Creamy Pumpkin Soup

It's finally time to wrap up summer meals and prepare for cozy fall dishes.  In my world, that means all-things-pumpkin! Soups are our fall staple due to their easy prep and long-lasting freezing qualities.  This weekend we decided to change out our tried and true butternut Butternut Squash recipe with one that is  equally delicious, fall-festive, and healthy-- Creamy Pumpkin Soup. This soup is jam-packed with healthy ingredients such as veggies, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, and more. It's a recipe that's definitely worth the taste … [Read more...]

Tomato, Almond Pesto

It's a sad summer for my garden.  What was once a treasure trove of colorful vegetables and herbs in the past has been reduced to a very small lot with only tomatoes, basil and kale. I knew I wasn't going to be around as much this summer tend to the garden so I strategically only bought the produce and herbs I knew I'd be using! Whether you've got a garden that's big or small, there’s no better feeling than to be able to pick fresh from your garden and then to use your yield in a recipe.  Thank god I wised up and learned a few year's ago … [Read more...]

Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatillo Salsa

August is my favorite month because all of the once barren corn fields are now bursting with lush green stalks boasting some terrific ears of corn. We eat corn at least 3 times a week in the summertime so, I am constantly looking for inventive ways to get those kernels onto the dinner table. Luckily, my friend came to visit this weekend and brought along a tasty recipe for Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatilla Salsa so we blocked out an hour to get cooking. These cakes are quite easy to make.  The only real time involved is boiling … [Read more...]

Fish Tacos w/Tomato and Cucumber Salsa

Light, easy dishes go hand in hand with the hot, humid days of summer. For that reason alone, Fish Tacos w/Spicy Tomato Cucumber Salsa are ideal. It’s important to note that any light white fish can be substituted for the Tilapia in this taco recipe. And, you can add any additional toppings you’d like. For my family, cheese is REQUIRED as part of the taco building process and although I suspected my kids would have no interest in cabbage wedges, I kept this ingredient in the recipe as a mini food challenge for us. The marinade for the … [Read more...]