Red , White and Blue Watermelon Salad

I’m reposting this recipe for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. It’s fast, delicious and healthy. Juicy watermelon, sweet blueberries, fresh mint and salty feta cheese create a symphony of summer flavors in every bite. Best of all, it takes about 10 minutes to assemble.

Vinaigrette Dressings for Summer Salads

Put the store-bought salad dressing back on the shelf. Homemade salad dressings are so simple to make, there’s no need to buy them. Using an easy template of oil, acid, salt and pepper creates the base for endless possibilities. A traditional vinaigrette is 3 parts oil to 1 part acid but I prefer a 2 to…

Rhubarb Shrub for Mocktails or Cocktails

It’s springtime so that means it’s rhubarb time. I love rhubarb and I use it in muffins, cobblers, jams and sauces but when I found this rhubarb shrub recipe from epicurious.com, I knew it would be a winner. Rhubarb is a hearty perennial (grows back every year) and my husband’s garden is usually overflowing with…

Mini Blueberry-Lemon Cheesecakes

My favorite part of a meal is dessert. As a dietitian, I probably shouldn’t admit this. The trick is learning how to enjoy a few small blissful bites rather than a large, full-size portion. Most of the time, I find that a small , mini treat is just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Get…

Shrimp with Avocado, Lemon and Fresh Dill

I’m always on the hunt for recipes that are fast, delicious and healthy and this shrimp dish has become one of my favorites. The creaminess of the avocado provides a richness which plays well with the tartness of the lemon and the spicy bite of the arugula. For the whole grain, I used Khorasan wheat…

Mushroom and Spinach Quiche with a Spaghetti Squash Crust

Using vegetables in place of flour for the crusts of pizza and quiche is a brilliant, low-calorie, nutrient dense swap. I used the original veggie pasta, spaghetti squash, for the crust for this recipe but you could use spiralized sweet potato or zucchini noodles or even broccoli or cauliflower rice.          …

Homemade Vegetable Broth with a Nutrient Punch

Making homemade both is surprising very easy. You just a need a little bit of time to be home while it cooks. You can use fresh vegetables, scraps of vegetables or a combination of both. When comparing canned or boxed vegetable broth to homemade, well, there is no comparison. Homemade broth is far superior. It…

Dutch Baby Pancake with a Blueberry Lemon Syrup

You might be asking, what’s a Dutch Baby (at least in culinary terms)? A Dutch Baby or German pancake is a sweet popover that is served for breakfast and is absolutely delicious. It’s a time saving choice when serving several people at once because you don’t have to cook individual pancakes. All recipes for Dutch…

Blueberry Pie Kefir Smoothie

What’s not to love about frozen blueberries, bananas, crushed graham crackers, pecans and toasted coconut. Add some blueberry kefir for a delicious boost of calcium, protein and gut-friendly probiotics and you’ve got yourself a refreshingly creamy summer treat.