Lettuce Wraps with Couscous, Veggies & White Beans

Lettuce Wraps with Couscous, Veggies & White Beans

Lettuce wraps are a fun way to eat salad - disguised as a "lettuce boat" it may encourage children to eat more salad! (and maybe it will work for my husband too..) Lettuce wraps are simply leaves of romaine lettuce filled with a grain & vegetable mixture. They are simple to make and you can really mix any vegetables in with the grain. I used couscous, but quinoa, rice or cracked wheat would work equally well. For protein I added white beans, but you could add pieces of protein such as chicken, tofu…
Cold Noodle Salad Bowls

Cold Noodle Salad Bowls

I like to eat lighter and fresher in the summer, so cold food is so appealing to me on a hot day.  I recently came across a spread in: Bon Appetit Magazine (o6/17) Healthyish about Cold Noodle Salads and how to make them, so I decided to give it a try. They are very simple to put together and you can use your imagination as to how you want to assemble yours. The important thing is you need to have on hand certain ingredients to give them that Asian flair. Here is a list of…
Savory Summer Dutch Baby

Savory Summer Dutch Baby

A Dutch Baby is so much easier to make than it looks. It is light, eggy and delicious and looks very impressive, yet it takes only a few simple ingredients! I would describe it as a mix between a popover and a frittata.  The secret is in the hot skillet, the hot butter and a hot oven! It is the perfect dish to serve for a leisurely brunch because some of the fun is in the process and seeing the beautiful result of such a simple recipe. Often you see a Dutch Baby…
Summer Crab Cakes with Sriracha Aioli & Peach Slaw

Summer Crab Cakes with Sriracha Aioli & Peach Slaw

One of my favorite things to order at a restaurant in the summer is crab cakes.  In fact, I judge the quality of a restaurant by how they make their crab cakes! They have to be full of lump crab meat with not much filler, crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside. It's even better if they are served with some type of slaw or chutney on the side. Yum, I get hungry just thinking about these!  So I decided to make these for my husband's birthday because he…
Green Hummus with Watercress & Fresh Herbs

Green Hummus with Watercress & Fresh Herbs

Unique and delicious looking hummus combinations seem to be popping up everywhere! And why not, everybody loves hummus and it is very easy to change it up a bit just by adding a few additional ingredients. I decided to try a "green" hummus by adding healthy mineral rich watercress & fresh herbs like basil, parsley & mint from my garden. I also switched out the chickpeas for white beans and edamame. So it really is a healthy snack since the beans, edamame & tahini have lots of fiber and protein. By adding raw…