Archive for July, 2015

Barley Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Ingredients 1 cup dry pearl barley (sold near the dry beans in most grocery stores) 3 cups water 2 cups grilled zucchini/ yellow squash, chopped ½ cup tomatoes 1.5 Tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp olive oil ½ tsp lemon zest ½ tsp salt 12 basil leaves, chopped Directions Lightly oil the grill rack with a […]

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Ingredients 6 cups watermelon cubes, from about 1/4 of a large watermelon 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 3 ounces feta cheese, drained and crumbled 1 loosely packed cup fresh mint leaves 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ tsp flaky sea salt Directions Pour off any juice that has gathered around the watermelon. Toss gently with […]

Quinoa Edamame Salad

Ingredients 2 cups frozen, shelled edamame 1/2 cup frozen corn 1 cup cooked, cooled quinoa 3 green onions, sliced (just the green parts) 1 red pepper, diced 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. lime juice 1/4 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. thyme 1/4 tsp. salt freshly […]

Lemony Lentil Salad

Ingredients 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Freshly ground pepper, to taste 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp red wine vinegar 2-15-ounce cans lentils, rinsed, or 3 cups cooked brown or green lentils 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced […]

Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach

Ingredients 2 medium Italian eggplants, cut lengthwise into 20 (1/4 inch thick) slices (21 oz total when sliced) 1 tsp kosher salt Black pepper, fresh cracked, to taste 1 1/2 cups Easy Marinara Sauce (see recipe, attached) 1 large egg 1/2 cup part skim (OR fat free) ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese, […]

Easy Marinara Sauce

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped* 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 bay leaf 6 basil leaves, coarsely chopped or torn Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions In a large saucepan, heat the oil over a medium heat. Add […]


Ingredients 3 zucchini, spiralized with veggeti or “noodled” with vegetable peeler 2 tsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp salt Ground black pepper Directions Spiralize (or noodle) your zucchini using a Vegetti (or similar device) OR using a vegetable peeler Put 2 tsp olive oil in non-stick pan and heat. Crush 2 cloves garlic […]

Chicken & Vegetable Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Ingredients 3 portabella mushroom caps 4 oz grilled chicken breast, cut into strips 1/2 cup red onion 1/2 cup red bell pepper 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper 1/2 cup green bell pepper 2 tsp garlic 1/2 cup white wine 1 cup stock, chicken or vegetable 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup part skim mozzarella cheese Directions […]