Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey-Mustard

Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing -- Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course.

Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course. When my friends at Melissa's Produce sent me a sample of the ever-so-stunning Dragon Tongue Beans, I wondered if I should use them in the kitchen, or simply set them out in a pretty bowl for display.  Dragon … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Pepper Jack Turkey-Pickled Onion Lettuce Tacos

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These bundles of lettuce are packed with superb spicy, savory flavors, and are perfect for a lighter meal to go alongside different salsas and guacamole!I love big flavors.There are certainly times when "a hint" of, or "a splash" of an ingredient is perfect -- however, for the most part, I say just go for it!And … [Read more...]

Bacon-Cheddar Gluten-Free Waffles Recipe

Bacon Cheddar Gluten-Free Waffles Recipe -- A savory dinner waffle, that's chock-full of smoky, delicious flavors, and will totally wow everyone at the table!

A savory dinner waffle, that's chock-full of smoky, delicious flavors, and will totally wow everyone at the table! For dinner!?Yes, for dinner!  And not just because my kids thought it was a "totally awesome" idea. (Go figure.)These divine, savory waffles are generously packed with melting cheddar cheese, … [Read more...]

Sherry Mushroom Cauliflower “Risotto”

Sherry Mushroom Cauliflower "Risotto" -- Riced Cauliflower is the star of this rich and creamy, healthier "risotto." Basil, sherry and mushrooms make this a wonderfully earthy-flavored dish that your whole family will love!

Riced Cauliflower is the star of this rich and creamy, vegetarian, healthier "risotto."  Basil, sherry and mushrooms make this a wonderfully earthy-flavored dish that your whole family will love!In Style Magazine tells me people are wearing skinny jeans, bell bottoms (yep, they're back . . . again), and open-knit … [Read more...]

Spiced Tortilla Baked Chicken Strips Recipe & Honey-Lime Crema

Spiced Tortilla Crusted Baked Chicken Strips Recipe with Zesty Lime Crema - With a crispy, gluten-free, spicy crust, and a refreshing, zesty sauce, these succulent chicken strips are beyond delicious!

With a crispy, gluten-free, spicy crust -- and a refreshing, zesty sauce, these succulent chicken strips are beyond delicious!Here's the thing, people say that one of the most important things in writing a blog, of any sort, is to be authentic.We're all often tempted to say or do things simply so that we'll be more … [Read more...]

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin Recipe

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin -- This one-pan meal is rich, hearty, packed with warm flavors and is comfort food at its finest!

With a gluten-free option, this one-pan meal is hearty, rich, packed with warm flavors, and is comfort food at its finest!Imagine, if you will, the most scrumptious macaroni and cheese ever . . .Now imagine, adding to it, tender ground lamb with delicious warming spices, onions and mushrooms caramelized to … [Read more...]

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes Recipe with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt - Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.

Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer. I had the pleasure of attending a delightful presentation by Faye Levy at Melissa's Produce a couple of weeks ago.  Faye, an authority on Middle … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten-Free Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars - Sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty -- this delectable dessert will make you a star!

These delectable lemon bars will make you a star -- they're sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty! Though they appear more yellow than pink, these are quite literally pink lemon bars!  I used Frieda's Pink Lemons, and they are absolutely stunning.  So stunning that I just had to paint a pretty picture with them -- in the form … [Read more...]

Spicy Crispy Fried Rice Recipe

Spicy Crispy Rice Recipe -- Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad.

Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad. I was making a winter citrus salad the other day, and it had every element I wanted except for a crunch.It was almost perfect.I thought about different types of nuts and seeds and I just wasn't feeling … [Read more...]

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

The most scrumptious lunch or dinner, these gluten-free wraps are filled with tender, warmly spiced pork, juicy, sweet mango and chimichurri sauce with a delicious kick! I've always put mangoes high up on a pedestal.  From their beautiful orange-red skin and brilliant golden flesh, to their tropical, floral fragrance … [Read more...]