Apr 21, 2015

Grilled Chicken with Hearts of Palm in a Balsamic Sauce

Grilled chicken with fresh asparagus, hearts of palm, and fresh tomatoes sautéed in a reduced balsamic sauce makes this a quick and easy recipe to follow.  And, one that puts dinner on the table in a snap!
This is a healthy low-calorie chicken dish that Liz created using only one package of thin chicken cutlets, a few vegetables and her favorite balsamic vinegar.  She made this dish using a skillet, some olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper; and she made it in a matter of minutes!

Apr 19, 2015

Pasta with Sauteed Cauliflower, Olive Oil, Garlic, and Chili Flakes


Here is a skillet dinner that is super simple, super delicious and ready in 15 minutes!
Start by gently tossing Ditalini pasta (small tubes) with cauliflower that has been chopped and sautéed in olive oil, garlic and hot red pepper flakes. Topping it off with grated Parmesan cheese makes this dish sublime.

Apr 16, 2015

How to get Calorie Count with Our Recipes

Hello friends!  We wanted to take today's post to address a common question that many of you (our sweet followers) have been asking.  You know, the one about calories?
These days there are many wonderful websites on the internet that can easily analyze any recipe and provide the calorie count,  so we don't have to.  Two of the websites we are familiar with are Calorie Count and My Fitness Pal; they should help you get your answers.

So, today we want to give you a short explanation on how Calorie Count works.

Apr 14, 2015

Spring Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini Salad

An easy and colorful salad made with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and little mozzarella balls, known as bocconcini.  A refreshing salad from our archives and one that represents the essence of spring and summer, but can actually be served anytime of the year.

Apr 10, 2015

Roasted Cauliflower Au Gratin`

Roasted Cauliflower Au Gratin` is a simple Italian recipe for cauliflower that is coated in bread crumbs, olive oil and cheese and then roasted in the oven until golden brown.  It's not a fancy dish, but a very easy one; and a favorite from our archives!

Apr 7, 2015

10 Most Popular Recipes in 2014

                       Let's do a recap for 2014! Shall we?
We want to thank you for allowing us to share our adventures in the kitchen with you! Here are the ten most popular recipes in 2014; and they happen to be our favorite low-calorie recipes too!

               Kale, Strawberry, Pineapple, Protein Smoothie
A delicious breakfast drink!  Made with 6 ingredients, fresh kale, strawberries, pineapple, banana, protein powder and almond milk.

Apr 2, 2015

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Lemon, Wine and Herbs

Lamb Loin Chops grilled with garlic, lemon juice, red wine, and a mixture of herbs make these the most tasty and succulent lamb chops you'll ever had!  This is an easy, crowd-pleasing dish from our archives because we LOVE lamb all year-round, and especially on Easter!

Mar 30, 2015

EASY Roasted Artichokes Hearts with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Everyone wants flavor! Especially when cooking green vegetables. But not all vegetables need a lot of jazzing up- at least not these artichoke hearts. They're prepared in one easy step and once you try them you'll agree they deserve a spot on the table all year-round!

Artichokes hearts are roasted in the oven with only salt, pepper, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil; and yes, the outcome is amazing!  

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside with every bite. We love eating them alone like this because they satisfy the salty-savory flavor we crave for from time to time.  But if you have picky eaters in the family (like I do) then I suggest to add a flavorful lemon-garlic aioli dip next to it. Then, these artichoke hearts will become addictive!