 2 zucchini, washed and lightly […]

Green Iced Tea with Fresh Mint

Spearmint Green Tea While water is king of the beverages, sometimes you may be craving something a little different.  Try this easy Green Iced Tea with mint and lemon.  It is high in antioxidants and low in caffeine.  I made a big pitcher to help use up all of this spearmint that we just bought […]

Sweet Potatoes with Dates, Pecans, and Gorgonzola

Move over marshmallows and brown sugar… we have a new (and tastier!) sweet potato topper in town. Special thanks to recent Furman grad (‘14) Ellen Barr and her father for sharing with me a new website called Budget Bytes.  The recipes on this website are inexpensive and usually very healthy! I have made several so […]

Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

My five year old son insisted on purchasing a gigantic bag of raw and freshly picked peanuts from the Furman Farm this weekend. We roasted them for snacks…but we still had a lot of peanuts. I made a Thai Rainbow Chicken Salad with Roasted Peanuts and Peanut Dressing… but we still had a lot of […]

Rainbow Chard with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts

Rainbow Chard with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts I have purchased Rainbow Chard before from farmer’s markets and Whole Foods. But I have a whole new appreciation for it now that I have seen it grow in the field.  This vegetable is GORGEOUS! Rainbow Chard is similar to Swiss Chard and a relative of the […]