Appetizers

GUACAMOLE

GUACAMOLE

I got this recipe for guacamole while vacationing in Acapulco from a woman who would prepare these amazing meals for us. She started off every evening with Guacamole, Salsa, and homemade tortillas. I thought the guacamole was the best I had ever tasted. I had to just...

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Steak Bruschetta

Steak Bruschetta

STEAK BRUSCHETTA These appetizers are amazing! The beef is tender and flavorful. The garlic and olive oil infused red bell peppers and the creamy goat cheese is the perfect pairing. Adding fresh herbs and a touch of coarse salt and cracked pepper is the perfect...

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CHILLED TOMATO SOUP WITH GRILLED NAN

CHILLED TOMATO SOUP WITH GRILLED NAN

When it's really hot out I don't know about you but I don't have much of an appetite. I prefer to have meals that are light while giving me the energy I need to get through the day. I make soups out of most vegetables and serve them chilled or hot depending on the...

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PERFECT SUMMER DIP!

PERFECT SUMMER DIP!

                          I made this perfect summer time dip with Hummus!    First, what is Hummus? Hummus is a traditional blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, (which is sesame paste) lemon juice, and spices. When creamed together it makes a delicious...

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GREEN APPLE CARPACCIO WITH BLUE CHEESE

GREEN APPLE CARPACCIO WITH BLUE CHEESE

If you are crazy for cheese and fruit you will love this light, cool and refreshing apple and cheese carpaccio to serve along- side your next cheese and fruit platter. Full flavored cheeses that I like to pick from are Manchego, aged gouda, Gruyere, St. Agur blue...

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HUMMUS AND TZATZIKI WITH GRILLED PITA

HUMMUS AND TZATZIKI WITH GRILLED PITA

HUMMUS AND TZATZIKI WITH GRILLED PITA I believe in eating and serving healthy snacks.  When I serve Hummus and Tzatziki to my family and friends, I know I’m offering snacks that are not only delicious, but also good for you too! Hummus is made with Garbanzo beans and...

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Homemade Tortilla Chips

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Football Season Snacks: Homemade Tortilla Chips  I like to make my own homemade tortilla chips and keep them in my pantry. This is a great way to whip up a quick snack anytime especially with guacamole and salsa. My husband loves nachos, so I feel a little less guilty...

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Healthy Summer Slaw

Healthy Summer Slaw

Last Minute Side Dish for Your Summmer BBQ A flavorful slaw for your BBQ or to put between sandwich's to add a tangy crunch! There's no mayo in this recipe so it has a brighter flavor as the lemons and olive oil shine though. I freshen it up further by adding fresh...

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Easy Appetizer with Feta Cheese

Easy Appetizer with Feta Cheese

Feta Appetizer Ingredients:  8oz block of Feta Cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon of finely chopped Parsley 1 teaspoon of finely chopped Dill Dozen Heirloom Baby Roma Tomatoes or Cherry Tomatoes Organic , sliced in half. 2 Basil leaves rolled and sliced thin to...

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Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Ingredients 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans , rinsed and drained 1/2 cup red bell pepper , chopped small 1/4 cup red onion , chopped small 1 ripe mango , cut into bite-size pieces 2 Tbsp. cilantro , finely chopped 2 scallions , chopped 1 Tbsp. jalapeno , finely...

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