Grouper Cheek Bites

First of all I’d like to reach out to all our followers and fellow bloggers to wish them good health and safety. We hope you and your families are all healthy and remain safe. Like all of you I am following the responsible practice of social distancing. My husband and I have found ourselves hunkered down the last few months in our winter home in southwest Florida. We are all going through this together…sheltering in place and trying to make the best of life during these uncertain times. It’s definitely a challenge to be 24/7 with someone – even though you love them with all your heart. You have to find ways to entertain yourselves and interact with each other in positive ways. As you might have noticed over the last few weeks we have been sharing simple, delicious yet fun recipes. For today’s blog post, Grouper Cheek Bites, I’m sharing with you a peek into the kitchen I have been sharing with my 24/7 husband. We venture to our local specialty market, Oakes in Naples, once every two weeks to manage our exposure to the outside world…then take those ingredients and cook together – trying to create recipes based on the simple ingredients that we’ve purchased. By cooking together we are not only bonding during these strange times, but we are having fun. I am not a therapist….but, I would recommend that cooking together can be therapeutic….here is just one of the many dishes we created together. Hope you all find a way to keep yourselves healthy, safe and happy. Much love from Heidi and I…. Continue reading

Eggplant ‘Meat’Balls & Creamy Polenta

These ‘Meat’Balls are so good! I substitute these for beef when I have my vegetarian friends over…using them in sandwiches (think Meatball Subs) and over pasta (think Spaghetti & Meatballs). They’re so full of flavor that they fooled my friends – I personally think they taste way better than beef meatballs! If you haven’t given them a try you definitely should… Continue reading

Honey Mustard & Panko Crusted Satay

Honey Mustard & Panko Crusted Satay
Whoever thought of putting food on a stick was a genius. It’s great for parties or just because you can. I’m having another girls get together and wanted something easy, yummy and reasonably healthy. All my friends have had my Rosemary Chicken Satay, so this time I’m giving them a little crunch with the panko crust and a little sweet with the honey mustard.  Continue reading