Zesty Tomato Caponata – Bonus recipe!

This is a bonus recipe from August Guest Blogger, Valerie Catullo, “Growing up, wastefulness was considered the eighth deadly sin. Never throw out something you can use again or in a new and different way. While making the Lemony Tomato Basil Soup I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away the leftover mushy tomato-root veggie mixture. After a few experiments I came up with this zesty caponata that mirrors the flavors in the soup – only now in a spread! Put it on sandwiches, over fish, or our personal favorite – as a sauce over zucchini noodles. Enjoy!” Continue reading

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Recipe Round-up: Gluten-free Recipes

In honor of my best friend whose birthday is on Monday, and who also happens to have a gluten allergy, my first weekly recipe round-up is for some yummy gluten-free recipes.  Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes a gluten intolerance resulting in various gastrointestinal issues. At first I remember she struggled to adjust her diet but now it is a seamless part of her life.  Surprisingly, you can find gluten is hiding in many dishes and food products that you wouldn’t expect such as steak seasonings, soy sauces, pickles, licorice…and even communion wafers! But all is not lost!  Below find some of the best gluten-free recipes on the net, in my humble opinion anyway. Continue reading

Summery Corn Salsa Salad

The first bite I had of this salsa screamed, “SUMMMER!” right in my face.  Zesty, crunchy and oh so refreshing.  A great topper for tacos, as a side, layer onto salmon or to be scooped up with a crispy, salty tortilla chip.  Goes great with my Healthy Chicken Soft Tacos.  This recipe tastes even better if you make it the night before and let the flavors marry. Continue reading

Grilled Chicken Salad

On a humid summer day, when the heat is cloying and you need a light refreshing meal this grilled chicken salad does the trick.  It only takes 30 minutes to whip up this crunchy green heap of yum.  Below are my suggested toppings but please leave comments below with suggestions on what you’d like to have on your salad. Continue reading