9 results for tag: Appetizers

Split Pea Soup

Split pea is a very nutritiously dense legume.  One that should be added to a healthy diet due to its many health benefits.  The most common way to eat split peas is in a split pea soup.  Here is a totally plant based version.  I love this soup. Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large ... More

Fresh & Restaurant Style Salsa

There is nothing like fresh salsa to liven up a dish.  You will be surprised at how easy it is to make your own salsa, and it is so delicious and good for you that you can practically eat it every day.  At least that is what we think in our household. Fresh Salsa Ingredients: 3 large tomatoes, finely chopped 1/4 cup red ... More

Cranberry Pomegranate Crostini

It is almost Christmas, ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, and my sister and I are having fun in the kitchen. Today we are making a cranberry crostini that practically sparkles with Holiday cheer, both in flavor and presentation. This is a great addition to any holiday meal. I love the complexity of flavors in this ... More

Artichoke Spinach Dip

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip is one of my dad’s absolute favorite things. However, it is traditionally a cholesterol nightmare. Here is a recipe that is creamy, delicious, full of flavor, and you guessed it, totally cholesterol free. It is in fact gluten free as well. Give it a try this holiday season, and watch it disappear ... More

Roasted Fall Vegetables

I came across this delicious way of eating root vegetables quite by accident. As I was practicing cutting all sorts of vegetables for my knife skill exam, I ended up with a mountain of chopped vegetables and had to decide on an creative way to dispose of them. Not being in favor of wasting food, I added a little oil and some ... More

European Potato Salad

Potato salad is such a perfect food for a hot summer day.  This is a super simple version, used in several European countries, and one that we frequently use in our home.  Bursting with the flavor of fresh herbs, it is a delightful addition to any meal.  Left overs can be heated in a skillet for breakfast the next day! ... More

Fresh Kale Salad

Kale is one of the world's most nutritious vegetables and this is my favorite way to eat it raw. Watch the video for a few tips on how to make this salad even better. Ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon agave 2 large garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons finely chopped red ... More

Disappearing Guacamole

Guacamole is a huge deal in my family and this recipe is our favorite!  There is nothing like fresh guacamole.   Ingredients: 1 garlic clove half a jalapeño pepper, deseeded and cut into small pieces 2 avocados 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 cup chopped red onion (finely ... More