Citrus Fennel Salad with Champagne-Lemon Vinaigrette {Recipe}

This bright and flavorful Citrus Fennel Salad makes a regular appearance on our fall and winter menu plan. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or your next holiday party!  This Citrus Fennel Salad has been my go-to side salad for dinners for the past couple of winters and it’s about time I shared it with you! It’s made an appearance in numerous Menu Plan Mondays and has been adapted various times based on what else is in my fridge that I want to use up or am just in the mood to add. Overall, the base o… read more »

Watermelon & Lemon Mint Ricotta Stacks {Recipe ReDux}

Creamy and zesty lemon mint ricotta is sandwiched between stacks of watermelon flowers for a festive, nutritious and delicious summer appetizer or hors d’oeuvres. It’s time for July’s Recipe ReDux! This month’s theme was a fun one and made me get more artistic in the kitchen than I’m used to. The challenge: Get Your Fruits and Veggies in Shape! With produce galore, now’s a great time to enjoy lots of fruits and vegetables. Show us how you’re serving the bounty oread more »

Grilled Stone Fruit with Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce {Recipe}

Sweet and juicy stone fruits get caramelized on the grill, making for a naturally delicious, low-calorie, and gluten-free end to your summer BBQ. Serve with a creamy sweet and tangy Greek yogurt sauce. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Summer Stone Fruit,” and developing the recipe found in the June 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my own. There’s a lot I love about… read more »

Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Skewers {Recipe}

Refreshing watermelon and mint complement salty feta in this sweet and savory pairing, that’s a perfect easy, healthy, and flavorful appetizer for a summer party. It’s hard to believe (especially because the weather doesn’t feel like it), but the month of May is almost over and with Memorial Day a week away we’re about to start the season of barbecues and backyard parties. For some, there are also loads of other celebrations like graduation parties and bridal showers th… read more »

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Fennel, Toasted Almonds, and Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette {Recipe}

Sweet, juicy strawberries, crisp fennel, peppery arugula, and crunchy toasted almonds are tossed together in a sweet and elegant strawberry Champagne vinaigrette dressing for an easy weeknight side dish or festive appetizer for company. Did you know May is National Salad Month? If not, then now you do! And now you can go ahead and spend the rest of the month making and enjoying nutritious and delicious salads like this Strawberry Arugula Salad I threw together as a side dish for dinner one night l… read more »