Tzatziki sauce ~ creamy traditional Greek yogurt recipe with shredded cucumber, grated garlic, lemon and dill. A fresh, simple healthy dip with pita bread and veggies or a delicious sauce with chicken, meat and seafood.
One of our favorite Detroit neighborhoods is Greektown. It’s one long block of restaurants with the most amazing aromas and lively Greek music.
Easy Black Bean Soup recipe ~ 5 ingredients and stove to table in under under 30 minutes. This soup is loaded with delicious flavor, protein and fiber making it the ideal healthy weeknight meal.
There are a lot of days that demand an easy, no-fuss meal and if you can find one that goes from stove to table in under 30 minutes, all the better.
This delicious, healthy, power-packed meal cooks all in one pot with just 5 simple ingredients.
I originally created this recipe after a trip to Key West several years ago where the breezes are balmy, the Rum Runners flow and there’s a definite Cuban flair to many dishes, including Black Bean Soup. With the help of a jar of salsa verde, this soup hits every flavor mark and a quick pulse with an immersion blender it has just the right velvety texture.
It’s soup season. Let’s make soup!
Greek Stuffed Peppers recipe ~ ground turkey, orzo, feta cheese, spinach and chickpeas baked in bell peppers and a Greek-style tomato-herb sauce.
I still *occasionally* eat pizza rolls, have a heavy hand with salt and rarely pass up dessert so when I created and fell in love with this Greek Stuffed Peppers recipe I couldn’t wait to share it with you.
I’ve been stuffing peppers with my favorite flavors for a while now. It’s a great option if you’ve indulged over the last few
weeks months like I *may* have for an easy, feel good healthy comfort dinner.
Turkey Sweet Potato Chili ~ delicious ground (or leftover) turkey chili with bites of sweet potatoes, black beans, tomatoes, corn, bell pepper, onion and bold spices.
The level of intensity of a chili connoisseur when discussing chili preferences always amazes me. Beans, no beans. Meat ~ what kind? Do real men eat chili made with . . . ahem . . .turkey? And if they do, will their man card be automatically and immediately revoked?
There are, however a few guidelines most of us can agree upon. First, chili should pack heat. Serious heat and second, it should be thick, not wimpy; otherwise, it’s just soup.
From there the sky or (chili) pot is the limit. In my book, chili must have beans with the exception of the kind that blankets a hot dog. In that case, no beans.
So go forth, slice up some jalapenos, add a protein, some vegetables and yes, beans. I beg of you. Beyond that, live your best chili life designing or redesigning this recipe as you like.
Healthy Taco Salad ~ lettuce, chipotle seasoned ground meat, black beans, creamy avocado, sweet corn, fresh diced tomatoes, bell pepper and sharp cheddar cheese plus a simple 5-ingredient Salsa Verde Greek Yogurt Dressing.
When my youngest daughter was in elementary school her two favorite lunchroom meals were Popcorn Shrimp and Walking Tacos.
Popcorn Shrimp was the tiniest shrimp you could imagine with a thick breading, fried and served with ketchup. The Walking Taco started with a mini bag of Fritos topped with seasoned ground beef and the sort of warm, gooey “cheese” that requires air quotes to describe. The whole meal was served inside the actual Fritos bag.
I’ll admit, letting her buy these meals didn’t earn me Mother of the Year Award but overall, she was a healthy eater, loved fruit and would try most foods. She’s still the same way and since this Healthy Taco Salad is her brainchild I think Walking Tacos days are behind her.
Healthy Taco Salad hits every flavor note from the crispy lettuce to the tangy, Salsa Verde Greek Yogurt dressing and everything in between.
Chickpea Tomato Cucumber Salad ~ fresh tomatoes, cucumber, protein packed chick peas and tangy feta in a light, lemony-dill dressing. So easy ~ assembles in under 10 minutes for a great side dish or lunch.
Dorothy was right. There really is no place like home. We just got back Saturday after a lazy month in Florida eating way too much delicious but not-so-good-for-us food, cocktails *may* have been served mid-afternoon, binge reading (list down below), kayaking, shark tooth hunting and toes in the sand most days.
The trip was made even better with visits from our good friends and when our kids all came down for a week. Arriving home, there were all sorts of big girl stuff that needed attention like laundry, sorting through mail, unpacking and trying to get back on a smarter eating path starting with this Chickpea Tomato Cucumber Salad.