Citrus Chicken with Almonds

This is a bright and colorful salad bursting with summer flavor.  The chili-cumin rubbed chicken complements the sweetness of the clementine segments and almonds, and the cucumber and bell peppers add satisfying crunch and texture.  The honey-citrus dressing is delicious but not overwhelming or heavy.  Perfect for lunch,  light supper or an afternoon picnic. Read More


Ginger Garlic Skillet Chicken

This quick and easy chicken dinner is so flavorful that you won’t even notice it lacks fat and calories. Ginger, garlic and tomatoes combine with honey, mango chutney and curry to give it a gently spicy sweet and sour vibe.

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Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts and Chickpeas

This is a rare recipe–  quick, vegan, gluten free*, low calorie, budget friendly, made from mostly pantry staples and very importantly, it is delicious!  Tweaked from a recipe found on the Ambitious Kitchen website, it offers protein in the form of chickpeas and peanut butter plus lots of gingery, garlicky Kung Pao flavor.  Serve it over rice, quinoa or pasta.  Make extra to reheat for a tasty lunch!   Read More


Southwest Baked Beans

No barbecue or picnic is complete without a tasty side dish or two of baked beans, and this flavorful version is a worthy contender!  It uses canned beans, (which might make a purist frown, but the saved time brings a smile to a cook’s face… ), and using a combination of beans makes it more interesting and visually appealing.  Bake it long enough for caramelization and for the flavors to deepen. Read More


Chicken, apple and pecan salad

Here is a lovely salad.  Chock full of flavor, texture and color, it is hearty enough for a dinner entree, but also a nice addition to a salad lunch.  It has morphed from its Panera Grills inspiration, but retains the very gratifying combination of apple, chicken, nut and cheese. Read More