Creative, Clean Eating: Black Bean & Celery Soup

Camera: iPhone 5  Location: Casa Dresden   Black Bean and Celery Soup What happens if you have whole food leftovers and fresh raw vegetables sitting around? Combine them into a soup. I had cooked some black beans and rice last week. Beans keep a while, so I decided to throw them into a soup stock…

Tower of Tofu: Indonesian Mediterranean Fusion

A marriage between Indonesian curry and Mid-Eastern spices with a lot of heat and a few layers to multiply over the  palate. Recipe Grind up some ground tumeric, ground cardamon, a sliver of ginger, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 red chili minced, some coriander, salt pepper and 3 parts EVOO to 1 part balsamic vinegar….

Quick Low-Fat Steel Cut Oats

  The Mediterranean cultures use a lot of diverse kinds of nuts in their recipes, from whole nuts to pastes and sauces with ground nuts as part of the mix. When it comes to breakfast, I wanted a healthier option that would keep me from getting hungry sooner. Adding nuts seemed like a great way…

Peppery Smoked Turkey Salad

  Smoked Turkey topped with an Arugula, Watercress, Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad, topped with Mote pillo and drizzled with olive oil and walnuts.

Crazy Low-Fat Greek Waffle

  I love Van’s low-fat wheat-free waffles and I love Greek yogurt. Sometimes yogurt alone doesn’t fill me up in the mornings for long, so I did this little spin on Rachel Ray’s french toast cup recipe. Just toasted the waffle, dropped a dollop of Cabot’s Vanilla Greek yogurt, added 3 fresh strawberries, sliced, some…

Cool Weather Citrus Carrot And Avocado Salad

  TRULY Orgasmic! You won’t taste anything like it! This is a spin off from a Jamie Oliver at Home episode. Main ingredients: carrots, avocados, some fresh rosemary, limes, grapefruit and yogurt. Recipe Parboil some carrots until soft. Drain and roast in the oven at 350 Fahrenheit for about half an hour along with two…