Crostini with whipped feta and tomatoes

Crostini with whipped feta and tomatoes

Who doesn’t love appetizers?  Especially appetizers that are made from bread and cheese and tomatoes. Crostini with whipped feta and cherry tomatoes is a delicious combination of tastes and colors.   A trifecta of crunchy toast, salty feta and vibrant tomatoes.  Until I read this recipe, I’d never thought of whipping feta with cream cheese to make a creamy spread.  ItContinue Reading

Greek Yogurt with Strawberries

Greek Yogurt with Strawberries

  I recently read this post about eating clean and it caused me to look more closely at the food I eat.  Especially yogurt.  I don’t eat too many packaged foods but I do eat yogurt every day, usually greek yogurt with strawberries.  Alexis, at hummusapien.com, points out that some yogurts contain things like cornstarch, sucralose and “natural flavors” as ingredientsContinue Reading

Raspberry Crumb Bars

Raspberry Crumb Bars

I’m a big fan of Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa.  Her recipes are always delicious and straight forward to make.  Nothing too fussy or complicated.  Just the way I like to cook.  This recipe comes from her “Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof” cookbook.  The only addition I made was adding fresh raspberries to the mix.  This is the first time I’ve madeContinue Reading

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

I love a big salad for lunch.  One that includes grains, vegetables, seeds or nuts and a little cheese.  This mediterranean quinoa salad is a perfect example.  It doesn’t take long to make.  While the quinoa cooks, chop your vegetables and then toss everything with a vinaigrette.  The artichokes and olives give it a mediterranean flair.  The red pepper, celeryContinue Reading