Tag Archives: Snack foods

Quick Moo Shu Pork

My quick Moo Shu Pork is a perfect snack for the football fans in your family. You’ll want to make plenty because they’ll eat more than you expect while they watch their favorite team win!! No one wants to “go long” for take-out when the game is on especially when you can make it yourself […]

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Spicy Crab Salad over Chilled Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes are readily available right now. I found beautiful ripe melons for just 99 cents each at my local grocery store yesterday! A cool, fresh spicy crab salad on chilled cantaloupe makes both a palate pleasing appetizer or the main course for a light early evening meal. Both visually pleasing and bursting with layers of Asian-influenced […]

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Breakfast Spinach & Bacon Quesadilla

Good healthy food shouldn’t be limited to dinner. Spinach is one of the cancer fighting foods you should eat regularly to help prevent this disease. In the 1920′s people disliked spinach so much that the popular cartoon, Popeye the Sailor Man  was actually created to boost its appeal to children. In each episode, Popeye was beaten […]

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Grilled Lamb Skewers with Fig & Aubergine

This recipe exemplifies the Mediterranean diet at its most delicious; featuring a tasty, extremely satisfying dish that provides many of the nutrients necessary to maintain good health. Ingredients Skewers 1 lb lamb, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks 1 lb fresh figs 1 Pint cherry tomatoes 1 medium-to-large aubergine (eggplant) 1 medium Spanish onion, quartered […]

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Honeyed Polenta Cakes with Fresh Tomato Chutney

My honeyed polenta cakes with fresh tomato chutney are a great way to help incorporate a healthy Mediterranean flair to your diet which can be a keystone in the fight to prevent cancers as well as illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, doctors say. Filled with the great flavors and ingredients of the area, […]

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Warm Brie en Croute

Rich and oozing with flavor, this simple to make yet elegant appetizer is just the thing to start off your next holiday gathering. This recipe is featured in this month’s Charlotte Parent Magazine available at your local grocery store and on-line. Ingredients 1 7-10 inch wheel of Brie Cheese. 1 Box of prepared puff pastry […]

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The Best Cupcakes Ever!

I’m a chef and, although I can bake, I’m not a baker so I have to give props when props are due: Rebecca Franklin JWU Class of 2013, makes the best cupcakes I’ve ever eaten. Light, moist and incredible, I just had to let everyone know about them! ‘Becca was kind enough to share her […]

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Chicken Tacos

These chicken tacos are one of the first things my mom taught me to make when I was a little girl begging to help in the kitchen. Mom introduced us to “healthier than beef” chicken tacos before it was a popular notion to do so and this became my favorite meal for my birthday and […]

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Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast

My Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast is an easy gourmet dish that dresses up everyday chicken with a cheesy spinach stuffing….and it’s healthy and nutritious and tasty too! Native to Southeast Asia, spinach is rich in folate, fiber and iron along with cancer-fighting carotenoids. The spinach and cheese combination provides a creamy stuffing and ensures that […]

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“Mahsi” / Savory Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Mediterranean flare

Peppers are easy to grow in your garden or even as a potted plant in a sunny window or on a deck and they contain many of the healthy nutrients that a Mediterranean diet is noted for. They are also plentiful at your local farmer’s market (you do support your local growers…don’t you?)so go and […]

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