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 »

Spinach Salad with Jicama, Black Beans, and Lime Vinaigrette {Recipe}

Find out why jicama is so good for you and enjoy it in this quick, easy, and delicious spinach salad.  Have you heard of jicama? Pronounced HIK-uh-muh, this Mexican yam or turnip is a root vegetable with a brown, papery exterior and a white crisp interior. It may not look so interesting or appealing from the outside, but trust me when I tell you it is quite delicious on the inside. Jicama is a crunchy vegetable with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. It’s sort of a cross between a potato and an apple or Asi… read more »

Mushroom Asparagus Pesto Frittata {Recipe}

Savor the flavors of spring and summer with this Mushroom Asparagus Pesto Frittata. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a relaxing weekend brunch. Asparagus season is pretty much over, but you may still find a few good bunches of spears in the supermarket. If you do, I have a great weeknight or weekend brunch recipe for you to make. This Mushroom Asparagus Pesto Frittata is light enough for the hot summer days we’re having, yet it’s also full of flavor thanks to those umam… read 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 »

Grilled Fresh Salmon Burgers {Recipe}

Quick and easy grilled fresh salmon burgers are full of flavor and nutrition. A great alternative to classic beef burgers for your summer barbecue! Five years ago I joined a new recipe challenge group called The Recipe ReDux and shared my salmon burger recipe in my inaugural post. Five years later The Recipe ReDux is bigger than ever and my involvement in the group has led me to work harder on improving my recipes and my food photography, meet amazing colleagues and healthy food bloggers, and grow my br… read more »