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

Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Close up of fresh mozzarella and tomato salad.

Fresh mozzarella and tomato salad – a simple salad of creamy mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. An easy side dish to make that’s a summer favorite. Recipe updated 7/07/18:  New photos added, recipe adjusted and nutritional info added. Sometimes simple is better.  This fresh mozzarella and tomato salad is a perfect example.  Take two ingredients, toss them in a simple but flavorfulContinue Reading

Spinach and Green Pea Soup

Spinach and Green Pea Soup

This is a fast and fresh spinach and green pea soup.  It’s a wonderful bright green – I like to think of it as a precursor to spring.   The green peas give the soup a slightly sweet taste and a dash of lemon and a sprinkle of parmesan at the end balances everything out.  This soup, like most soups,Continue Reading