12 results for tag: Appetizers

Zucchini Boats

Zucchini boats are so much fun to serve in the summer.  They look and taste wonderful, delivering lots of nutrients with very few calories.  This is a family favorite. Ingredients: 2 fresh zucchinis 2 fresh ears of corn 2 garlic gloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried dill 1/4 fresh red chili pepper, finely minced (optional... More

Hasselback Potatoes with Herbs

I love this unique way of baking potatoes.  It must be my Scandinavian heritage as this method originated in Sweden, but I think these are so fun and oh so delicious.  Originally Hasselback potatoes were topped with butter, nuts, and breadcrumbs, but I like mine topped with olive oil, herbs, and vegan parmesan cheese.  Give ... More

Amazing Quinoa Tabouli

Tabouli is a wonderful, “out-of-this-world” salad.  I especially like it on hot summer days.  There is something about it that just tastes so refreshing.  It also delivers quite a nutritional punch.  I sometimes serve it with pita bread, sometimes as a side dish, but most frequently just by itself.  Enjoy! Ingredien... More

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