Chicken Burrito Bowls

In the mood for something Mexican, but wanting to keep the calorie count down, I tried making Chicken Burrito Bowls for the first time. The family loved it, as they could custom design their toppings to suit their tastes. I sautéed marinated chicken and served it over white rice with a mix of both canned…

Thai Yellow Curry Shrimp with Spinach & Carrots

Continuing my trend of eating healthfully and using up leftover wine, I created this delicious curry dish featuring fresh shrimp, spinach, and carrots. Though it takes a few moments extra to peel and grate the carrots, their rich flavor is worth the extra trouble. Cooking tip: use Gulf shrimp, not farm raised. Serve the curry…

Rosemary Chicken with Garlic & White Wine

We had a party this past weekend that left us with several opened but unfinished bottles of wine. Rather than pouring that ambrosia down the drain, I decided that this week’s challenge was to cook with it rather than waste it. This baked chicken dish is easy to assemble yet is packed with fresh flavor….

Ceviche Tostadas

For the last week, the temperature has wavered between 105° and 110° and it’s way too hot to eat heavy meals. Tonight I prepared a light, refreshing dinner featuring raw marinated fish on pre-made tostada shells. To prepare this dish properly, be sure to purchase high-quality sushi-grade fish. Ceviche Tostadas 1/2 pound sushi-grade tuna, mahi…

Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Olives, and Fresh Herbs

When they eat chicken, most people prefer chicken breasts. But the real flavor is in the dark meat. Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Olives, and Fresh Herbs is an inexpensive meal that’s packed with flavors. Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Olives, and Fresh Herbs 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil…

Thai Yellow Curry Shrimp with Pineapple & Mango

It’s Friday in Lent, which for us means seafood. Because it’s getting warmer outside, we opted for a light, tropical-type dinner. We had this healthy one-dish meal over jasmine rice, but it’s so full of fruit and veggies, that it would be just as good on its own. Thai Yellow Curry Shrimp with Pineapple &…

Heart-Healthy Hearty Pancakes

My kids love pancakes for breakfast on Saturday mornings. They’ll eat them plain, with chocolate chips, with bananas and pecans – any way I fix them. Here’s a recipe for a healthier pancake, made with a variety of grains, seeds, and fruit. You can vary it each time with what you have on hand. Because…