Grilled Tomato Caprese Salad

A Caprese Salad is one of my favorites…and if you’ve never tried grilling the tomatoes before layering them into the salad then it’s time you did…the grilling brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes…truly delicious! Heidi will be sharing another version of Caprese Salad on Thursday…it’s amazing how different a small change can make! Continue reading

Chopped Cobb Salad

For lunch today I’ve prepared a hearty delicious salad. The traditional Cobb salad is typically made with chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette. I’ve substituted grilled chicken thighs for the breast and added my own twist with a Parmesan Peppercorn dressing…very tasty! Continue reading

Pear & Pomegranate Muffins

I had a craving for muffins for breakfast and checked my fruit basket…lo and behold a lone ripe pear…so I chopped it up and added it into my traditional muffin batter along with fresh Pomegranate arils…end result was so delicious! I sliced one in half and spread a little butter on it…so good; served with a fresh cup of caffè latte, I was in heaven… Continue reading

Red Lentil Pasta with Brie & Toasted Pine Nuts

This meatless pasta reminds me of a meal I had in Italy a few years ago…everything tastes so fresh! It’s the perfect mid-week meal that’s both hearty and tasty…Nutritionally, this red lentil bean-based pasta has a single ingredient (organic red lentil flour), and is packed with 13 grams of protein in every serving. Heidi turned me on to this pasta and I’m now a convert…with a perfect al-dente bite, it pairs well with any sauce thrown its way! Continue reading