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


Blueberry and lime swirl coffee cake

This is more than the run-of-the-mill coffee cake– it features fresh blueberries, lime zest and juice,  a rich swirl of cream cheese, and a crunchy brown sugar crumble topping.  It also freezes well, tastes better the next day and looks quite pretty when dusted with powdered sugar and some additional berries.  You can also substitute raspberry, blackberries, strawberries or any combination of berries for more yumminess. Read More


Mango-ginger chicken lettuce wraps

Quick, easy, healthy and versatile– what’s not to love about that?  Diced and spiced chicken is cooked with garlic, ginger, onions and peppers, then tossed with mango and cilantro for a tasty lettuce wrap filling.  It is equally nice in a tortilla wrap, over rice or tossed in a salad.  Try it with coconut rice for an escapist Caribbean vibe… Read More


Ginger lime streusel bars

A little ginger, a lot of lime, and a dash of almond– what a combination of flavors!  The almond- shortbread base is topped with lime curd and crystallized ginger, and a good amount of almond streusel topping covers it all.  These bars come together quickly, freeze well and look pretty on a cookie platter.   Read More


Key lime bars

This is a sweet citrusy little cookie bar to go very nicely with your tropical fruit platter, margarita or whatever you may have beside you when lounging pool or lakeside on a hot day.  The top of the cookie becomes crunchy and slightly caramelized, and the graham cracker crust gives it a bit of a cheesecake vibe. Read More


Ginger-lime sandwich cookies– double the pleasure, double the yum!

If one cookie is good, of course two cookies are better,  and if you happen to  put something delicious in between the two, well, then  it might just become sublime…  An especially nice treat is a lime and ginger sandwich cookie.  A basic gingersnap cookie is the base, and it needs to be quite firm,  formed into a ball with a scoop so the cookies are of similar size, and flattened slightly for the best sandwich form (maximum frosting piling).  Fill with a good amount of buttercream frosting with lime zest and juice and there you are, one afternoon snack coming right up. Read More