DATES SKEWERS with GOAT CHEESE & PROSCIUTTO

DATES SKEWERS with GOAT CHEESE & PROSCIUTTO

Serves 4:

1/3 cup soft herbed goat cheese
16 Medjool dates, pitted
16 large basil leaves
4 wide, thin slices prosciutto di Parma, each cut into 4 long strips
16 toothpicks, soaked in water 10 minutes

Heat broiler to low. Spoon 1 teaspoon cheese into each date; wrap with a basil leaf, then a prosciutto [...]

AVOCADO MANGO CHICKEN

AVOCADO MANGO CHICKEN

Serves 4:
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from canned chipotle chiles)
2 limes
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each)
1 large mango, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons sea salt
4 white-corn tortillas

Mix Worcestershire, soy and adobo sauces with juice from 1 of the limes in [...]

BALSAMIC BEAN DIP WITH FRESH VEGGIES

BALSAMIC BEAN DIP WITH FRESH VEGGIES

Serves 4:
1 15-ounce can cannellini (white kidney beans), drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar plus extra for drizzling
Oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes
Assorted crudités
Whole wheat pita bread, cut into wedges

Puree beans, olive oil, and 1 tablespoon vinegar in processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. [...]

TROPICAL FRUIT YOGURT WITH GRANOLA & CRYSTALLIZED GINGER

FRESH TROPICAL FRUIT YOGURT WITH GRANOLA & CRYSTALLIZED GINGER

mmh, fresh breakfast!

Serves 2:

1 1/2 cups diced peeled tropical fruit (such as pineapple, mango, and kiwi)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger plus additional for garnish
1 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt
1 cup granola (with nuts and dried fruits, if [...]

PEPPER & CORIANDER SCALLOP SKEWERS WITH TARRAGON SALAD

PEPPER AND CORIANDER SCALLOP SKEWERS WITH TARRAGON SALAD

Serves 4:

Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 head Boston (or bibb) lettuce, chopped
2 tangerines, sectioned
1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
1 tbsp [...]

What’s Your Favorite Tomato?!

What is your favorite tomato?  This urgent question came up today after our important apple discussion a few weeks ago.  Time for a post!

Why tomatoes, you ask?  If you need reasons other than the delicious taste, just have a look at this:

That’s pretty exciting for a single fruit (botanically speaking)!  For your enjoyment, here’s a [...]

Pack an Apple!

Apples are great!  They’re very tasty, and come in a great variety – green, yellow, red, sweet to sour, and all kinds of mixes. They’re also easy to transport, you can just throw them in you purse or backpack to have a healthy snack handy anytime. Now researchers also found that apples are a great [...]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.