No-Knead Whole Grain Beer Batter Bread

If you have flour in your pantry and beer in your fridge, you can make this bread! This recipe is a no-knead, no yeast, whole grain bread you can make in under an hour! Start your day with a toasted slice, serve it alongside your salads and soups, or spread a slice with some nut…

Creamy Yogurt Cheese

Yogurt cheese, or strained yogurt, is a method of removing the liquid or whey from the yogurt to create a thick, creamy, slightly tangy “cheese” that is similar in texture to cream cheese. Labneh is a strained yogurt used in many Middle Eastern cuisines and is served as a savory dip, drizzled with olive oil…

Pan Con Tomate (Bread with Tomato)

Pan Con Tomate, or bread with tomato, originated in northern Spain as a quick snack or tapas. It is incredibly delicious and I’ve officially voted this my favorite summer dish! I can’t think of a better way to showcase my husband’s brilliant summer gems. Pan con Tomate requires only four ingredients but each one should…

Watermelon Pizza

Nothing is more refreshing than a wedge of juicy watermelon on a hot summer day. For a fun little twist, add some yogurt and fruit and call it pizza. Set out a toppings bar and have your kids make their own. It’s a perfect little treat for your Labor Day celebration!

Bran Muffin Bread

It was 1985. I was working as a clinical dietitian, recently married, and just learning how to cook. Friends recommended, Good Food Book by Jane Brody, a NY Times Food Columnist, to help me with my cooking skills as well as to understand the art of healthier cooking. I read it cover to cover. I…

Chocolate Peanut Butter “Light Cream”

True confessions. I love sweets, especially ice cream! Instead of my usual after-dinner bowl of ice cream, I’ve been having fun making a batch of “light” cream using frozen bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa powder. It definitely satisfies my sweet tooth even though there’s no added sugar! Ripe, frozen bananas provide the sweetness and they…

Rhubarb Swirl Snacking Cake

It’s mid-July and we were able to get one last harvest of our rhubarb which I’ll be using for a rhubarb pie (recipe and video coming soon) and for this delicious rhubarb snacking cake. I love this recipe because it’s packed with healthy ingredients; yogurt, olive oil, lemon, cornmeal and of course, rhubarb. Snacking cakes…

The Best Shrimp Cocktail

You might be thinking, do I really need a recipe for shrimp cocktail? Can’t I just buy it already prepared? If you love shrimp and you really love shrimp cocktail, then yes, you need this recipe! It is so simple to make and tastes a thousand times better than any store prepared version. You start…

Blend and Bake Oat Squares

Finding time for a healthy breakfast can be challenging. That’s why I love anything you can make ahead and freeze. Once baked, cut into squares, wrap and freeze. These grab and go oat squares are made in one easy step and are sweetened naturally from ripe bananas and dates. Eat them cold, room temp or…

Melon and Avocado Salad with Fennel Dust

This is an impressive salad that’s easy to assemble with few ingredients. You want to be sure the melon is ripe and sweet because it’s the balance of the sweetness from the melon that works so well with the other ingredients. Just scoop out the melon and avocado into the bowl and top with the…

Rhubarb Chia Jam

Chia seeds are a fast and healthy way to make a quick fruit jam. They add fiber and a natural thickness so the fruit becomes a spreadable jam for toast, pancakes, waffles or a topping for yogurt or oatmeal. I’m using rhubarb because it’s delicious and in season but you can substitute your favorite berries…

Sweet and Tangy Rhubarb Sauce

3-ingredients! Just rhubarb, brown sugar, and cinnamon and you are on your way to a tangy, sweet, ruby red sauce that is so delicious over ice cream, yogurt, oatmeal, on your bagels or even with grilled pork or chicken. I make this sauce frequently and we use it on everything. I’ll often make a big…